Are you determined to get a dog and do you already have a clear idea of what breed is best for you? You have successfully completed the first step, and now let's look together at the next, no less important step, which is the actual selection of your future best friend.
PROOF OF ORIGIN (PP) – WHAT IS IT FOR?
We often encounter the general opinion that a pedigree certificate is intended only as a ticket to dog shows, and therefore many future owners focus on buying dogs without a pedigree certificate, believing that such a certificate is unnecessary for a pet and travel companion.
As you probably already guessed - this is not the case. A pedigree is a dog's pedigree proving its origin and belonging to a given breed - it can be compared to a birth certificate. On it you will find the name of the dog together with the name of the kennel, information about the breeder, registration number, chip number, coat color and type, a list of ancestors (who had to meet health and other criteria for adoption), etc.
We can distinguish pedigree certificates based on the type of organization that issued them – the main organization in our country is the International Cynological Federation (FCI) uniting 99 states and covering 354 dog breeds. FCI sets the basic rules and approves the standards individual breeds. It is represented in the Czech Republic Czech-Moravian Cynological Union (CMKU) and most breeds are kept under this organization. The certificate of origin issued by this organization is stamped with the studbook stamp and the ČMKU logo.
As usual, there are other more or less commercial platforms that exhibit own proof of origin , such as International Cynological Organization (UCI) and the World Cynological Organization (WKU). These organizations have their own rules, standards and breed divisions. They do not accept FCI rules regarding standards and health, and under these organizations both non-FCI recognized dog breeds and dogs with various defects can be kept. It often happens that breeders, whose dogs do not meet the standards of keeping under FCI, then keep them under UCI or WKU...
Therefore, carefully research who issued your dog's pedigree.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT KENNEL?
Probably the most common way to choose a dog is advertising portals, where hundreds of ads are displayed in a second, until your head spins! And at that moment it is very difficult to distinguish between kennel ads and "breeding house" ads.
So how to do it? The very best way is to search of the breeding club , which covers the given breed, directly on ČMKU website . You will then find it on the website of the given breeding club list of kennels in the Czech Republic . In addition, each such breeding club has its own a club advisor who will recommend a kennel where puppies are waiting for all those interested in a puppy.
If, after all, you are interested in an ad on an advertising portal and you are not sure whether it is a kennel that breeds under the auspices of ČMKU (FCI), you can easily check it on its website by entering the name of the kennel.
WHAT IF YOU DON'T WANT A DOG WITH A PEDIGREE?
Have you decided that you don't care if your dog has a pedigree? Well, many dogs in shelters, rescue stations and in families where their owners have to give them up for some reason are waiting for a new loving home! Therefore, it is best not to buy a dog without a pedigree, but rather to adopt it !