DNA reduction of puppies from 1 June 2014
From 1 June a.s. the procedure DNA sampling and DNA lineage testing will start.
The procedure is as follows; For coverage from June 1 a.s. DNA sampling is mandatory. So if your bitch is covered for that time, this obligation does not yet apply. DNA is taken by the field staff member of the Raad van Beheer (the chipper) by means of a special swab (a kind of cotton swab). With that swab, some cheek mucosa is taken from the puppy. That happens after chipping and is done with all puppies. The animals may not eat half an hour in advance, but may drink water. Parent dogs present can also be taken directly from the DNA, because a DNA profile must also be known of these dogs, of course. i.v.m. the pedigree examination. If you also want to have DNA taken from other dogs when you visit the chipper, let him know in advance.
If a DNA profile of your parent dog (s) is already known (according to ISAG 2006 DNA profile), it can be used, even if this is not recorded at the VHL / Certagen institute. For foreign stud dogs, there must be a DNA profile according to the ISAG 2006 standard. If that is not the case, then a veterinarian in the home country of the male can take a swab of cheek mucosa. First of all the identity of the male must of course be checked. The swab can be sent. Also for Dutch dogs, a veterinarian may take DNA. Swabs are available at the Raad van Beheer. The breeder is responsible for supplying the DNA profiles of both parent dogs.
The owner of the dogs, from which DNA has been taken, receives a certificate. The puppy's certificate is sent to the breeder. The costs per dog / puppy are approx. 30 euros. The costs must be paid simultaneously with the pedigree and identification costs. If the pedigree of the puppies turns out to be incorrect, no pedigrees will be issued. The DNA profile certificate, just like the pedigree, belongs to the dog and is therefore the property of the owner of that dog. When the dog is sold, the pedigree and the certificate must therefore be transferred to the new owner.