Regulations governing the recognition of breeds and purebred animals


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Regulations governing the recognition of breeds and purebred animals
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Statement of Responsibility:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry
General Note:
"B.A.I. order no. 293"
General Note:
"They shall become and be effective on and after May 26, 1925."

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.TTdcr AUothOrity of." figpi 1506 of the act of Copgrpgq approved
sop4e4bdPt 929 entitled "An act to.provide revenue; to regulate
Igpminearoe witk: irein couittries,' to encouraged the: industries of, the
United S ittes, aind for ither purposes (42 Stat., 88, 923)1 1the fli
wingm regulations tteissuei k6vernin the recognition breedI and
-ore -"irgais.,unported mtq -1. T iiied Statevsfqr breeding r
poses., F.r pu9pose of.identification these regulations re .designated
as B. A. I. Order 293 and supersede all previous regulations on the
Asie subject. They'shall become and be effectivevon afid after May
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SSECOir I.O 1 v Ai animal Industry to issue cerlkftatea.-The
6urai' of Aimalr Inidutry of the Department Of; Agiculture is
ri authoized to issue certificates of pure breeding under the
propvTionsof-thin'ordeir. ;
SEACTION 2. ifo to obtain certificates.-In order to obtain such
certificates of pure breeding, importers shall conform to the following
procedure: :, ... .- : -
ParphL. lication or certfcates.-An appliction for ,er-
tfcae 614S] be'mnde to tfe Bureau of Animal Industry on forms
firis&i r .ptoyd b the department, showing the number of
AninaiW p dt r sex, the port of entry, into the
tJnitied States, .citomns. eAtIy number, the name of vessel or carrier
.ywhid1&U shipoef, ai tt, I'dte of arpv.Q This application may be
sligflj&'d~by it'er ti4owner, the iMorter, or the,:agent, sting the
f&ana addies4f th'tnited Sfates) qf the ownet of the a1n0al
ae. l. Aor' 05-'Appic hon for certificate"`,wiI b
rffltlhbd upni request.) V .w .
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Paragraph 2. Certificates of pedigree.-.Certificates bf pedigree for
such animals, issued by the custodian of one of thq book of record
given Mp./2,7frec1icm 4; boft *btk rdb, t boe tiibed to
the Bureau of Animal Industry.
Paragraph 3. Affi&vit of identit.-A duly abhowledged affidavit
from the owner, agent, or importer that the animals so imported are
the identical animals described in the certificates of pedigree must be
fitmished. : ,(AH.IH./- f 283 Affidavit of tidhtity" will. be fur-
nished upon request.) ..' ''*/ 1' : i i
Paragraph 4. Vendor8' certificates.-Complete transfer of owner-
ship must be shown from the breeder to the importer either on the
pedigree certificate,, certificate of transfer, or vendors certificate. If
owe4rsh0p j .notq ipdicated either on pedigree certificate, or by certifi-
cate of transfer, a vendor's certificate from the seller or his agent
hall 'be f.riiisled to the Bureau of Aniiial Industry with the appli-
cationi'givingf' the bteed, sex, name, and registry uumberof each
a-iial sold to ithe importer, the date ofrisale, ete place of purchased
_n44te name ad address (in the United, States) of the purchaser.
endor' certificates furnished by the cvstodian,, of foreign books of
record containing the above information may be us4j; ot. erwise, the
form0 o _f #&idor's certificate fu rniished' or' approved' by this depart-
ment =must be used. (A. H. Form 106- "Vedor certificate" will
bedfurnished Upon request.) .-:
CTION j3, lppUicatjons will be given Qonsideration -in the order
i which they are received. When the application and accompany-
ing papers are satisfactory,, certificates to that effect will be" issued
and forwarded to the collector of customs at the pbrt of entry and the
pedigree certificates returned to the importer Or his agent.. How-
ever, the certificates of pure breeding of, the J Bureau of' 4 all
Industry will kiot be issued until the descriptions of thi simIs,
tak by an inspectorr of the Bureau of Animal Industry it &`rrt
of entry, are received in Washington. All papers for aniiaBvih
do not meet the requirements of this order will be retainbd'br re-
turned, at thetdiscretion of. the department. .
dSECTdO. 4.. Eligibility of animals.-Where the provisions, of this
Qrde aye been otherwise complied with, animals will be certified as
purelre4 which have been fully registered in good faith in one of
the books of record for one of the recognized breeds given in Regu-
lation.2, section 4, of this order, except those which have been
regitrd ,on inspection. i
'Szhzo* j, Application for recognition.'-Befoie. an additional
breed to thqo'g shown in section 4 of this regulation ?hall be added to
this ordr tlhe custodian of its book of record shall to the, de-
:p.tmeht a complete set of the published volumees 6f such b6oo] of
re ord to date of making application, together :ith :all lrues and
frs in force on said date affecting the _remtratibi' f ana.i in
said b8o of record. The department will cmnslder# h6 case o6iA t
nerits' aiid use such information' ps may be atailaii'to detpoerin
w h ter the breed is a recognized breed and Wf6ther the ,aijj
registered in the book of record are purebred. '
BiCTIO* 2. Official commu-nications.-AI! oH oial cMmmapicatiens
submitted under the provisions of this order should be addressed to


the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agri-
culture,- Washington, D. C., except as mentioned below. -
SECTION 3. Books of record required,-Custodians of books of rec-
ord for recognized breeds shall forward volumes of their books of
record as soon as published, addressed to the Chief of the Bureau of
Animal Industry, in care of the United States Dispatch Agent, 2
Rector Street, Nbw York, N. Y., U. S. A.
SECTION 4. Recognized breeds.-The following breeds of domestic
animals are recognized. Opposite will be found the names of the
foreign books of record for these breeds, with the names and ad-
dresses of their custodians.
Paragraph 1. Recognized breeds and books of record across the

Name of breed Book of record By whom published

Aberdeen Angus-----

Alderney ..----------





Holstein-Friesian -...

Aberdeen Angus Herdbook_..

Herdbook of the Bailiwick of
Guernsey (Alderney
Ayrshire Herdbook---....-..----

Davy's Devon Herdbook ....
Galloway Herdbook..........-

English Guernsey Herdbook-.

Herdbook of the Bailiwick of
Guernsey (Guernsey
Herdbook of Hereford Cattle-
Highland Herdbook.......- -

Friesch Rundvee-Stamboek... --

Nederlandsch Rundvee-Stam-

Jersey -----..--- Jersey Herdbook .-----.

Kerry and Dexter--.

Red Poll..........------

Shorthorn ....----- ..

Sussex..... ------.......

Welsh ..-...........

English Herdbook and Regis-
ter of Jersey Cattle.
English Kerry and Dexter

Kerry Cattle Herdbook.----
Red Poll Herdbook...-----

Coates's Herdbook---------

Sussex Herdbook..........------

Welsh Black Cattle Herdbook.

Zebu---------------. I Zebu Herdbook..---.........---

.Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society, James R.
Barclay, secretary, 91 Union Street, Aberdeen,
Royal Guernsey Agricultural Society, H.
Marsden Peake, secretary, High Street, Al-
derney, Island of Alderney.
Ayrshire Cattle Herd Book Society of Great Brit-
ain and Ireland, Hugh Bone, secretary, 58 Al-
loway Street, Ayr, Scotland.
Devon Cattle Breeders' Society, A E. Gerrard,
secretary, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England.
Galloway Cattle Society of Great Britain and
Ireland, James Carlyle, secretary, Monraive,
M iddlebie, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
English Guernsey Cattle Society, Robert F.
Ling, secretary, 12, Hanover Square, London,
W. 1, England.
Royal Guernsey Agricultural and Horticultural
Society, Ernest de Garis, secretary, States Ar-
cade, Island of Guernsey.
Hereford Herd Book Society, W. G. C. Britten,
secretary, 3, Offa Street, Hereford, England.
Highland Cattle Society of Scotland, D.
MacGregory, secretary, Clydesdale Bank
Building, Oban, Scotland.
Friesch Rundvee-Stamboek, Dr. E. van
Welderen Rengers, secretary, Zuiderplein 2-4,
Leeuwarden, Holland.
Vereeniging het Nederlandsche Rtndvee-Stam-
boek, Louis Jarman, secretary, 's-Gravenhage,
Burinamestraat, No. 24, Holland.
Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural
Society, H. G. Shepard, secretary, 3 Mulcas-
ter Street, St. Helier, Island of Jersey.
English Jersey Cattle Society, T. W. Hammond
and L. J. Craufurd, secretaries, 19 Bloomsbury
Square, London, W. C. 1, England.
English Kerry and Dexter Cattle Society, T. W.
Hammond and L. J. Craufurd, secretaries,
19 Bloomsbury Square, London, W. C. 1,
Royal Dublin Society, Edward Bohane, director,
Leinster House, Dublin, Ireland.
Red Poll Cattle Society of Great Britain and Ire-
land, C. H. Clarke, secretary, 28, Warrington
Road, Ipswich, England. -
Shorthorn Society of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, V. H. Seymour,
secretary, 12 Hanover Square, London, W. 1,
Sussex Herdbook Society, A. G. Holland, secre-
tary, 12, Hanover Square, London, W. 1,
Welsh Black Cattle Society, John Pritchard &
Co., secretaries, Bank Chambers, Bangor,
North Wales.
Sociedadedo Herd Book Zebu, A. Teixeira
Vianna, secretary, Uberaba, Minas Geraes,

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, Chevlot Sheep Flock Book-...
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Cotswold Flock Book.--....

Dorset Hdri Flock Book.-

Hampshire Down..'._.- Hampshire Down Flock Book.

Kent or .Uombaey
Kerry Hill-----


Leicester (Border) ...-.

Uncon ------------

Oxford Down.---.--

Kent or Romney Marsh Flock
Kerry Hill Flock Book....-.-

Leicester Flock Book........

Border Leicester Flock Book..

Lincoln *Longwool Sheep
Breeders' Flock Book.
Fleck Book Oxford Down

Shropshire-..---......-----Shropshire Flock Book.......

Suffolk ........... -

Wensleydale. ..-.

, Southdown Flock. Book---.....
Suffolk Flock Book.----

Wensleydale Longwoel Sheep
Flock Book.

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Cotswold -----

Dlorset Horn....
Hor .......


Belgian Draft-........ ------- Studbook des Chevaux de Societ4 Royale "Le Cheval de Trait Beige,"
Trait Beiges. Chevalier Hynderick de Theulegoet, secretary,
20 Rue Royale, Brussels, Belgium.
Clydesdalee---.......-------Clydesdale Studbo6k.-...... Clydesdale Horse Society of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Ireland, Archibald Mac-
Neilage, secretary, 93 Hope Street, Glasgow,
Hackney._.4h .------- Hackney Studbook...-------..... Hackney Horse Society, Robert F. Ling, secre-
S. tary, 12 Hanover Square, London, W. I, Eng-
Percheron---.....-...... Studbook Percheron de France Socidt0 Hippique Percheronne de France, E.
Lemarie, secretary, Nogent-le-Rotrou, France.
Shetland Pony.--.----- Shetland Pony Studbook.--- Shetland Pony Stud Book Society, Robert W.
- ,. Walker, secretary, 3 Golden Square, Aberdeen,
Shire....... --------------........ Shire Horse Studbook------- Shire Horse Society, A. B. Charlton, secretary,
12 Hanover Square, London, W. 1, England.
Suffolk..------..------- Suffolk Studbook..---.--. Suffolk Horse Society, Fred Smith, secretary,
Woodbridge, Suffolk, England.
Thoroughbred........ -------Australian Studbook' ..------- Australian Jockey Club and Victoria Racing
> Club, Leslie G. Rouse, keeper, 6 Bligh Street,
Sydney, New South Wales.
StudboQk Francais Registre Commission de Studbook Frangais de Pur Sang,
des Chevaux de Par Sang.' The Minister of Agriculture, president, Paris,
I General Stud Book --------- Weatherby &.Sona& 15 Cavendish Square, Lon-
.W a Wdon, W. 1, England.
Welsh Pony and(Cob. Welsh Pony and Cob Society Welsh Pony and Cob Society, John R. Bache,
-. .:, Studbook. secretary, Knighto, Radnorshire, Wales.
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1 Provided that no animal or animals registered in the Australian or in the French Thoroughbred stud,
books -shall be certified as purebred unless such animal or animals trace in all crosses to animals which are
proved to the satisfaction of the department to be of the T'Phoroughbred breed.

By whom published


Cheviot -Sheep Society, John Robson,., seew-
tary' Newton Bellingham, .Northmbermld,
Cotswold Sheep Sopiety, James W. Tayler,. -
retary, Cold Aston, Bourton-on-the-Watet,
Glouceestershire, England.
Dorset. Horn Sheep Breeder' Associatiqn,
Thontas H. Ensor, secretary, Bank Chambers,
Dorchester, Dorset, England.
Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders' Association,
W. J. Wooff, secretary, 49 The Canal, Salis-
bury, England. I
Kent or Romney Marsh Sheep Breeders' Asso-
ciation, W. A. Ball, secretary, 12 Hanover
Square, London, W. 1, England.
Kerry Hill (Wales) Sheep Breeders' Association
and Flock Book Society, Morris, Marshall and
Poole, secretaries, Newtown, Montgomery-
shire, England.
Leicester Sheep-Breeders' Association, W. A.
Brown, secretary, Driflield, East Yorkshire,
Society of Border Leicester Sheep Breeders, Miss
Rose J. E. Grant, secretary, 11 St. Ronan's
Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Lincoln Longwool Sheep Breeders' Association,
Robert Lamming, secretary, St. Benedict's
Square Lincoln, England.
Oxford Down Sheep Breeders' Association,
Howard Sammons, secretary, 29 Queen St.,
Oxford, England.
Shropshire Sheep Breeders' Association and
Flock Book Society, Alfred Mansell & Co.,
secretaries, College Hill, Shrewsbury, England.
Southdown Sheep Society, Inc., W. 0. Stride,
secretary, 63 East St., Chichester, England.
Suffolk Sheep Society, Miss E. M. Prentice,
secretary, 25 Marlborough Road, Ipswich,
Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Breeders' Associa-
tion, G. Goland Robinson, secretary, Underley
Farm, Kirkby Longdale, Westmoreland, Eng-

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Name of breed'

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Name of breed Book of record By whom published

Various recognized LAvredesOriginesdeo la Soidt Soci6t4 Royale Saint-Hubert, 0. 0. W. F.
breeds. Royale Saint-Hubert. O'Breen, secretary, Chauss6e Saint-Pierre,.391,
Brussels, Belgium.
Dobermannpinscher.. Dop4rmannpinseher Zught- Dobermannpinscher-Verein (D. V.), Philipp
buch(D. P. Z.). Grinig, secretary, Ferdinandstrasse 51-53,
Hamburg, 1, Germany.
Various recognized Kennel Club Studbook.., .------. Kennel Club, H. T. W. Bowell, secretary, 84 Pio-
breeds. cadilly, London, W. 1, England.
Foxhound ............. Foxhound Kennel Studbook... Master of Foxhounds Association, H. E. Preston,
editor, Moreby Park, York, England.
Greyhound-. .......- Greyhound $tudbook-- -------National Coursing Club, Horace A. Groom,
keeper of the Greyhound Stud Book, 11, Hay-
market, London, S, W. 1, England.
Irish Greyhound Studbook--., Irish Coursing Club, T. A. Morris, secretary,
Bridge Street, Clonmel, Ireland.
Harrier and Beagle.... Harrier and Beagle Studbpok.. Association of Masters of Harriers and Beagles,
J. Pawle, secretary, Havers Park, Bishop's
Stortford, England.
Various recognized Schweizerisches H un de- Schweizerische Kynologischen Gesellschaft, Carl
breeds. Stammbuch. Wittwer, secretary, Steigerweg 18, Berne, Switz-
:erland. '
Geoman Shepherd ...- Zuchtbuch fir deutsche Schaf- Verein fUr deutsche Schaferhunde, Herr Schaeller,
erhunde. secretary, Augsburg 3, Mtinchen, Germany.


Long Haired and Register of the Governing Governing Council of the Cat Fancy, Miss H.
Short Haired. Council of the Cat Fancy. Lea, secretary, Coolhurst, West Hill, Syden-
ham, S. E. 26, England.


Berkshire-----......-..----- British Berkshire Herdbook_.. British Berkshire Society, Edgar Humfrey, sea
retary, Shippon, Abingdon, Berks, England.
Large Black---.------ Large Black Pig Society Herd- Large Black Pig Society, W. J. Wickison, secre-
book. tary, 12 Hanover Square, London, W. 1,
Large White (Large
Yorkshire). ( Herdbook of the National Pig National. Pig Breeders' Association, Alec. Hob-
Middle White (Mid- Breeders' Association. son, secretary and editor, 92 Gower Street, Lon-
* die Yorkshire). Breedersdon, W. C. 1, England.

I Provided that no dog or dogs registered in the above-mentioned books shall be certified as purebred
unless a three-generation certificate of pedigree issued by one of the above-mentioned societies is submitted
for each dog.

Paragraph 2. Recognized breeds and books of record in Canada.-
The Canadian National Records are recognized for the following
breeds: Provided, That no animal or animals registered in the Cana-
dian National Records shall be certified by the Secretary of Agricul-
ture as purebred unless such animal or animals trace, in all crosses,
to animals which are proved to the satisfaction of the department to
be of the same breed:

Cattle Sheep Horses Hogs

Aberdeen Angus. Cheviot. Belgian Draft. Berkshire.
Ayrshire. Cotswold. Clydesdale. Chester White.
Brown Swiss. Dorset Horn. Hackney. Duroc-Jersey.
French Canadian. Hampshire. Percheron. Hampshire.
Galloway. Leicester. Shetland. Large Black.
Guernsey. Lincoln. Shire. Poland China.
Hereford. Oxford Down. Standardbred. Tamworth.
Jersey. Shropshire. Suffolk. Yorkshire.
Red Poll. Southdown. Thoroughbred.
Shorthorn. Suffolk. Welsh Pony and Cob.

Paragraph S.-The Canadian Kennel Club (Canadian National
Records for dogs)-is reeognized-for all the breeds of dogs registered
in said recwds: -Provided, That no dog or dogs registered in s-eaid
records shall be- certified as purebred unless a three-generation
certificate of pedigree issued by said Canadian National Records
is submitted for each dog. ..
Pararph 4A he Holstein-Friesian Assoeiation of Canada, of
which W. A. Clemons, of Brantford, Ontario, Canada, is secretary J
and editor, is recognized for the Holstein-Friesian breed registered
in the HolsteinrFriesian Herd Book of that association.
Paragraph 1506 of the act of Congress entitled "'An act to provide
revenue, to regulate commerce with foreign countries, to encourage
the industries of the United States, and for other purposes," approved .
September 21, 1922 (42 Stat. 858, 923), is as follows (I
1506. Any .animal imported by a citizen of the United States specially for1
breeding purposes, shall be admitted free, whether intended to be used by the
importer himself or for sale for such purposes, except black or silver foxes: :
Provided, That no such animal shall be admitted free unless purebred of a re- I'
cognized breed and duly registered in a book of record recognized by the Secre- :
tary of Agriculture-for that breed: Provided further, That the certificate of suct
record and pedigree of such animal shall be produced and submitted to the
Department of Agriculture2 duly authenticated by the proper custodian of such
book of record, together with an affidavit of the owner, agent, or importer that
the animal imported is the identical animal described in said certificate of record
and pedigree. The Secretary of Agriculture may prescribe such regulations as
may be required for determining the purity of breeding and the identity of such
animal: And provided further, That the collectors of customs shall require a certifi-
cate from the Department of Agriculture stating that such animal is purebred
of a recognized breed-and duly registered in a book of record recognized by the
Secretary of Agriculture for that breed.
The Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe such additional regulations as
may be required for the strict enforcement of this provision.
Horses, daules, asses, cattle,; sheep, and other domestic animals straying
across the boundary line into any foreign country, or driven across such boundary
line by the owner for temporary pasturage purposes only, together with thein
offspring, shall be dutiable unless brought back to the United States within eight.
months, in which case they shall be free of duty under regulations to be pre-
scribed by the Secretary of the Treasury: And provided further, That the provisions
of this act shall apply to all such animals as have been imported and are in
quarantine or otherwise in the custody of customs or other officers of the United
States at the date of the taking effect of this act.



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