AKC Full/Limited Registration
After posting to another thread, I really began thinking about AKC registrations and the benefits and drawbacks of Full and Limited Registrations. What are your views on each? Do you think both could somehow backfire on the breed?
The AKC registration system is too 'easy', as puppy millers can slap a registration on sick dogs under horrible conditions. If you were able to come up with a registration system, what kind of requirements would you have?
Full Registration drawbacks:
Leaves the door open to all buyers, responsible or not for a free pass to have AKC on any litter.
Limited Registration drawbacks:
Scenario- Puppies with health certifications in pedigree are sold with a limited Registration for $950. Responsible owners will abide, irresponsible owners will breed regardless. But this dog is so amazing, so the buyer breeds it but the puppies are not be registerable and thus sold for a smaller price. The person with $350 in their savings buys the unregistered puppy for $300 and can't provide for it. If the puppy had papers it would have sold for $900 to a family who had been saving for a dog giving it a better life.
**I know this is not how all situations are, just looking at all possibilities!! What do you all think???
Ok we'll call it "GoldPapers"
To start, If I had my own registration system, I would work with the OFA and have all owners get various health certifications before they register the adult. Breeds with certain known defects would also be required to have health certifications before being registered. This would greatly reduce the registraion of puppy-mill dogs with GoldPapers.
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