Did you know that the Continental Kennel Club is not a respected purebred dog registry? There are two, and ONLY two, acceptable dog registries for purebred, mainstream breed dogs in this country. One is the AKC, and the other is the UKC. Puppymillers and backyard breeders register their dogs with the disreputable Continental Kennel Club because their litters are, for one reason or another, not acceptable for registry with the AKC. Usually, it is because the AKC has banned them. If you see "CKC registered," run away! You will find higher quality pups at the pound.
UKC is united kennel club. The ARBA (American Rare Breed Association) is also a reputable registry in the United States. They usually help organize foundation stock service, a requirement to join the AKC, for dogs like the Red and White Irish Setter and the Chinook. Don't get the CKC continental kennel club confused with the CKC Canadian Kennel Club, which is Canada's version of the AKC, and a reputable organization in itself. Any other kennel club in the USA is suspect.
Niether one of my pitties i had registered with the ADBA. I can later on if i choose to have Piper wieght pull . She can still be spayed. Right now I don't have a lot of time for the sport.She's just a house puppy.