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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B.A.I. order no. 325
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"They shall become and be effective on and after June 18, 1930."
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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry

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(B. A. I. Order No. 325) issued August, 1930.

United States Department of Agriculture



Under authority of paragraph 1606 of the act of Congress approved June 17,
1930, entitled "The act to provide revenue, to regulate commerce with foreign
countries, to encourage the industries of the United States, to protect American
labor, and for other purposes," the following regulations are issued governing the
recognition of breeds and purebred animals imported into the United States for
breeding purposes. For purposes of identification these regulations are desig-
nated as B. A. I. Order 325 and supersede all previous regulations on the same
subject. They shall become and be effective on and after June 18, 1930.
*Done at Washington this 18th day of June, 1930.
Witness my hand and the seal of the Department of Agriculture.
Acting Secretary of Agriculture.

Regulation 1.-Certification of Purebred Animals
SECTION 1. Bureau of Animal Industry to issue certificates.-The Bureau of
Animal Industry of the Department of Agriculture is hereby authorized to issue
certificates of pure breeding under the provisions of this order.
SECTION 2. How to obtain certificates.-In order to obtain such certificates of
pure breeding, importers shall conform to the following procedure:
Paragraph 1. Application for certificates.-An application for certificates shall
be made to the Bureau of Animal Industry on forms furnished or approved by the
department, showing the number of animals imported, the breed and sex, the
port of arrival into the United States, customs entry number, the name of vessel
or carrier by which shipped, and the date of arrival. This application may be
signed by either the owner, the importer, or the agent, stating the name and
address (in the United States) of the owner of the animal or animals. (A. H.
Form 105-"Application for certificates" will be furnished upon request.)
Paragraph 2. Certificates of pedigree.-Certificates of pedigree for such animals,
issued by the custodian of one of the books of record given in regulation 2, sec-
tion 4, of this order, shall be furnished to the Bureau of Animal Industry.
Paragraph 3. Affidavit of identity.-A duly acknowledged affidavit from the
owner, agent, or importer that the animals so imported are the identical animals
described in the certificates of pedigree must be furnished. (A. H. Form 283-
"Affidavit of identity" will be furnished on request.)
Paragraph 4. Ownership.-Complete transfer of ownership of imported ani-
mals from the breeder to the importer must be shown, such transfers to be either
officially recorded by the registry associations issuing certificates, or on official
certificates of transfer of such associations.
NoTZ.-Paragraph 1606 of the tariff act of 1930 is quoted on pp. 5 and 6 of this order.



SECTION 3. Applications will be given consideration in the order in which they
are recejted.-When the application and accompanying papers are satisfactory,
certificates to that effect will be issued and forwarded to the collector of customs
at the port of arrival and the pedigree certificates returned to the importer or
his agent. However, the certificates of pure breeding of the Bureau of Animal
Industry will not be issued until the descriptions of the animals submitted by an
inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry at the port of arrival are received in
Washington. Descriptions will be taken only at the time of entry of animals
which are declared for free entry and are accompanied by proper pedigree cer-
tificates and official transfers. All papers for animals which do not meet the
requirements of this order will be retained or returned, at the discretion of the
SECTION 4. Eligibility of animals.-Where the provisions of this order have
been otherwise complied with, animals will be certified as purebred which have
been fully registered in good faith in one of the books of record for one of the
recognized breeds given in regulation 2, section 4, of this order, except those
which have been registered on inspection.

Regulation 2.-Recognition of Additional Breeds

SECTION 1. Application for recognition.-Before an additional breed to those
shown in section 4 of this regulation shall be added to this order the custodian
of its book of record shall submit to the department a complete set of the pub-
lished volumes of such books of record to date of making application, together
with all rules and forms in force on said date affecting the registration of animals
in said book of record. The department will consider the case on its merits
and use such information as may be available to determine whether the breed is
a recognized breed and whether the animals registered in the book of record are
SECTION 2. Official communications.-Alli official eommunications submitted
under the provisions of this order should be addressed to the Chief of the Bureau
of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C., except as
mentioned below.
SECTION 3. Books of record required.-Custodians of books of record for recog-
nized 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, New 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 addresses of their custodians.
Paragraph 1. Recognized breeds and books of record across the seas.


Name of breed Book of record By whom published
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Aberdeen Angus..



Aberdeen Angus Herdbook-. -

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

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

Galloway ------.........-

Galloway Herdbook -.......----

G uernsey----------- English Guernsey Herdbook -


Highland -..--...---....-

Herdbook of the Bailiwick of
Guernsey (Guernsey
Herdbock of Hereford Cattle. -
Highland H erdbook--.........

Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society, James R. Bar-
clay, secretary, 91, Union Street, Aberdeen,
Royal Guernsey Agricultural Society, H. Mars-
den Peake, secretary, Victoria Street, Alder.
ney, Island of Alderney.
Ayrshire Cattle Herd Book Society of Great
Britain and Ireland, Hugh Bone, secretary, 58,
Alloway 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, The Oaks,
Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Lockerbie, Duamties-
shire, 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, Myrtle
Place, Castel, Island of Guernsey.
Hereford Herd Book Society, W. G. C. BMitten,
secretary, 3, Offa Street, Herefcrd, England.
Highland CattleSociety of Scotland, Angus Cam-
eron, secretary, National Bank, Oban, Seat-


CATTLE- Continued

Name of breed Book of record By whom published

Holstein-Fiiesian---- Friesch Rundvee-Stamboek..-- Friesch Rundvee-Stamboek, Dr. E. van Wel-
deren Rengers, secretary, Zuiderplein 2-4,
Leeuwarden, Holland.
Do.------------- Nederlandsch Rundvee-Stam- Vereeniging bet Nederlandsche Rundvee-Stam-
boek. bock, J. Louis Jarman, secretary, 's-Graven-
hagc, Surinamestraat, No. 21, Holland.
Jersey--------------- Jersey Herdbook----- ------Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural So-
ciety, H. 0. Shepard, secretary, 3, Mulcaster
Street, St. Helier, Island of Jersey.
Do-----.-------- English Herdhook and Regis- English Jersey Cattle Society, T. W. Hammond
ter of Jersey Cattle. and L. J. Croufurd. secretaries, 19, Bloomsbury
Square, London, W. C. 1, England.
Kerry and Dexter---- British Kerry Cattle Herd British Kerry Cattle Society, M. R. Leather,
Book. secretary, 12, Hanover Squaie, Lcndon, W. 1,
Do.------------- Dexter Herd Bock---------- Dexter Catt!c Society, T. W. Hammond and
L. J. Craufurd, secretaries, 19, Bloomsbury
Squpre, Londlon, W. C. 1, England.
Do ----------- Kerry Cattle Herdbook-...----- Royal Dublin Society, Edward Bchane, director,
Ball's Bridge, Dublin, Ijeland.
Red Poll_----------- Red Poll Herdbock--------- Red Poll Cattle Society of Great Britain and
Ireland, C. H. Clarke, secretary, 24, Warring-
ton Road, Ipswich. England.
Shoithorn..---------- Coates'sHerdbcok ------ Shorthorn Society of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, V. H. Seymour,
secretary, 12, Hanover Square, London, W. 1,
Sussex------------- Sussex Herdbook.----------- Sussex Herdbook Society, A. G. Holland, secre-
tary, 12, Hanover Square, London, W- 1, Eng-
Welsh-----.--- -----Welsh Black Cattle Herdbook. Welsh Black Cattle Society, John PritchaTd &
Co., secretaries, Bank Chambers, Bangor,
North Wales.


Cheviot------------- Cheviot Sheep Flock Book.... Cheviot Sheep Society, George Davidson, secre-
tary, No. !,. Bridge Street, Harwich, England.
Corriedale---. -------Corriedale Flock Book------- The Corriedale Sheep Society (Inc.), C. H.
Lawrence, secretary, M1, Hereford Street,
Christchurch, New Zealand.
Dorset Horn--------- Dorset Horn Flock Book.------ Dorset Horn Sheep Breeders' Association. J.
Dean Smith, secretary, Bank Chambers, Dor-
chester, Dorset, England.
Hampshire Down----- Hampshire Down Flock Book- Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders' Association,
W. J. Wooff, secretary, 49, Canal, Salisbury,
Kent or Romney Kent or Romney Marsh Flock Kent or Romney Marsh Sheep Breeders' Asso-
Marsh. Book. ciation, W. A. Ball, secretary, 12, Hanover
square, London, W. 1, England.
Kerry Hill---------- Kerry Hill Flock Book..------- Kerry Hill (Wales) Sheep Breeders' Association
and Flock Book Society, Morris, Marshall,
and Poole, secretaries, Newtown, Montgomery-
shire, England.
Leicester----------- Leicester Flock Book-------- Leicester Sheep Breeders' Association, W. A.
Brown, secretary, Driffield, East Yorkshire,
Leicester (Border).... Border Leicester Flock Book-. Society of Border Leicester Sheep Breeders, Miss
Rose J. E. Grant, secretary, 11, St. Ronan's
Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Lincoln------------ Lincoln Longwoo! Sheep Lincoln Longwool Sheep Breeders' Association,
Breeders' Flock Rook. Fred P. Taylor, secretary, 184, High Street,
Lincoln, England.
Oxford Down------ --Flock Book Oxford Down Oxford Down Sheep Breeders' Association, H.
Sheep. Newlyn Gale, secretary, Nuneham Courtenay,
Oxford, England.
Shropshire---------- Shropshire Flock Book-------- Shropshire Sheep Breeders' Association and
Flock Book Society, Alfred Mansell & Co.,
secretaries, College Hill, Shrewsbury, England.
Southdown---------.. Southdown Flock Book------. Southdown Sheep Society (Inc.), W. 0. Stride,
secretary, 63, East Street, Chichester, Sussex,
Suffolk-- ----------Suffolk Flock Book-------- Suffolk Sheep Society, G. P. Lempriere, secre-
tary, 24, Princes Street, Ipswich, England.
Wensleydale -------- Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Breeders' Asso-
Flock Book. ciation, J. B. Walker, secretary, Boarbank
Farm, Grange-over-Sands, England.


Name of breed Book of record By whom published

Belgian-----.------- Studbook des Chevaux de Socidt6 Royale "Le Cheval de Trait Beige,"
Trait Beiges. Chevalier Hynderick de Theulegoet, secre-
tary, 60 Rue Royal, Brussels, Belgium.
Clydesdale---------- Clydesdale Studbook------- Clydesdale Horse Society of the United King-
dom of Great Britain and Ireland, Archibald
MacNeilage, secretary, 93, Hope Street, Glas-
gow C 2, Scotland.
East Prussian----...--- are Complement to Ost- Ostpreussische Stutbuchgesellschaft, Count Rau-
preussischen Stutbucbs fdr tter, President, Stifts und Zuchtgestut Will-
Warmblut Trakehner Abs- kamm, bei Skandau, Kreis Gerdauen, Ger-
stammung. many.
Hackney------------ Hackney Studbook----------- Hackney Horse Society, Robert F. Ling, secre-
tary, 12, Hanover Square, London, W. 1, Eng-
Percheron---.-------- Studbook Percheron de France, Soci6t6 Hippique Percheronne de France, E.
Lemarie, secretary, Nogent-le-Rotrou, France.
Do--- ----------British Percheron Horse Stud- British Percheron Horse Society, Edw. Ashley,
book. secretary, 12, Hanover Square, London, W. 1,
Shetland Pony------- Shetland Pony Studbook---.- Shetland Pony Studbook Society, Robert W.
Walker, secretary. 3 Golden Square, Aberdeen,
Shire-------------- Shire Horse Studbook.-------- Shire Horse Society, A. G. Holland, secretary,
12, Hanover Square, London, W. 1, England.
Suffolk- -------.---- Suffolk Studbook------------- Suffolk Horse Society, Raymond Keer, secre-
tary, 6, Church Street, Woodbridge, England.
Thoroughbred------- Australian Studbook 1------- Australian Jockey Club and Victoria Racing
Club, Leslie G. Rouse, keeper, 6, Bligh Street,
SSSydney, New South Wales.
Do!---...-.-------- Studbook Francais Registre Commission de Studbook Francais de Pur Sang,
des Chevaux de Pur Sang.' The Minister of Agriculture, president, Paris.
Do-------------- General Stud Book---------- Weatherby & Sons, 15, Cavendish Square, Lon-
don, W. I, England.
Welsh Pony and Cob. Welsh Pony and Cob Society Welsh Pony and Cob Society, T. A. Howson.
Studbook. secretary, Offices of the Royal Welsh Agricul-
tural Society, 10, Egerton Street, Wrexham,
North Wales.


Various recognized Livre des Origines de la So- Socidt6 Royale Saint-Hubert, M. Maurice Puis-
breeds. cift6 Royale Saint-Hubert. sant, Chauss6e Saint-Pierre, 391, Brussels,
Dobermannpinscher-- Dobermannpinscher Zucht- Dobermannpinscher-Verein (D. V.), Fritz
buch (D. P. Z.). Miller, president, Luisenstr. 162, Mfinchen-
Gladbach, Germany.
Various recognized Kennel Club Studbook------- Kennel Club, H. T. W. Bowell, secretary, 84,
breeds. Piccadilly, London, W. 1, England.
Foxhound-...--------- Foxhound Kennel Studbook-- Masters of Foxhounds Association, Maj. Cecil A.
Pelham, secretary, Castor, Peterbro, England.
Greyhound.--------- Greyhound Studbook--------- National Coursing Club, Horace A. Groom,
keeper of the Greyhound Studbook, 11, Hay-
market, London, S. W. 1, England.
Do------------- Irish Greyhound Studbook.--- Irish Coursing Club, T. A. Morris, secretary,
Bridge Street, Clonmel, Ireland.
Harrier and Beagle--....- Harrier and Beagle Studbook- Association of Masters of Harriers and Beagles,
J. Pawle, secretary, Havers Park, Bishop's
Stortford, England.
Various recognized Norsk Hundestambok.-------. Norsk Kennelklub, Karl Kildal, registrar,
breeds. Handelsbygningen, Opgang B. V etage, Vaerels
nr. 536, Drammensv. 20, Oslo, Norway.
Do----- --------Schweizerisches H u n d e- Schweizerische Kynologischen Gesellschaft, Carl
Stammbuch. Wittwer, secretary, Waldegg, Liebefeld b.
Bern, Switzerland.
German Shepherd---- Zuchtbuch fir deutsche Schaf- Verein fiir deutsche Schflferhunde, Herr Schaeller,
erhunde. secretary, Augsburg, 3, Germany.
Various recognized Irish Kennel Club Studbook-. Irish Kennel Club, Richard G. Quirk, secretary,
breeds. 23, Eden Quay, Dublin, Ireland.

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 Thoroughbred breed.
2 Provided that no dog or dogs registered in the above-mentioned books shall be certified as purebred
unless a 3-generation certificate of pedigree issued by one of the above-mentioned societies is submitted for
each dog.


Name of breed Book of record By whom published

Long haired and short Register of the Governing Governing Council of the Cat Fancy, H. 0. Ed-
haired. Council of the Cat Fancy. monds, secretary, 37, Becmead Avenue, Ken-
ton, Middlesex, England.


Berkshire------------ British Berkshire Herdbook-_ British Berkshire Society, Edgar Humfrey, sec-
retary, 27, Cavendish Square, London, W. 1,
Large Black--------- Large Black Pig Society Herd- Large Black Pig Society, B. J. Roche, secretary,
book. 12, Hanover Square, London, W. 1, England.
Large White (Large
Yorkshire). Herdbook of the National Pig INational Pig Breeders' Association, Alece. Hob-
Middle White (Mid- Breeders' Association. g son, secretary and editor, 92, Gower Street,
die Yorkshire). Breeders Association j London, W. C. 1, England.

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 Canadian National Records shall be certified
by the Secretary of Agriculture 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:

SCattle 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 3.-The Canadian Kennel Club (Canadian National Records) is
recognized for all the breeds of dogs registered in said records: Provided, That
no dog or dogs registered in said records shall be certified as purebred unless a
3-generation certificate of pedigree issued by said Canadian National Records is
submitted for each dog.
Paragraph 4.-The Holstein-Friesian Association of Canada, of which W. A.
Clemons, of Brantford, Ontario, Canada, is secretary and editor, is recognized
for the Holstein-Friesian breed registered in the Holstein-Friesian Herd Book
of that association.
Paragraph 1606 of the act of Congress entitled "The act to provide revenue,
to regulate commerce with foreign countries, to encourage the industries of the
United States, to protect American labor, and for other purposes," approved
June 17, 1930, is as follows:

1606. Any animal imported by a citizen of the United States specially for 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 recognized
breed and duly registered in a book of record recognized by the Secretary of Agriculture for that breed:
Provided further, That the certificate of such record and pedigree of such animal shall be produced and sub-
mitted to the Department of Agriculture, duly authenticated by the proper custodian of such book of record,
together with an affidavit of the owner, agent, or i porter that the animal imported is the identical animal
described in said certificate of record and pedigree. The Secretary of Agriculture may prescribe such regu-
lations 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 certificate 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, mules, 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 their 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 prescribed 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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