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Q: Can I register my dog if his parents were never registered?

July 16, 2008 | By Melissa and Bossie F. | 1 answer | Expired: 2220 days ago

Melissa and Bossie F.

I got my Pit Bull at 8 weeks old and his parents were never registered. I have heard that CKC will do it at 6 months old with a picture but I dont know how true that is. Is there a way to register my dog?

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Jessica H.
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Jul 16, 2008

CKC, the Continental Kennel Club, is not really a "real" registry. They do not follow the same guidelines as the AKC, CKC (Canadian) or UKC. Their rules are a lot more lax than the other legitimate registries and pretty much any dog of any breed (and even mixed breeds) can be registered under the CKC... you could pretty much even make up your own breed and register if it you wanted.

I do not believe that CKC papers will not get you recognized by the other organizations such as AKC, UKC, or CKC (Canadian).

The CKC has always seemed fishy to me from the start, to be honest... and it just does not seem legitimate, kind of like a registry for people who can't or aren't allowed to register with the other registries, and you can even register purposely bred mixed breeds... you know, "designer breeds", kinda like pretty much any dog with an "oodle" at the end of their name, lol.

Are you going to be showing your dog or participating with him in any events? Or will he just be a companion household pet?

You don't NEED to register your dog, and to be completely honest I believe its a waste of money unless you are going to be breeding, showing, or participating in sponsored activities, such as flyball, agility, etc. And its just a waste of money, especially if you AREN'T going to be participating in those events.

To answer your original question with the CKC I'm not sure if you are able to register your puppy if the parents haven't been, but I'm pretty sure you can not if you were going to register with the AKC, UKC or CKC.

My information could be incorrect, however, so I do suggest looking at the registry's website and maybe emailing them or give them a call with your question.

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