My sister just bought a Yorki and the papers for registering the dog are from the DRA. Never heard of it but she didn't listen I told her to ask the breeder if the pup was from a AKC registered litter.
She got it from a pet store in Brooklyn "Puppie Boutique"
so far the pup seems to be ok and her vet gave it a clean bill of health so as a pet I guess it's ok.
Sorry, APRI makes you prove your dog is purebred. THey don't register "just anything" There are only a few registries they will accept dogs from. THemselves, canadiankc, UKC and AKC. Personally I don't like AKC(don't agree with how they use the money they get) and I love APRI............but DRA really is a s****y registry. They honestly do register whatever. You can register mixes, and wolf hybrids. Ick. I think they steal money too. I had someone buy one of my puppies and then not want the papers saying that they could get them cheaper. They sent money to DRA and didn't get papers-DRA claimed they never received the money. My buyer sent it again only to get the same response.
***Edited By: doxielover1 on 1/17/2007 11:24:18 AM*** Reason: add
i've been to puppy boutique in brooklyn. it's horrible. they charge depending on the "quality" and size of the dog. the bigger they are, the cheaper. the seller there was also pointing out to me how "see this one? it has less hair.. you can see it's skin.. so that's why it's cheaper.." what the heck?? that's disgusting that this is how they justify their billing system.
The stupid pet stores catch people on a whim. Terrible way to do it. If you remember, one of my fellow drivers wants to get into the "dog breeding business" and she asked me why I didn't sell my (beautiful,fantastic) Dobe pups to our newest member of the Lewi***ville chamber of commerce, Petland. Gee do you think it answered her question when I almost threw up on her? Actually I told her straight up that 1) there is no one more "dissed" than a person who breeds dogs for money 2) I love my puppies too much to not know where they're going. she still tells everyone she's getting into the biz.....:(
doxielover1- Give it up. You'll never get it thru their heads that APRI DOES NOT register without proof of pedigree.They just don't want to hear it. I too like APRI. Instead of everyone claiming that APRI will register anything, then go ahead and try to register a bogus dog, or a real live pure bred for that matter - without providing any proof. Then come and back and tell us when you get your papers. Maybe you can even post a pic of it. It won't happen.
Well they obviously provided APRI with papers for a Lab, duh. I can breed one of my AKC doxies to a mixed breed dog but put the AKC info from my AKC male doxie onto the registration application for AKC litter papers. AKC will send me the litter reg. apps for purebred dachshunds. Or when I fill out the info on a credible litter I can claim to have more pups than I really do and get 1 or 2 extra papers to apply to some other dog. Or I can really not breed a pair at all but claim I did and get some papers to apply to a doxie mix litter of pups. No registry can be postive that the paperwork they receive matches the dog on the other end, short of DNA on BOTH parents. They can only go by the paperwork they receive. Heck, someone could borrow someone's lab's AKC paper's, send a copy to APRI claiming that they want to register this dog with APRI also. They get APRI papers for their "lab" and the lab owner gets their AKC papers back. It doesn't even have to be APRI. You can register an AKC dog with any other registry and pull the same stunt. By the way everybody, I would never do, nor have done any of the examples I made. Just trying to make a point.
CKC will do that with the pics and letter thing. I am telling you, APRI will not register like that. I tell you what, I will email them AND call them tomorrow and pretend that I want to do the same thing and see what they say.
I just sent the email. Hopefully I will hear from them tomorrow. I will let yous know. ps - my name is fake!
email: Hello! I have a 100% purebred Red Dachshund that comes from AKC registered parents. The breeder was not selling the litter with papers though. If I were to send you several excellent quality photos and a letter from my veterinarian stating that this dog is indeed a purebred Dachshund could I possibly register this Dachshund APRI? Now I am interested in APRI only, not a branch-off. Thank you kindly for your time!
I wrote to them back when I first got Honey, My CKC dachshund, and asked them if they would register her. They said they only accept papers from a few registries that they know are good. They told me specifically AKC, canCK, and UKC. If her parents were AKC and I could've gotten AKC papers for her then they could've done something to help me.
APRI is a great registry for puppy mills as they do not require any DNA testing and they do not do any inspections. You can "cheat" any registry with litter registration, but AKC may surprise you with an inspection and DNA testing of parents and pups, and if there is no match you are in trouble.... that is why puppy mills turned to APRI. Also, APRI will register offsprings of limited AKC registered parents, so if reputable breeder sells a pup as a pet with limited registration, APRI will fully register that dog with all breeding rights. That is why many reputable AKC breeders will not provide papers until a proof that the dog is neutered/spayed
***Edited By: allaboutdogs on 1/17/2007 9:54:54 PM*** Reason: x
Maybe surprise you with DNA testing of a PARENT, not parents, as they only require the stud to be tested, remember. And isn't it after like the 7th or so time he has fathered a litter? I guess the first 6 litters don't really matter. And just for the record, some of my APRI reg. dachshunds, male and female, are DNA cert. by my choice.
Any registry (like APRI) that will allow a Limited Registration AKC dog to be re-registered with their sham registry as Full Registration and allow breeding sucks. They are a FOR PROFIT registry run by the infamous Garry Garner. There are about three legit registries. Period. APRI is the puppymiller/backyard breeders friend.
NO registry PROVES ANYTHING. Get that one through your heads.
To the OP, let her know about the horrors of puppy mills, and where those pet shop puppies come from. Maybe it will change her mind next time. And if she doesn't believe you, be persistant. Sometimes it can take a while, but eventually, some start to understand.
The American Rabbit Breeders Association only registers Sr. (full-grown) rabbits that have no disqualifications (according to the breed standard). The rabbit is registered by an ARBA registrar who looks it over for DQs. You need to be a member of the ARBA and have a complete 3-gen. pedigree. All rabbits you want a Grand Champion certificate for must be registered first.
However, you don't have to get your rabbit registered. People who show rabbits don't keep them unless they're pedigreed/purebred, so you can pretty much guarantee that any rabbit you get from a reputable breeder is purebred with its actual pedigree.
In order for the AKC to be more like the ARBA, they'd have to have registrars and when you buy a puppy, you'd get a pedigree. If you want the dog registered, you'd then take it to an AKC registrar to do so when it's full grown. But all dogs registered would have to have a pedigree and meet the standards of its breed.