My dog is registered with a foreign registry. Can I register my dog with the AKC?
Answer: A description of the foreign registration process, along with a listing of acceptable foreign registries, can be found at http://www.akc.org/registration/specreg.cfm.
You will need an AKC Foreign Registration Application (ADIMPT). You can download the foreign registration application from our website. You will need to go to the following address - http://www.akc.org/insideAKC/masterform.cfm.
The application is in .pdf format and requires the use of Adobe's Acrobat Reader to view the application. Adobe's Acrobat Reader can be obtained free of charge from www.Adobe.com. You must use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or newer to view the files. If you need an application mailed to you, please e-mail your name and your home mailing address (snail mail).
The dog must be registered with the name that appears on the foreign Registration Certificate/Certified Pedigree. Foreign titles will not appear on any AKC documentation.
The items listed below must be submitted for the AKC to consider registration (this information also is printed on the form):
1. The properly completed application, signed in ink.
2. The $50.00 registration fee, payable in U.S. funds - do not send cash.
3. A clear and legible photocopy of the original Certificate of Registration indicating the dog's registry and owner of record - do not send the original certificate.
4. The original foreign three-generation Certified Pedigree (or Export Pedigree, where applicable) is required. If both the sire and dam of the dog identified on the application are AKC registered, print the AKC registration number of the sire and dam in the appropriate spaces on the front of the application. In this case, you may omit the copy of the Certified Pedigree.
5. All foreign dogs being registered with the AKC are required to have positive identification. This section of the application must be completed to show: a) the type of identification (tattoo, microchip, DNA profile), b) the identifying information and its location on the dog, and c) the registry recording the identifying information. The identification may be done after the dog is in the United States, but prior to AKC registration.
6. Two three-by-five-inch color photographs, providing close-up front and side views of the dog in a standing position, are required.