LIMITED REGISTRATION, FULL REGISTRATION, AND CO-OWNERSHIP
Many people are very confused with the various registration policies which breeders utilize when they sell their puppies. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many articles on the internet that can be researched in order to fully explain the registration options and the reasons why breeders choose to utilize these options. This article is to provide insight on the subject of Puppy Registration options and the differences between Full Registration and Limited Registration.
On average, most new puppy owners have no intentions of breeding or showing their new puppy. However, they most definitely want to ensure their puppy has proper registration papers proving he or she is a pure bred , who the parents are, and also having the opportunity to acquire a pedigree to see the bloodline history of their puppy. This can all be done with Limited Registration. The registration papers on a puppy with Limited Registration actually mirror the papers of a puppy with Full Registration. The only difference in the appearance of the two documents is that Limited Registration is pink and white in color and Full Registration is purple and white. Limited Registration will also say “Limited Registration” on the top. If the owner desires to order an AKC 3 or 4 generation pedigree it is the exact same document regardless if you have Full or Limited Registration.
The purpose behind selling a puppy with Full Registration is to allow the buyer the opportunity to Breed or Show their puppy freely without any restrictions from the breeder.
FULL REGISTRATION WITH A CO-OWNERSHIP CONTRACT:
The purpose of having a co-ownership contact when selling a puppy with Full Registration is to ensure the breeder’s approval for future breeding is required for registering the litter. This ensures proper mates are chosen which will continue the positive reputation of the bloodlines. Co-ownership also allows the owner and co-owner to be credited for any champion titles earned through AKC events.
The purpose behind selling a puppy with Limited registration is prevent future breeding or showing the puppy. Obviously, it may not prevent breeding but it will prevent the litter from being registered through AKC.