For the breeders here, I have a nagging question that's been bothering me. When you sell a pup to a pet home, do you give the owners AKC limited or full registration? What is your reasoning behind why you either sell on full/limited reg? Reason I ask is that my pet quality pups are sold on a reasonable spay/neuter contract, wherein my health guarantee is voided if the pup is not altered within the specified time period (currently within 8 months of sale). When I started breeding a few years ago, I was using alternate registries & UKC, neither of which offer an option for limited/non breeding papers. So it was very important to have soemthing as rock solid as possible to assure the pet pups would be altered, to not simply rely on limited registration papers. I am leaning towards doing all pups on full registration on the spay/neuter contract. I also require proof of the procedure, a Vet bill stating the dogs name/date/procedure or a note from the Vet. Thus far, I've had a very high rate of having the proof of altering being returned. So I am not even sure if Limited registration is either necessary or effective. If someone really wanted to breed a pup, they could easily register with UKC or the dozens of "pet" registries, none of which recognize AKC's limited papers. So if someone IS going to sneak behind my back and breed, wouldn't it be better off it they had the full AKC papers instead of going with an alternate registry? Just me pondering things & thinking out loud ... technically I've never before sold pet pups on papers that would limit registering of pups, so not really sure what to think on this one :dunno: Opinions are appreciated!!!