Why register your purebred dog with the AKC? – American Kennel Club
…because you love your dog. The AKC – We are more than champion dogs. We are the dog champion.
Register your purebred dog with the AKC®.
It’s quick and easy.
Permanently record your name and your dog’s place in breed history. Be part of the AKC’s national voice advocating for canine health research, search and rescue teams, acceptable kennel care and conditions, and responsible dog ownership.
When you register your purebred dog with the AKC, you receive:
- A frameable AKC registration certificate and your dog’s name registered in the AKC registry.
- Optional registration packages including AKC collar tag with 24/7 lifetime recovery services, three-generation AKC pedigree, one-year subscription to AKC family dog magazine and a video on dog care and training.
- 30 days of pet insurance coverage with AKC Pet Insurance*, for newly registered puppies. Details of this special benefit will be sent to you shortly after you register.
- A certificate for a free first visit to the veterinary practice. Submit your email address when registering your new puppy and the AKC will email you a certificate for a free first visit to the vet office along with a list of participating vets.
- Eligibility to compete in diverse and exciting AKC events including Agility, Obedience, Tracking, Field Trials, Dog Shows, Junior Showcase and many more!
Your registration fees make a difference.
Over the past seven years, AKC has allocated nearly $30 million to fund invaluable programs for the betterment of dogs and communities. The nonprofit AKC is the only purebred dog registry that offers these programs and services:
Kennel Inspections ensure the integrity of the AKC registry and monitor care and conditions at kennels across the country. The AKC is the only purebred dog registry in the United States that maintains a systematic and sustained investigation and inspection effort. The AKC conducts thousands of inspections each year to ensure standards are met that support the health, safety and well-being of dogs and the environments in which they live.
AKC Canine Health Foundation
Founded and supported by the AKC, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (AKC-CHF) (www.akcchf.org) works to improve the quality of life of dogs and their owners by funding research projects focused on disease genetics, canine genome mapping and clinical studies.
Canine search and rescue
The AKC supports professional and volunteer canine search and rescue (SAR) organizations across the United States through its national program, DOGNYsm – America’s Tribute to Search and Rescue Dogs. To date, DOGNYsm’s fundraising efforts have raised nearly $3 million in support of canine SAR organizations across America.
Canine Good Citizen® Program
The AKC Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) program is a certification program that rewards dogs with good manners at home and in the community. Each year, the AKC certifies over 30,000 dogs as official canine good citizens.
The AKC works with volunteers, teachers, and kennel club librarians across the country to educate children and adults about the responsibilities of dog ownership, basic dog care and training, and safety. around dogs.
The AKC’s Government Relations Department monitors and provides information on federal, state, and local legislation governing responsible dog ownership. Sign up for legislative alerts about dog laws that may affect you in the “Legislative Alerts” section of www.akc.org.
The AKC has built the world’s largest database of canine DNA profiles for parentage and genetic identity verification purposes. AKC uses DNA certification to ensure reliable registration records essential to the preservation and advancement of purebred dogs.
AKC Dog Museum
The AKC Museum of the Dog, in St. Louis, MO, maintains one of the world’s largest collections of dog-related artwork and artifacts. Founded and supported by the AKC, the museum is open year-round to the public and offers many educational programs and special exhibits.
And much more!
To learn more about the ease of registration and the many programs and services offered by the AKC, visit www.akc.org or call (919) 233-9767.
Reunite lost pets with their owners
As a non-profit organization and affiliated with the American Kennel Club®, AKC Pet
Recovery (AKC CAR) provides lifetime recovery services for uniquely identified animals. An owner’s name, address and phone number are linked to the animal’s unique identification number, whether it is a microchip, tattoo or tag. collar issued by AKC CAR. AKC CAR provides recovery services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to reunite owners with their lost pets. Visit www.akccar.org or call (800) 252-7894 for registration information.
The American Kennel Club, a nonprofit organization, is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most esteemed registry of purebred dogs.
The AKC mission statement:
The American Kennel Club is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs, and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC and its affiliated organizations champion the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and welfare, strive to protect the rights of all dog owners, and promote responsible dog ownership.
For more information, contact:
American Kennel Club
8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100
Raleigh, North Carolina 27617-3390
Phone: (919) 233-9767
email: [email protected]
*AKC Pet Insurance Certificate is administered by PetPartners, Inc. and underwritten by American Pet Insurance Company, 6100 4th Ave S., Seattle WA 98108, or Independence American Insurance Company. Activation is required. Not available in all states and only available to US residents. Eligibility restrictions apply. Visit www.akcpetinsurance.com/certificate or call 1-866-725-2747 for more information or to view terms and conditions.