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06-29-2014 10:42 AM
deep_blue Thanks! I appreciate everyone's input. I'm going to call the breeder this week and speak with them about it as well. I don't know who put the name on the application. If it was the breeder I will probably leave it. If it was the previous owner.....I'll probably change it. I know nothing about AKC registration other than what I have read online. I really don't even have a real need for it as he is not going to be a working dog or competing, but something I always wanted to have done.
06-29-2014 10:01 AM
Originally Posted by workingk9_Ohio View Post
If the breeder is concerned about what the Doug's registered name will be, he or she can (and should) register the pup themselves and the buyer can do a transfer of ownership. This ensures that the pup will have the name the breeder wants and that it can't be changed.

Used to be that breeders just gave out the applications ...just the way it was done, used to be there was no option for limited both the limited registration and the whole litter registration is being utilitized more and more....many breeders do not even know it is an option....

people who don't know better have named pups with others kennel names, picking it out of further back in the pedigree because it "sounds nice".....I have seen dogs named Tiekerhook and Poraniziani Straze who were 3-5 generations from a dog in the pedigree from that kennel....

In any case - the AKC fees do go up to $100? $200 for a dog over a year old so get the papers sent in

06-29-2014 09:30 AM
workingk9_Ohio If the breeder is concerned about what the Doug's registered name will be, he or she can (and should) register the pup themselves and the buyer can do a transfer of ownership. This ensures that the pup will have the name the breeder wants and that it can't be changed.

06-29-2014 09:15 AM
martemchik Yeah...some breeders don't give people input on what the dog's registered name is. The call name...anything they want, but the registered name should be what the breeder wants it to be. That way, the breeder can track the progress and titling of the dog if they want to.

If the name is just a companion name, no kennel attached to it, I'd just register online and change whatever I wanted.

I actually think that if you can get the breeder's information, you should contact them and let them know what's going on. You might get some very valuable information about your dog from them.
06-28-2014 11:58 PM
wolfstraum well - I personally don't feel like it is proper for someone to change the name if the breeders kennel name and litter letter is on the application.....

If it is a generic kind of companion name, then not so against it...

In any case get the registration done quickly as the price does go way up after a year old

06-28-2014 11:26 PM
VanBuren shepherds Just register the dog online. It's simple and you can change the name to whatever you want. All you need is the PIN numbers that's on the registration form.

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06-28-2014 09:20 PM
Athena'sMom I filled out all my dogs AKC paperwork via website. So regardless if the paper is filled out you can register online and enter in all the information with the name you choose and you as the first owner. The website walks you through the registration process.
06-28-2014 06:37 PM
JakodaCD OA ok thanks for clarifying..

So it looks like the dog was "never" registered? You can always akc thru the PAL (alternate listing) ..If he's neutered/spayed. If you PAL register him, you can name him whatever you want.
06-28-2014 06:00 PM
Originally Posted by JakodaCD OA View Post
His reg'd name cannot be changed. The reg'd name doesn't have to be what you call him.

The previous owner has to sign ownership over to you..Should be on the registration certificate,

Did the previous owner register him? If so, then there should be a place on the back I believe of the reg where you sign ownership over to someone else and probably resend the reg in with a fee for ownership change.

If the dogs reg was not sent in, not sure how that works..
This is not true. You CAN change the registered name of a dog, provided 1) the dog has never been shown, titled, or won an award, 2) the breeder was not the one to name and register him, and 3) the dog's name doesn't contain a registered kennel name.

06-28-2014 04:01 PM
deep_blue I don't believe the previous owner ever registered him. I still have the registration form that is mostly filled out but I don't think it has ever been sent in. I got him from a third party so I don't have contact with the previous owner but I can ask and find out.
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