Along with helping your events remain affordable and keeping our beloved traditions alive, registrations support your American Kennel Club's "good works" efforts that benefit both the purebred dog world and the general public.
A strong legislative influence has never been more important for those of us involved in the responsible breeding of dogs. Over the past three years, the size of AKC's legislative portfolio, which tracks issues related to dogs, almost tripled in size, and included many threatening proposals. With no end to this legislative onslaught in sight, it is key that registrations continue to help AKC maintain a strong legislative influence on behalf of all responsible dog breeders. Visit the Government Relations section.
AKC Canine Health Foundation
Since its creation in 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has allocated more than $24 million to canine health research, with the AKC proudly supporting the foundation's efforts by contributing nearly $20 million to approved research grants and day-to-day program costs.Visit the AKC Canine Health Foundation website.
Along with AKC Reunite, the AKC has played a significant role in our country's largest disaster relief efforts. During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, both AKC and AKC Reunite delivered vital aid and provided multiple airlifts for displaced dogs in dire need of help. Because of the organizations' dedication of protecting our own, AKC breeders are assured of our aid should unthinkable disaster occur. Visit AKC Reunite's website.
Promoting responsible dog ownership though public educational programs is another important facet of the American Kennel Club. AKC Responsible Dog Ownership (RDO) Days happen each year throughout September. Although unique RDO Day events are held all over the country, each is entertaining and educational, and many include agility, obedience and rally demonstrations. Attendees can speak one-on-one with experienced dog breeders and trainers, as well as veterinarians and technicians, to learn what's best for them and their dog. Registrations also fund educational programs like Safety Around Dogs and Best Friends, which bring responsible dog ownership lessons to schools and other community venues. Visit the Public Education section.
- Six Easy Ways to 100% Registration
Explains available registration options in detail. Includes a downloadable flyer!
- Traditional Litter Registration
Breeders give the signed application to the new puppy owner at time of pick-up and follow-up with them on the importance of registering their dog.
- Full Litter Plus Registration
A new application that combines the benefits of the original Full Litter form with added options - Allows breeder to individually register all the puppies in the litter at the time of litter registration for a discounted price. This assures that all puppies have been registered and ownership has been recorded.
- Full Litter Offspring Plus Registration
Gives breeders who have already registered their litters with the AKC a second opportunity to individually register all puppies in the litter at a discounted price. All the benefits and options of the original Full Litter Plus form (see above) apply to the Offspring form.
- Time of Sale Online Dog Registration
Breeders go online with their new puppy owner at the time of puppy pick-up and help them complete the registration.