did you get the package with the Lost & Found Option? Just wondering if you think it's worth the couple of dollars extra that it costs. Also, has anyone seen the dog care and training video you get with the Gold Package? Anyone get the AKC Family Dog magazine? I'm finally getting around to filling out Maggie's papers, and I'm not sure which package I want to go with.
Sorry, can't help much. I went with the silver package. Riki is already Microchipped and registered with AKC CAR (Companion Animal Recovery). Her chip is also on file with the local Humane Society, so if someone tries to claim she doesn't belong to us, their MISTAKEN as we chipped her at 8 weeks old. I didn't really care about the video. Maybe someone else has more info. Good luck.
Hi, I just do the standard registration too. It is expensive enough! I have seen the mag, just some glossy photos and very basic articles. You can get a longer pedigree for cheaper with one of the places that advertise in Dog Worls.
Hello Catlover...we bought the package that had the mag, the petigree and the video for Shady a few years back...I opted out of purchasing anything except the petigree with the schnauzers. I dont know if the lost and found issues would help us in our location...as I have mentioned before the animla control doent care if you have tags or identification...if its a purebred its getting out of the shelter to someones home...or"rescue" but they are not the scrupulious rescues that you might think...any way,,.,Good luck on your pup...what kind of name did you wig up? I just love pup paper names...lol..so fancy
I just did the registration and pedigree. I think that maybe regular package? I did get the magazine for free for a couple months - I never asked for it they sent it to me to try for free. It was just like any dog magazine with a few less pages. If you want to get a good magazine get dog fancy that is a good one. I get that and cat fancy I love them! AKC mag might be good though because they will tell you what is going on with AKC if you are that involved with them. Good luck on your choices!
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I still don't know which package to get! I'm a sucker when it comes to Maggie, though, so I'll probably end up with the gold package. I don't really need the 3 generation pedigree (we're not going to breed or show or anything) but I wouldn't mind the magazine. Huron-her official name is Twin Rivers Maggie Rocks. My husband came up with that one. We incorporated her kennel name, her name, and part of the town name where we live!
We always get the silver package. The lost and found thing is new. So I might check that out with the next dog we register.
As for all of you that think registering the dog is too much.
Has the price gone up. $15.00 doesn't seem that much to me.
The breeder pays more then that to get the registration applications.
You might think that they charge to much, but how do you think they are going to pay the people that enter this stuff in. Plus all the other expenses like the electric bill, phone bill, and for the paper and ink to do the applications, certifiactions and the pedigrees.
I've always gone with just the basic package. All my dogs are spayed/neutered anyway so it didn't really matter to me. Last time I registered one it didn't have a lost and found option. I didn't even send in Ariel's papers because I knew I wasn't breeding so why bother?
the akc doesn't actually run the shows. Individual breed clubs afiliated with the AKC do, with the help of a show superintendent. So it's not hte AKC that sets up the ring, pays the judges, organizes entries, etc. The AKC keeps the records but doesn't run the shows. In fact, for every entry fee recieved for the shows, the AKC only gets about $2. a $0.50 recording fee, and a $1.50 AKC event service feet. The rest goes to the superintendent and the show club, like the Montgomery Kennel Club.
Recently the AKC is lobbying among membership to try and start organizing shows, but this is seen by almost everyone who shows the dogs as a conflict of interest. Mostly the opinion is tha tthe AKC would spread itself too thin.