A pedigree book (stamboek) is a register that states the lineage and characteristics of pedigree animals. If you breed animals, you must request for recognition (in Dutch) to maintain a pedigree book for cows, buffalo, pigs, goats, sheep or equidae from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). You must also submit annual reports to them, stating that you meet the statutory conditions.
Online application procedure via Message Box
You can apply for the recognition of your pedigree book or submit your annual reports also via Message Box. Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.