Windhounds are registered in one international registry, for all
Silken Windhounds in all countries.
The registry of International
Silken Windhound Society is a two tiered system. The registry
or studbook, was officially closed in the year 2000, not allowing
any more crosses to dogs outside this registry.
are registered with the first level registration.
In order to be eligible for registering offspring, the dog must
have a second level registration. To obtain a second level registration,
the dog must be evaluated as an adult and be considered to be
of breeding quality. It also needs a DNA-profile, presently by
MMI Genomics Inc.
the breeder of the dog can register the dog.
the breeder of the dog can apply for raising a dog to a second
The evaluation of the adult dog is done primarily by the breeder,
in real life or by a good video tape if distance does not allow
the dog to be brought to the breeder for evaluation.
The breeder may designate the evaluation function for a particular
dog to another member of the ISWS, but is under no obligation
to do so.
Unless the dog is sold
as an adult with a second level registration, the owner who intends
to breed his or her Silken Windhound must get the approval by
evaluation from the breeder, the breeder then applies for raising
the dog to second level registration.
All fees to be paid by the owner of the dog.
from a Silken Windhound who is not registered, cannot be reinstated
as Silken Windhounds; these dogs are lost to the breed and not