The American Canine Registry, or ACR, is a registry devoted to creating a listing and documentation of dogs that are purebred. Ideally, they wish to create an accurate listing of all of the available pedigrees for those who wish to begin breeding for personal or professional reasons. While they do not attempt to become a political voice for canine related affairs, they do hope to influence the canine breeding industry by providing information for consumers and breeders to use. A modern organization, the American Canine Registry is committed to pet owners and their right to own pets for personal enjoyment.
What the ACR Goals Include
Because of their commitment to the registry of pedigrees, the American Canine Registry strives to make sure that a listing of these pedigrees of always available. The thinking is that the more detailed the listing, the better the breed in the end. Understandably, the ACR is not accepting any dog that is not able to be verified as at least a third year generation purebred. If this can be verified, then this can help to include future pedigrees, thus insuring that all members are purebreds and the lines are strong and documented.
The American Canine Registry hopes that in their diligence in documenting breeds, owners will be more likely to investigate their breeds before they make a purchase or try to breed on their own. By understanding your chosen breed, you will be able to make better choices for its health and the health of the lineage in the future. This is another reason why they do not accept dual registries either unless sufficient information for the verification of the pedigree is given.
What are Their Standards
The American Canine Registry does not follow the standards of other breeding registries, helping to further keep the breeds clean in their lineage. By employing five different individuals for each breed, the information on the breed can be constantly updated in order to be sure that the breeds are consistent. While revisions are submitted every three years, these are still subject to review and may not be accepted at all, if they are deemed to be less than helpful to the breed itself.
How They Keep Track of Everything
By documenting the pedigree of each breed for three years, the American Canine Registry is able to keep records for breeders to read either in a printed or electronic format. In addition to this, there may be situations in which DNA samples, tattoos, microchips, and other identifying markers will be necessary. In fact, these actions are necessary if the dog owner wants to show their dog under the ACR regulations.
The American Canine Registry can suspend the registry of any breed at any time for any reason. This allows for constant checking and rechecking of breeds to be sure that the lineages are accurate and that the registry is up to date.
In the end, the American Canine Registry wants to support the breeding, the owning, and the showing of dogs in the United States. And by sticking to high standards, they are accomplishing their goals.