The Dog and Cat Management Act 1995, requires all South Australian breeders and sellers of dogs/cats to register with the Dog and Cat Management Board. In addition, they must display their registration number on advertisements for the sale of dogs/cats and provide this registration number to all buyers.
Registration is mandatory for all breeders but (like the register of motor vehicles), breeder registration does not imply that the breeder meets particular standards or complies with any codes of practice.
Breeders affiliated with Dogs SA , The Feline Association of SA and The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy SA adhere to the codes of practice of their respective organizations. Please see their websites for details. Breeders who are not a member of these ‘authorised associations’ are indicated below as “No Association”.