The following breeds have been accepted in the Canine Developmental Health and Performance Registry. This independent registry allows breeders to continue the development of breed type, address health issues, and introduce new members into the gene pool while being provided with a consistent means of maintaining accurate records.
If your breed is not listed here and you would like your breed to be considered for enrollment into the CDHPR program please visit the following link.
The Mi-Ki was started in the late 1980’s in the Milwaukee, WI area by Maureen Van Wormer. She bred mixes of Maltese, Papillon, Japanese Chin, Yorkshire Terrier and Tibetan Spaniel to her small Imperial Shih Tzus to create this intelligent, calm, sweet natured little dog with a long, silky non-shed coat.
The Mi-Ki’s intelligence makes them easy to train, their small size allows them to be portable and their loving nature makes them great therapy dogs.
The International Mi-Ki Registry (IMR) was founded in 1999 in order to preserve and develop what Maureen had started. The IMR immediately contacted the United Kennel Club, Inc. to request their assistance in DNA profiling for parentage and guidance in developing this new breed. Next the IMR started a strict breeding program which included health certifications on all breeding stock. The CERF and OFA Patella and Cardiac databases for the Mi-Ki were founded with IMR dogs. In June of 2000 the Mi-Ki was shown in the Rare Breed Specialty at the United Kennel Club’s annual show in Kalamazoo. Since then the Mi-Ki has been shown in conformation, primarily with Rarities and ARBA. There is one Mi-Ki that has titled in agility, UAGHX Autumn’s Stormy Night CGC, owned and trained by IMR co-founder Cindy Jurkiewicz.
In 2003 the Continental Mi-Ki Association adopted the IMR Standard and health certification policies. Both clubs continue to breed for consistency in type, health and temperament.
North American Shepherd
The Canine Developmental Health and Performance Registry welcomes the North American Shepherd. The North American Shepherd originates from Basque sheep herders in Oregon, Washington, and California who brought small, blue, all-purpose dogs with them to tend to their flocks. These later developed into the smaller all around farm dogs known in farming and ranching communities known as the ‘bobtailed blue dog.’ In California in the 1950’s, this smaller version of the Australian Shepherd was developed by horse show and rodeo enthusiasts, sometimes referred to as “little saddle dogs” because due to their smaller size they could be pulled up into the saddle. Two distinct types of herding dogs that descended from the blue Basque dogs existed by the 1960’s: one being what we know today as the Australian Shepherd and the other what is now called the North American Shepherd. North American Shepherds make excellent companion dogs due to their smaller size, but also excel in herding, obedience, flyball, and especially agility. The CDHPR looks forward to assisting in developing the North American Shepherd.
Olde English Bulldogge
The Olde English Bulldogge was developed in the early 1970’s by David Leavitt of Coatesville, PA. Mr. Leavitt’s goal was to recreate a Bulldog with the looks, health and athleticism of the 18th century Bulldog which was originally created for the English sport of bull baiting between the years 1100 to 1835. The foundation of this breeds recreation consisted of crosses of ½ English Bulldog, 1/6 Bullmastiff, 1/6 American Pit Bull Terrier, and 1/6 American Bulldog. As a result of that breeding plan Mr. Leavitt’s goal was achieved and deemed a success by 1985. The Olde English Bulldogge is considered a medium sized dog with great muscular strength, stability, athleticism and intelligence. As with any dog the Olde English Bulldogge bonds closely with their owners and family including other household pets and children however they can be territorial and should be introduced to other pets, dogs and children with supervision and care. Although they have attained much success in conformation, obedience and weight pull as well as protection and therapy work they were bred to be first and foremost a companion.