HBA - The Hybrid Breeders Association

Promoting ethical breeding and responsible ownership of healthy dogs

Hybrid Breeders Association

Promoting ethical breeding and responsible ownership of healthy dogs

Exciting times!

We will be launching our new parent company 'Planned Pethood Ltd' in the next few weeks. Planned Pethood will offer a personalised puppy find service and provide our customers all the help and guidance they need when considering a new puppy.

HBA will still be an important part of our reach and will continue to serve our fabulous breeder network.

Image of Bunny the Cavachon - the HBA mascot

What is the Hybrid Breeders Association?

The Hybrid Breeders Association (HBA) is an organisation whose primary goal is to promote responsible and ethical breeding of healthy dogs - whatever their breed.

We have therefore set out four main goals:

  1. To promote a Code of Ethics, based on the Five Freedoms, for breeders.
  2. To promote breed-specific DNA testing for parent dogs.
  3. To help the buying public make the right choices for their family circumstances.
  4. To expose illegal breeding practice and rid the UK of puppy farming.

Why is the HBA necessary?

Currently, there are no organisations dedicated to helping regulate hybrid dog breeding in the UK, and as a growing area of the dog breeding sector, we believe it’s vitally important to help promote best practice and offer support to breeders, while providing important information to people looking to home a hybrid dog.

When you are trying to find a puppy, it is sometimes difficult to know whether the breeder you have chosen is all that they say they are.  There are many stories of people buying puppies from seemingly respectable breeders, only to find out that their puppy was raised on a puppy farm, or that they have spent their entire lives in a shed or kennel without any human interaction. Often these puppies are separated from their mothers at an early age and suffer numerous health complications.  We want to stop this happening.

Health, Husbandry and Welfare

The HBA is not concerned with “breed standards” but with the breeder’s understanding of the health, husbandry and welfare of the dogs they breed (see the Five Freedoms). All HBA Registered Breeders work to a clear code of ethics with best practice compliance being monitored regularly.

The HBA aims to raise the standard of breeding for hybrid dogs by offering membership only to those breeders who adhere to our high standards. The assessment process is thorough, and once accepted and endorsed, HBA Registered Breeders can be relied upon as the Gold Standard of dog breeders.

Who is the HBA?

The HBA was founded by Jules Hamilton. Having set up Lindens Puppies, raised hybrid dogs and listened to the stories of those trying to find a hybrid puppy from a quality breeder, Jules felt passionately about the importance of such an association.

Jules realised there was a need to provide a quality mark for hybrid breeders; a mark which guarantees that the breeder has passed an assessment, and a mark which tells a prospective puppy owner that the breeder in question has bred hybrid puppies from health-tested adults in a home environment, has keep them healthy, socialised, loved and raised responsibly and ethically.

To find out more about the Hybrid Breeders Association, contact us for more information

Planned Pethood Ltd.  Unit 6, Church Farm, Church Road, Barrow, Suffolk, IP29 5AX.  Id. 11138364.

Terms and ConditionsCookie Policy.  ©2018 All Rights Reserved.

Image of Bunny the Cavachon - the HBA mascot
Image of Bunny the Cavachon - the HBA mascot