Limited Registration means that the dog is registered but no litters produced
by that dog are eligible for registration.
No offspring of a dog for which Limited Registration has been granted is eligible
for registration. Each registration certificate for such dog shall carry notice
of the limitation, and the limitation shall continue, regardless of any change
of ownership, unless and until the owner(s) of the litter at birth shall apply
to AKC for removal of the limitation."
A dog registered with an AKC Limited Registration shall be ineligible to be
entered in a breed competition in a licensed or member dog show. It is eligible,
however, to be entered in any other licensed or member event. These events include:
Obedience, Tracking, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Herding, Lure Coursing, Agility
Limited Registration is determined by the litter owner(s). The litter owner(s)
check the Limited box on the AKC Dog Registration Application.
Limited Registration certificates are white with an orange border; the Full
Registration certificate is white with a purple border.
Limited Registration can be changed to Full Registration only by the litter
owner(s). The litter owner(s) will need to obtain the Application to Revoke Limited Status
. That form will
then need to be completed and sent to our Raleigh address with the processing
fee. After processing, we will send a Full Registration certificate to the dog's
Limited Registration helps breeders protect their breeding programs. If breeders
do not want puppies used for breeding purposes, they can request the Limited
Registration option for those puppies.