If your dog is a purebred of an AKC recognized breed or AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS) breed, you should apply for the AKC Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) program.
If your dog is a purebred of a rare breed not recognized yet by AKC or in FSS, then you can enroll in the AKC Canine Partners™ program as long as your dog meets the criteria, including the spay/neuter requirement.
You can check your breed’s AKC registrability status. A full list of breeds, including Foundation Stock Service® (FSS®) breeds, is provided.
If you own a purebred dog that is a breed not yet recognized by the AKC, you should consider participating in the FSS program. AKC permits FSS breeds that meet the criteria listed below to compete in all AKC Companion Events:
- Breed must be enrolled in the AKC FSS program:
- Breed must have a breed standard
- At least one dog in the breed, which is recorded in the FSS® program, must have a three-generation pedigree
- Individual dog must be enrolled into FSS
Those wishing to pursue recording with FSS should contact AKC staff.