I am wondering and contemplating switching my registries of my dogs to another that is NOT going to support the pet stores and the revenue that the mills make off making too many puppies and putting them to the stores.
Question; Will the CanKC register dogs in the US that are AKC registered. Meaning if I switch to the CanKC and Live in the US how does that work?
I switched Jasmine over to UKC. It was very easy, I just had to send them her micrcochip number and a copy of her AKC pedigree & registration. I'm going to be switching Riley too and just compete in their agility.
That is United Kennel Club, not Universal. UKC also holds all the same shows at AKC but they are more laid back and no handlers.
***Edited By: thelifeofriley on 9/22/2006 12:11:17 PM*** Reason: add
I know there is going to be corruption everywhere you go. But for the AKC of all of them to decide to register pet store puppies, oh gosh, it makes me wonder.
This seems low, even for the AKC. This would be more along the lines of what everyone brings up about the ContKC, you know registering whatever to make a breed. Soon the AKC will be doing the same....they are on the right path if you ask me.
Thanks Riley for the UKC, and the other user for the CanKC information. I will be doing it this weekend, getting all the information together.
For UKC registration, some breeds require a picture as well, full body from both sides of the dog. Only certain breeds require it, I know Beagles are one. Chi's dont need pics send. I like the fact the UKC shows do not allow handlers. Its a relaxed atmosphere to show in, and you can even get 2 shows in on the same day.
Actually the CanKC has alot of good by-laws that you can report poeple on and have things done. If a breeder is a CanKC member and caught cross breeding they can loose the regestration of all their dogs and their membership and possably kennel name. It is illegal to sell dog in canada as purebred unless regestered with the CanKC, or I think 3 others, conkc unitedkc, apri and those bogus ones do not count either. The only by law I never followed was that it is illegal to withhold regestration papers past 6 months I think, but I always did until the pups were spayed or neutered. It is also illegal to seel part of a litter unregestered, or sell them for more for regestrartion.
You can sign a petition against this union between the AKC and Petland. Go to ThePetitionSite.com. It is one of the first petitions that come up. So far they have about 4000 signatures. The goal is 50,000. As a breeder of Doberman's, I am investigating other registries. This is just incomprehensable that the AKC would partner with a puppy mill. Please take time to sign the petition. It is all about money and it should be all about healthy, well treated, well socialized puppies and dogs.
One problem you may encounter is that for a dog from CKC reg'd parents to be reg'd they must be born in Canada. (Check the website for the bylaws) You will still need to register your litters with the AKC then transfer their registration to CKC. Kind of defeats the purpose.
You will find that registrations with the CKC are expensive until you are a full member which happens after 3 years of associate membership. Non member fees are double that of members, and they increase over time. ie a member in good standing can end up paying non member fees for a litter reg'n by waiting 90 days to file it, the same with individuals and transfers. Non members would pay 4 times what a member would pay if they delay.
The only sanction CKC is able to enforce on a non member is a fine for selling a dog as registered then not providing their papers.
***Edited By: TJRuff on 9/24/2006 3:06:27 AM*** Reason: sp
No, it is basically the same way as an AKC show. They do still have "benched" shows...very few, but they're out there in which the dogs must remain at the 'booth' unless it is in the ring being shown. There are hardly any of these types of hows left, most are a show and go set up. AKC schedules the times each breed is to be shown in their ring. If you are not in the ring, you are free to be wherever you want. Back at your car, walking the vendord, etc. UKC shows are similar. Though the time re not scheduled for each breed. You can pre-enter, or eneter the day of the show. The rings are done by group and alphabetical order. So your time to go in depends on the number of entries for your group that show. But here you are alos free to roam or do what you please while waiting to be judged or for the next show that day.