Limited Registration:

Limited Registration helps breeders protect their breeding programs.
No puppies produced by a dog with Limited Registration are eligible for AKC registration.
By using Limited Registration, breeders can provide AKC papers to all of their puppy owners, while still controlling which puppies will be bred.  It is an excellent tool to demonstrate breeders' concern for the future of their lines and their commitment to preserving excellence within their breed.

A dog with Limited AKC Registration is not allowed to enter into Conformation events (dog shows).  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 and Earthdog.

Owners should know that the Limited Registration status has no bearing on a dog's potential to be an excellent representative of its breed, a wonderful pet, and a standout participant in most AKC events.  In fact, having a "Limited" dog can be very liberating, as owners don't have to wrestle with the question "to breed or not to breed"-

Full Registration:

 In a nutshell, Full Registration means "not Limited", able to compete in all AKC events, and all of the offspring are eligible for AKC registration.

The intent behind Full Registration is to show your dog in AKC dog shows and acquire points towards championship.  A champion bloodline shows that the breeder is keeping to the standard set by the American Pug Dog Association, thus preserving the quality and integrity of the breed.  A dog with a supporting champion bloodline should be an excellent candidate for show or breeding.

However, blood line and pedigree are not the only thing to consider when looking into the purchase of a breed/show quality dog.

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