STATEMENT FROM THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB
The AKC Board of Directors voted unanimously at its October 2011 meeting to
restructure the individual dog registration and co-ownership fees. This new
fee structure will allow AKC to continue its good works for all dogs,
including canine health research donations, search-and-rescue dog grants,
lost dog recovery, kennel inspections, monitoring canine legislation, and
promoting responsible dog ownership among other programs. AKC can also
continue to provide the same level of quality vital services to clubs,
exhibitors and breeders. This is the first registration fee increase since
2007 despite the continuing economic challenges facing the country and as a
result the sport of purebred dogs.
As of January 1, 2012, the first-time individual dog registration fee and
each basic transfer of ownership fee will increase to $30 per dog. This new
fee structure also includes modifications to co-ownership. With the
first-time individual dog registration as well as any subsequent transfer of
dog ownership, one (1) primary owner will be listed with the $30
registration or transfer fee. In addition, a $10 fee will be added for each
additional owner listed on the registration certificate.* The primary owner
will receive the official AKC Registration Certificate and each additional
owner will receive an e-mail only copy of the registration certificate. The
e-mail copy will be clearly marked COPY, will not display the certificate
issue date, and will not have the transfer form on the back.
Owners of AKC Registered Dogs will still receive the same benefits as before
. AKC Registration Certificate
. Complimentary Trial Pet Health Care Insurance
. Eligibility to Participate in AKC Events
. New Puppy Handbook and Optional discounted Registration Packages
As the nation’s only not-for-profit registry, we look forward to the
continued support of dog owners through registration with the American
Kennel Club. Together we will overcome the current challenges of the
economy and continue our good works on behalf of all dogs.
*Co-owners of dams registering litter members to the litter owners will be
exempt from this additional fee.