AKC Papers

 


What do AKC Papers mean?

AKC Papers are a guarantee that a purebred dog (of any breed) has been only bred to a purebred dogs (of its own breed) for at least four traceable generations. They are not a guarantee of quality.


Indefinite Listing Privilege

Indefinite Listing Privilege, also known as "ILP." An ILP allows an unregistered dog (of an AKC registerable breed) to participate in obedience & performance events. In order to compete in any AKC obedience & performance events, a dog must have either an AKC registration number or an ILP number. An ILP is not a substitutition for an AKC registration.

 

Information/Requirements for an ILP (Indefinite Listing Privilege)

 Indefinite Listing Privilege Application
 Check for $25.00 - Processing fee
 Two recent and clear photographs of the dog in standing position: one a full front view and the other a full profile view
 A veterinarian's spay/neuter certificate
Any persons wanting to obtain an ILP on a dog, must show proof that the animal has been spayed or neutered.
 Pedigree information, if available, can be listed on the ILP form.
 Reason why the dog cannot be registered with the AKC and reason why the dog is considered to be an AKC purebred dog.

 
A downloadable ILP Application is available on the AKC Website. The URL is http://www.akc.org/registration/regforms.cfm. You can also obtain this form cby calling AKC Customer Service at 919-233-9767.  

Send applications, appropriate attachments and fee to:

The American Kennel Club
5580 Centerview Drive
Suite. 200
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606-3390



 

Important AKC Contact Numbers

 Raleigh Customer Service  (919) 233-9767
 New York - Main Number  (212) 696-8200
 AKC Website Site  http://www.akc.org
 E-mail  info@akc.org
 Materials Order Fax Number  (919) 233-3627
 Companion Animal Recovery Service  Phone: (800) 252-7894
Fax: (919) 233-1290

 

 

 

How to Read a Dalmatian Pedigree
Some of the following abbreviations may appear on your Dal's pedigree. Here is a quick reference guide to what they mean.

 Dog  A male dog
 Sire  A puppy's father 
 Bitch  A female dog
 Dam  A puppy's mother
 (Blk)  Black-Spotted
 (L)  Liver-Spotted
 BAER  Hearing Tested certified
BAER Test Sites
 CERF  Eyes certified
Dals need to be checked for Iris Spincter Dyslpasia - See health
 OFA  Hips certified
http://www.prodogs.com/chn/ofa/hip.htm
 CH  American Kennel Club Champion
 CAN CH  Canadian Kennel Club Champion
 INT CH  International Champion
 UKC CH  United Kennel Club Champion




AKC Placements & Titles

Titles that appear before the dogs AKC Registered name usually indicate conformation events or champion status in a performance area.
Titles that appear after the dogs AKC Registered name usually indicate performance events.


Conformation Placements & Titles

All conformation titles appear BEFORE the AKC registered name
(Example: BIS CH. Top Dog's Bet On Me)

 RWD/RWB  Reserve Winners Dog/Bitch
 WD/WB  Winners Dog/Bitch
 BOW  Best of Winners
 BOS  Best of Opposite Sex
 BOB  Best of Breed
 BOV  Best of Variety
 CH  Champion
Group I, II, III & IV Group Placements
 BIS  Best In Show (At an all-breed dog show)
 BISS  Best In Specialty Show (At a one-breed dog show)




Obedience Placements & Titles

All obedience titles appear AFTER the AKC registered name
(Example: OTCH Top Dog's Bet On Me CGC)

 CGC  Canine Good Citizen
 CD  Companion Dog
 CDX  Companion Dog Excellent
 UD  Utility Dog
 UDX  Utility Dog Excellent
 OTCH  Obedience Trial Champion
(Only obedience title that appears before dog's name)
 HIT  High In Trial
 High Combined   In Open & Utility




Agility Placements & Titles

All agilty titles usually appear AFTER the AKC registered name
(Example: Top Dog's Bet On Me NA)

 NA  Novice Agility
 OA  Open Agility
 AX  Agility Excellent
 MX  Master Agility
(Only agility title that appears before dog's name)
 HIT  High In Trial





Tracking Placements & Titles

All tracking titles appear AFTER the AKC registered name
(Example: Top Dog's Bet On Me TDX)

 TD  Tracking Dog
 TDX  Tracking Dog Excellent
 CT  Champion Tracker
(Only tracking title that appears before dog's name)
 VST  Variable Suface Tracking Dog






Herding/Earthdog/Lure Coursing Placements & Titles

All herding/earthdog/lure coursing titles appear AFTER the AKC registered name
(Example: HC Top Dog's Bet On Me HI )


 HT  Herding Tested
 PT  Pre-Trial Tested
 HS  Herding Started
 HI  Herding Intermediate
 HX  Herding Excellent
 HC  Herding Champion
(Only herding title that appears before dog's name)
 JE  Junior Earthdog
 SE  Senior Earthdog
 ME  Master Earthdog
 JK  Junior Courser
 SK  Senior Courser
 FC  Field Champion (Field Trial/Lure Coursing)
(Title that appears before dog's name)





Field/Hunting Placements & Titles

All field/hunting titles appear AFTER the AKC registered name
(Example: FC Top Dog's Bet On Me SH)

 AFC  Amatuer Field Champion
(Title that appears before dog's name)
 NAFC National Amateur Field Champion
(Title that appears before dog's name)
 FC Field Champion (Field Trial/Lure Coursing)
(Title that appears before dog's name)
 NFC National Field Champion
(Title that appears before dog's name)
 JH  Junior Hunter
 MH  Master Hunter
 SH  Senior Hunter




Mutliple Titles

All titles appear BEFORE the AKC registered name
(Example: TC Top Dog's Bet On Me)

 DC  Dual Champion (CH & FC or OTCH)
 TC  Triple Champion (CH, FC & OTCH)





Additional Certifications/Titles


All additional titles appear AFTER the AKC registered name unless otherwise stated
(Example: Top Dog's Bet On Me RDX)

 RD  Road Dog
 RDX  Road Dog Excellent
 TDI  Therapy Dogs, Inc




AKC Registration

Limited Registration
What does AKC registration really mean?
- AKC registration alone is not a mark of quality
Why bother with AKC registration....? ... So you can participate in a world of AKC activities

 


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