Question by  Carol69 (15)

What is the purpose of certified pet registration?

My dog is AKC registered.


Answer by  Aumlanka (291)

Registering pets serves a few purposes. First it lets you know the dog is the pure-breed they are supposed to be. It also helps to cut down on inbreeding because you can look up that dog's family tree. It also is necessary if you want the dog to be shown in many dog shows.


Answer by  n0ne (50)

The purpose of certified pet registration is for tracking of bloodlines within certain breeds. Many different breeds are well known for certain tasks (hunting, agility, etc.) By registering your dog, this allows the ability to track the abilities of these bloodlines your dog is associated with.


Answer by  JoAnn (144)

When you register your dog, you are making it be remembered for history. You can look back at your dog's lines and see who his parents were, if they were champions or pets. Your registration also shows that your dog belongs to you. If a dog is lost, this can help you prove you own the dog.


Answer by  cb31 (226)

The only real purpose for certified pet registration is for tracking the breeding of purebred dogs. This gives the assurance to a buyer that their pet comes from pure bloodlines.


Answer by  rogera (788)

Certified pet registration is an excellent way to document your dogs birth. It also helps in the geneology of the animal, and it also shows proof of ownership. No one wants dogs that have been produced through puppy mills with interbreeding and such. This is a sort of protective plan.


Answer by  yogibear (20)

The only purpose of certification is recording and tracking the parents and progeny of pure-bred dogs. It does not ensure health, or guarantee that a breeder has a good reputation.


Answer by  lovebug2421 (189)

You can follow the blood line of the dog. This can be important if you want to breed your dog or if you want to "show" your dog.


Answer by  Jo3355 (575)

The goal of the American Kennel Club is to improve the breeds of dogs. If you have an AKC registered dog, this means that the breeder is recognized by the organization and that both of its parents are also registered.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

To the average pet owner, dog registration means absolutely nothing. It's more important for breeders and people who show their animals. Most AKC registered dogs are bred to the highest standards to other show quality animals.

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