Membership & Registration Information for the Colorado Mountain Dog Association®
Membership in the Colorado Mountain Dog Association® is not required to register dogs. Membership does offer several benefits, including:
Discounts on registration and processing fees
Ability to post classifieds
Eligibility to be listed on our "Breeder Listing" page
Membership fees must be renewed annually. Annual membership expires at the end of the current year for fees submitted between January 1 and August 31 of the current year, and at the end of the following year for fees submitted between September 1 and December 31. The CMDA® reserves the right to refuse membership to anyone. In the event a membership application is refused, fees will be refunded.
Join or Renew Today! If you would like to become a supporting member of the CDMA® and take advantage of the benefits offered, simply complete the Membership Application on this page and submit your annual Membership dues through the link below. This form is also used to renew memberships. Membership Fee: $25 Membership Renewal: $15 Please note that we cannot process your application until payment is received. Thank you! Membership Application and Renewal Form The CMDA® uses the dog information you provide below to maintain statistics on the development of the breed. Any information you offer is used for internal purposes only. If you are renewing a membership, please complete the application again so we can keep our files current. Because the Colorado Mountain Dog breed is still a new and growing breed, it is based on a generational registry in order to bring the dogs closer to the ultimate CMD standard. There are 4 Types of CMDA® registration certificates:
"Foundation Dog:" This type of dog is the first of a genetic line that was approved by the CMDA®. In order to become a registered breeder, it must have gone through a breeder-dog approval process, including a basic veterinary physical exam, after 1 year of age. It must also be a proven, working livestock guardian. (DNA testing required.)
"F2 Generation:" This type means one parent is a “Foundation Dog”, and the other is "Foundation Dog" or later.
"F3 Generation:" one parent is “F2” type, and the other is "F2" or later.
"F4 Generation:" one parent is “F3" type, and the other is "F3" or later.
"Purebred:" The 5th generation in a genetic line. Both parents are "F4" type or "Purebred" type.
Every dog registration certificate is assigned a “Generational Type,” which is listed on your registration document. In addition to the generational type, each new puppy registration is automatically classified as a “Non-Breeding Animal,” until the generational type reaches “Purebred” classification. A “Non-Breeding Animal” can be re-classified as an approved “Breeder” after it reaches 1 year of age. (PennHIP testing required, between 12 and 24 months of age. At 2 years, OFA testing is required.) To register a dog, you must submit the appropriate application and application fee. We will email you forms.
If you have purchased a dog that is already registered with the CMDA®, you need to have a new registration certificate printed with the new owner's information.