Local Rules and Policies Updated – Greyhound

Wednesday 9 August 2017

Participants are advised that the Local Rules and Policy Manual have been amended effective from 1 September 2017.

The Local Rules have been amended to change the definition of a Breeder and to cater for the licensing of a person as a breeder.

The definition of a Breeder has been amended to define the breeder as the registered owner or authorised person of a breeding female as at the date of service.

The Breeding Exemptions policy has been amended to reflect the change in the rules by referring to the owner and not the breeder in clause 2.1.6.

Full details of the rule amendments are as follows:


Breeder” means a person who is the registered owner or authorised person of a Breeding Female greyhound as at the date of service.

LR9        Registered Persons

9.1          Persons who wish to be studmasters, breeders, owners, trainers, attendants, catchers or syndicate members must be registered by the Director and must make application in such manner, pay such fee and comply with such conditions as may be prescribed from time to time by the Director.

LR13      Studmasters and Breeders

13.1        Every Studmaster and Breeder must be registered by the Director as a licensed owner or trainer.

13.2       No person may apply for the registration of a Breeding Female unless they are registered as a Breeder.

13.3       A person must be registered as a Breeder prior to engaging in any arrangements for the service of a bitch or a Breeding Female.

13.4       No person shall be granted registration as a Breeder unless the person:

(a)     has attained the age of eighteen (18) years;

(b)     has attained accreditation and/or done such other things as prescribed by the Controlling Body from time to time.

13.5       No registered Breeding Female may be sold or transferred to another person unless that person is registered as a breeder.

13.6       A person who contravenes LR13.2, LR13.3, or LR13.5 is deemed guilty of an offence.

A copy of the amended Local Rules and Policy Manual are available here.