I was looking at a litter of pups, had corresponded with the breeder several times and upon asking for the AKC information of the parents so I could look up their pedigrees, I was informed that the sire of the pups is not AKC:
"Sire was imported from France and is titled French Ring obediance and protection trained, he does not have AKC papers, he's registered in France."
What registries are available in France? And would the dog be eligible to be registered with the AKC if it's registered with a legitimate French registry?
The more I talk with the lady, the more shady she seems. When I asked why they didn't have him registered here, her response was "the man we got him from still hasn't had him registered here."
It's a shame too.... I was really diggin' the pups and had gotten my hopes up.
Oh well, guess it wasn't meant to be. Guess I don't really need another dog right now anyway.