Document to aide owners in foreign kennel club registrations
New York, NY – The American Kennel club has launched the AKC Certified Export Pedigree. The document contains all of the information required to obtain registration with foreign kennel clubs.
The AKC Certified Export Pedigree merges the information found on the AKC 3-Generation Certified Pedigree and the AKC Registration Certificate, including the name(s) of the current owner(s) and the address of the primary dog owner. It includes the date of the last transfer of the dog’s ownership. But the unique registration certificate issue date is not included to protect AKC breeders, owners and the AKC Stud Book.
The document is designed to minimize confusion and make it safer and easier to register dogs abroad, which can prove especially helpful for exhibitors who show their dogs in other countries and breeders who sell their dogs overseas. Before the AKC Certified Export Pedigree, owners had to send the foreign kennel club their certificate of ownership and a three-generation pedigree. The AKC Certified Export Pedigree eliminates the need for that process and discourages fraud.
AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo, who oversees AKC’s relationships with foreign kennel clubs, said, “Most foreign registries produce export pedigrees so the AKC is now more in line with what other registries in the world are doing and simplifying the process for our customers helps prevent confusion, delays and errors.”
The AKC has reciprocal agreements with more than 200 foreign kennel clubs. To register an American-born, AKC-recognized breed with one of these registries, the dog first must be registered with the American Kennel Club and the owner must provide proof of this to the foreign organization.
The AKC Certified Export Pedigree can be purchased for $69 at www.akc.org/pedigree
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Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.
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