Since you are in Canada, look up the Animal Pedigree Act and also read the CKC regulations. I think it's called Breeders Code of Conduct?This forum has some phenomenal information! I have been going through some past threads on pedigrees, inbreeding/backmassing, and titling.
On a separate note, I have reached out to a local club to get more involved. Unfortunately, our province has just been issued with another stay home order due to COVID so any in-person meets will have to wait at least a few more weeks.
I have also put together a short doc outlining what is important to evaluate when purchasing a new German Shepherd. I made a copy and have enabled editing/commenting and would really appreciate any feedback Copy of German Shepherds
Thank you for all the help so far!
It is illegal in Canada to represent an animal as purebred if the parents are not registered and you cannot charge more for providing registration. Nor can registration be withheld.
Microsoft Word - Code of Practice - English Updated Sept 2017 (ckc.ca)
Animal Pedigree Act (justice.gc.ca)
(h) offer to sell, contract to sell or sell, as a purebred of a breed, any animal that is not registered or eligible to be registered as a purebred by the association authorized to register animals of that breed or by the Corporation;