Australian National Cavy Inc - ANCC


Some common questions and assumptions regarding the use of

Stud Prefixes for you to consider


 you download the application form.


One thing you need to be aware of is that your stud prefix is for the life of your involvement in the Cavy Fancy.

A Stud Prefix is NOT a Stud Name, you can name your stud whatever you like.

A Prefix is the name (word/number depending on what is registered) that goes 'before' the name you give any cavy born at your stud.

This (Prefix) is registered with the ANCC, hence the Application process etc....

A prefix is very important in the fancy as it is what other members in the fancy recognise your cavies by for breeding and exhibiting purposes and for writing on pedigrees.

At this stage in the rules, no one else can use it while you have it registered.

Think carefully how you want to be seen as a breeder and exhibitor, your Stud Prefix can say a lot.

PLEASE bear in mind to keep it as simple as possible for 

  • Writing on pedigrees and
  • Show Secretaries need to use the FULL name (Prefix AND Given) for accurate club records!

Once a Stud Prefix is allocated to a cavy YOU bred then that is the name for Exhibiting, on selling and breeding purposes.

That name can NEVER be changed, it is a record of that cavy,

  • where it is from
  • what stud it was born at and
  • the lineage info of the cavy that is required on an accurate pedigree form.


The Rules

There are certain rules (available on this page and HERE on this website) about the registering and use of a Prefix.

Rules regarding the length of the Prefix (so a Prefix of 15 letters will NOT be approved)

Similar names to current registered Prefixes will NOT be approved.

Offensive names, either in spelling or phonetically, will also NOT be approved.


Once you have Approval

Once your Prefix is approved, you will be able to use your Prefix for cavies born at your stud, from the date that will be printed on your Registration Certificate, if you also legally OWN the dam (see Rule III)

Any cavies born PRIOR to the date of Registration may NOT carry your Prefix.

You cannot change a cavies Prefix or give it YOUR Prefix if it was born outside your stud and you do not own the dam.


You have a registered Stud Prefix such as Andino (ANCC Registrars)

You call a cavy born at your stud, to a dam that you legally own,  "Fluffy"

This cavies FULL NAME for life is ANDINO FLUFFY.

Andino is the important part of the name, it recognises the Breeder.

Whether you sell or keep this cavy it MUST carry the Prefix of its place of birth for the cavies life.


Can I have MORE than one Prefix?

Yes, you can apply for more than one Stud Prefix, for

  • Other family members in the same household
  • For the different breeds in your caviary or
  • Because you no longer like your current Stud Prefix


We hope that these have helped clear up any queries, please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any further questions.



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(Updated 12 February 2023)



If there appears to be any errors or omissions from the Full list then please contact the ANCC Stud registrar ASAP with the correct information on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Additional information about the Active Stud List. Please allow time for new applicants to be added to the list.

  • It is only a list of Members and their stud names who are currently financial members of ANCC clubs. These Members are considered active and can use the "Term" ANCC registered stud.
  • All enquiries are to go direct to the ANCC Registrar of Studs by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Please note; All registered studs, past and future, will be included in the National Stud List, which will be available for download from this web site. This list will include information pertaining to each stud registered in Australia, including the Stud Name registered, the stud owner's name(s), and the state in which the stud owner resides.
  • All hard copy prefix applications will be destroyed after 2 years. 
  • Stud Prefixes are limited to 15 characters long, INCLUDING SPACES.
  • To speed up the application process,a current club membership receipt can be sent with your application and Fee.This will make the confirmation process faster and your membership receipt will be returned with Stud Prefix Certificate.



Application for stud registration can be made as follows:

1. Download the application form from the ANCC website and fill in the details, then make a scanned copy.

2. Make a scanned copy of your club membership receipt.

3. Make a direct deposit of the application fee into the Bendigo Bank - Australian National Cavy Council BSB 633000, Acc No: 176881100 and use “Rego” as the reference and make an electronic copy of the transaction receipt.

4. Email the copies of the application, transaction receipt and club membership receipt to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



All stud applications are to include a valid and legible email address as the registration certificate will be emailed to the applicant





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Stud rules for completing the application can be downloaded below


Applications are to be on the above ANCC form only. Applications on any other form will be returned.

Please make all cheques and money orders payable to:

Australian National Cavy Council (ANCC)

Please complete and forward, along with the current registration fee of $50.00, to:

ANCC Registrar of Stud