the APBT is not recognized by the AKC, and thus it's literally impossible for you to get your dog registered with the AKC. If your dog was registered with the UKC as an american staffordshire terrier you could get your dog registered with the AKC using their 'indefinite listing priveledge', but it would require that your dog be spayed or neutered first.
The AKC doesn't recognize any other US registry when it comes to dual registering a dog, unless that dog is of a brand new breed taht's being considered for foundation stock service, the regimen under which new breeds are accepted by the AKC. But all registries in the US accept the AKC papers for their own records.
Thus, if you had an AKC registered dog, you could register it with the UKC, the ContKC, the Canadian Kennel Club, or pretty much any registry (that recognized that dog's breed) in the US. But it doesn't work the other way. Heck, with AKC registration papers you could register the dog with any dog registry in any other country around the world. The AKC does accept registration papers from other countries, especially those taht are FCI recognized registries.
***Edited By: Minniyar on 4/10/2005 1:26:52 AM*** Reason: add
The FCI is not a registry. They have no record of pedigrees, ownership, or anything else. IF you have FCI papers for your dog they only tell your dog's country of origin. This is not the same as registration papers. If your dog is registered in Russia however, and you have the papers and the dog's pedigree, you can go to the registration services at the AKC and get it registered.
(The AKC doesn't recognize any other US registry when it comes to dual registering a dog, unless that dog is of a brand new breed taht's being considered for foundation stock service, the regimen under which new breeds are accepted by the AKC. But all registries in the US accept the AKC papers for their own records.)
When a new breed is accepted in the American Kennel Club a specialty type of registration known as Open Registration, is available for a limited time. The American Kennel Club in conjunction with the Parent Club (also known as a national breed club) sets this time frame for the breed.
Eligibility for Open Registration In order to be registered under Open Registration, a dog must be born in the United States, or one of it's possessions or territories. Otherwise, it will have to be submitted with a Foreign Dog Registration Application.
The owner must be a resident of the United States, or one of it's possessions or territories.
The dog must be of a breed eligible for registration in the AKC Stud Book.
The dog must first be registered with a domestic registry acceptable to the AKC (see below).
The dog must be registered with the same name that appears on the certificate from the domestic registry.
The dog must be registered in the same owner(s) name that appears on the certificate from the domestic registry. A co-owner can be added by a transfer after the dog is AKC registered by simply filling out the back of the certificate and sending to AKC with a transfer fee.
The information on the application must agree with the information on the domestic registry certificate and/or pedigree. Currently, there are three avenues through which a dog may be presented for Open Registration.
1. Border Collies: Open Registration for the Border Collie will end on January 1, 2006. The AKC will accept dogs registered with the American Border Collie Association (ABC), the American International Border Collie (AIBC) and the North American Sheepdog Society (NASD).
2. Plotts: The Plott studbook has been re-opened and the registration fee is FREE until December 31, 2005. The studbook will remain open until December 31, 2006. Learn more about the specific steps you need to take in order to register your Plott with AKC.
3. Individual dogs that are previously registered with one of the following registry organizations (see Special Registry Services for more info on these registries): Field Dog Stud Book (All AKC registrable sporting breeds - other than Irish Setters) International Foxhunters' Stud Book Masters of Foxhounds Association National Beagle Club of America National Greyhound Association Society for the Perpetuation of the Desert Bred Saluki Other Breeds Eligible for Open Registration
(Minniyar Great info, Pharlane. But when I meant other registries in that, I meant like the UKC, the NKC, the ContKC, the APRI, etc...
However, I forget that there's other specific breed only registries in the US. Thanks.)
Thanks and sorry I don't know that's what you ment :)
The only reson why I know about that the open registery is because about 4 years ago AKC open it for Australian Shepherds for about a month then close it. I tried to get AKC to open it again because I got a new stud dog that is ASCA and AKC registered and all my female are just ASCA but they will never reopen for aussie again oh well. I like ASCA better because they just deal with Aussie. I like looking stuff up and learn stuff so we I have a chance I do it + I like helping people.
i looked up the foreign registry and also talked to the breeder that i got my male frenchie from as his mother was imported from russia also. i just have to send copy of three generation pedigree,(which i have) dog must be microchipped or tattooed (which she is )the name on paperwork must match name of person registering the dog(which it does)and i have to send two pictures of puppy from different angles along with pedigree and application and 50 dollars to the akc. this is what she did when she got my males mother and now she is registered with akc as i have his akc certificate. i know that akc doesnt recognize some foreign registries, but they do fci/rkf .