What is the difference between the AKC and CKC Dog Registration?
In order to register a puppy with AKC, both parents have to be registered with AKC. The only way the parents can be registered with AKC is if their parents were registered with AKC, and so on. AKC originated in 1884. Therefore you are absolutely guaranteed that you are paying for a purebred dog.
In order to register a puppy with CKC, both parents have to be registered with CKC. In order to register a dog with CKC, you simply have to mail them a picture of the dog, tell them what breed you want to register it as and get two unverified signatures on the application for registration. Example: You could find a male or female and if you thought it was purebred you could register that dog and breed it.Selling the puppies as registered puppies. what if the parents were not 100% purebred? CKC stands for Continental Kennel Club. It also stands for Canadian Kennel Club. Now the Canadian Kennel Club is an excellent registry it works just like AKC does. But Continental Kennel Club in Walker, Louisiana also calls itself the CKC. And most dogs that are registered with CKC in the USA are registered with Continental Kennel Club. Now, just think about a registry that would use call letters that are identical to another well know registry. CKC will even register mixed breed dogs such as: yorkiepoos (half yorkie/half poodle), peekapoos (half peekanese/half poodle), cockapoos (half cocker spaniel/ half poodle) etc.
In order to register a puppy with UKC, both parents have to be registered with UKC. You can get UKC papers on the parents by sending them a copy of your dog’s current registration (which includes CKC papers). So you could still be buying a mixed dog thinking it was a purebred.
AKC requires that a male dog that has produced 7 or more litters in it’s lifetime or has produced 3 or more litters in a calendar year must be “AKC DNA profiled” which is quite costly. AKC can, and does, inspect your dogs, your records and your facility on a regular basis to assure that they are being maintained in the proper conditions. They are also authorized to DNA match litters of puppies (at will) to their listed sire. If the puppy’s DNA does not match the listed sire’s DNA, the puppies are not allowed to be registered with AKC (for obvious reasons). This is not a problem for those of us who keep our dogs, clean, groomed, healthy our facility clean, up to code and presentable, records in order and correct. And most of all that we know beyond a shadow of a doubt which females was bred with which male. AKC also requires a strict record keeping guideline which is not a problem for those of us concerned about the integrity of purebred puppies.
To sum it up:
Alot of breeders are choosing to register their dogs with CKC because you can register your whole litter for free, where AKC charges $25 plus $2 per puppy. It is sad to see breeders stoop this low to save a dollar.