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Do you think CKC (Continental Kennel Club) is a good dog registry?

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My dogs are CKC registered. Is that a okay registry? What are your thoguhts on it? I see so many dogs now registered with CKC the (continental) now. I get mixed opinions on the registry. But how is it for German Shepherds?:confused:
 

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My boy is ACA (American Kennel Club) registered. I guess there isn't anything wrong with CKC, they just don't have any events near me and they don't keep the events schedule up to date most of the time.
 

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Those are not valid Purebred registries. Anyone can register anything with them without proving lineage.

ACA is NOT American Kennel Club. American Kennel Club is AKC. I don't have any idea what the ACA is but here is the website.

American Canine Association
 

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Those are not valid Purebred registries. Anyone can register anything with them without proving lineage.

ACA is NOT American Kennel Club. American Kennel Club is AKC. I don't have any idea what the ACA is but here is the website.

American Canine Association
Sorry, typo on my part. American Canine Association. Deuce is purebred and both mom/dad were ACA registered.
 

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It's really very simple.

AKC is the only registration in the United States that registers dogs based on their parents AKC registraton.

ACA and CKC both allow you to take a dog out of a shelter or a stray off the street, take a picture of it, and it they deem that it looks purebred enough they register your dog. Then all the offspring can be registered as well. This doesn't make your dog a bad dog or an unworthy one, it simply means it's not a valid/real registration since all that it's based on is if the dog "looks" purebred.
 

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Your dog can be purebred and still registered with these organizations but basically it doesn't mean anything. The AKC, UKC are valid, recognized organizations.

If you want, you can register your purebred with the AKC under a PAL number. Your dog must be spayed/neutered and you must send in an application and pictures. If approved, and it's not hard to be approved as long as your dog looks purebred, then you can participate in any sport but not confirmation.
 

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For me, ACA works just fine. I'm not neutering Deuce until he's at least 18 months old so PAL registeration won't work right now and my main reason for registering him was to take part in events in my area :)
 

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As others have said, AKC and UKC are the only registries in the US that register solely on proof of purebred lineage. So really they are the only truly reputable registries. AKC is also the only registry in the US that is recognized by the international community.

The other registries like CKC and ACA and similar are also very commonly used by breeders who cannot register their dogs with AKC because either they have been suspended by AKC for violations or more often they cannot prove the dogs they are breeding are purebreds, from an unbroken lineage of registered purebreds, or they obtained their breeding dogs from sources who also couldn't qualify for AKC registration. This makes these registries very common for puppymills and BYBs and other questionable breeders with questionable breeding stock.

Being registered through another organization doesn't mean it's a bad dog, or that it's not a purebred. But it is sometimes questionable.
 

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Often these registries are used by breeders who can not meet the very minimal standards set by the AKC and UKC. I am leery of them and would not support breeders who utilize them myself.

That is not meant as a criticism of anyone's personal pet, but as an overall critique of CKC, ACA and others like them.
 

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Your dog can be purebred and still registered with these organizations but basically it doesn't mean anything. The AKC, UKC are valid, recognized organizations.

If you want, you can register your purebred with the AKC under a PAL number. Your dog must be spayed/neutered and you must send in an application and pictures. If approved, and it's not hard to be approved as long as your dog looks purebred, then you can participate in any sport but not confirmation.
The dog must be at least 6 months old, as well :p
 

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It's not really a matter of 'mimimal standards.'

It's simply the fact that the breeding stock isn't AKC registered, and as such they seek alternate registrations. Tons of people look at their dogs and say, "Yeah, they're purebred." and in their hearts that's just how it is. So if they believe the dog is purebred and worthy of being bred, they'll seek another registration because most of society doesn't know the difference and thinks it's just a different, but just as good, registration.

If all you are seeking is a pet or sport dog then it really doesn't matter if the dog is registered with a specific organization.
 

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I voted "no". I would not purchase a pup that was anything but AKC or SV or other FCI-recognized registries. In fact I avoid breeders that use other registries because it makes me wonder why the dogs are not registered with the country's FCI-recognized registry? I also register my dogs UKC because I participate in their events but do not care either way of the breeder uses that registry.

I do not need a registry to indicate or prove that my dogs are purebred, I'm familiar with their pedigrees going all the way back.
 

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These registries are often used by people into puppy production. I have not seen a breeder utilizing the off-registries that I would recommend.

If a person buys two dogs from these registries and is thinking about then breeding them, they will likely be advised to learn much more about German Shepherds and good breeding of them before embarking on the production of more pups in an already flooded pet market.
 

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So if Bandit and Morgen were ever bred there puppies wouldn't be worth much?
They'd be worth the world to the people who love them. :p (How's that for a politically correct answer?)

Honestly, they'd be worth the world to the people who love them, right up until they dump them in an animal shelter because they're moving or had a baby or the dog pee'd on the carpet. Statistically, people who pay $250 for a puppy are much more likely to dump it in a shelter at the first sign of trouble than people who pay $1000 for a puppy.

My Rocky is a $300 newspaper dog and at his age, he's probably the only one of his littermates still owned by the people who bought them as pups.
 

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They'd be worth the world to the people who love them. :p (How's that for a politically correct answer?)
Great answer! Words (well, words allowed on this forum) escaped me...
 

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No, they won't be worth much. Wouldn't really be worth your while.
Especially since Morgan is dog aggressive, there's a strong chance you'd be producing dog-aggressive puppies. Probably a good idea to spay her ASAP.
 
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