Why would a breeder choose to register German Shepherd puppies as CKC instead of AKC? Is it just personal preference?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:49 PM on Feb. 17, 2009 in Pets
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Answer by lbethharris at 10:32 PM on Feb. 17, 2009
Just because a dog is AKC registered, doesn't mean the dog is more likely to be free from any genetic or physical problems! To register a puppy with AKC, both parents MUST be AKC registered. The breeder then must register the litter with AKC in order for the pups to be registered. CKC asks that you submit pictures of the puppy in order to register it. CKC needs to be sure that you are actually registering the breed that you are trying to register. If you are trying to register a St. Bernard, they examine the pictures of the dog and determine whether or not it is actually a St. Bernard. CKC isn't necisaraly for lazy people. It is for people who have a pure bred dog, but cannot have it registered through AKC because the dogs parents weren't AKC or because the breeder didn't register the litter. AKC and CKC have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the physical/genetic health of the dog!
Answer by Anonymous at 1:04 PM on Feb. 18, 2009
It's *probably* a pureblood German Shepherd, but it is in no way guaranteed to be free of genetically passed hip and eye defects, or to conform to breed standards in any way physically or temperamentally.
I'm sorry, but there is no way to guarantee this with an AKC dog either! As mentioned by anon above, an AKC dog can have just as many health problems as ANY dog. Just because a dog is AKC does NOT mean the dog will be conformed to the breed standards. I have personally seen AKC dogs that are as far from the breeds standards as phisically possible. For instance: I was looking at AKC Shih Tzu puppies. Both parents were AKC but they were HUGE for the Shih Tzu standard. These dogs were way too tall and to heavy for their breed, but alas they were still AKC.
Answer by bookay at 1:10 PM on Feb. 18, 2009
People should NOT believe that AKC guarantees a healthy dog. People should also realize that just because the dog is AKC that he/she will be conformed to the breed standards!
CKC doesn't have the info on breed history and bloodlines like AKC will. If your dog is CKC registered, then you can be about 98% sure that your dog is purebred. CKC is pretty strict in their own ways of registering.
Answer by bookay at 1:14 PM on Feb. 18, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:15 AM on Feb. 19, 2009