To get official pedigree papers for your dog, work through the American Kennel Club to be certain the papers are legal and accurate. Contact the AKC through their official website. If your dog is not registered, but eligible to be registered, that process needs to be completed first.Know More
If you purchased the dog from a breeder, this paperwork should have been given to you with your dog. If necessary, register your dog with the AKC. The information on how to register a dog is also available from the American Kennel Club.
As of 2015, there are two types of pedigree papers. You can order a printed pedigree suitable for framing or an online research pedigree, which allows you to access any information about the dogs in the pedigree, including health information and competition titles.
Order the printed pedigree by mail, fax, email or online. All the instructions are available on the AKC website, including addresses, phone numbers and the fees for each pedigree. Online ordering is currently the only option for the online research pedigree, so you must have an AKC account on the website in order to complete your order.
A purebred dog must be part of a registered litter in order to be registered with the American Kennel Club. The application is filled out jointly with the breeder, an application fee is assessed, and the application is filed. The owner should receive the registration certificate about three weeks later.Full Answer >
A person can register their dog with the American Kennel Club if the dog is purebred. Owners can register their dog online at AKC.org or send the application in through the mail. Also, many local municipalities require dog owners to register dogs with the city.Full Answer >
A dog has a champion bloodline if he or she are directly related to dogs with champion titles given out by the American Kennel Club. A dog whose parents, grandparents, great-grandparents or even great-great-grandparents had an AKC champion title will be considered to be a dog with a champion bloodline.Full Answer >
Litter size varies widely among dog breeds; Labrador retrievers average 7.6 pups per litter while German shepherds average 6.6 and American Cocker Spaniels average five as reported by the American Kennel Club, or AKC. The size of the breed can be a predictor of litter size; larger breeds tend to produce larger litters, and smaller breeds usually produce smaller litters.Full Answer >