How to Register a Dog: Register your Pekingese Now


Is registration needed for your dog? If so, how to register a dog? Registration is one of the most important factors in a purebreed dog development. It would ensure the continual documentation of dog breeders to keep the purity of a dog breed.

There are various information collected that are pertinent for each dog and would be kept by a legal registering body like the AKC, ACA or PCCI. Each dog would have a unique registration number and would serve as their identification code for the entire time the registering body exists.

For the breeders, his dogs would be documented with a Pedigree Certificate to acknowledge his efforts in producing purebred pups. This legal document would serve 2 main purpose: a) It would serve as a birth certificate for his sire/dam with special markings recorded too; b) It would reflect the genetic ancestry for each of the dog.

A dog may only be registered with one registering body. Once all forms are completed, the certificate of registration would then be turned over to the owner from the breeder.

How to Register a Dog: Register your Pekingese Now

How to Register a Dog

Filling out the Application

The Dog Registration Application must be filled out jointly by the litter owner(s) and the new owner(s) of the dog. The application is color-coded for the convenience of both parties. The litter owner(s) must fill out the most of the application, including the following information:

  • Sex of dog
  • Color and markings of dog
  • Registration type (Full or Limited)
  • Transfer date
  • Name and address of all new owners and co-owners
  • Signatures of all litter owners

The new owner(s) of the dog must fill out the following:

  • Name of dog
  • Signatures of all owners and co-owners
  • Payment information
  • Registration Options (For purchasing pedigrees and DVDs)

Processing fees are nonrefundable, and all fees are subject to change without notice.

Source: AKC,

Step-by-step Procedure in Registering a Dog:

  1. Get all the pertinent data from the breeder if he/she could not accompany you. You can choose which registering body to go to if the litter doesn’t have any paperwork yet. Ask your breeder about it because if the parents of the pup is with AKC, then you can only register the puppy with AKC.
  2. You can either apply in person or online. Fill out their application form. Give all the needed information like name, breed, birth date, sex, markings, name of owner, name of breeder, etc…
  3. Pay all the fees needed with the company.
  4. Wait for your certificate. This could take a few months to process.
  5. Once certificate is received, review for accuracy. If there are any mistakes, contact the company immediately.

How to register a dog is rather an easy task as long as you have the time and money to do it. Registering is not that cheap, mind you, so you better know the fees beforehand before going there so that you won’t be caught off guard when it is time to pay.  Having your pup registered is an edge for the both of you, it would ensure that your dog is purebred and you can be proud to present him when a sire/dam is needed for breeding purposes.

Is your pekingese registered? Do you have plans to register him? It is your decision after all.  Anything that you want to say that’s on your mind? Let us know by leaving your message below.



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