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Hedgehog Breeders in the U.S.

If you are a hedgehog breeder in the U.S. and would like to be assigned registered herd initials with AHC you must meet the following requirements.

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.¹
  • You must have a minimum of 1 year of hedgehog breeding experience.²
  • If you have less than 3 years experience breeding hedgehogs you must provide the name of your mentor.³
  • You must provide your email, full name, full address, business name.  Only your name, business name and state will be published on this site.
  • If you are a USDA licensed breeder you must provide a copy of your certificate to be listed as such.

¹ It is unlawful for any minor to enter into a contract or agreement.
² Hedgehog breeding experience is defined as actual time producing hedgehog offspring and does not include time spent owning hedgehogs as pets or time breeding other species such as rabbits, reptiles, etc.  The experience begins with the birth of the first litter of hedgehog offspring.
³ Mentors are required to have registered herd initials through AHC or IHR.

Not eligible?  Click here.

Hedgehog Breeders in Canada

At this time the AHC is still registering herd initials for breeders in Canada.  However, we are making efforts to work with a registry in Canada to streamline the process and to better assist non-English speaking Canadian residents.

Please read the following carefully before contacting us.

  • Ensure that you are selecting 4 character initials that are not already in use.
  • Please ensure that you have made a final decision about the initials you are choosing as they cannot be changed.  Initials are assigned to the person, not the business and each person is only assigned 1 set of initials.
  • If you fail to give the information requested, or if the AHC finds that you have given false information, you will not be registered and we will not contact you to tell you that you have not been registered.
  • If the AHC has assigned initials to a breeder and later finds that false information was given to attain the initials, the breeder's name and business info will be removed from this website.  The initials will remain in the list as initials cannot be reassigned to any other breeder.