AKC Registration Procedure

For those of you who have never registered an eligible puppy with the American Kennel Club (AKC) we wanted you to know the rules as shown on the AKC website Registering a Dog – American Kennel Club .


Please note we register all of our litters with the American Kennel Club which allows you to register your individual puppy with AKC if you desire to do so.


Registering a Dog


A purebred dog is eligible for AKC registration if its litter has been registered. When you purchase a dog said to be AKC-registrable, you should get an individual Dog Registration Application from the seller. Once the application has been completed, you should submit it to the AKC with the proper fee. You can also register a dog online. In about three weeks, you will receive your dog’s AKC Registration Certificate. When your dog is registered, you can take advantage of the AKC Pet Insurance* with an introductory 60 days pet healthcare insurance at no-cost to you. This benefit is also available to dogs whose ownership has been transferred, if the trial plan was not activated by a prior owner. Details about this special complimentary benefit will be sent to you shortly after registration or transfer. Visit http://www.akcphp.com to find out more.


Filling out the Application


The Dog Registration Application must be filled out jointly by the litter owner(s) and the new owner(s) of the dog. The application is color-coded for the convenience of both parties. The litter owner(s) must fill out the most of the application, including the following information:


  • Sex of dog
  • Color and markings of dog
  • Registration type (Full or Limited)
  • Transfer date
  • Name and address of all new owners and co-owners
  • Signatures of all litter owners


The new owner(s) of the dog must fill out the following:


  • Name of dog
  • Signatures of all owners and co-owners
  • Payment information
  • Registration Options (For purchasing pedigrees and DVDs)


Processing fees are nonrefundable, and all fees are subject to change without notice.


Please note that each litter owner and each new owner must sign the application individually. It is crucial that all sections of the application are filled out correctly. Failure to properly complete the application will result in processing delays.


If you did not acquire the dog directly from the litter owner(s), you must include a Supplemental Transfer Statement for each intermediate transfer with the application.


When the application has been received and processed by the AKC, an AKC Registration Certificate will be mailed to the owner. The owner should examine the certificate carefully and report any errors to the AKC.


If you lost your dog’s registration application and you’re not the breeder, you need to contact the breeder and ask them to fill out this Duplicate Dog Registration Application form and have the breeder send it to AKC.


You can also register a dog online. Click here for more detail.


Sourced from American Kennel Club