Will it make a difference if your dog is registered or not? Will your dog be more affectionate and loyal and will you get more satisfaction from being the owner of the dog if you devote some time to fill the registration papers and pay the registration fees? The answer would certainly depend on what is the purpose for the registration. Dogs have given us immeasurable enjoyment. For sure the dog would not mind if it comes with kennel club papers or not. In this case, registering the dog would be for the benefit of the owner.
Why is there a need to register your dog? When you register your dog, you are actually raising the value of your pet as owners of registered dogs will ensure that the blood lines of the dogs are kept pure. We know for a fact that purebred dogs are valuable. If registered, the dog and you, as the owner will be permanently recorded in the breeds history. For sure you are proud of your pet, but would you not be more proud if your impressive looking dog is being admired by other dog lovers in dog shows? Only registered dogs can participate in competitions and events. Moreover, you might think of breeding the dog in the future and only offspring of registered breeds can be registered.
There are two major kennel clubs where you can register your dog – the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club. If you register with AKC it is expected that the dog have at least 3 generations of verified parentage. Since the AKC already recognizes the line it is expected that the litter where the dog came from is already registered. A reputable breeder should be able to give you a Dog Registration Application when you purchase a dog. Some entries in the application form must be filled out by the seller/breeder. The dogs sex, color, markings, transfer date and the names and address of the litter owners. You, the new owner have to fill out the name of the dog, the payment option and affix your signature. You can register online or fill out a paper copy of the registration form. Pay the necessary registration fees. It usually takes several months before you can receive the AKC Registration Certificate. It will take even longer if the registration form has errors. Review the AKC registration certificate carefully. If you find any errors or problems all you have to do is contact AKC and the certificate will be changed.