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Limited Registration

What is limited registration?

Answer: Limited Registration means that the dog is registered but litters produced by that dog are ineligible for registration. In addition, a limited dog cannot compete in conformation shows. It is eligible, however, to be entered in any other licensed or member event, including Obedience, Tracking, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Herding, Lure Coursing, Agility, Rally, and Earthdog.

The breeder assigns limited registration to a dog by marking (blackening) out the limited registration box on the application. The limited box should not be marked if the dog is being fully registered. When registering a dog on-line, you will be prompted to enter the three numbers in the limited box to receive full registration. Failure to do so will result in a limited registration.

Limited Registration certificates are white with an orange border; the Full Registration certificate is white with a purple border.

If my breeder applied limited registration to my dog, is there any way I can change it to full registration?


Limited Registration can be changed to Full Registration only by the litter owner(s). The litter owner(s) will need to obtain the Application for Removal of Limited Registration of an AKC-Registered Dog (form AXLTDR). That form should be completed and sent to our Raleigh address with a $25.00 processing fee. (Fee subject to change.) After processing, we will send a Full Registration certificate to the dog's owner. You can download the application from our website -;">

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