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AKC Policies and Guidelines for Registration Matters

Last Update: 09/30/98

                              TABLE OF CONTENTS

       I. OWNERSHIP
           1.Owner Deceased
           2.Ownership of Dog Acquired Through Sheriff s Sale, Etc
           3.Change of Ownership Due to Divorce
           4.Dogs Acquired From Humane Society or Similar Organization
           5.Dogs Owned By Pet Shops, Organizations or Corporations
       II. NAMING OF DOGS
       III. CONTRACTS
           1.Dog Sold Without AKC Registration Papers
           2.Spay/Neuter Contracts
           3.Stud Contracts
           4.Co-Ownership Contracts
       IV. BUYER PURCHASES A SICK OR DEFECTIVE DOG
       V. LEASING A BITCH
       VI. SIGNATURES (Signing for Another)
           1.Stud Dog Power of Attorney
           2.Power of Attorney
           3.Signing for a Minor
       VII. REGULATIONS FOR RECORD KEEPING AND IDENTIFICATION OF DOGS
           1.General Practices
           2.Records
           3.Identifying Dogs at Time of Delivery
           4.Inspection
           5.Penalties
       VIII. PERSON SUSPENDED OF AKC PRIVILEGES
           1.Conditions of Suspension
       IX. OVERAGE/UNDERAGE SIRES AND DAMS
       X. ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION
           1.Artificial Insemination Using Fresh Semen
           2.Artificial Insemination Using Fresh Extended Semen
           3.Artificial Insemination Using Frozen Semen
       XI. LIMITED REGISTRATION
       XII. TIME LIMITS



INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this booklet is to acquaint the fancy with certain
policies and guidelines relative to particular registration matters.

Hopefully, a knowledge of such policies and guidelines will prevent
problems BEFORE THEY ARISE.

Not every situation is covered in this pamphlet, but, in our experience,
the situations that are included are those that frequently cause
problems.

If you have any questions concerning these policies and guidelines or
questions on any other registration matters, do not hesitate to call our
Customer Service department at (919) 233-9767 between the hours of 8:30
a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time or e-mail: info@akc.org or fax (919) 233-3627.

We suggest this booklet be maintained for future reference with your
other AKC papers, Rule Books, and information pamphlets.

I. OWNERSHIP

OWNER DECEASED

If the owner of a dog or litter dies, AKC registration forms can only be
signed by the person authorized to sign for the deceased. Before the AKC
can accept the signature of the person completing AKC forms for the
deceased, we must be furnished with authorization to do so.

A Statement of Legal Rights form must be completed by each Executor or
Administrator appointed for the estate of the decedent; or if no
Executor or Administrator has been or will be appointed, by each person
requesting
authorization to sign for the decedent. The Statement of Legal Rights
form must be completed in its entirety, signed and notarized before
being submitted.

The signature for the deceased should appear as follows on all AKC
documents:

Print name of deceased (date of death)
Per: Signature of Executor, Administrator
or person authorized to sign

If more than one person is authorized to sign, then all signatures must
appear on the AKC document. The complete application and required fee
should then be submitted with the Statement of Legal Rights form.

OWNERSHIP OF DOG ACQUIRED THROUGH SHERIFF'S SALE, ETC.

If ownership of an AKC-registered dog or registrable dog has been
acquired pursuant to a statute, such as a sheriff's sale, etc., The
American Kennel Club will consider effecting the registration or the
transfer of ownership on its records, under certain conditions.

Before we would consider such action, we would require, in addition to
proof of the dog's identity:

A) A copy of the applicable statute.
B) Proof that the provisions of the statute have been met.
C) The last known mailing address of the previous owner.

CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP DUE TO DIVORCE

If ownership of a dog changes as the result of a divorce settlement,
this change must be recorded as any other transfer. Transfer from one
party to another, or from co-ownership to sole ownership should be
recorded on the reverse side of the dog's registration certificate. In
the absence of the owner's, or one of the co-owner s signatures, we
would require evidence from the person awarded the dog as the result of
the divorce settlement that he or she was now the legal sole owner
before AKC could give any consideration to effecting a transfer of
ownership in its records.

If you are unable to obtain a properly executed certification of
transfer and you request assistance from The American Kennel Club, be
certain to submit the following:

1. The AKC registration certificate completed, with the exception of the
unobtainable signature, together with the required transfer fee.

2. A photocopy of the property settlement or the appropriate document
awarding ownership of the dog in question.

3. The present or last known mailing address of the party whose
signature cannot be obtained. If the dogs' AKC information is not
properly identified in the divorce decree or if the co-owner refuses to
sign or cannot be contacted the dog will not be transferred.

4. If ownership changes as the result of a divorce settlement, the date
of sale indicated in Section A of the certificate should generally
reflect the date the property settlement became final.

When all the information and material are submitted, the AKC will review
the matter and ascertain whether the registration or transfer of
ownership can be effected in its records.

DOGS ACQUIRED FROM HUMANE SOCIETY OR SIMILAR ORGANIZATION

The American Kennel Club does not provide registration service for dogs
acquired from Protective Leagues, Humane Societies or similar
organizations.

Also, when a dog is turned over to a Humane Society or similar
organization, it is done with the understanding that AKC papers will not
be transferred.

DOGS OWNED BY COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATIONS OR CORPORATIONS

Under AKC policies, ownership of a dog will not be recorded in the name
of any organization or corporation which, in any manner, deals in dogs
for resale.

This policy has been adopted to foster and encourage the amateur sport
of breeding and showing purebred dogs.

II. NAMING OF DOGS

It is AKC policy that the person who owns the dog at the time the
application for registration is submitted to the AKC has the right to
name it.

There are guidelines that determine the acceptability of a name. Some of
these are as follows:

1. Name choices are limited to twenty-five (25) letters. Spaces between
words, apostrophes and hyphens are not counted.

2. All letters in a dog's name are limited to the standard English
alphabet. When registration certificates are printed, all letters are
capitalized. Diacritical markings (accent grave, accent acute, umlaut,
etc.) and common symbols (&, $, #, etc.) are not printed on registration
certificates in a dog's name.

3. Lifetime kennel names and registered name prefixes cannot be included
in a dog's name unless their use is authorized by the owner of the name.

4. No arabic numerals can be included in a registered name.

5. Roman numerals must not be included at the end of the dog's name. The
AKC reserves the right to assign roman numerals for identification
purposes. The AKC permits thirty-seven (37) dogs of each breed to be
assigned the same name.

6. There are no restrictions on cardinal (one, two, three) and ordinal
(first, second, third) numbers that are spelled out.

7. Words and phrases that may not be included in a dog's name:

A. Champion, champ, sieger and any AKC title or show term, either
spelled out or abbreviated.
B. Obscenities and words derogatory to any race, creed or nationality or
transliterations of such words.
C. Kennel(s), dog, male, stud, sire, bitch, dam and female.
D. Breed names alone.

8. An imported dog must be registered with the same name under which it
was registered in its country of birth, except for the addition of a
registered kennel name.

All dogs' names are subject to AKC approval.

According to Chapter 3, Section 7 of Rules Applying to Registration and
Discipline, "no change in the name of a dog registered with The American
Kennel Club will be allowed to be made."

III. CONTRACTS

It has been our experience that all too frequently, severe and
complicated problems result from disputes over conditional sale,
conditional stud and co-ownership contracts or any contract or agreement
relating to restrictions or limitations people try to place on the sale
or breeding of a dog.

The American Kennel Club cannot resolve contractual disputes. It is the
responsibility of the parties involved to resolve their written or
verbal contracts either amicably or by an action of law.

DOG SOLD WITHOUT AKC REGISTRATION PAPERS

If a dog is delivered or sold with the understanding that AKC papers
will not be furnished, the donor or seller must obtain from the
recipient or buyer a signed statement agreeing to this condition, and
such disposition of a dog without
papers must be indicated in the seller's records.

NOTE:The AKC suggests that the donor or seller withhold identifying
information (sire and dam's AKC-registered names and numbers, litter
registration numbers, etc.) and only provide information concerning the
dog's date of birth, shots administered, shots needed and any other
information the recipient or buyer would require in order to provide
properly for the dog's welfare.

We do not countenance understandings or agreements that put a price on
papers. However, if a person acquires a dog without papers, with the
explicit understanding that papers will be furnished upon payment of
additional money, the buyer has, in effect, forfeited any rights to
papers. If at some later date, he decides he wants papers, the AKC can
only advise him to go back to the seller to resolve the matter.

SPAY/NEUTER CONTRACTS

A written agreement between buyer and seller to the effect that AKC
registration papers will not be furnished to the buyer until the seller
has been furnished with evidence that the dog has been neutered or
spayed is acceptable under our Rules.

If a dog is sold under such conditions, it is important that the
agreement be signed by the buyer before the dog leaves the seller's
premises.

Many breeders using this type of agreement include clauses to the effect
that the dog must be spayed or neutered by a certain date (or age).

STUD CONTRACTS

Agreements between individuals concerning stud fees should be in writing
and clearly state all obligations and circumstances. The contract should
be signed by all parties to the transaction and each signer thereto
should receive a copy.

The stud fee is set by the stud dog's owner. The mode of payment may
differ. The stud owner may request a cash fee, pick of the litter, one
or more puppies from the resulting litter, etc. The collection of the
stud fee is the stud owner's responsibility.

The American Kennel Club takes the position that the owner of the sire
is required to sign an application to register a litter certifying only
to the fact that a particular dam was bred to the sire identified on the
litter registration application form on a specified date of mating,
unless there is an agreement signed by all parties concerned in which it
is specifically set forth that the owner of the sire is not obligated to
sign an American Kennel Club litter registration application form until
such time as the stud fee has been paid.

CO-OWNERSHIP CONTRACTS

Co-ownership arrangements, in far too many cases, lead to problems.
While AKC registration application forms provide for more than one
owner, we recommend that co-ownerships be avoided. It has been our
experience that purchasing a dog "outright" is preferable. It is the
responsibility of the parties involved to resolve their dispute either
amicably or by an action of law.

We would like to point out that if a co-owner is suspended of all AKC
privileges, then for the term of the suspension, recording of a transfer
of the dog that is co-owned is barred and registrations of litters sired
by or whelped by the dog in question are barred. Wins taken by the dog
in AKC-licensed or member events are subject to disallowment.

If a dispute arises and one or more co-owners advises the AKC that they
are refusing to sign the applications to individually register puppies
in a co-owned litter, our basic position would be that the puppies sold
solely to third parties should not be denied registration for the litter
in question. We would have to evaluate the reason for refusing to sign
to determine if such reason was satisfactory under our Rules Applying to
Registration and Discipline. The co-owners would then be advised not to
breed the dam again until their dispute is resolved.

IV. BUYER PURCHASES A SICK OR DEFECTIVE DOG

The American Kennel Club is always concerned when we learn about the
sale of a sick dog, or a dog that has been diagnosed as having a
congenital defect. However, The American Kennel Club does not license or
endorse anyone engaged in the commerce of selling purebred dogs and,
therefore, has no control over the business practices of those involved
in such transactions. Membership in The American Kennel Club is
comprised of independent dog clubs located throughout the United States.
No individual persons are members of the AKC.

While The American Kennel Club attempts to foster sound breeding
practices through education and through the funding of research, and
while many breeders offer various guarantees with respect to the health
of dogs, our jurisdiction is limited to the practices one must follow to
ensure proper identification of dogs registered with The American Kennel
Club. Registration, in itself, does not guarantee the quality or health
of a dog.

There are no provisions in our Rules to preclude the breeding of dogs of
questionable quality. We would certainly hope, however, that if the
matter is brought to the attention of the owners of the dogs involved,
they would give the matter very careful consideration before contemplating
breeding the dogs again.

If you feel that you should be compensated for all or part of the
purchase price of your dog, and if you are unable to resolve the matter
with the seller, we can only recommend that you seek legal counsel to
determine if you can obtain relief through civil channels. You may also
wish to bring this matter to the attention of your local Better Business
Bureau or Consumer Protection Service.

With regard to the facility at which your dog was purchased, if you feel
the conditions there do not meet acceptable health standards, the matter
should be brought to the attention of your local SPCA, Humane Society or
Health Department, as they have the authority to take action in these
matters.

V. LEASING A BITCH

Under the Rules Applying to Registration and Discipline (Chapter 3,
Section 1) The breeder of a dog is the person who owned the dam of that
dog when the dam was bred; except that if the dam was leased at the time
of breeding, the breeder is the lessee.

If a bitch is leased at the time of mating and/or whelping, a Report of
Lease of Bitch form must be filed promptly with The American Kennel
Club. These forms may be obtained, upon request, from the AKC.

If a bitch is leased at the time of mating the breeder of the litter is
the lessee. If the bitch is leased at the time of whelping, the lessee
is the litter owner and the litter may be registered only by the lessee.

Every lease must have a termination date, and both the effective date
and the termination date must be entered on the Report of Lease of Bitch
form.

If a dam is co-owned, all owners must sign the form.

NOTE: It is important that the owner and lessee should each have a
written copy of the complete lease agreement signed by the other party.

Leases are not accepted for male dogs nor for the purpose of entering a
dog of either sex in dog shows or other AKC events. The right to exhibit
a dog cannot be transferred by the person who actually owns it.

VI. SIGNATURES (Signing for Another)

STUD DOG POWER OF ATTORNEY

You may authorize The American Kennel Club to accept the signature of
someone other than yourself if you are the actual owner of an
AKC-registered male. Such authorization would only apply to applications
to register litters sired by that dog.

You may obtain a Stud Dog Power of Attorney form from The American
Kennel Club. The period of authorization is limited to one (1) year. A
new form must be filed with The American Kennel Club after one (1) year
if authorization is to be extended.

If authorized, you should sign Section A of litter registration
application forms as follows:

Printed name of owner of stud dog Per: personal signature of authorized
person (SDPOA)

POWER OF ATTORNEY

We will accept one person signing for another on all registration
application forms only if we are provided with the proper authorization.

If you wish to grant authorization to someone to sign registration
application forms for you, you may request a Power of Attorney
Authorization Notice from the AKC. The Power of Attorney Authorization
Notice should then be completed by both the person authorized to sign
and the person granting authorization and returned to the AKC for filing
purposes.

The authorization is accepted for one year only, and if it is to be
renewed, a new Authorization Notice should be submitted.

Application should be signed as follows:

Printed name of owner
Per: signature of authorized person (POA)

NOTE: Do not complete a Power of Attorney Authorization Notice if you
are signing for a minor. (See section on signing for a minor.)

SIGNING FOR A MINOR

If a dog or litter is to be registered in the name of the minor, the
space provided for signature of owner should be signed as follows:

Name of child (Minor)
Per: personal signature of parent or guardian (relationship)

This procedure must be followed every time the signature of the minor is
required on an application form.

NOTE: Be certain to indicate your relationship to the minor next to your
personal signature, to avoid rejection on the application form.

VII. REGULATIONS FOR RECORD KEEPING AND IDENTIFICATION OF DOGS

For dog owners, breeders, dealers, pet shops and all persons or firms
that sell or give away dogs that are registered or to be registered with
The American Kennel Club.

GENERAL PRACTICES

Each person covered by these regulations must follow such practices as,
consistent with the number of dogs involved, will preclude any
possibility of error in identification of any individual dog or doubt as
to the parentage of any particular dog or litter.

Thus, if more than one dog is shipped to some new owner or if a number
of similar dogs are kept in a kennel or pet shop, a system must be used,
such as marking, tagging or tattooing each dog, which will preclude any
possible error in identities, and a record of the identifying
information must be kept. Bitches in season must be so segregated from
males that there can be no doubt as to the identity of the sire of any
litter. Puppies from different litters must be so segregated, marked or
identified that there can be no doubt as to the parents or age of a
particular puppy, and the identifying information must be recorded.

NOTE: If microchips are used as the primary means of identification, a
scanner must be present at all times, if there are more than 20 dogs
over six months of age on the premises.

RECORDS

To provide a source of reference for registration or transfer
applications which have been made or may later be made to The American
Kennel Club, and to assure the accuracy of such applications, certain
minimum written records must be maintained. When kept on a computer, a
separate printed copy (hard copy) of all required records, apart from
the computer or storage discs, must be available.

All required records must be made immediately when dog is acquired and
delivered, and at time of mating, whelping or death. Records must be
kept on forms devoted to that exclusive purpose and must be consecutive,
accurate, up-to-date and maintained for at least five (5) years after
the dog has died, has been sold or has been given away.

a. Records to be kept by owners and breeders.

1. The owner (and the lessee if a dog is leased) shall keep a record of
each dog owned (or leased) which will show:

Breed
Registered name and number (or litter number if not registered)
Sex, color and markings
Date of birth
Names and numbers of sire and dam
Name of breeder
Name and address of person from whom directly acquired
Date of acquisition
Date and duration of lease, if any

and when dog is sold, given away or dies:

Name and address of person to whom directly sold or delivered
Date sold or delivered or date of death
Kinds of papers and date supplied

In addition, the owner (or lessee, if dog is leased at that time) shall
keep the following breeding records:

2. Whenever dog is mated to another dog:

Date and place of mating
Names of persons handling mating
Registered name and number of dog to which mated
Name and address of its owner

3. and (if a female) when resulting litter is whelped:

Date of whelping
Number of puppies whelped by sex and by color and markings
Litter registration number
Date of sale, gift or death of each puppy so described
Name and address of person acquiring each puppy so described
Kinds of papers and date supplied
Registered name and number of each puppy registered by breeder

b. Records to be kept by persons or firms who sell or give away dogs
bred by others, including dealers, pet shops and persons acting as
agents or brokers or selling on consignments:

                                    For Each Unregistered Dog

Breed
Sex and color and markings
Date of birth
Litter number (when available)
Names and numbers of sire and dam
Name of breeder

                                     For Each Registered Dog

Breed
Registered name
Registration number

                                        And for All Dogs

Name and address of person from whom directly acquired
Date of acquisition
Name and address of person to whom directly sold or given
Date sold or delivered, or date of death
Kinds of papers and date supplied

IDENTIFYING DOGS AT TIME OF DELIVERY

If properly completed AKC registration papers are not supplied with the
dog when it is shipped or delivered to someone else, the person
delivering or shipping the dog must furnish the person acquiring the dog
with a bill of sale or other signed memorandum giving all of the
identifying information listed below. A promise of later identification
is not acceptable.

                              For a Dog Not Yet Individually Registered

Breed
Sex and color and markings
Date of birth
Litter number (when available)
Names and numbers of sire and dam
Name of breeder
Date sold or delivered

                                      For a Registered Dog

Breed
Registered name
Registration number
Date sold or delivered

This identifying information must be supplied with the dog even though
AKC papers are not yet available, and even to a person who takes the dog
only for resale as an agent or on consignment, and the same information
must be passed on by him when he disposes of it. (The only exception to
this requirement is when there is a written agreement made between the
parties when the dog is delivered specifying that registration papers
are never to be given.)

INSPECTION

The rules provide that The American Kennel Club or its duly authorized
representatives shall have the right to inspect the records required to
be kept and the practices required to be followed by these regulations,
and to examine any dog
registered or to be registered with The American Kennel Club.

The American Kennel Club shall report to the appropriate governmental
authorities or humane agencies conditions which, in the opinion of the
authorized AKC representatives, are inhumane or unsanitary.

PENALTIES

The Rules provide that The American Kennel Club may refuse to register
any dog or litter or to record the transfer of any dog, for the sole
reason that the application is not supported by the records required by
these regulations.

The Rules also provide that the Board of Directors of The American
Kennel Club may suspend from all privileges of The American Kennel Club
any person who fails to observe the above regulations. (See chapter on
Suspension of Privileges.)

VIII. PERSON SUSPENDED OF AKC PRIVILEGES

Chapter 5, Section 14 of the Rules Applying to Registration and
Discipline states in part " All privileges of The American Kennel Club
shall be withheld from any person suspended or disqualified."

CONDITIONS OF SUSPENSION

A. Conditions relative to entry in AKC-licensed events.

A suspended person may not participate in any dog show, obedience trial,
field trial or any other event held under American Kennel Club rules,
except as a spectator; nor may he/she make any entry in any dog show,
obedience trial, field trial, the published closing date for which
occurs during the period of suspension.

B. Conditions relative to registration privileges withheld.

1. The American Kennel Club will not afford registration to any litter
or individual dog, or transfer ownership of any dog to or from a
suspended person from or after the effective date of his or her
suspension. Moreover, once a person has been notified that charges have
been preferred against him or her by a Show or Trial Committee or by The
American Kennel Club, registration privileges are withheld from that
person from the date he or she is notified of charges. Upon the
exoneration of such a person by a Show or Trial Committee or by The
American Kennel Club, all registration privileges shall be reinstated.

2. Any application for registration of any litter or individual dog or
request for transfer of any individual dog to or from a person notified
by a Show or Trial Committee or The American Kennel Club that charges
have been preferred
against him or her or by a person actually suspended from privileges,
will not be processed when that application is received by The American
Kennel Club after the date of the notification of charges or the date of
the suspension even though the application is dated (date of transfer,
date of mating, date of whelping) prior to the notice of charges or
suspension.

3. The American Kennel Club will not accord registration for any litter
of dogs owned by someone else if the sire of the litter was owned solely
or in part by a person who is suspended on the date the mating occurred.

4. When a dog is registered in a co-ownership and any of the above
suspension conditions exist as to any co-owner, no registration will be
accorded to that dog.

5. Hardship exceptions to these policies may be directed to the Board of
Directors of The American Kennel Club.

IX. OVERAGE/UNDERAGE SIRES AND DAMS

Chapter 3, Section 5 of the Rules Applying to Registration and
Discipline reads as follows:

" No dog or litter out of a dam under eight (8) months or over twelve
(12) years of age at the time of mating, or by a sire under seven (7)
months or over twelve (12) years of age at the time of mating, will be
registered unless the application for registration shall be accompanied
by an affidavit or evidence which shall prove the fact to the
satisfaction of The American Kennel Club."

If you have had a litter registration application form rejected because
the age of the sire and/or dam was not in compliance with Chapter 3,
Section 5 and you request the AKC to reconsider the matter, you should
submit as much information and material as possible.

The AKC would want to know if the breeding that took place was a planned
breeding. We would also want to know if there were any witnesses to the
breeding who are in a position to identify the sire and dam and, if so,
statements from those witnesses should be submitted. You should tell us
how the bitch was confined during the entire heat period and whether or
not there was any possibility of the dam being exposed to any other male
during the season in question.

In the case of an overage sire, we would ask whether a recent sperm
count was done by a veterinarian and, if so, that we receive a copy of
the veterinarian s findings.

If you own an overage male and you intend to use the dog at stud, we
recommend that you have a sperm count done by your veterinarian. If the
veterinarian finds that the male is capable of siring a litter you
should make several photocopies of his findings, which can then be
submitted in the future with applications for litters sired by the dog.
We would also recommend that you have a sperm count done every six (6)
months thereafter.

X. ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION

Effective October 1, 1998, AKC DNA Certification is required for all
stud dogs collected for fresh extended and frozen semen use, including
foreign stud dogs collected for imported semen use in the United States.
Click here for further information.

A. ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION USING FRESH SEMEN

The American Kennel Club will consider an application to register a
litter resulting from artificial insemination using fresh semen,
provided both the sire and dam are present during the extraction of the
semen and the insemination of the bitch and the litter is, in all other
respects, eligible for registration.

In order to register a litter whelped as a result of artificial
insemination of the bitch using fresh semen, the following are required:
a completed litter registration application form, a completed
certification form and the proper registration
fee.

The certification form contains Sections to be completed by the owner,
co-owner or lessee of the dam on the date of mating, owner or co-owner
of sire on the date of mating and two additional certifications to be
completed in those instances when the owner of the sire has authorized
someone else to extract the semen from the male and the owner or lessee
of the dam has authorized someone else to inseminate the female.

The certification form and litter registration application form may be
obtained from The American Kennel Club, upon request, free of charge.

B. ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION USING FRESH EXTENDED SEMEN

The American Kennel Club will consider an application to register a
litter resulting from artificial insemination of the bitch using fresh
extended semen provided the semen is extracted and extended by a
licensed veterinarian; the insemination of the bitch is performed by a
licensed veterinarian and the litter is eligible for registration in all
other respects. The use of imported fresh extended semen may be
considered on a case-by-case basis provided that The American Kennel
Club has received prior notification of the intended insemination. The
specific requirements for the
use of imported fresh extended semen should be requested from The
American Kennel Club several months prior to any intended insemination.

In order to register a litter whelped as a result of artificial
insemination of the bitch using fresh extended semen, the following are
required: a completed litter registration application form, a completed
certification form and the proper registration fee.

The certification form contains certifications from the owner, co-owner
or lessee of the dam on the date of mating, the veterinarian extracting
and extending the semen and the veterinarian inseminating the bitch.

The special certification form and the litter registration application
form may be obtained from The American Kennel Club, upon request, free
of charge.

The use of imported fresh extended semen may be considered on a
case-by-case basis provided that The American Kennel Club has received
prior notification of the intended insemination. The specific
requirements for the use of imported fresh extended semen should be
requested from The American Kennel Club several months prior to any
intended insemination.

C. ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION USING FROZEN SEMEN

The American Kennel Club will consider an application to register a
litter resulting from the artificial insemination of the bitch using
frozen semen, provided the litter is, in all other respects, eligible
for registration and the following conditions are met:

I. The collection of semen for the artificial breeding must have been
reported to the AKC and the collector/storer must be on record with the
AKC as familiar with and complying with the AKC regulations for record
keeping and identification of dogs.

II. The special litter application form must be submitted containing the
certifications completed by the owner of the semen, the owner of the dam
and the veterinarian who performed the artificial breeding, together
with the proper fee.

Anyone requiring this special litter registration application form may
obtain one from The American Kennel Club. The request should be directed
to:

                                    The American Kennel Club
                                    ATTN: DEPARTMENT B
                                      5580 Centerview Drive
                                       Raleigh, NC 27606

You may also obtain from the same Department B a list of those
collector/storers whose record-keeping methods have been deemed by The
American Kennel Club to be in compliance with the regulations.

The regulations applying to the registration of litters produced through
artificial insemination using frozen semen appear on the back page of
the special litter registration application form. The use of imported
frozen semen may be
considered on a case-by-case basis provided that The American Kennel
Club has received prior notification of the intended insemination. The
specific requirements for the use of imported frozen semen should be
requested from The American Kennel Club several months prior to any
intended insemination.

XI. Limited Registration

AKC registration application forms provide the option for registering
dogs with limited registration. Limited registration means that litters
produced by the dog are not eligible for AKC registration. The dog is
eligible to compete in all AKC-licensed events except breed competition
at an AKC-licensed dog show.

The decision as to the registration status of a dog is the
responsibility of the litter owner(s). The litter owner(s) must check
the appropriate box in section A of the individual registration
application form to indicate whether the dog should be designated as
having limited or full registration privileges. If no box is checked,
full registration will be assigned.

Limited registration can only be designated at the time the dog is
individually registered. The limited designation may be removed upon the
written permission of the litter owner(s) and upon submission of a form
for that purpose which,
is available from the AKC, and required fee. Once the limited
designation has been deleted it may not be reimposed.

The decision as to whether or not a dog will be registered with limited
registration is left solely to the litter owner(s). Limited registration
is a tool with which the litter owner(s) can protect their breeding
program. We would strongly recommend that if a dog is being sold with
limited registration that the litter owner(s) make this condition clear
to the potential dog buyer(s) so that there is no confusion about the
terms under which the dog was purchased. If breeders provide a written
bill of sale in addition to the registration application form, we would
urge that the bill of sale include the fact that the dog is being sold
with limited registration and that the buyer acknowledges in writing
that the dog is being accepted with that condition.

XII. Time Limits

Chapter 3, Section 4 of the Rules Applying to Registration and
Discipline provide time limits for dog registrations and litters as
follows:

No individual dog from a litter whelped in the United States of America
of which both parents are registered with The American Kennel Club shall
be eligible for registration unless the litter has first been registered
by the person who owned the dam at the time of whelping, or by the
lessee if the dam was leased at the time of whelping, and, further, that
an application to register such litter is filed with The American Kennel
Club no later than six (6) months from the date of whelping of the
litter.

An application to register a litter filed with The American Kennel Club
more than six (6) months but less than one year from the date of
whelping may be considered for registration provided the litter owner
supplies such required information and remits such penalty fee as shall
be determined by the Board of Directors. Litter registry service will
not be accorded to an application filed with The American Kennel Club
more than one year after the date of whelping. These restrictions shall
not apply when the delay in filing the litter application results from
an American Kennel Club investigation or inquiry, an action of law or
other hardship circumstances satisfactory to The American Kennel Club.

An application to individually register a member of a registered litter
shall be valid for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of issue
of the application. An application to individually register a member of
a registered litter filed with The American Kennel Club more than twelve
(12) months from the date of issue of the application may be considered
for registration provided the applicant supplies such required
information and remits such penalty fee as shall be determined by the
Board of Directors. No application to individually register a member of
a registered litter will be accepted after twenty-four (24) months from
the date of issue of the application, except when the delay in filing
the application for individual registration results from an American
Kennel Club investigation or inquiry, an
action of law or other hardship circumstances satisfactory to The
American Kennel Club and the applicant remits such penalty fee as shall
be determined by the Board of Directors.

                                     1997 American Kennel Club


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