My dog is registered was registered with AMBOR a number of years ago, but I
have not had any dealings with AMBOR for at least a year. Does this make me a
member of AMBOR or do I need to re-join?
To make the transition from the “one time registration fee per dog” system of
the past to the new “no dog registration fee, but annual dues for members” we
are offering all members who still campaign an AMBOR registered dog, free
membership for 2008. If you joined AMBOR during the NADAC/AMBOR ownership
period, when your dues expire we will offer you free membership with AMBOR for
the balance of 2008.
Therefore, the key to answering this question for yourself is determining if you
have campaigned an AMBOR registered dog during calendar year 2007.
If you were still competing with your AMBOR registered dog (in any venue), you
would not owe any dues for 2008. You would be considered a member in good
standing and be eligible for all that AMBOR offers.
If you were either not competing at all or competing with a mixed breed dog who
is not registered with AMBOR, you would need to pay dues for 2008 in order to be
considered an AMBOR member. In addition, any non-registered dogs would also need
to be registered in order to be eligible to be included in the 2008 rankings and
end of the year awards.
Once you are a current AMBOR member, you may register your mixed breeds dogs at
no cost. Handler dues are $20/year, and you must be an AMBOR member before you
can register a dog.
Regardless of if you have free membership for 2008 or not, you will need to pay
your annual dues for 2009 to keep your membership active. The 2009 dues will be
due in December, 2008.
Both the handler and dog registration forms care located on the
If I register with the UKC am I automatically registered with AMBOR?
No, AMBOR and the UKC are separate registries and require separate
Why should I register with both the UKC and AMBOR?
First, any money given to the UKC goes to support their office facility, staff,
breed and hunting programs. In contrast, every dollar paid to AMBOR is used 100%
for the advancement of new programs for mixes and recognition of mixed-breed
handlers, and for nothing else. It’s our reason for being.
Second, AMBOR provides a national newsletter,
annual trophies for those who have excelled during
the year, and a UKC, APDT and NADAC Ranking System
with annual awards for those that participate in UKC, APDT and NADAC events.
Does AMBOR hold its own events?
No, AMBOR does not hold it's own events. We use scores from other
organizations to determine our annual rankings and issue awards based on those
If I register, where can I show my dog?
There are two formal venues in which you can show your mixed breed dog. The
first is the United Kennel Club (UKC). You must be registered with the UKC to
show at their events. The second is the Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA)
shows. You must be registered with ASCA to earn an ASCA title. These are the 2
preferred ways for members to earn obedience titles, as they are held at actual
trials. However, an AMBOR member may choose to earn an AMBOR obedience title by
using score sheets at qualifying fun matches held by local training clubs
provided certain criteria is met.
We are currently discussing the AMBOR versatility titling
program. At the moment we offer titles for AKC titles earned at fun matches and
Check back for updates on the Versatility program.
All AMBOR registered dogs will be tracked in
APDT rally and
NADAC agility for
our annual ranking program. We are looking into adding other venues in the
future. Write or e-mail us for details.
Check out our Upcoming Shows
page for information on venues that allow mixed breeds and their upcoming trial
Does AMBOR offer opportunities in agility?
AMBOR has separate national agility mixed-breed ranking systems for those
competing in UKC agility or NADAC agility.
Is spay/neuter a mandatory requirement for registration?
AMBOR promotes responsible pet ownership which includes spay/neutering of
all mixed-breeds, and is mandatory.
AMBOR does not advocate the breeding of mixed-breed dogs,
cross-breeding of purebred dogs or conformation showing of mixed-breed animals.
AMBOR does not maintain a list of mixed-breed breeders and has no such
My dog is blind or lame. Can I register him?
Dogs with physical handicaps or defects other than deafness are not eligible
for registration. Deaf animals may be registered with full privileges.