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13 Registration Organizations




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This article is from the Genetic Diseases in Dogs FAQ, by Gary Mason.

13 Registration Organizations

Registration Organizations

Several organizations throughout the world register purebred dogs. In
general, their charters are similar, and they share the common goal of
preserving the integrity of purebred dog breeds. There are clubs that
sanction various forms of competition, and others that deal solely
with medical issues. Some of the oldest, largest, and most familiar
include:

The American Kennel Club (AKC) -- Founded in 1884, it is the oldest
and most prestigious dog registration organization. The AKC includes
in its mission: maintaining and preserving the integrity of a registry
for purebred dogs; sanctioning of dog events that promote interest in,
and sustain the process of, breeding for type and function of purebred
dogs; and taking whatever actions are necessary to protect and assure
the continuation of the sport of purebred dogs. These activities are
undertaken with the objective of advancing the study, breeding,
exhibiting, running, and maintenance of purebred dogs

The United Kennel Club (UKC) -- The UKC was formed in 1898, and today
provides an alternative to the more widely known AKC in the United
States. It performs many of the same functions: registry, shows, and
stud books. The UKC recognizes 212 breeds, including some that the AKC
does not. The UKC offers breed, obedience, agility, and hunting
trials.


 

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