How long does it take to get AKC dog papers?

Panda: How long does it take to get AKC papers for your dog?
I got my dog from a breeder, and ive had her for about 3 weeks already, the lady said that she already sent in for the AKC papers (sorry i dont exactly know whats involved in getting those papers) and would mail them to us when she received them, but she still claims to not have them...is she pulling my leg? or does it really take that long?
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Answer by Yo LO!
It usually takes about a month.
Once you get them from the breeder, you'll have to send them back to AKC to get yourself registered as the owner, which will take another month or so...

Answer by Pam


On average 3-4 wks. The breeder should have had these papers before placing any of the pups, because the papers should GO WITH each pup. The new owners are supposed to individually register each pup.

Ask her for the litter registration #. If she cannot provide that, she hasn't even registered the litter. If that's the case, there is NOTHING you can do, but maybe hound her CONSTANTLY or take her to small claims court. State Attorney's Office loves Fraud issues….. if she claimed AKC registered and cannot produce such paperwork….. If you bought the pup from another state…….Intrastate Fraud is a Class A FELONY.

Answer by me
I got mine in about 4 weeks.But a friend got hers in 6 weeks. But I would never get a dog unless they have the papers . When we bought our dogs we always got the papers at the same time as the dog. That is the one of the oldest tricks in the book . They charge registered price for unregistered dogs and claim they don't have the papers . and when you call they haven't come yet and they figure eventually you will give up. But if I where you I would call akc and if they can help you out. And see if they can even tell you if that person is actually a breeder or not. Cuz I would hate for you to get ripped off.Good luck. I hope you get those papers. If you don't I would press charges.

Answer by greg brown
Well i got a puppy and I still not have her paper yet and the guy I got her from he is tell me it will take up to a year for them…… and I just got done calling him he is tell me it will 4 more mouths to get them up to a year. I had her now 9mouths now still now paper what can I do to get them now????? Plz can sum one help me out sum

Answer by torbaynewfs
NEVER leave the breeder without the papers. Good breeders send the paperwok in when the puppies are 3-4 weeks old so they have it for the puppy buyers.
Sounds BAD to me!!!!! Bet you don't have a contract either. Do you at least have a bill of sale that states what you paid and that it was an AKC registered pup?????

Now days you can register the litter online and get the paperwork back in about a week. No excuses for breeders anymore!!!!!!

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  1. chilly says

    I breed St Bernard's and know several other breeds of the same breed. Do to mortality rates many breeders do not send in the paperwork until the pups are about 3 or 4 weeks old and it sometimes takes 6-8 weeks for the paperwork to come back. I am not saying you were not taken by the owner but If she did not send in the papers until the pups were 3 wks old they could still be in process.

    Another thing-If you are not going to breed the dog then papers are not that important anyway!! You still have a great pup no matter what!!!

  2. chihuahua lady says

    I would give it another week and see if she comes thru with the papers. Really it shoud not take that long. Sometimes a breeder will promise papers and never come thru with them. Really they have from the time the pups are born until the time they sell them which should be at least 8 weeks. That is plenty of time to register a litter and get the application forms back.

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