An address of record is the street address that AKC has on file.
Register Pup To Breeder - If the litter owner keeps the puppy and wants to register it, they would select this action. A series of simple screens would be presented that would lead them through the registration process. Note: If your litter has multiple owners you can only use our Online Dog Registration service to register the dog in the names of all litter owners. No transfer information can be recorded.
The introduction of semen into the female reproductive tract by artificial means.
Fresh semen inseminations require that both the sire and dam are present, at the same time, during extraction and insemination.
Fresh extended (chilled) semen is extracted and extended by an authorized person. The semen must be extracted from a dog within the USA and shipped to a point within the USA. This type of semen must be used within a specified period of time.
Frozen semen is extracted, frozen, and stored for future use by a licensed veterinarian. The collection must be reported to AKC, and the collector/storer must be familiar with and in compliance with AKC record keeping practices.
A female canine.
A domestic race of dogs (selected and maintained by humans) with a common gene pool and a characterized appearance and function.
A person who breeds dogs. Under AKC rules, the breeder is the owner, or the lessee, of the dam on the date of a mating that results in a litter.
According to AKC rules, a dam must be at least 8 months old, but not more than 12 years old, on the date of mating. A sire must be at least 7 months old, but not more than 12 years old, on the date of mating.
Providing us with your email address allows us to send you a receipt and follow-up communication.
The date AKC issued the Registration Certificate. This is found near the American Kennel Club seal on the certificate.
One of the AKC standard or alternate colors for this breed of dog.
Note: Colors are approved by the National Breed Clubs so if a color is not found, then please mail in your application with a photograph of your puppy.
A dog whose sire and dam are representatives of two different breeds. AKC cannot register a crossbred dog.
A printed form to be used for a discount on specified AKC forms or merchandise.
The female parent of the dog.
Dam Name - The unique name given to the dam during AKC dog registration. AKC rules prohibit changing the registered name of a dog.
Dam Owner - The person who, according to AKC records, is the registered owner of the dam.
Dam Registration Number - The unique number assigned to a dog when it is individually registered with AKC.
Dam Owner Email - The electronic mail address of the dam owner.
A male dog; also used collectively to designate both male and female.
The AKC recognized name of a dog.
Expedited Handling and Priority Mail service are available in the Continental U.S. only. Allow 3-5 days for delivery.
Charges for AKC services. These are determined by AKC's Board of Directors and are subject to change without notice.
To see our current fee amounts go to our Fee Schedule. http://www.akc.org/reg/fee_schedule.cfm
The processing fee is a nonrefundable charge to process an application.
A late fee if the registration application is submitted 1 year after the date of the litter registration; an additional late fee is added if registration occurs 2 years after the litter registration date.
The Foundation Stock Service is an optional record keeping service for purebred breeds not currently registrable with AKC.
The sex of the puppy; male or female.
The mating of two closely related dogs of the same breed.
When a recorded owner is unable to sign AKC documents due to an illness or handicap.
The assignment of breeding rights by the recorded owner of a bitch to another person for a specified period of time. Only bitches may be leased.
If you would like to make a Co-Owner the Primary Contact please click “Make Primary'. All documents will be mailed to the Primary Owners address.
The number of subsequent transfers between the litter owner and the new owner that is registering the dog.
Restricted registration that prohibits both AKC registration of any puppies produced by this dog and participation in conformation events. Limited registration is assigned to a dog by its breeder. Only the breeder can revoke a limited registration.
Full registration allows AKC registration of any puppies produced by this dog and participation in any applicable events.
A litter is the puppy or puppies of one whelping.
Litter registration is the recording of the birth of a litter of puppies that are offspring of an AKC-registered sire and dam of the same breed.
A litter kit contains an Individual Dog Registration Application for each puppy in a litter and a litter record in order to maintain the proper written records required by AKC regulations.
A litter record is a form used to maintain the proper records required by AKC regulations. You can also supply AKC with new puppy buyer contact information through our online Litter Record system at: https://www.akc.org/litrec.
The litter owner is the person who is the owner or lessee of the dam when the litter is whelped.
The date the litter was born. (Also known as the Whelp Date.)
The unique number assigned to a litter when it is registered with AKC.
The number of male puppies in the litter to be registered. AKC only registers living dogs.
One of the AKC standard or alternate markings for this breed of dog.
The sexual coupling of a dog and bitch.
Close mating is a condition where there is less than 4 months and 15 days between either:
Litter resulting from a bitch mated with more than one sire during her season.
Methods used to identify your dog.
When a recorded owner grants another individual the authorization to sign AKC documents on his/her behalf.
The unique number assigned to a puppy from a litter registered with AKC. The puppy number consists of the litter number plus a sequential suffix.
The document issued by AKC to the registered owner of a dog when it is individually registered or transferred to a new owner.
Gold Package - Includes an official AKC Registration certificate, a three generation AKC Certified Pedigree (traces back three generations of your dog's ancestry), the AKC Dog Care and Training DVD and a subscription to the AKC Family Dog magazine.
Silver Package - Includes an official AKC Registration certificate and a three generation AKC Certified Pedigree (traces back three generations of your dog's ancestry).
Basic Registration - Includes an official AKC Registration certificate.
In the AKC Companion Animal Recovery database, your name, address, and telephone numbers are linked to your dog's unique AKC Registration number printed on the collar tag with our toll free recovery service phone number. When someone finds your pet and calls our 24/7 recovery service, our experts use the unique AKC Registration number to contact you (and your alternate contacts if you are not available) reunite you with your loved one.
Included in this offer:
The male parent of a dog.
Sire Name - The unique name given to the sire during AKC dog registration. AKC rules prohibit changing the registered name of a dog.
Sire Owner - The person who, according to AKC records, is the registered owner of the sire.
Sire Registration Number - A unique number assigned to a dog when it is individually registered with AKC.
Sire Owner Email - The electronic mail address of the sire owner.
A form authorizing a person to act for a deceased person in AKC affairs. The form must be notarized.
This is the month and year of the issue of the Stud Book Register in which the particulars of the dog's first breeding experience are recorded. It should not be confused with the dog's date of birth. The Stud Book Register, published monthly, contains the pedigree (sire and dam) of a dog that has been used at stud or a bitch that has whelped a litter for the first time. The Register also contains the names of the owners of all dogs and bitches published as well as the names of the breeders. In addition, registration numbers, dates of whelping, and colors are listed.
A male dog used for breeding purposes.
A completed form (used primarily by handlers) that authorizes AKC to accept the signature of someone other than the actual owner of the stud dog named. This form can be used only on litter applications for litters sired by that dog. The form is valid for one year; a new form must be filed to extend authorization.
The date which the litter owner entered the online application to register a particular litter.
The number of living males and females in a litter.
A unique number AKC assigns for tracking purposes to an online application.
The date the ownership of the puppy was transferred from litter owner to the new owner. If a litter owner registers the puppy, the transfer date is equal to the litter date of birth.
The date the former owner acquired the dog from the litter owner or a previous owner.
A subcategory within a breed. For example, miniature, toy and standard poodles.
In whelp is when the dam is pregnant.
The whelp date is the date on which the puppies are born. Also referred to as the litter date of birth.
Whelping is the act of birthing puppies.
Breed 1 Enter the Breed of your Canine Partner dog.
Breed 2 if your Canine Partner is a mixed breed you can list up to 2 breeds for your dog. Enter second breed here.
The Listed Dog Name will be the official name on record with the AKC for your Canine Partners dog. Certain name restrictions can apply.
The call name what you call your dog. It can be different than the listed dog name.
Acquired From is from who/or where you received your Canine Partners dog.