How do I get my dog AKC papers?

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The AKC requires that the owner of an AKC-registered dog maintain the following information on the dog:

  1. Breed.
  2. Registered name and number (or litter number if not registered)
  3. Sex, color and markings.
  4. Date of birth.
  5. Names and numbers of sire and dam.
  6. Name of breeder.
  7. Name and address of person from whom directly acquired.
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Option 1: The dog without official registration is purebred.

Complete and submit the PAW Registration Application.

To be eligible for registration with CKC, the applicant canine must be purebred and of proper breed type.

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Many purebred puppies are offered for sale without registration papers, or with registration papers but no pedigree.

These sellers will tell you that you don't need papers/pedigree if you just want a pet.

papers and pedigrees, they might say, are only necessary if you want to show or breed your dog.

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What having papers means for most registries is that someone sent in money to get a piece of paper that says the dog is purebred.

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Your dog's pedigree. Purebred dog papers should also include a pedigree, which is a family tree for your dog.

It shows his bloodline going back four or more generations with the registered names of all the dogs.

Also, a breeder that won't show you the pedigree until after you adopt a puppy should be suspect.

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No. Covered entities may not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal, as a condition for entry. There are individuals and organizations that sell service animal certification or registration documents online.
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Many purebred puppies are offered for sale without registration papers, or with registration papers but no pedigree.

These sellers will tell you that you don't need papers/pedigree if you just want a pet.

papers and pedigrees, they might say, are only necessary if you want to show or breed your dog.

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Many purebred puppies are offered for sale without registration papers, or with registration papers but no pedigree.

These sellers will tell you that you don't need papers/pedigree if you just want a pet.

papers and pedigrees, they might say, are only necessary if you want to show or breed your dog.

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