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Dog Owners Impacted by the Montreal’s Mandatory Spay/Neuter Requirements

CKC recently informed members that the City of Montreal updated its animal control bylaw in to include a mandatory spay/neuter requirement effective January 1, 2020 for all dogs six months of age and older.  
 
As part of our arrangement with the City, CKC registered dogs that are to be used as part of a breeding program are exempt from the mandatory spay/neuter restrictions. We have made the City aware that many breeders do not advise early spay/neuter as studies indicate serious health and development implications.
 
To show proof that your dog(s) may be used for breeding purposes and to be eligible for an exemption, members must present to City officials an:
  1. Open Registration (Blue) OR
  2. Non-Breeding Registration Certificate (Green) + the breeder contract OR
  3. Miscellaneous Class Certification + breeder contract  
 
Also note that the City of Montreal does not allow dog breeding and owners should be prepared to show proof that the breeding will take place outside of the city.
 
We have informed the City about the CKC registration delays, and we encourage CKC member breeders to share an official support notice with their puppy owners, which explains that a delay in providing CKC registration certificates is due to circumstances out of a breeder’s control.
 
For a faster turnaround, CKC member breeders affected by the backlog may submit litter and dog applications via the CKC Portal. Even if you have already submitted work by mail that is caught in the backlog, you can login to the Portal and complete applications sooner. For regular updates on our progress and to find helpful information on how to use our online Portal, please visit the CKC Support Centre.
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