The mission of the Horse and Dog Breeding Program is to provide awards to breeders of successful racing greyhounds and racehorses at the close of each racing season.
Iowa Greyhound Breeders
The Greyhound Breeders aspect of the program is responsible for inspection of all Iowa Greyhound kennels to ensure the health conditions and facilities of Iowa bred Greyhounds. Area inspectors also do inspections to verify the residency of Iowa whelped Greyhounds. Qualified animals are then registered with the Program.
An Iowa whelped dog must have been born in Iowa, and raised for the first six months of its life in Iowa by an owner who was an Iowa resident for at least two years prior to whelping. After its 6 months residency requirement has been met all puppies will be inspected by the area inspectors.
Iowa Horse Breeders
The Horse Breeders Program is responsible for the inspecting of all racing Quarter horses, Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds foaling in the state of Iowa. Area inspectors do inspections to verify the residency of Iowa foaled racehorses. Qualified animals are then registered with the program.