Why should I register my dog with American Kennel Association, Inc?
Registering your dog with the American Kennel Association entitles you and your canine to a Lifetime of FREE services!
What do I get in the mail when I register my dog with the American Kennel Association, Inc?
When you register your dog with the AKA, you will receive a Certificate of Ownership, which proudly displays your dogs information:
such as name, color, parents name and registration number, etc. This certificate is attractive as it is large. The 8 1/12”
by 11” certificate is suitable for framing – many happy dog owners do just that!
How much does it cost to register my dog with the American Kennel Association, Inc.?
When you register your dog with the American Kennel Assocition, Inc. you have two options
The first option is for $15.75. With this option you receive a certificate of ownership.
The second option is for $26.05. With this option you receive an extended pedigree with all of the available information
on your dog.
What other services am I eligible for when I register my dog with the American Kennel Association Inc?
If both parents are registered with the AKA, then all litters of the two dogs will be registered at NO cost to you!!
Does the AKA require DNA profiling of breeding dogs, and what is the AKA's position on DNA profiling?
This is really a two-part question. AKA does not require DNA profiling of registered breeding dogs. If a pet owner or breeder
has had a DNA profile completed, AKA offers the opportunity to list that on the registration certificate. It has been the
stated policy of the AKA that when we offer DNA to our breeders, it will be when it is economically feasible. No registry
can afford to offer genuine and valid DNA profiling to all registrants absolutely free unless there is a loophole or an exclusionary
clause. When DNA profiling costs as much or more than a registration fee, no legitimate registry can afford to loose money
for publicity purposes. AKA will OFFER it (emphasis on "offer") when it is economical enough (and it will be someday).
We will let the breeders who want it pay for it. To assure the highest level of integrity, microchips will be required in
each dog with a DNA profile. However, even with that, it comes down to personal integrity unless a registry representative
physically takes all DNA samples and inserts the microchip. DNA profiling is beneficial to the honest but the only thing DNA
profiling can absolutely hope to accomplish overall is to provide a public relations tool to those who feel they need it.
We will make DNA testing available in the near future, at the breeders expense.