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What's the difference between CKC and AKC?

Why would a breeder choose to register German Shepherd puppies as CKC instead of AKC? Is it just personal preference?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:49 PM on Feb. 17, 2009 in Pets

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  • AKC has strong/stricter regulations on registration, more info on the breed and its history, bloodline, parents, grandparents etc... It is easier to be registered by CKC.
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 4:51 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • i agree with midnightmoma. i personally would prefer a dog registered by AKC if i were looking to get a pure bred dog. the CKC is for lazy people or people who are not sure of their dog's heritage, therefore you get almost no guarantee on the breeding and the dog could end up with genetic defects that would have been weeded out by better breeding standards.
    MaMaLaLa369

    Answer by MaMaLaLa369 at 5:03 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • If you wanted to show in the US they will only allow AKC registered dogs to be in the shows. They are stricter about breeding than CKC. CKC registered dogs are more of a way to say the dog is "registered" for pet breeders.
    Carajust

    Answer by Carajust at 5:04 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • Thanks! If a breeder says the german shepherd was registered CKC, does this still mean it's purebred?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:07 PM on Feb. 17, 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.
    pagan_mama

    Answer by pagan_mama at 7:25 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • to get a dog ckc reg all you have to do is take pictures of it after 6 months old and they will send you papers for $35-$50. you can reg any old dog that way but akc will only reg a dog that had akc parents. Purebred is what u get with akc.
    lbethharris

    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!

    Anonymous

    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.


    con below

    bookay

    Answer by bookay at 1:10 PM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • continued:


    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.

    bookay

    Answer by bookay at 1:14 PM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • CKC isn't real strict and most "breeders" (using the term lightly, good breeders register AKC) use CKC because they were likely to have gotten the dog as a pet only pup with limited registration if any and didn't want to pay the extra, if it was offered for full registration. I also think the AKC breeders are more responsible in terms of breeding itself. They have higher standards and guidleines. I am not by any means saying that CKC dogs are not good dogs, heck I have a mut that is not either and I also have an AKC dog. Keep in mind also that a CKC dog can compete in certain show areas, but you have to apply for it (PAL/ILP). Regardless though you can end up with a good dog, imo AKC is just more reliable and you can do more with your dog.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:15 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

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