What is the difference between the AKC
and CKC Dog Registration?
In order to register a puppy with AKC,
both parents have to be registered with AKC. The only way the parents can be
registered with AKC is if their parents were registered with AKC, and so on. AKC
originated in 1884. Therefore you are absolutely guaranteed that you are paying
for a purebred dog.
In order to register a puppy with CKC, both parents
have to be registered with CKC. In order to register a dog with CKC, you simply
have to mail them a picture of the dog, tell them what breed you want to
register it as and get two unverified signatures on the application for
registration. Example: You could find a male or female and if you thought it was
purebred you could register that dog and breed it.Selling the puppies as
registered puppies. what if the parents were not 100% purebred? CKC stands for
Continental Kennel Club.
It also stands for Canadian Kennel Club.
Now the Canadian Kennel Club is an excellent registry it works just like AKC
does. But Continental Kennel
Club in Walker, Louisiana also calls itself the CKC. And most dogs that
are registered with CKC in the USA are registered with Continental Kennel Club.
Now, just think about a registry that would use call letters that are identical
to another well know registry. CKC will even register mixed breed dogs such as: yorkiepoos (half
yorkie/half poodle), peekapoos (half peekanese/half poodle), cockapoos (half
cocker spaniel/ half poodle) etc.
In order to register a puppy with UKC, both parents have
to be registered with UKC. You can get UKC papers on the parents by sending
them a copy of your dog’s current registration (which includes CKC papers). So
you could still be buying a mixed dog thinking it was a purebred.
AKC requires that a male dog that has produced 7 or
more litters in it’s lifetime or has produced 3 or more litters in a calendar
year must be “AKC DNA profiled” which is quite costly. AKC can, and does,
inspect your dogs, your records and your facility on a regular basis to assure
that they are being maintained in the proper conditions. They are also
authorized to DNA match litters of puppies (at will) to their listed sire. If
the puppy’s DNA does not match the listed sire’s DNA, the puppies are not
allowed to be registered with AKC (for obvious reasons). This is not a problem
for those of us who keep our dogs, clean, groomed, healthy our facility clean,
up to code and presentable, records in order and correct. And most of all that
we know beyond a shadow of a doubt which females was bred with which male. AKC
also requires a strict record keeping guideline which is not a problem for those
of us concerned about the integrity of purebred puppies.
To sum it up:
Alot of breeders are choosing to register their dogs with CKC because you
can register your whole litter for free, where AKC charges $25 plus $2 per
puppy. It is sad to see breeders stoop this low to save a
ALL of Razzle Dazzle dogs are AKC registered. All our males are DNA
profiled. All our adults are micro chipped with the Avid microchip. (another
breeder requirement of the AKC) all dogs must be identifiable. That means they
can freely scan the microchips and match them to the number on