it happens all the time...people import a dog to train, compete in a sport or just to resell and do not bother to do the AKC registration....
IF all the French paperwork is in order, the dog can be registered with AKC...a clear chain of ownership, a transfer in the country of origin to the person who is registering the dog, DNA certification and then the litter can be registered. The longer they wait - the more expensive it all will become as the litter registration can be done late, but pricing goes through the roof....
I did a breeding to a Czech import - after the breeding, the owner said, OH I don't think he has AKC papers - just Czech...as if it had no importance!!! Luckily, he had allowed a club member to breed to him once, and she had done all the paperwork, including the DNA - but the AKC paperwork was of no importance to him! He said when he found out that it was done, oh I probably threw it away....!!! I had all the numbers from the AKC database and he signed off and all was fine...but it could have been a disaster as he really did not care to use the dog here in the States (he went back and forth to the CR a few times and was used there) and the paperwork was of no use to him.
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