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How to Register a Dog With the AKC

Watch more Dog Care & Grooming 101 videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/466-Dog-Care-and-Grooming-101 Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Follow these steps to register a dog with the American Kennel Club. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Get registration form from your dog's breeder Get a puppy registration form from your dog's breeder, who should have registered the litter with the AKC and gotten registration numbers for each dog. Step 2: Contact the breeder for more information Contact the breeder for more information if they didn't give you a registration form when you first got the dog. Get basic information about your dog's parents and about the breeder. Tip Be sure that your breeder has registered their dogs. Only dogs with AKC-registered parents can be registered with the American Kennel Club. Step 3: Complete the paper form or register online Fill out the form given to you by the breeder, or complete the registration online at the AKC web site. Provide information about your dog's color and markings, as well as your contact information. Step 4: Pay the registration fee and submit the form Pay the required registration fee and submit the form and payment to the AKC. Tip Register your dog before they turn a year old to avoid paying an additional charge on top of the basic registration fee. Step 5: Receive your registration certificate Wait about 10 to 14 days to receive your dog's registration certificate by mail. Tip Track your application status online at the AKC web site. Step 6: Check the certificate for any errors Check your certificate for any errors and contact the AKC if any changes are needed. Read the AKC web site, and learn all about the benefits available to you and your new puppy. Did You Know? The Labrador retriever is the most popular purebred dog in the United States, according to the AKC.
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