The AKC will register a litter that is produced through artificial insemination, provided that the following conditions are met.
For Fresh Semen
- Sire and dam must both be present during the extraction of semen and the insemination of the bitch.
- The breeder completes and submits an Application to Register a Litter Resulting from Using Fresh Semen with the proper fee.
For Fresh Extended Semen
- The breeder completes and submits an Application to Register a Litter Resulting from Using Fresh Extended Semen containing the certifications completed by the person(s) that performed the extraction and the insemination.
- Sire must be AKC DNA certified.
For Frozen Semen
- The collection of semen for the artificial breeding must have been reported to the AKC on the AKC Frozen Semen Collection Statement form. If the Semen was collected after October 1, 1998, the sire must be AKC DNA Profiled.
- The collector/storer must be familiar with and complying with the AKC regulations for record keeping and identification of dogs.
- The Application to Register a Litter Resulting from Using Frozen Semen must be submitted containing the certifications completed by the owner of the semen, the owner of the dam and the veterinarian who performed the artificial breeding, with the proper fee.
- All sire owners must sign the form transferring ownership of the frozen semen.