When a breed is recognized by the akc, how does the akc find the purebred version of that breed. This year the Tibetan Mastiff was recognized. Does the AKC go around finding breeders to see if they fit the breeds description and make them AKC. How do they become AKC since neither of the parents are AKC, and how can they tell if it's purebred or a mix?
When a breed is entered into AKC, there is already a national breed registration. Dogs in that registation are invited to register with AKC. Not every breed group is happy to be a part of the AKC- many do a better job with their registery.
***Edited By: longdogs4me on 7/27/2005 3:27:10 PM*** Reason: .
Dogs over 6 months of age which have no previous Registration history may be registered by providing 2 witness signatures attesting to the purebred status of the dog along with 3 photos (front,left and right) of the dog to confirm it is ‘of proper breed type’
Hot, so anyone could lie and registeranything really.
Why can't anyone else use google? Surely you could have looked up the contkc..
"CKC Performance Competition is designed by Continental Kennel Club to test canine performance in various fields of competition.. These competition trials or events include, but are not limited to, hunting field trials, obedience and agility trials, tracking and personal protection trials, drafting and race heats (such as weight pulling and sleddog races) and other canine performance-based competition. Continental Kennel Club sponsors these performance events in conjunction with local CKC affiliate clubs."
The AKC is an organization that serves as a registry that hosts events, will only register a litter bred from AKC registered dogs, is involved in animal charities, and is the accepted national registry for the U.S.
The ContKC (NOT THE CKC) is business that calls itself a "registry"- and that will sell you a pretty little certificate that "registers" your shoe as a pompipooblugleador if you'd like.
The AKC is reasonably reliable in their registration system. A ContKC "registration" is good for giggles.
Please, AKC may be a larger, more recognized and well funded, but that does not mean that just because you buy a champion sired dog from an AKC registered breeder you are going to get what you paid for. I am in the middle of a civil suit now with a breeder, obvisiously the AKC allows anyone to register. All of these registration companies are there for the $$, do not fool yourself. Its to help them make money and to help the breeders be able to sell at a higher price buy placing AKC on the paperwork. As long as breeders stay in business, so does AKC. Just because you buy from two quality show dogs, means absolutely nothing. Yes my dog looks great, but has every known medical issue for that specific breed, even though the parents were listed with a clean bill of health. Funny thing is, I was able to list my dog too with a clean bill of health before it all happened. The AKC doesn't really require much info, just the payment. They are all full of it. AKC, CKC, all the same. Just depends how pretencious you are and which title you prefer.
All registries are just that, a registry. It is up to the buyer to find a good breeder to purchase from. Each buyer has to do their own research. A registry is only as good as the paper its printed on. If a breeder doesn't stand behind their dogs, then they are not worth purchasing from.