REGISTRATION OF IOWA-FOALED HORSES AND IOWA-WHELPED DOGS

(Iowa Code sections 99D.12 and 99D.22)
 

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is responsible for administering the Iowa-Foaled Horse and Iowa-Whelped Dog Program. The Department will establish and maintain a record system that will feature a list of thoroughbred, standardbred and quarterhorses who have qualified to be Iowa-foaled horses, as well as a listing of all greyhound dogs that have qualified to be Iowa-whelped dogs.

A sum equal to 12 percent of the purse won by an Iowa-foaled horse or Iowa-whelped dog shall be used to promote the horse and dog breeding industries. This percentage shall be applicable to all races that are limited to Iowa-foaled horses or Iowa-whelped dogs as well as all other races which are won by Iowa-foaled horses or Iowa-whelped dogs.

The 12 percent shall be withheld by the licensee from the breakage and shall be paid at the end of the race meeting to the Department. The Department, in turn, shall deposit it in a special fund to be known as the "Iowa Horse and Dog Breeders’ Fund" and pay it by December 31 of each calendar year to the breeder of the winning Iowa-foaled horse or the breeder of the Iowa-whelped dog.

For more information on how to register an Iowa-foaled horse or Iowa-whelped greyhound, view their rules or contact;

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Horse and Dog Program

Wallace State Office Building

Des Moines, IA 50319

Phone:  515-281-4103

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