Hi, I hope someone can help me. I have rescued a fawn male pug. He is beautiful, with a excellent looking black mask. A high quality looking dog. He was found along the road and no one claimed him. I am certain he is a pure breed, no doubt...just by looking at him one can tell. However, I would like to have him registered with AKC but don't know how to do this. Is this even possible? Someone told me to have a DNA test done, but I have checked with our local vets and no one knows about this. Can someone help me? I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
You can register him with an ILP only. In order to register him with an ILP you have to show proof that he is spayed/neutered. They are able to be shown in the breed ring, but they can do agility, obedience, and any of the sports, but not conformation. And they are not able to be bred, if you lie on the paper work and don't fix him and then breed him they will not send you papers for the pups. You can only do that if you had the puppy papers, and the breeder gave you full registeration. Go onto the AKC website, go into downloadable forms and look for ILP Application and follow instructions, you might find it under registeration aswell. Hope this helps. :)
Agree with the others. have him scanned for a micro chip, there is undoubtedly a family that is missing him. Unless you have the papers from the breeder on him, you cant take a unknown heritage stray dog, purebred or not and register him AKC. He would have to be identified and proven to come from AKC parents. You could, as the other poster said, get an ILP number for him with AKC. This means he can enter performance events only! obedience, agility, rally. He cannot compete in conformation, he also has to be altered before an ILP is given.
Lots of breeders (at least here in MN) tattoo their litters with AKC reg. nos. (Microchips tend to wander or come out in the Basenji breed, having so little fat to implant it in.) Have you looked for a tattoo? My boy's tattoo is high up on the inside of his rear right leg (when you're lookin' at him).