LisaJ: How can i get AKC papers for my full bred pup?
We purshased a full bred boxer pup with out papers from a backyard breeder. The mother & father were on site and the mother had her papers, but the father did not. The breeder informed us that we could take our pup to a vet and have a breed test/exam done which runs about $ 100 and they will mail us papers. I've never heard of such a thing and was wondering if that is true.
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Answer by miaugh
No. Unless both parents have KC papers, you cannot get papers for the puppies.
Answer by For the Love of York
For a dog with papers from another domestic registry :
If you cannot obtain AKC papers, AKC has a new program where we are researching pedigrees of dogs that do not have AKC paperwork to determine if the dog comes from AKC registrable stock.
In order to determine AKC registration eligibility, you will need to send AKC a copy of your dog’s pedigree, registration application and/or registration certificate from another registry.
You can also submit documentation provided by the breeder such as a contract or bill of sale.
The dog may qualify for registration if the pedigree shows no break in AKC lineage and the dogs in the pedigree originate from AKC registrable stock.
Should the dog be deemed registrable, AKC staff will register the dog in question for $ 30. All late fees will be waived.
When you submit your paperwork, please include your name and phone number. You can submit the paperwork in one of three ways:
Fax the information to 919-816-3770. Mark it attn: Registry Research.
Email images to . Place Registry Research in the subject line
AKC Registry Research
Attn: Special Services
8051 Arco Corporate Drive Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27617
Answer by Daniel
It is possible to do without paperwork as stated by For The Love of York. AKC has a program called alternative registration and is not to be confused with Purebred Alternative Listing. I know this program works because I used it for my Great Pyrenees. I called AKC and they walked me through the steps. My Pyr is a very healthy, intelligent and beautiful dog. The reason his sire and Dam were not registered was because the breeder wanted a quick buck. I acquired him from a Pet Store of which I won’t name the Company “hint hint”. Anyways after AKC did the research they found he had a titled lineage. I know that I will catch some slack for going through a pet store but I have my reasons for doing so. I feel that getting a Pet from a store is muck like getting a pet from a shelter because what happens to the PUP if no one buys it. Either way I went off subject. AKC will register your dog if it has a valid lineage. Oh and AKC has a Pedigree look up so you can do the research yourself before you call them.
Answer by jess
It is not true. The only way to get papers is if both parents of the pup are registered and the breeder registered the litter the puppy is in.
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