How to register your Hangin Tree Cowdog
If you are looking to register a dog or litter,
or transfer a dog, please contact Melissa Ogden at firstname.lastname@example.org to get set up on the new database.
All questions on forms must be filled out. Do Not leave any blank questions.
Only qualified Hangin Tree Cowdogs can be registered with the Hangin Tree Cowdog Association Inc.
To register dogs or litters you must be a member in good standing of the Hangin Tree Cowdog Association Inc.
To be registered as a Hangin Tree Cowdog, your dog must be whelped from a registered Hangin Tree Cowdog Association Inc. litter. You must have appendix registration papers on your dog. Your dog must also have a short or slick hair coat and have a docked tail.
If your dog fits these criteria and you would like to permanently register your dog with the Hangin Tree Cowdog Association Inc. your dog must be approved. Your dog must be working cattle and hitting (biting) both heads and heals on cattle. You have three options.
You can have an in person review with two Board of Directors of the Hangin Tree Cowdog Association Inc.
You can send video reviews to the office of the Hangin Tree Cowdog Association Inc.
You can send picture reviews to the office of the Hangin Tree Cowdog Association Inc.
Video or picture reviews sent in for approval must show without doubt that the dog actually bites both heads and heels. Bite placement must be jawline forward on the head and hock level or below on heel placement. Cattle must be at least 350lbs.
Please keep videos short and filmed with a steady camera. Camera needs to be close enough to dog and cattle that there is no doubt that the dog actually bites. Any video or picture that has more than one dog in it make it clear which dog needs to be approved. No more than two (2) dogs working together. If two dogs look similar put a red collar or red bandana around its neck. Also do not try to run the camera and work your dog at the same time.
If there is any doubt that the dog does not bite both heads and heels it will not be approved.
There is no age limit to permanently register dogs.
To permanently register your dog send videos or pictures or if you have an in person review you must have an application signed by 2 board of directors with required information filled in. Also send appendix papers. If transferring to new owner fill in transfer section with previous owners signature.
Permanent dog registration:
$55 if registered within three months of whelping
$100 if registered within four to six months of whelping
$145 if registered within seven to twelve months of whelping
After one year the litter is no longer eligible for registration.
Transfer of ownership:
$15 Any dog transferred to a different owner must pay this fee.
$50 Membership year runs for 1 calendar year
$500 Lifetime Membership with a buckle
$400 Lifetime Membership without a buckle
Each membership entitles one vote at any general meeting of the Hangin Tree Cowdog Association Inc.
If you have any questions about registering your dog with the Hangin Tree Cowdog Association Inc., please feel free to contact the secretary. Or you may send an e-mail message by using the email address listed on the Contact Us page here on the Hangin Tree Cowdog Association Inc. web site.
To all members of the Hangin Tree Cowdog Association Inc. or anyone that might be interested in purchasing a registered Hangin Tree Cowdog:
It has been brought to the attention of the Board of Directors of the Hangin Tree Cowdog Association Inc. that there are individuals that have been altering and or changing the information on registration certificates. For any one purchasing a registered Hangin Tree Cowdog it would be to your advantage to check and look over the registration certificate that is given you.
Registration certificates that have been altered or changed, whether by computer or hand written will not be honored by the Hangin Tree Cowdog Association Inc.
It needs to be understood that on Appendix papers this does not include the blank lines for Name, Eye Color, or Hair Length.
It also needs to be understood that Permanent Registration Certificates are exactly that, they are permanent and names or any other information cannot be changed.
Prior to January 1, 2009 counterfeiting of Hangin Tree Cowdog registration certificates was a problem. This was a major concern that was addressed at the original meeting of the two registries when the first proposal to merge the two registries was discussed. One of the main goals was to put a stop to this, it will not be tolerated.
Again, any registration certificates, Appendix or Permanent that have been tampered with in any way will be canceled.
Once you have completed your applications, you can mail them to the following address:
Hangin Tree Cowdog Association, Inc.
561 N Dade 41
Lockwood, MO 65682