Hi my name is carrie, and i was wanting to know that if anyone has any idea about how to get a puppy registered. I know he is a purebreed golden retriever, but the woman that i had gotten him from did not have any papers on him. If anyone has any ideas how to do this it would be greatly appericated.
I think it's best to back to the breeder where you got the puppy and ask for papers of the parents. If the puppy is a purebred, the parents should have papers and should be registered with the AKC. The breeder will also have some information on how to get your puppy registered.
This post is a few weeks old so I wonder if OP will be back to check it.
Either way, you can't just "recommend" the registry to which you will certify your dog. AKC is very strict and the parents must have been registered for them to accept your dog. It's not like you can just call them on the phone and say, "I want to register this dog but I have no papers on either parent." They won't do it. If they will, I've never heard of it.
This from www.AKC.org: Purebred Alternative Listing/Indefinite Listing Privilege (PAL/ILP): The program that provides purebred dogs a second chance. There are various reasons why a purebred dog might not be eligible for registration. The dog may be the product of an unregistered litter, or have unregistered parents. The dog's papers may have been withheld by its breeder or lost by its owner. Sometimes, it is the dog itself that was "lost." There are many dogs enrolled in the PAL/ILP program after they have been surrendered or abandoned, then adopted by new owners from animal shelters or purebred rescue groups. The PAL/ILP program allows the dog and owner a second chance at discovering the rewards of participating in AKC events.
Anyway, maybe Ceasar's advocate will be by shortly to quote the new show times for this upcoming season and possibly tell us when to watch and find out how to register furbabies using our minds...
Friends will step in when the rest of the world steps out.