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    Default Question about registering puppies for AKC.

    Can a puppy be registered into the AKC if the parent's are not tested for Hip and Eye but are both AKC registered?

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    YES they can

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    I thought the parents had to be tested for the puppies to get AKC registered, is this not correct?

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    AKC doesnt limit itself to only registering dogs that have health clearances, though there are many of us that wish they would.
    The akc does require DNA from Sires as stated below which is directly from the AKC website.
    Effective for litters whelped on or after July 1, 2000, every sire producing seven or more litters in a lifetime or producing more than three litters in a calendar year must be 'AKC DNA Profiled.'
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    Thanks, this is something totally new to me. I was told that both parents needed hips and eye clearance for pups to get AKC registered.

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    There might be some contractual obligation somewhere that means that a dog may not produce registered offspring without having some criteria first met. For many of us that sell puppies with limited registration, that means that the buyer must get their puppy's health test done before we will convert the registration to 'full' registration (aka breeding rights) . This is done usually to ensure that dogs with health issues are not bred, however some sneaky buyers will break the contract and breed their dog anyway, and the result would be unregisterable offspring. A puppy that is sold with full registration from the get go won't have such restrictions and could produce registerable puppies without having any type of health testing done. The AKC themselves do not care.

    So, on an individual basis, depending on what the original breeder's contract stated, some dogs may be AKC registered themselves, but their offspring unregisterable due to unmet criteria like hips and eye clearances. This may not be similar to the situation you are referring to but is a possible explanation for what you were told.

    I hope that makes sense!
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    What Erin says. Do both parents really have AKC reg papers? Did YOU get registration paperwork on your puppy? If so, it's registerable.
    Most of us who breed, register the whole litter shortly after they are born so there is no way we could do OFAs on them until they are 2 yo.

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