The ATCA Breeder Referral listing is for ATCA members only.
The Breeders Referral Listing for ATCA Members is published on the ATCA website. To be listed, fill out and sign the application form then return it along with a signed copy of the ATCA Code of Ethics. A high resolution photo of the bitch or previous puppies is recommended for use on the listing.
The cost for the listing is only $35.00 for 1 year and is due on December 31st of each following year. Make checks payable to “ATCA” and mail the check, all completed and signed forms and the photo to: Rita Farmer, 6649 Sawtooth Dr., Ooltewah, TN 37363. OR send all materials via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and pay via PAYPAL on the Aussie Store.
The Australian Terrier Club of America recommends that Australian Terrier breeders screen breeding stock for Thyroid, patellar luxation, and congenital eye disease as part of the CHIC (Canine Health Information Center) program.
A good breeder wants to place each puppy in a good home where it can thrive and reach its best potential becoming a beloved pet and companion, regardless of whether it also will have a career in conformation, agility, obedience, therapy, earth dog, barn hunt, or other events.
“Getting to know you” as a puppy buyer may involve meeting in person (often at local dog shows), talking on the telephone, email and written correspondence, exchange of pictures, personal references, an application form, and sometimes a home visit.
For more info: https://www.ofa.org/about/chic-program
The AKC Breeder of Merit Program honors breeder/exhibitors’ dedication and hard work as they continue to produce dogs that are healthy, capable, and beautiful. The foundation of today’s AKC Breeders of Merit have the power to influence, guide, and teach future breeders, exhibitors, and all purebred dog owners. Breeders must apply to the AKC to be recognized as Breeders of Merit and must meet the following requirements:
For more info: https://www.akc.org/dog-breeders/breeder-of-merit/