Dog Breeders Glossary

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Term Definition

The AKC is a kennel club, fully known as the American Kennel Club. It is one of if not the largest kennel clubs in America.

AKC papers

Gaining AKC papers means your dog is registered with the AKC. These are evidence of that and can display that an individual is purebred as well.

AKC registration

Registering a dog to the AKC allows you to enter them in shows, register future litters and many other benefits.