So I took my little Jake http://cerrenity.s5.com out to his breeders home/my friend's, so that he could play around. They have a lot of land and plenty of sheep, horses, cows, goats and chickens to play with. So I took little Jake out there (knowing that the breed has a strong working drive) and I let him run freely around the fenced in pasture with the sheep. He ran with his mother and they herded the sheep together. It was VERY cute. She(meaning his mother-the dog) is teaching him how to herd-though I know they have a natural instinct for it. He loved it so much, it was so hard to catch him to take him home. I think once he has all of his shots and gets a little bit older I am going to enter him into agility classes and eventually take him to actual agility events to compete-if he enjoys it and gets good at it. Not to mention I am sure that he will be going with me to his mom's (the dog) house when I go to ride the horses so he will get plenty of time to learn there as well. Just thought I would share this cute story with you guys...my 7 week old aussie pup is already herding sheep! :) Don't mind the spelling errors-sorry...my fingers are not working right today.
Well, he is CKC registered...the breeder didn't let me AKC register him since she handed him to me instead of me buying him. He could be AKC registered-like all of his other siblings are and such, but he isn't. That was her choice. If I had paid for him then I could register him. I guess it doesn't matter that much...since he isn't going to breed or anything and he is just a companion. So I am just going to do the agility so that he has a "job" to do...lol Thanks guys!
Yes...later, after he gets good at it, I might enter him into some herding trials. I am waiting to see how much he really enjoys it as he gets older-which I am sure he is going to love it so...I'm sure he will do some sort of agility trials later on.
Oh and as an aside, there's nothing in the AKC that says you have to buy a dog/puppy from someone in order to akc register it. I suspect that your breeder is not telling you the whole truth, and none of your dogs brothers/sisters are actually akc registered, but are ckc registereable only. The reason I think she is being less than truthful is that when you have a litter of puppies that are akc registerable, you register the entire litter in one batch. Like, "I'm registering a litter of 8 puppies". Not "I'm registering each puppy individually". There's no breeder I know of that would register some puppies from a litter and not others unless they are a member of a member club like the Boxer Club of America, which asks that members not list white boxers on litter registrations at all. And it costs $25 to register a litter + $2 for each puppy. 2 bucks ain't much, you see why I say there's no reason she'd not register the entire litter? Then the AKC sends the breeder a puppy pack with a transfer of ownership that the breeder should hand out with each puppy. She doesn't have to pay anything beyond the litter registration, the burden of fees is now on you as the new puppy owner. All she has to do is sign and date the puppy packet papers and her job is done. When I transfered ownership of my Akita to my mother, I gave her the papers, signed them and put htem in a folder with all my health records for Ramoth. She didn't pay me anything for Ramoth. Once I signed the papers and so did my mom, it's her job to register the dog with the AKC. Here's some information from the AKC on how to get your dog registered through ILP http://www.akc.org/registration/ilpex.cfm
Well she has the registration for him to be registered in the AKC...since he was supposed to be but she refused to give me the AKC registration application...and she said in return she would just give me the CKC registration application. She just thought that since I didn't pay the full price for the pup (or pay at all) she wouldn't let me register him with the AKC-no breeding rights and such-I guess...I'm not really sure her thoughts behind that, but thank you for your input and that information. I will look into that more. :)
That's true as well... Okay...well maybe it was a false registration form she was showing me... Oh well, I will register him with the CKC and then go to the AKC and register him to do agility trials. Thank you so much for letting me know about that...I really appreciate that!