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Master Dog Breeders and Associates Breed Registry

The MDBA Breed Registry was founded to provide a service to our members to enable them to provide pedigree registration which will allow them more ability to track genetic health and temperament throughout the pedigree.  It also allows the MDBA to have input into what health tests and screening may be required for litter registrations. The MDBA registry is an international third party all breeds registry. It is a dog stud registry that upholds all purebred pedigreed canine’s ancestral and progeny records with an unprecedented focus on health and welfare as well as temperament and type.


We believe this is an exciting time for dog breeders and owners as we embrace advances in science and the latest resources available to us for the true betterment of the breed.  The MDBA has become increasingly concerned about the general health of dogs and the health and welfare of specific breeds. 

We believe if we are to prevent dogs suffering and stop the current trend toward over regulating of dog breeders, which will impact negatively on the future of our breeds and the rights of all dog owners, it is time to re-assess and challenge traditional stud book registry protocols in purebred dog breeding.


This re-assessment will ensure we move into the future with the only the very best and healthiest purebred canines. It ensures those who are using the MDBA registry have a greater choice in which dogs to use for breeding purposes and have access to a much wider gene pool. We urge all concerned breeders to take the opportunity to be involved with the MDBA in this exciting new era of dog ownership that will move beyond the 21st century.


We are not convinced that selection of purebred dogs with focus only on the way the dog looks is conducive to the health and welfare of the dogs or their breeds and we do not conduct traditional conformation shows.


Breeders of purebred Canines anywhere in the world can benefit by registering their bloodlines and progenies and have confidence that their dogs belong to a dog studbook that protects all purebreds for future generations which also includes health and genetic data and access to a wider gene pool.  Additionally, breeders who have their dogs on the MDBA Breed registry can say without qualification that their dogs are some of the best in the world in regards to how they are bred and their health status.


The Registries

A dog shall be classified as eligible for registration in one of 2 registries - the general studbook registry, or foundation registry. The MDBA aims to enable breeders to use the registry as one of the tools that they use in order to better the breed and not just to document ancestry.


Stud Registry

The stud registry accurately documents and keeps records of all recognised purebred breeds. It records awards, health and temperament issues – good and bad.  Dogs which are born anywhere in the world are able to be accepted.


The dam must be registered with the MDBA and tests which are mandatory for the breed completed prior to or simultaneously at the time of registration. The sire must be able to be recognised by the MDBA stud registry. All dogs registered in the MDBA Stud Registry must be identified by a microchip. The breeder must be an MDBA breeder member.  


Foundation Registry

The purpose of the Foundation Registry is for new breeds which are in an early developmental stage and in which record keeping is vital to the history of the breed.

On application for acceptance there must be a clear pathway and goal toward development of a new breed to demonstrate the end desired result is a predictable pure breed which breeds true and is



Kennel Prefix

Applications for the use of a kennel name in the registering of dogs shall be made to the MDBA on a form which will be supplied and application must be accompanied by a fee. The Board will then consider such application and if it approves of the name selected will grant the right to the use of such name.

Any kennel name granted by the MDBA may be transferred by its present owner or owners to another only by consent and on certain conditions and payment of fee as determined by the Board of Directors of The MDBA.


The Breed Registration Criteria

MDBA will develop its own set of registration criteria based on what is considered to be in the best interest for future generations of each individual breed. All final decisions for acceptance of proposed changes are at the discretion of the MDBA in consultation with veterinary and genetic experts. Only those changes that are in the best interest of the dogs and the breed’s welfare will be accepted.



The following breeds are recognized by Master Dog Breeders and Associates Breed Registry being distinct breeds of purebred dogs eligible for registration in the Stud Register.


Afghan Hound
Airedale Terrier
Alaskan Malamute
American Staffordshire Terrier
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Dingo
Australian Kelpie
Australian Shepherd
Australian Silky Terrier
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
Australian Terrier
Basset Fauve de Bretagne
Basset Hound
Bearded Collie
Bedlington Terrier
Belgian Shepherd Dog
Bergamasco Shepherd Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog
Bichon Frise
Black Russian Terrier
Bluetick Coonhound
Border Collie
Border Terrier
Boston Terrier
Bouvier Des Flandres
Bracco Italiano
British Bulldog
Bull Terrier
Bull Terrier (Miniature)
Cairn Terrier
Canaan Dog
Canadian Eskimo Dog
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Central Asian Shepherd Dog
Cesky Terrier
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chinese Crested Dog
Chow Chow
Clumber Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel (American)
Collie (Rough)
Collie (Smooth)
Curly Coated Retriever
Dachshund (Miniature)
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Dogue de Bordeaux
Dutch Shepherd
English Setter
English Springer Spaniel
English Toy Terrier
Field Spaniel
Finnish Lapphund
Finnish Spitz
Flat Coated Retriever
Fox Terrier - Smooth
Fox Terrier - Wire
French Bulldog
German Hunting Terrier
German Pinscher
German Shepherd Dog
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Spitz
German Wirehaired Pointer
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen
Great Dane
Griffon Bruxellois
Hungarian Vizsla
Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla
Ibizan Hound
Irish Red and White Setter
Irish Setter
Irish Terrier
Irish Water Spaniel
Irish Wolfhound
Italian Corso Dog
Italian Greyhound
Italian Spinone
Jack Russell Terrier
Japanese Chin
Japanese Spitz
Kangal Dog
Kerry Blue Terrier
King Charles Spaniel
Labrador Retriever
Lagotto Romagnolo
Lakeland Terrier
Large Munsterlander
Lhasa Apso
Manchester Terrier
Maremma Sheepdog
Miniature Pinscher
Neapolitan Mastiff
Norfolk Terrier
Norwegian Buhund
Norwegian Elkhound
Norwich Terrier
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Old English Sheepdog
Parson Russell Terrier
Peruvian Hairless Dog (Perro Sin Pelo Del Peru)
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Pharaoh Hound
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Poodle (Miniature)
Poodle (Standard)
Poodle (Toy)
Portuguese Podengo
Portuguese Water Dog
Pyrenean Mastiff
Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Schnauzer (Giant)
Schnauzer (Miniature)
Scottish Terrier
Sealyham Terrier
Shar Pei
Shetland Sheepdog
Shiba Inu
Shih Tzu
Siberian Husky
Skye Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Spanish Mastiff
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
St. Bernard
Sussex Spaniel
Swedish Lapphund
Swedish Vallhund
Tenterfield Terrier
Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Terrier
Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)
Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Welsh Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
White Swiss Shepherd Dog
Yorkshire Terrier



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