To register your dog with the American Kennel Club, simply fill out the Dog Registration Application that the breeder gave you, and submit it to the AKC along with the registration fee. If you bought the dog from someone other than the breeder, also submit a Supplemental Transfer Statement.Why should I Register my Dog with AKC?
Dogs can only be registered with the AKC if both of their parents are registered with the organization. The breeder also needs to register the litter before selling puppies. The registration form that the breeder fills out includes information such as the dog's sex, color and markings.How can you find out whether dogs are registered with the AKC?
To find out whether a dog is registered with the American Kennel Club, enter its registered name and breed into the AKC's free dog lookup tool on its website. This tool also lets you search by registration number if you want to confirm that registration.What does it mean if a dog is AKC registered?
Dogs can either be assigned a full or limited registration. A limited registration often means the breeder doesn’t consider the breeding quality, and if they are bred, those puppies can’t be registered. AKC registration simply means the parent dogs were registered with the AKC.