Tuesday, October 18, 2011
AKC Registration Procedure for LUA Dalmatians
10/17/2011 EXECUTIVE SECRETARY'S REPORT Dalmatian Registration Procedures Following a motion by Dr. Davies, seconded by Dr. Battaglia, it was VOTED (unanimously) to adopt the following procedures to be used for registration of Dalmatians descended from "Stocklore Stipples" known as LUA (low uric acid) Dalmatians, effective November 1, 2011. REGISTRATION PROCEDURES 1) An Open Registration application is required: a) Include pedigree for the dog. While application only calls for a threegeneration pedigree, the pedigree in this case must go back to and to document that the dog in questions is a descendent of Stocklore Stipples, NS 601000. All dogs in the pedigree must be AKC registered or AKC registrable. b) Include photographs of the dog, as required as part of the Open Registration process. 2) Application is reviewed and pedigree researched by AKC staff. 3) The dog must be tested for the normal SLC2A9 gene. 4) Only dogs tested as homozygous or heterozygous for the normal SLC2A9 gene will be registered under this program (see 6 below). The test results will be recorded by OFA, with OFA covering the cost of this recording for one year, and the DCA covering the next two years. The results must accompany the Open Registration application. 5) Applicants that qualify will be registered with an "NY" prefix. The same "NY" would also appear as a registration prefix for all of their descendants. 6) Any descendants of Stocklore Stipples that do not test as homozygous or heterozygous for the normal SLC2A9 gene would not be eligible under this program to receive the "NY" prefix directly as the whole purpose of the Open Registration was to introduce the normal gene into breeding programs at the option of the breeders. Such dogs, which only carry the same mutated gene as in presently registered Dalmatians, would be eligible to apply for AKC registration, which would include the NY designation, provided both parents are AKC registered dogs, at least one of which carries the NY designation. Such registration of these dogs during the Open Registration period can only be accomplished as a member of a registrable litter. 7) If it comes to AKC's attention that any imported dog is a descendent of Stocklore Stipples, that dog would receive the "NY" prefix. Each application is researched and handled on a case-by-case basis. 8) The Open Registration period will be for three years (November 1, 2011 through November 1, 2014). However, the policy on imported dog will remain in effect indefinitely. 9) Frozen Semen may be registered only if the dog that produced it is deceased, and if it meets the requirements above. Any living dog must meet the Open Registration procedure, after which its frozen semen may be used to produce an AKC registrable litter. 10) Once a dog is registered under this procedure, any descendants may be registered under regular AKC registration procedures. This would include any litter whelped prior to the dog's registration. As prior registrations of such litters was previously prohibited by AKC, any late penalty would be waived.