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What Does AKC Registration Mean?

An American Kennel Club (AKC) Registered Dog is a dog whose owner has submitted an application and received approval through a registration certificate from the American Kennel Club. Knowing whether your dog is registered with the American Kennel Club adds an additional bit of important information for our scientists to know.

According to the AKC, "A purebred dog is eligible for AKC registration if its litter has been registered. When you purchase a dog said to be AKC-registrable, you should get an individual Dog Registration Application from the seller." This means that you are being given the information and paperwork necessary to register your dog with the American Kennel Club and receive your dog's AKC Registration Certificate. 

Learn more: 

AKC Dog Registration http://www.akc.org/reg/registeradog.cfm 

AKC Dog Registration FAQs at https://www.apps.akc.org/dogreg/?useraction=faq 

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