WHY REGISTER YOUR DONKEY?
Why you should Register your donkey?
Members of the Donkey Society of Victoria, and other Australian State Societies associated with the Affiliated Donkey Societies of Australia, are able to register their donkeys through the National Register managed by the Affiliation. The Register was established over 25 years ago and now caters for Jacks, Jennies, Geldings and Hybrids.
Everyone who intends to breed a foal, be it for their own use or to sell, should think very seriously about the consequences. It is imperative to know as much as possible about the animals you are breeding from, and the best way is by using registered donkeys. You can
trace the bloodlines and hopefully develop the characteristics you want to attain. It also helps responsible breeders eliminate any undesirable traits.
If donkeys are branded or microchipped this helps identify any donkeys that are for sale and is invaluable should animals stray or be stolen.
All donkeys whether registered or not are able to participate at shows where DSV members have organised donkey classes at regional shows such as the Geelong Show, Foster Show, Bunyip Show and Maldon Show. Except where it is specified that donkeys entering the class must be registered. Members have plans to expand the donkey show circuit to other regional shows.
We are all proud of our donkeys for different reasons and they are all good at something. They may be attractive with good conformation; they may be excellent performance animals or perhaps we love them as a companion animal. In all these cases we can demonstrate our pride by having our donkeys registered.
Registration raises the status of donkeys in the eyes of the public. We all know that a donkey is worthwhile regardless of a piece of paper, however as with other animals, we may be helping to ensure that they are valued and better treated.
REGULATIONS FOR REGISTRATION
Follow the link to download a PDF file for more information on the current Regulations for the Registration and Transfer of Donkeys and Hybrids.
Or contact the registrar for the 'Affiliated Donkey Societies of Australia'