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AKC Full Litter Registration


A Powerful Tool for Breeders to Help Educate Puppy Buyers and Create Permanent Breeding Records -

The American Kennel Club® wants to remind breeders that by using the Full Litter Registration process (registering the litter and individual puppies at the same time on the same form) breeders are helping AKC® reach more purebred dog owners. This not only allows AKC to realize its mission of promoting responsible dog ownership and exposing new owners to AKC programs and services, it also enables breeders to create a permanent legacy of their breeding programs in the AKC Registry.

Some of the many advantages Full Litter Registration offers breeders include a 29 percent average discount on litter-registration fees (based on litter of five puppies); a 40 percent discount on each individual dog-registration fee; a streamlined process to complete the entire registration; the ability to select each puppy’s name, ensuring kennel names are used correctly; and increased accuracy of puppy information such as color, sex, and markings.

“An additional benefit of Full Litter Registration is that new owners bringing home their puppy know that it has already been registered and granted AKC papers,” said Assistant Vice President of Registration David W. Roberts. “Breeders can also order AKC-Certified Pedigrees at a discount for their new puppy owners with the Full Litter Registration option.”

Full Litter Registration also ensures that each dog bears its kennel name for posterity. This can be a powerful tool for breeders who wish to have their breeding programs become part of the permanent history of their breed as well as their contribution to the sport of purebred dogs.

The Full Litter Registration application is available as a downloadable form on the AKC web site. Breeders who use the Full Litter Registration application can register litters for a flat $25 fee and then individually register each puppy for an additional $12 - a 40% savings on individual registration.

For those breeders who have already registered a litter, but would like to take advantage of full litter registration, the Full Litter Offspring application is also available. This application allows the breeder to individually register all puppies in an already-registered litter for $10 each.


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