(1) The Seppala Siberian Sleddog (SSS) is a pure breed (with its own registration category).
(2) Initial registration into the SSS-bloodline category will proceed by submitting the regular CKC-registration application, a three-generation pedigree (applicant dog plus 3 additional generations) and the appropriate fee to a designated representative of the breed club (Seppala Siberian Sleddog Club) or the CKC, who will forward the pedigree to the breed club representative. The applicant dog must be a purebred Siberian Husky (SH). The breed club representative will determine the Seppala content of the dog. The CKC will issue a registration based upon the following criteria:
( a ) SSS-category, if, and only if, Seppala content is equal to or greater than 93 %.
( b ) Misc.-SSS-SH category, if, and only if, equal to or more than 50 % Seppala content and less than 93 % Seppala content.
( c ) S H category or reject for all other cases.
In cases ( a ) and ( b ) the registration will contain the Seppala content number to the nearest 1 %. In these two cases the dogs listed in the applicant-dog’s three generation pedigree will be entered in the CKC memory banks to be used to generate pedigrees for descendants. Initial registration will cease January 1, 2004.
(3) Starting January 1, 2004
Registration in the Seppala Siberian Sleddog Class will occur provided the applicant dog has sire and dam already registered in the Seppala Siberian Sleddog Class.
Registration in the Seppala Siberian Sleddog Class can occur for a dog with one parent registered in the Seppala Siberian Class and the other in a Miscellaneous Class provided the applicant has
Seppala Content > 93%
and fits the Standard of the Breed. Fulfilling the Standard of the Breed shall include, but not be limited to, satisfying the following requirements:
Weight: males 35-60 pounds, females 30-55 pounds;
Height: males 20-24 inches, females 19-23 inches
Coat: adequate for survival in a harsh artic environment
Attitude: a willingness and strong desire to pull when in harness
Personality: friendly, gentle and with a strong desire to please.
Seppala content will be determined by averaging the Seppala content of the sire and dam. The Seppala content is the number printed on the dog’s registration immediately following the name. If the sire or dam has no Seppala content number stated on its registration or is an unregistered dog, then it will be assigned a Seppala content of zero.