Just wondering what y'all think of this:
See AKC's dog registry FAQs (http://www.akc.org/contact/answer_center/faq_dogreg.cfm). It appears that you CAN register dogs from other registries if an AKC pedigree can be proven (via DNA, I'm guessing).
"…For a dog with papers from another domestic registry
AKC has a new program where we are researching pedigrees of dogs that do not have AKC paperwork to determine if the dog comes from AKC registrable stock.
The dog may qualify for registration if the pedigree shows no break in AKC lineage and the dogs in the pedigree originate from AKC registrable stock...."
There's quite a bit of discussion in another pet forum I belong to about this. Especially concerning breeder limitations/restrictions on AKC registration re breeder-imposed spaying/neutering before AKC papers are transferred. Some pet forum members have [supposedly] even contacted the AKC about it and have gotten vague and ambiguous answers to point-blank questions. (AKC's standard response seems to be, "send in whatever documentation you have about the dog's pedigree, and we'll check it out.")
(Sorry if this has been brought up before and I missed it.)