owner sent the registration in too late and it was canceled.
papers were lost and the owner had no idea how to order a
duplicate copy or the information to order it with.
There are many variations to the dog or
cat owners story about why their pet does not have registration
papers. Lost registrations could have been several generations
|American Purebred Registry
was created years ago to help overcome problems with lost
registration papers whatever the reason. We start a pedigree
file with the information the owner sends us. We do not have
access to information from other kennel clubs, societies,
registries or agencies. All the information must be provided by
the owner of the dog or cat. Once an application is received and
accepted by our office, all offspring of that animal are subject
to registration by us, provided the animal was bred to a
registered animal of the same breed. A photocopy of the
registration of any animal not registered by us is required for
the offspring to be registered. APR does not register
an application is received by our office and accepted, we issue
a registration certificate. From that moment on the animal is
considered a registered animal. On the application the owner has
certified that the dog or cat is a purebred representative of
the breed. We take his word for it. All the registration
agencies in the United States are based on the honor system.
We donít sponsor dog shows, field
trials or competition of any kind. We do keep a record of points
and wins if the owner sends in the information from a show
secretary. Basically, we are a permanent pedigree record keeping
service and provide Certificates of Registration with our
organization. We have registered thousands of dogs and cats in
the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and overseas,
just to name a few.
believe there are many fine dogs and cats in America that should
be and deserve to be registered. These days many people look
down on any unregistered animal. Purebreds need to be recognized
as such and given the respect that registration will offer. We
do not encourage the haphazard breeding of any dog or cat, we
are only interested in recognizing the purebreds that are
already here. During the last several years it has become
popular to double register dogs and cats that are already
registered. This double registering is a matter of prestige.
American Purebred offers this service and notes the registration
certificate "DOUBLE REGISTERED". A photocopy of the
original registration certificate must accompany the
animals can be registered?
|Any purebred dog or cat.
Many owners have lost their papers or lost contact with the
person they got their pet from before the papers were delivered.
Often the owner sent the registration in too late and it was
canceled by another registry. Whatever the reason, we can
register your dog or cat if it is purebred. On the application
you sign and certify the animal is a purebred of the breed. This
is a legal document. We do not have to see or inspect your pet.
Your word is enough. All the registration agencies and kennel
clubs are based on the honor system.
the difference between APR and the dozen or more other
registries or clubs?
|Three or four of the other
registries sponsor dog or cat shows. APR does not. But,
basically, all are record keeping agencies similar to the state
agency that keeps a record of your personal birth certificate.
All of the dog and cat registries issue registration
certificates with their own agency. Information is not shared.
or kittens from my pet be registered?
|Yes, if registration of both
sire and dam are complete. If one parent is registered by
another agency, a photocopy of the registration certificate must
be sent in with the litter application. APR does not encourage
the haphazard breeding of any animal. We do not register
crossbreeds. Upon acceptance of a litter registration
application a purple temporary registration form for each new
owner is issued. It is the responsibility of the new owner to
complete the temporary registration application, name their pet
and send it to our office for permanent registration.
As of January 1, 1998, we DO NOT
register pups or kittens from the mating of brother to sister or
parent to pup or kitten.
|The transfer form is printed
on the back of each registration certificate. If this space has
already been filled in you can request transfer forms or staple
a simple bill of sale to the registration certificate. This bill
of sale must contain the signature of the previous owner, date
of transfer, name and mailing address of buyer. There are no
extra fees for additional transfers.
|There are no deadlines for
submission of applications and applications never have
expiration dates. We do encourage you to send in your
registration application forms as soon as possible. All blank
applications can be photocopied. For later reference you can
user your printer to save a copy of this information or share
with a friend.
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