AKC eNewsletter


Winter 2009
AKC Provides More Flexibility to Breeders

Breeders Spoke and We Listened!

Full Litter Registration was specially designed for breeders to individually register all the puppies in the litter to themselves at the time of litter registration for a reduced fee!

We implemented the Full Litter Registration to encourage responsible breeders like you to register all the puppies in your litter in one easy step. This benefits breeders by eliminating the individual litter puppy fee, reducing puppy registration fees and providing discounted pedigrees for each puppy in the litter. For a litter of five puppies, this saves you more than 35% in registration fees! With the standard registration process breeders/puppy owners will pay $135 to register the litter and each puppy individually. With Full Litter, registration for the litter and each puppy is only $85. That’s $50 off!

While this may be an outstanding offer, many of you reported a reluctance to use the Full Litter Registration because of the inability to change registration status from Full to Limited if a puppy from the litter was eventually determined to be unsuitable for breeding. We have now changed that process for you!

New Process
To address your concerns, AKC will now allow breeders to assign the limited designation to a dog post registration through the first transfer, as long as the dog was first registered through the Full Litter Registration process.  All breeders of the dog have to agree to add the limited designation and it must be done before the first transfer. Remember, you can also request limited when the initial application for registration is submitted.

To change registration status from Full to Limited, all you need to do is complete an Application to Designate Limited Status. This form can be found here.

New Benefits for Transfers
We will continue to work on making the Full Litter Registration process better for you and your puppy buyers. In the coming weeks we will include special registration benefits for transfers, including a complimentary trial of AKC Pet Insurance if not previously activated for the dog.* This valuable, no-obligation benefit offers coverage for unexpected accidents or illnesses up to $1,500 ($500 per incident).

Why use Full Litter Registration?
Full Litter Registration allows AKC to better serve you, by offering reduced pricing, allowing you to select the names of each individual puppy, ensuring the accuracy of puppy data (color, markings, etc), securing the proper use of kennel names, and eliminating the risk of puppy buyers not completing the registration process. The Full Litter application can be found here.

Full Litter Registration also creates an added incentive for fanciers to successfully participate in the AKC Registration Pledge Challenge currently underway. By using Full Litter you are guaranteeing that 100% of your puppies are ultimately registered with AKC.

Special Offer Today!
If you register your litter using the Full Litter Registration between now and December 31, 2009, we will give you a special $20 Pedigree coupon to apply towards your next purchase of an AKC-Certified pedigree. The coupon will be sent to you after the completion of your Full Litter Registration.

For more information please contact AKC Customer Service at info@akc.org or 919-233-9767.

Thank you for your continued support of AKC.

AKC 60-Day
* The 60-Day Trial Plan is provided by the master policy issued to the Association of American Pet Owners. Activation required. Administered by PetPartners, Inc. Underwritten by American Pet Insurance Company, 907 NW Ballard Way, Seattle WA 98107-4607. Not available in all states and only available to U.S. residents. Eligibility restrictions apply. Contact PetPartners, Inc. for terms and conditions. Must be activated within 28 days of AKC Certificate Issued date. Visit www.akcpetinsurance.com/trial or call toll free at 1-866-725-2747.


Ronald N. Rella, Director, Breeder Services
Email: AKCbreeder@akc.org
Customer Service | Phone: 919-233-9767 | Email: info@akc.org

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