I have a 9 month old female GSD. I have grown up with the breed but have never shown or done anything professionally. We bought Shadow off of a local couple who was having a difficult time with her. They said that they bought her from a local breeder (which I suspect is a backyard breeder) and they gave us all of the information they had, which was her parents' names and the litter number. From what I gather, her parents are registered with CKC (which, from what I'm finding out, doesn't mean much). We brought her home to be a family dog (which she definitely is; she is incredibly smart and sweet and beautiful is an understatement!), so we're not worried about her pedigree for showing purposes. I am curious if there is a way to obtain a more credible registration for her and how to go about doing this? I have been trying to do research and keep running into dead ends and can't even find the breeder that this couple said she bought her from. Any help would be greatly appreciated!