The IPDBA will go one step further that the FDSB under which we formally registered our dogs. The FDSB has always registered the Llewellin Setter under the English Setter Registry with the distinction of Llewellin in italics only, after the registration information. The registrations of the Llewellins are spread throughout the English Setter Registry and under no separate or specific title heading. See the following example found in the American Field ŃField Dog Stud Book Registrations, April-May-June, 2001, 1519854-1522979, American Field Publishing Co. Of 60 English Setters males listed in the first section 11 are Llewellins.
The FDSB originally registered both feather and fur breeds as well as publishing both a ╬wild game huntingÔ and a ╬fishingÔ news section. The FDSB now registers the Brittany, German Drahthaar, German Shorthair, Springer Spaniel, Spiononi, Visla, Wimaraner, Wire Haired Pointer Griffon, Pointer, English Setter, Gordon Setter, Irish Setter, & Irish Red and White Setter.
There is no breed distinction set up in the FDSB with a distinct heading for the Llewellin Setter, nor has there ever been.
The International Progressive Dog Breeders Alliance (IPDBA) has contacted the Llewellin Setter Association. Since they already have a the Llewellin Setter set up they have invited us to join the IPDBA and to establish the Charter Breed Distinction for registration of all Llewellins with them under the Charter Breed Distinction for the Llewellin Setter.
We have decided to do so with the consent of those who have already presented dogs for registration in the FSSB. As of now, the FSSB will turn over its records and pedigree database over to the IPDBA. By doing this I believe it will benefit all Llewellin owners in that it will not be directly associated with me as the breeder of your dog. All will forever be able to register their Llewellin with another registry separate from both myself and the FDSB. I believe this is the best solution for all Llewellin owners.
This IPDBA, formed as an alliance to comprise several independent Stud Book groups, is based in the US and was organized to protect the right to breed animals. The IPDBA is gaining recognition in Europe because of restrictions in many countries, such as how often a dog may be bred, how many times in a life time a given animal may be bred, ect. Joining the Charter Breed Group (Llewellin Setter) under the IPDBA automatically increases their voice membership for lobbying power.
We further believe joining this registry will give all Llewellin registrations more authenticity and strength. Breeders will be able to acquire and to place dogs internationally rather than establish dual registrations involving a highly exaggerated fee.
If yours is one of the dogs caught in the middle of this matter, in order to simplify matters, you may use a ╬copyÔ of the American Field (FDSB) application that was provided at the time of delivery.The basic difference in this registry is that photos, ID Chips and Tattoos will be required with each registration application. A five-generation pedigree is required. Please check with your breeder to see if the registry has been provided with this information in order to reduce your initial expense.
PUPPY REGISTRATION FORM ÷ IPDBA Litter Enrolled
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION ÷ Without IPDBA Litter Enrollment *
*An IPDBA Litter Enrollment is required on litters born after July 31, 2002
FROM LITTER REGISTRATION IN ANOTHER STUD BOOK *
* Same Fee as Without IPDBA Litter Enrollment ÷ Litters born prior
to July 31, 2002
Pedigrees up to 5 generations will be issued when available for $10.00 extra.
Web pages are also available for easy access to all forms, complete rules, and information concerning the IPDBA and the Llewellin Setter Association (LSA). The IPDBA will provide the LSA with a listing of all dogs registered in a given year.
The IPDBA registry was formed in 1996 for ╬working or sporting dogsÔ that were being classed with all show dogs in the AKC and UKC. This International Alliance now recognizes over 500 breeds of dogs of all types as well as cats & wild animals. The IPDBA already registers the English, Gordon and Irish Setters.
The IPDBA has approved a Charter Breed Distinction for the Llewellin Setter.
Click on the link below to access the Rules governing and registration
For all Setter breeds for the IPDBA