THE DUTCH BREEDING REGULATIONS
According to the Dutch breeding regulations for the Austrian Pinscher, a dog must conform to several requirements before he or she may be committed to breeding. For a female the following is applied.
The primary health requirement is a research on Hip Displasia (HD). Dogs with the results HD-A and HD-B are directly approved for breeding. Dogs with the result HD-C may only be committed to breeding in combination with a dog with HD-A.
Furthermore, a female must receive 2x a (at least) ‘VERY GOOD’ at a CAC(IB) dog exhibition or a Clubmatch organized by the V.F.L.D (or a foreign breed association).
Our dog Nala conforms to these requirements and is approved for breeding. More information about this can be found on the web page ‘Nala’.
INBREEDING COEFFICIENT (IC)
Another guideline, which is not mentioned in the Dutch breeding regulations, but is of great importance, is the so-called ‘inbreeding coefficient’ (IC). This is the degree of relatedness between both parents. In Austria the rule is that the IC must remain under 10%, and preferably under 6,25%. Despite the fact that this guideline is not mentioned in the Dutch breeding regulations, and is therefore not mandatory for us, we nevertheless keep to this guideline for the purpose of the genetic diversity and therewith the health of the Austrian Pinscher breed.