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The concept and justification of properly naming mammals under the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Animal Sciences, and many of the private registries is rather simple. Registries and stud books serve three major functions. These functions include…1) identifying and tracking the animal’s genetic heritage, 2) the work or productions of breeders, and 3) acknowledging an animal’s owner. To aid these functions, various standards have been developed and acknowledged as proper etiquette when it comes to the naming of registered mammals, or in this case specifically, dogs. The protocol for properly naming registered mammals is explained and justified below.
Accurate knowledge of a mammal’s pedigree is a requirement for identifying, tracking, and reviewing both the desired and undesired traits within an individual’s genome or an isolated gene pool. Maintaining records of the individuals, their traits, their ancestors, the traits of their ancestors, their offspring, and the traits of their offspring can be used to calculate the frequency of alleles (alternate forms of a trait) within specific individuals in population, or the frequency of various alleles in a gene pool. As a result, the information obtained by reviewing a pedigree is often beneficial to breeders, as the data can be useful determining the inheritance patterns of traits, which once established can be used to develop mathematical calculations that are able to determine the probability of specific allelic combinations and phenotypic expression for various traits from various potential breeding combinations, which in turn can be used to determine which potential breeding being considered is most likely to produce offspring that display specific traits or carry specific alleles.
A breeder is properly designated by identifying who owned the female when a mating occurred that was responsible for producing the offspring in question, regardless of when the resulting offspring are born, for the owner at the time of the mating is typically the person who selected to do the breeding and is thereby the one responsible for the outcome of the mating. An exception to method of designation is permissible when the owner of the female loans or rents the female during the time of the mating and also agrees to transfer both i) the acknowledgement of the mating decision to another “designated breeder,” and ii) this “designated breeder” accepts the responsibility for the offspring produced by the mating in question.
Following proper breeder designation, in order to establish consistency of record, simplicity of use of records, and to maximize the benefits of such records, the proper way to identify registered mammals is to place the breeder’s selected prefix (such as a last name or kennel name) in front of the mammal’s name. Since titles are often listed as prefixes, breeder designations or names of a mammal that could be confused with various titles, such as “Champion,” should not be permitted as a kennel name or a dog’s name. Using the breeder’s designation as a prefix allows users of stud books and registries the ability best review the mammal in question, their relatives, and a breeder’s practices, by allowing users of the stud book or registry to better…
When a mammal produced by the breeder is sold to a new owner, the new owner now also shares responsibility for various accomplishments or failures of the mammal while the mammal is in their possession. For this reason, should an owner wish to attach their name to the mammal they own but did not produce, it should be considered proper etiquette to add the new owner’s name as a suffix behind the registered mammal’s name. By attaching their name or designation as a suffix to the mammal’s name, owners are better able to have their work acknowledged should the mammal be used in research, training, or in the owner’s own breeding program, and yet do so without interfering with the aspects of breeder recognition described above in section II. When the breeder responsible for producing a specific mammal is unknown, adding an owner suffix is highly advised, but not required. Even then; however, placing the owner’s name as a prefix to the mammal’s name should be avoided when they are not also the producer, as it wrongly implies the owner was also the producer of said mammal.
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