why do you register with the AKC

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  1. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    I was just wondering why people register with the AKC. I don't plan on breeding my puppy EVER, but she came with papers and my husband wants me to register her. What is the point and is it really neccasary? I thought it was only if you were going to show your dog, or breed. I don't really see the use in us registering our puppy if we're neither showing or breeding (she's getting spayed).
     
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    Odo and Odie had papers too and my son registered odie at first. I never regestered Odo, as i never cared about the papers. Yes the only reason i can think of to regester them is if you are going to breed or show. And i think you have to do it every year or so. I did hear that if you don't send in your regesistration your animal is put on the deceased list. Don't really know just heard that.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    You only have to do it once. like a birth certificate
     
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    Yes, it's for breeding and showing or selling purposes. So, I commend you for not registering if you're not going to breed/show/sell your baby. And I especially commend you for spaying! The papers really mean nothing.
    Anyone could have a really badly breeded dog that has "papers"... but who cares!? :D
     
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    Some people will buy AKC paper dogs just because they want to be assured that the dog their buying is full bred. I bought TOki without papers because it was way cheaper and he turned out better than other yorkies that I've seen. :)
     
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    sharpeilover Dogs rule humans drool

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    they can be registered as well, so then the akc will know the amount of breeds thier is in america
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    I registered Max because I was curious to see his family tree. I was able to find pics of a lot of his relatives which was neat because I wanted to see if he looked like any of them.
     
  8. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    I haven't gotten her papers yet, they are in the mail. I guess there was a mistake on them so I should get them in like a week. The guy said that he would mail them to us or give them to my husband. For Labs how would I know if the breeder that we went to is a good breeder or not? I didn't see paperwork on the parents but when I called to speak to him I asked about hip dysplasia and he said both parents were tested for it and also for blindness. He also seemed to know a lot about the puppies, and they're parents, and offered to take me up to see the father, if I wanted to see him. She seemed in good condition when we got her, and the vet checked her out and said she was healthy.
     
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    Your breeder sounds on the up and up. Those should always be the first two questions asked -- if both parents' hips and eyes are certified.
     
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    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    good I got a little worried that perhaps he didn't do something right
     
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    As a breeder I registered the litters and the new owners did likewise with the pup. This does keep track of the # of breeds. Also, AKC can keep track of those who breed their dams to death. All my pups were registered with kennel name, Hawthorn Hill. This way the records are to help any cross breeding. My pedigrees went back many years so I could always keep track of different lines. It's sorta like a safe guard to both sides.When buying a pup, asked to see the pedigree and check to make sure there's no close breeding.
     
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    I didn't bother with the registration, either. Seemed like a waste..Ham is neutered, not gonna show him. I really didn't care if I had the 'papers'....I loved his parents which is why I wanted him. Both are healthy, with beautiful personalities...intelligent dogs. That's all I cared about. :)
     
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    oops...forgot to add that I received all family history information from the breeder, health certification and she encouraged me to speak directly to the vet, so I had his number. I also never plan to sell him..so AKC meant nothing to me personally.
     
  14. juliefurry

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    I think we will register her with the AKC just so they will have her on file or whatever. I know she won't be bred or shown though. There is no way we would have the time, energy, or money to raise puppies. Plus we don't want a show dog, we just want a pet. I don't think running to show after show would be the life that I would want to lead.
     
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    Ckc

    Here in Canada is is illegal for a breeder to sell a purebred dog without being registered. And you should never have to pay extra for the pup to be registered. If I were buying a purebred I would insist on papers (for pedigree purposes) and to see the health clearences on offa. Too many health issues to watch out for. Plus registering a dog dicourages back yard breeders. Just my .02.
     
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    Can you edit here?? Instead of offa I meant ofa.
     
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    You can register with the AKC if your dog is a purebred and meets the standard. May is a purebred Lab and meets the standard, just don't know how to get her papers. Doesn't matter anyways, though. She's my baby no matter what. Don't need papers to prove it. :D
     
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    that's the same way I think. I didn't care about registering her because she'll still be the same dog no matter what. Papers don't make a better dog.
     
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    No, but they do help prevent back yard breeders.
     
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    Unless you get papers from the breeder when they advertize AKC puppies it's a red flag. Whether you register or not, the litter should be registered. When a litter is registered the breeder receives a paper for each puppy. AKC asks to report any pup that died . I respect their helping to prevent back yard breeding. I breeder has many weeks to send in their litter papers.....yes, it costs the breeder and if they said they don't have them or haven't gotten them back....they don't care ! Don't buy!!!!
     

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