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Biewer Terrier DNA Profile Procedure

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The Kennel Union will only accept applications for registration of Biewer Terriers, on the KUSA Appendix Register, if the dog has been positively identified via DNA profiling and parentage has been verified via DNA parentage verification. The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the Faculty of Veterinary Sceinces at Onderstepoort (OPVGL), is the only laborotary from which DNA certificates will be accepted for Biewer Terrier registrations. The laboratory is a member of the International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG).

1. DNA (FTA) Kit

  • Can only be requested by a registered practicing Veterinarian 
  • Breeder to arrange with their Veterinarian.
  • Can request multiple DNA kits which Veterinarian may keep in stock for future use.
  • Cost of DNA (FTA) kit = R35.00 each (includes Registered Mail)
  • DNA (FTA) Kits will not be posted unless payment received.
  • Bank Details: University of Pretoria, ABSA, Hatfield Branch 3355545, Account Number 2140000038. Reference AB916. 
  • Postal address of Veterinary practice must be provided in order to mail the DNA (FTA) kits


2. Contact for DNA (FTA) Kits

  • All requests for DNA (FTA) Kits must be sent via email to Claudette van Zyl at OPVGL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to (012) 529 8310 (no telephonic requests please)
  • Proof of payment to be attached


3. Collection of DNA Sample

  • Must be collected by Veterinarian
  • Dog must be positively identified via microchip scan and chip number to be corroborated against microchip certificate
  • DNA material must be from blood sample (no buccal swabs will be accepted)
  • No DNA samples will be accepted unless microchip number appears on sample submitted
  • Declaration must be signed by Veterinarian & Owner

4. Submission of DNA Sample

  • OPVGL application form to be completed, signed and stamped with Vet practice stamp

5. Two types of applications:

  1. Biewer Terrier Litter (DNA profile of parents on OPVGL database)
  2. Imported Biewer Terrier / Single dog application

(Certified Copy of Export Pedigree must accompany application)

  • If parents are not DNA profiled by ISAG lab, OPVGL reserve the right to ask for parents to be profiled. 
  • Completed application form, proof of payment and FTA card, to be sent via registered mail or courier to OPVGL. Each FTA card must be inserted in to a separate envelope, clearly marked with the dog’s name and microchip number. Address: Dr. Cindy Harper, OPVGL, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort, 0110
  • Bank Details: University of Pretoria, ABSA, Hatfield Branch 335545, Account Number 2140000038. Reference AB916.

Biewer Terrier Registration Requirements

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The Emerging Breed Register of KUSA documents emerging breeds within the Kennel Union of Southern Africa's jurisdiction. Breeds on this register must adhere to special requirements in order to be registered.

As a member of the FCI, dogs registered on the KUSA Appendix Register may be issued with an export pedigree and can be re-registered on another FCI member's Appendix Register.

Schedule 2: Appendix "C" Breed Specific Registration Requirements

Registration requirements for Biewer Terriers

Applications for the registration of Biewer Terriers will only be accepted if the dog has been positively identified via DNA PROFILING and parentage has been verified via DNA PARENTAGE VERIFICATION by a laboratory that is a member of the International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG). The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort (OPVGL) is currently the only laboratory in South Africa that is a member of ISAG from which DNA Typing Certificates will be accepted for the registration of Biewer Terriers bred in the KUSA area of jurisdiction.

In the case of Biewer Terriers that are imported, DNA material will be required to be submitted to OPVGL for the issuing of a DNA Typing Certificate which must reflect the dog’s microchip number, DNA Profile number and DNA ID Number. Applications for registration of an imported Biewer Terrier will only be accepted if the required DNA Typing Certificate is attached to the KUSA Registration Application Form.

All Certificates of Registration issued to Biewer Terriers registered or reregistered with the Kennel Union must bear the DNA profile number and DNA ID Number of the dog.

FAQ | Applications & Payments

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The KUSA office receives hundreds of applications every week and we need you cooperation to ensure that your applications are processed smoothly. Your co-operation will be greatly appreciated.

Complete applications

KUSA members must ensure that all applications are submitted to the KUSA office with the appropriate proof of payment. Applications will be considered incomplete unless proof of payment accompanies application documentation and such an application will not be processed.

Bank deposits

When making an electronic funds transfer or direct deposit into the KUSA bank account, members & clubs are reminded to always use their membership number as a reference. Non members are requested to please use their initials and surname as a reference. Failure to do this may result in the processing of applications being delayed.

Please note, a direct deposit into KUSA's bank account is not considered as proof of payment. A copy of the bank deposit slip or electronic funds transfer must be attached to the application documentation. Failure to do so may result in applications being delayed or rejected. If proof of payment is not received within 10 working days of receipt of application documentation, KUSA reserves the right to reject the application and return the documentation to the applicant.

Completion of Official Documents

In order to avoid possible rejection of applications it is kindly requested that members/non-members use their title, full initials and surname on all official documents at all times.

For example: (Surname, Initials and title)

Postage - Pre Paid Speed Services

Members are requested NOT to include prepaid Speed Service envelopes with applications. Prepaid envelopes are date stamped and are only valid for use for that date. As applications take up to two weeks to process, the prepaid endorsement would have expired by the time of postage.

If applicants wish to have certificates sent via the overnight Counter to Counter Speed Services facility, an amount of R75.00 must be added to fees paid.

Rejected / Withdrawn Applications

All applications that are rejected due to requirements not being met or which are voluntarily withdrawn by applicants, prior to completion of processing, will incur an administration charge to defray admin and bank charges incurred. R80.00 of the application fee will be retained. The balance will be refunded via electronic funds transfer into applicant’s bank account.

If you have any other questions or queries regarding the processing of applications, contact the KUSA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 021 423 9027.

Join KUSA today

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The Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA) promotes the improvement and general well-being of dogs, encourages responsible breeding and showing of pure bred dogs, regulates training classes and events, licenses dog shows, obedience tests, working trials and much more.

KUSA is a member of the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale), the biggest canine organization in the world. The FCI has 72 full members with one in almost each country in the world, from Austria to Venezuela. See the full list here: FCI members

In 2016, KUSA celebrates 125 years of working for and with dogs in Southern Africa. Founded in 1891, the South African Kennel Club, now the Kennel Union of Southern Africa aka KUSA, is the combination of the Southern African Kennel Club of Port Elizabeth (founded 1883) and the South African Kennel Club of Cape Town (founded 1889). Today, KUSA is primarily a registration and administrative organization with nearly two hundred affiliated clubs and four thousand members. KUSA licenses over six hundred Championship or non-Championship events annually.

You will need to be a member of KUSA to:

  • Register a dog with the Kennel Union of Southern Africa (Membership not required for Registration on Obedience & Trial Dog Register)
  • Register or renew an Affix or Kennel Name
  • Breed a KUSA Registered bitch or stud
  • Be a KUSA Judge
  • Be a delegate of the Provincial Council
  • Be a member of the Executive Committee
  • Be a member of the Federal Council

KUSA members are very valuable to us and the KUSA team has been working hard throughout the year to increase the benefits for KUSA members, whether you show, train or breed your dogs.

Benefits of becoming a KUSA member

  1. Receive electronic Notices directly in your e-mailbox;
  2. Exclusive 20% discount on international flights through Etihad airlines.
  3. Get 15% off any Wampum grooming products – order online;
  4. Qualify for 10% discount on local and international pet travel with PetPort;
  5. Receive 15% discount from BidAir PetLounge when flying puppies unaccompanied;
  6. Advertise your dogs and puppies on the exclusive Breeders Listing on the KUSA website;
  7. Free entry to the McQueen Memorial Reference Library for canine research in Cape Town;
  8. Purchase exclusive reports for litter statistics and special reports on request;
  9. Obtain privileged access to the KUSA Members Portal and Club Portal with online services;
  10. Research canine genetics with the dedicated KUSA Mate Select and Trial Mating tools;
  11. Get the latest news, photos and information from KUSA and affiliated clubs on KUSA’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube platforms.

With all of these great benefits, KUSA membership is open to all canine enthusiasts and dog lovers in Southern Africa. Please invite your friends, family and puppy buyers to join KUSA and get involved in the world of dogdom. For more information, please visit our website at www.kusa.co.za, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., give us a call on 021 423 9027 or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mykusa.

KUSA Membership Costs

Initial Fees

New members – New members must pay an election fee of R253 to be presented to the Executive Committee of KUSA for election. Cost: R253

Returning members – If you were a KUSA member and your membership has lapsed for more than 1 month but less than 12 months, you are required to pay R119 for re-election by Exco. Cost: R119

Annual Fees

Join KUSA for one year for only R445(excluding initial fee). After 5 years of unbroken membership, you will be eligible for the discounted annual fee of R408

Join KUSA now by completing the membership application form found here. Submit your completed form with proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KUSA Affixes

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How do I register a KUSA affix or kennel name?

To register an affix, an application must be made on an official Kennel Union form signed by the applicant and setting out all the information required therein. This form must be accompanied by the application fee prescribed in terms of Schedule 7. 

In addition to the Affix desired by the applicant, four alternative names must be provided. Keep the following in mind when deciding on names:

  • A number and descriptive word is not registerable
  • The names of countries, provinces, towns or titles are not permitted
  • A letter, number or numeral is not permitted
  • An adjective or noun appropriate to the name of a dog is not permitted
  • An adjective or noun appropriate to a colour definition appropriate to a breed of dog is not permitted
  • First names (e.g. Gisela), common names for dogs (Fido, King, etc.), surnames are not permitted
  • Registered company names or patented product names are not permitted
  • Names indicative of the quality of the applicant's dogs (e.g. Champion, Superb) or any feature of the breed or its temperament are not permitted
  • The word "Kennel/s" may not be included as part of the Affix.

How do I get my affix accepted?

Acceptance of an Affix shall be at the sole discretion of the Executive Committee. Every Affix provisionally accepted by the Secretary shall be published once in the official Kennel Union journal and any objections thereto shall be lodged with the Secretary within thirty (30) days of publication.

After publication of the Affix, every application and objection shall be considered by the Executive Committee, which may grant such application, with or without amend¬ment, whereupon the Affix shall be registered, giving the grantee, during the continuance of such grant, the sole and exclusive right to use such Affix as part of a name when registering or changing the name of a dog on transfer of ownership. The grantee may not cede, assign, bequeath, sell or dispose of a registered Affix without the con¬sent of the Executive Committee.

When an Affix has been granted and the current grantee/s wish to add, subtract or replace any surname from those in which the Affix is currently granted, the Executive Committee shall be empowered to instruct the Secretary to take the necessary action provided that the written agreement of all the existing grantee/s or their Executors has first been had and obtained that the fee laid down in terms of Schedule 7 has been received and that there is no contravention of Regulation 8.4.3.1 of this Schedule. In such cases the period of grant shall expire at the end of the period granted to the original grantee/s.

How does joint ownership work?

In terms of this Schedule, at any one time, no more than five (5) persons shall be permitted to hold joint Registered ownership of any dog or hold joint registered ownership of any Affix.

Where an Affix is granted jointly to two (2) or more persons, it may be used by those people acting in concert, in any combination or singly.

Every grant of a registered Affix shall be published once in the Official Kennel Union journal and shall be valid for a period of five (5) years from the date of registration, subject to the grantee's right to re register such Affix for further periods of five (5) years upon payment of the prescribed re registration fee as stipulated in terms of Schedule 7.

Can I protect an international/foreign affix from usage in SA?

Any Affix registered in any country, the Canine Control Body of which is in reciprocity with or recognised by the Kennel Union may be protected on application by the Grantee or by the Committee of an Affiliated Breed Club or other interested party for a period of twenty (20) years, subject to renewal, upon payment of the fee prescribed.

What happens if my affix expires?

In the event of a grantee failing to re-register an Affix upon expiry thereof, the Secretary shall send written notice of such expiry to the grantee at his last known address and failing re-registration by the grantee within a period of thirty (30) days of such notice, the Secretary shall publish notice of such expiry once in the Official Kennel Union journal. Upon the grantee's failure to re register the Affix within thirty (30) days of publication, the grant shall lapse and the name of the Affix shall become available to any applicant for registration at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

How may I use my affix?

The grantee of a registered Affix shall utilise it only as a prefix, that is to say, the first word in the name, in respect of any dog bred by him or any dog bred from parents, each of which were bred by him, otherwise it shall be used only as a suffix, that is to say, the last word in the name.

No name indicative of an Affix may be used unless it is registered as such with the Kennel Union in terms of these Regulations.

When the name of a dog comprises a prefix, common name and suffix, no further change is permitted. Common names may comprise of more than one (1) word provided each word is completely different and totals not more than fifteen (15) letters, counting each space between a word as a letter.

View the current list of proposed, published and lapsed here: Affixes/Kennel Names

Download the Affix/Kennel Name Application Form

Online Transactions

KUSA-online-tools

Please note: Only Credit Card payments are accepted for online applications. For EFT payments, please follow the traditional route of sending your documents and proof of payment directly to the KUSA office.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL – Renew your KUSA membership

AFFIX APPLICATION – Renew your KUSA affix/kennel name

LITTER APPLICATION – Apply for the registration of a litter

SINGLE DOG APPLICATION – Apply for the registration of a single, imported dog

TRIAL MATING (5 Generations with COEFFICIENT of INBREEDING) – See the results of potential matings with the KUSA Trial Mating Tool

DOG IMAGE UPLOAD – Update your dog's digital pedigree (5 generation) with a recent photo

Registration Forms

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Litter Registrations

To register a complete litter with KUSA, you will need one or more of the documents below. Complete the forms and submit with your proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for processing. 

Litter Registration Forms

Filename Size Date & Time
A Microsoft Word file 1. Litter Registration Application Breed Register 200.5 KB 2016-08-31 09:37:43
An Adobe Acrobat file 2. Litter Registration Application w Simultaneous Transfer of Ownership 331.14 KB 2016-08-31 10:48:45
An Adobe Acrobat file 3. Litter Registration Application Breed Register 436.67 KB 2016-08-31 09:38:07

Specialized Registrations

For puppies produced by artificial insemination, whether from local or imported semen:

Artificial Insemination Forms

Filename Size Date & Time
An Adobe Acrobat file Artificial Insemination Declaration Form 650.85 KB 2016-08-31 09:45:46
An Adobe Acrobat file Certificate of Insemination template 632.91 KB 2016-02-25 11:49:45
An Adobe Acrobat file Confirmation of Ownership of Donor Semen 475.07 KB 2016-02-25 12:04:32
An Adobe Acrobat file Semen Collection Certificate Template 497.4 KB 2017-05-17 10:03:35

For more information on how to register litters bred with artificial insemination (AI), view the guidelines and required documents for each type below:

  • Local Frozen Semen – Semen Collection Certificate, Certificate of Insemination & Application for the Registration of a Complete Litter
  • Imported Frozen Semen – Semen Collection Certificate, Certificate of Insemination, Confirmation of Ownership of Donor Semen, Certified Export Pedigree & Application for the Registration of a Complete Litter
  • Fresh SemenAI Declaration & Application for the Registration of a Complete Litter

Single Dog Registration

Single Dog Registration Forms

Filename Size Date & Time
An Adobe Acrobat file Advanced Registration Certificate 54.69 KB 2016-02-19 11:44:53
An Adobe Acrobat file Application to register a single dog-APPENDIX REGISTER 494.33 KB 2017-05-26 07:02:40
A Microsoft Word file Application to register a single dog-APPENDIX REGISTER 103.03 KB 2017-05-26 07:02:35
An Adobe Acrobat file Application to register a single dog - OBEDIENCE AND TRIAL DOGS record 475.34 KB 2017-05-16 07:06:35
An Adobe Acrobat file Export Pedigree Application 36.3 KB 2016-02-19 11:44:58
An Adobe Acrobat file Single Registration Application | BREED & FIELD TRIAL register 224.42 KB 2016-02-19 11:45:08

Renew your KUSA affix

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Renew your KUSA affix. Don't wait until your KUSA affix lapses and you are forced to incur extra expenses to keep your affix.

To renew your KUSA kennel name (or affix), simply download the affix renewal form here, complete and sign the form, deposit your fees and forward your forms and proof of payment to the KUSA office.

Remember, your KUSA membership must be current to hold a KUSA affix.

Renew now to avoid extra fees and administration. Lapsed affixes are not automatically renewable and applicants will be required to re-apply for approval through the normal KUSA procedures at the full cost of R806 for 5 years.

If you do not wish to renew your kennel name, a notice will be published on the KUSA website at www.kusa.co.za and after 30 days, the affix will lapse and it will become available to any applicant for registration at the discretion of the KUSA executive committee.

KUSA affixes are subject to Schedule 2, Regulation 8 of the KUSA constitution. To review the rules and regulations pertaining to KUSA affixes, visit the About Us section of this website and click on Constitution & Schedules.

For assistance or queries, contact the KUSA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 021 423 9027.

*Prices are subject to change. Please refer to the Subscription and Fees for updated prices. 

Affix Renewal - Effective 1 September 2016