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Animal Name Change FAQ

So, you have purchased an animal with no name or you would like to change the name, so what do you do now?

To change a name on an animal, the office must receive written permission from the Breeder-Member-First Owner that is listed on the Certificate of Breeding in order to make the name change. Our rules state, that an animal has a name if there is anything listed in the “Named” section of the certificate, this includes an ID number. The fee to change an animal name for an animal with NO PROGENY is $20. The fee to change an animal name for an animal WITH PROGENY is $100. The best and most efficient way to change the name of an animal is for the member requesting the name change to directly contact the Breeder-Member-First Owner and obtain the written/emailed permission from them. Once the written/emailed permission is obtained, the letter/email can be mailed in along with the certificate for reprint (additional $10 fee) or the email can be forwarded along with payment information to our office staff members for update and billing. No new certificate will be issued unless the old certificate is returned. If the animal was purchased in a sale, the consignor may not be the Breeder-Member-First Owner of the animal. You will need to contact the Breeder-Member-First Owner for written permission to change the name and you will need to provide payment for the name change before it will be done. The BBU staff members will also need to know which sale it was purchased at.

To add a name for an animal with no name listed in the “Named” section of the breeding certificate, please return the certificate with the requested name written in the “Named” section and the office will add the name and reprint the certificate for a $10 fee. There is no fee to add a name to an animal with no previous name, only a fee to reprint the certificate. You can also email a BBU staff member the certificate number of the animal and the name you would like to add. The office will add the name into the system and the new name will print onto a new certificate when the original breeding certificate is returned for transfer or requested reprint.

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