State of New York
Department of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
NYS PD # 1026
Applied 04/30/2016, Inspected 06/07/2016
Licensed Issued 06/15/2016, Expires 06/15/2017
**Inspected 05/16/2017, PASSED, Licensed Renewed through 06/2018**
While we were not planning ANY mating/litters until the Fall of 2017 at the earliest,
we applied for and where given our NYSPD License (#1016) in 2016.
The primary goals of this program is to ensure that dogs (and cats) are properly cared for, have adequate and humane housing, and receive veterinary care by the breeder. It is also a safety net for buyers; record keeping by the breeder MUST show that ALL information concerning the animal's health, medical history, and origin are transfer to the buyer or its agent at the time of possesion of the animal by the buyer! No breeder in this NYS Licensed Program will ever 'forget' or 'misplace' any of your puppies records or delay transfering them to you!
Breeders selling LESS the twenty-five dogs/cats per year ARE exempt from "mandatory" NYS Licensing. Most NYS breeders do NOT apply for this additional protection for the consumer. There is a ton of paperwork, 'surprise' inspections, and more accountability for the breeder to the buyer and the State of New York. BUT one Dam can whelp more than 9 puppies in a litter, and as of 2016, we have THREE young females being raised, trained/titled, and health tested for breeding!! Should all three breed in any given year, or we add an additional Dam to our program in the upcoming years, we would be in volatlation of NYS Laws & Regulations!! We cannot have that, so our License is Proactive rather then Reactive.
As a family we decided to spend the time and effort on obtaining this license well over a year before breeding. THIS gives our buyers one more reason to be confident in our commitment to the TOTAL Doberman. It also creates and maintains as of (06/2016) public record and accountability of our medical records and on site conditions WELL before we were actually open for the public to come and see our dogs, puppies, home and records!!
Better safe than sorry!!!