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What is the date of transfer for my dog

  • When registering a new puppy This is the day you brought your puppy home, or took possession of the dog, and cannot be a future date.
  • When transferring ownership to a new person or changing existing owners – This is the date the new ownership or changes to existing ownership took effect.

What is my dog's registration type


Your AKC Dog Registration Application provides the option for the litter owner to designate limited or full registration. This is always assigned by the litter owner.

When the Registration Type box is completely darkened by the litter owner, your dog will be registered with limited registration. If the box is not darkened, you will receive full registration privileges.

What does limited registration mean? Limited dogs are eligible to compete in all AKClicensed events except breed competition at an AKC-licensed dog show. Litters born from dogs with a limited registration are not eligible for AKC registration.

Where do I find my Online Registration PIN


Most Online Dog Registrations will prompt for two PIN codes (excludes pre-paid applications).

  • Online PIN this is a 5-digit PIN Code
  • Registration Type PIN this is a 3-digit PIN Code (if darkened you will not enter)

Document types do vary, so your PIN may be located in various sections on your application. You can find the most common forms and where your PINS may be located by clicking the next to the PIN number during the Online Dog Registration process.
Note: If you are unable to process your registration online, or your application does not have PIN codes, please mail your application using the address on the back of the application. We are unable to accept applications via email.

How do I remove items don't want to purchase


When you are registering or transferring your dog online, AKC will offer optional products for you to purchase.

  • Package page Online Dog Registration offers you 4 package selections. The Platinum Registration package has been pre-selected for you, as it includes our most requested services at a value package price. If you do not want this package, you will just need to select the option you would like before continuing. You will be offered additional standalone options on the next page.
  • À la carte page Online Dog Registration and Online Certificate Transfer both offer you a variety of items that will allow you to build your Own package. While we have preselected our most purchased items for you, you can unselect anything you do not want to purchase.

How do I transfer or add a co-owner to my AKC registered dog


Online: You will need the properly completed original AKC Certificate. This contains the Certificate Issued date needed to start the online process. After a new owner has been entered and saved, you will see the option to add a Co-Owner.

Paper: Mail the completed AKC Certificate to the AKC address provided on the back of the form. If there are more than two former or new owners, you can download and print the Additional Signature Form to be included when you mail your form.

Note: The back of the original AKC Certificate issued for your dog is the official Transfer Application. All signatures from former and new or additional owners are required.

How do I select a name for my dog


Each dog name within our records must be unique the more unique your choice the better the chance you will not receive a roman numeral.

If the name you selected has already been used for another registered dog of the same breed, then a Roman numeral is added to the end of your dog’s name (up to 37 times) or your dog may be surnamed. This ensures that names are not duplicated.

For a complete list of guidelines and to Check Dog Name availability here.

I never received my AKC documents


If it has been more than three weeks since we mailed the documents to you and you have not received it, we will gladly offer a reprint. We do ask that you allow three weeks before contacting us for reprints due to USPS delays.

Please have your dog’s litter number or registration number available (or be sure to include it if emailing us). You will also need to verify/include your current mailing address.

If you would like us to send a litter kit reprint to a different address than what was originally submitted at the time of registration, we will need a signed statement in writing from the litter owner(s), along with a litter number and alternate address, and we would be happy to assist you.

How do I correct my litter


To correct a registered litter, please do one of the following:

  • For a change to the number of puppies or the litter date of birth f the litter was registered within the last 30 days, you can call customer service at 919-233-9767. We can advise on the next steps to assist you. If it has been more than 30 days, you must submit a Litter Correction Form.
  • For a change to the dam or sire regardless of when the litter was registered, a Litter Correction Form must be submitted.

Download the Litter Correction form.

Activating your listing

  1. Navigate to
  2. In the upper right corner, click on “List with Marketplace”.
  3. Click on “Create a Breeder Listing”
  4. Click on “Activate a Paid Litter Listing in Marketplace”
  5. Sign in with the email address and password you used when you created your My AKC account. If you have not yet created your free account, click on the link to Sign Up.
  6. Enter the litter number, dam’s registration number and the dam’s certificate issue date.
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to set up and customize your listing.

Marketplace: what is the difference between Manage Listing & Manage My Page


Manage Listing is where you can edit the details of your advertised litters. If you have more than one listing, you will see a tab for each listing.
Manage My Page is where you share details about you as a breeder. This can include your breeding philosophy, time as a breeder, personal website, photo gallery and more.
To manage a listing:

  1. Sign into your Marketplace account, then click on your name in the upper right corner and click on “Manage My Listings”.
  2. Click on “Edit” (on the right side of the listing).
  3. Click on “Edit Listing and Photos”.

To manage your breeder page:
Sign into your Marketplace account and click on your name in the upper right corner. Click “Manage My Page”. You will see options for “Profile,” “Contact,” “Tell Us More,” “Photos & Videos,” and “Billing & Payments”. Click on each link to edit the information.

Marketplace: How do I upload photos to my litter listing


Once a listing has been activated, you can upload photos for the listing. Editing your litter photos:

  1. Sign into your Marketplace account and click on your name in the upper right corner.
  2. Click “Manage My Listings.” If you have more than one litter listing, click on the appropriate age tab.
  3. Click “Edit” (on the right side) for the listing then click “Edit Listing and Photos.” This will take you to the Customize page.
  4. Click “Photos & Videos” (in the top middle area). Add, remove or drag photos to change the order. You can also add captions.

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