NSDTC Inc Vaccination Policy

Updated September 2018

Before enrolling, NSDTC requires a minimum C3 (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus) vaccination administered after the age of 12 weeks for all puppies.

Please note: A delay of two weeks after the administration of the above vaccination is required before puppies are permitted to join class.

[To be fully immunised against the above diseases, it is recognised that puppies must receive an additional C3 booster no earlier than 16 weeks of age. However, puppies may join class before this booster has been administered]

All adult dogs joining or renewing, must have had at least a C3 vaccination administered after 10 months of age. Triennial (3-yearly) C3 vaccination is considered acceptable thereafter.

Adult dogs joining (or renewing) that have not had a C3 vaccination in the preceding 3 years must be referred to the Club Vet Officer or official nominee.

Veterinary certificates showing adequate antibody titres* to distemper, hepatitis & parvovirus will be accepted by NSDTC for all adult dogs as long as they are dated within the previous 12 months.

*Adequate antibody titres for distemper, hepatitis & parvovirus are considered to be > 1:20

As Bordetella & Parainfluenza (both agents causing canine cough) are not generally life threatening to healthy dogs, these vaccinations are considered optional in terms of joining NSDTC. However, these canine cough vaccines are recommended to be given to puppies (& annually to adult dogs) & owners are reminded that these will be required if your dog is to enter boarding kennels.

All vaccination & antibody titre certificates must be signed by a registered veterinary practitioner.

Homeopathic “vaccinations” will not be accepted.