I haven't really looked into the AKC much, but two of my three pets are registered. I am not going to breed any of my dogs. The Golden Retreiver and Basset Hound are registered, but my Maltese isn't. I have his pedigree and everything, I just never felt the need to register him. I've heard of a lot of times when dogs that aren't purebred and registered as purebred.
i like that i have their akc papers and all that because it tells me who sprite and ellies parents are. i met gruffis parents and i took pics.
sprite and ellie have a bunch of ribbons and stuff from dog training so we're thinking that in the new house we're going to display everything on a wall or something. the dog trainer is coming next week and after they get trained socially---i want to put them back in dog obedience shows and stuff. sprite and ellie tried little bits of rally obedience and they did great---i want all three to know as much stuff as possible. you know
Neither Bailey or Morgan are registered. I had Morgan neutered and when Bailey turns six months old, he too will get fixed. No sense in registering them at that point. I have their pedigree papers and that is enough for me. I spend my money on them and not to hand it over to someone to tell me, okay we have a record of your dog. I mean, afterall, isn't that technically all they are doing? Morgan is not show ring material and neither is Bailey. They are just SHOW OFF material lol