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American Pit Bull Terrier Single Application
Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Is Single Registration open for American Pit Bull Terriers?
A: Yes, as of July 15, 2013 APBT Single Registration is open.

Q: Can I Register my APBT with UKC?
A: You can submit a Single Registration application for consideration but UKC cannot make any guarantee that it will be approved or accepted for registration. All applications go through a review process with the UKC Single Registration Committee once they are received in-house.

Q: Does my dog have to be a certain age?
A: All APBTs must be one year of age to apply for single registration with UKC.

Q: What do I need to do to get my dog registered?
A: You will need to download the Application For American Pit Bull Terrier Single Registration, or it can be e-mailed to you or one can be mailed to you.

You will need to complete the application, sign, and submit it with the supporting documentation required (or as much as you have) along with three color photographs of the dog (one from each side, and one from the front, the dog must be standing in the photographs and the photos need to be sharp and clear. The dog’s tail must also be clearly visible. Photos that are e-mailed must be in a jpeg or PDF file format. Payment of $50.00 must be enclosed with the application.

Q: How long will Single Registration be open for APBT’s?
A: Single Registration will be open indefinitely. No closing date has been set at this time; however UKC reserves the right to close any Single Registration at any time without notice.

Q: How much does it cost to Single Register an APBT?
A: The fee for Single Registration for either breed is $50.00 ($35.00 for registration and $15.00 for processing and handling). The $15.00 processing and handling fee is non-refundable as it is the application fee.

Q: If my American Pit Bull Terrier is denied registration will I get my money back?
A: You will be refunded $35.00 if your application is denied. The $15.00 application fee for processing and handling is non-refundable. If UKC determines that your APBT better meets the American Bully breed standard, a letter may be sent to you with the option to transfer your breed to an American Bully.

Q: Can I pay for Rush Service, Expedited Service or Next Day Air Service for Single Registration of my APBT?
A: No expedited service is available due to the review process. Each application and set of photos are reviewed by our Single Registration Committee.

Q: Can I send in more than one Single Application at the same time?
A: Yes, you may submit multiple Single Applications in the same envelope. However please be sure that the photos are labeled for each dog.

Q: If I send in multiple Single Applications, do I have to pay a processing and handling fee for each application?
A: Yes, each application requires the application fee for processing and handling.

Q: If I send in multiple Single Applications are there any discounts available?
A: No, there are not.

Q: Is there a special Single Application I have to use?
A: Yes, there are breed specific applications for APBT’s. This link will take you to that form: Application For American Pit Bull Terrier Single Registration.

Q: How long will it take to get my papers?
A: Processing will take approximately 6-8 weeks; however it is dependent upon the volume of mail received. This does not include time in transit. Applications are reviewed and processed in the order they are received.

Q: Who determines if my APBT Single Application is approved?
A: The UKC Single Registration Committee will be reviewing the photos and pedigrees with each application.

Q: How many owners can I list on the dog?
A: You may list up to four individuals on a dog’s record. However, a Sole Signatory will need to be appointed. This will be the person responsible for signing all registration documents pertaining to the dog. A Sole Signatory Designation Form can be downloaded from our website, e-mailed or mailed to you.

Q: Does my APBT have to be registered somewhere else to be registered with UKC?
A: APBT Single Registration applications may be submitted for consideration only if the dog is registered with:

- the AKC (American Kennel Club), (these dogs would be currently registered as American Staffordshire Terrier);
- the Canadian Kennel Club, (these dogs would be currently registered as an American Staffordshire Terrier);
- the ADBA (American Dog Breeders Association);
- any FCI affiliated registry;
- as well as dogs that are over one year of age that were never litter registered, but have two UKC permanently registered parents

Q: Do I need a complete three generation pedigree to single register my APBT?
A: No, a complete three generation pedigree is not required, but please provide the information you do have. The pedigree will show “open” for any unknown dogs. You may handwrite your dog’s three generation pedigree; however UKC is not responsible for errors caused by illegible handwriting.

Q: What if I have an APBT that should be registered as an American Bully?
A: If a dog is registered with UKC as an APBT and the owner/(s) would like to change the breed designation of that dog to American Bully, the request to do so must be made on or before July 15, 2014. Note: If the dog is registered in partnership, both owners signatures are required regardless of whether it’s an “and” or “or” partnership. If the dog is registered with a Sole Signatory only the Sole Signatory is required to sign. Transfer of this breed is not available to a dog with UKC registered offspring nor to dogs who have UKC titles. This request will only be considered if the dog meets the UKC American Bully breed standard as interpreted by the UKC. Any dogs in the pedigree that are registered as APBTs will be listed on the dog’s pedigree by name, as well as any working titles, but the UKC numbers will be removed. A Breed Transfer Form is available on our website, or can be e-mailed/mailed to you.

Q. What is I have an APBT with an Application for Permanent Registration and want to transfer this dog to be registered as an American Bully?
A: You will need to forward the completed Application For Permanent Registration along with the American Bully Breed Transfer Form. Note: that in order to do a Breed Transfer, the dog must be at least one year of age. The fee is $50.

Q: If I decide to transfer my APBT to an American Bully, will the dog have the same UKC Registration Number?
A: No, the dog will be issued a new UKC Registration Number.

Q: How do I get my APBT breed designation changed to American Bully?
A: The original registration certificate will need to be mailed in to: UKC, attention: APBT Corrections Department along with a completed Breed Transfer Application signed by the owner/registrants or Sole Signatory. The cost for a Breed Transfer is $50.00.

Q: Can I breed my APBT to an American Bully?
A: The dogs may be bred but each of the offspring will only be eligible to be single registered as American Bullys. Litters from this cross will not be eligible for UKC litter registration. Offspring from this cross will not be eligible to be registered as APBTs. Consideration for American Bully Single Registration will available when dog(s) are one year of age.

Q: I already bred a litter and didn’t realize the sire and dam were registered as different breeds. Can I still register my litter?
A: The dogs are not eligible for litter registration. These dogs would only be eligible to be registered as an American Bully. Consideration for American Bully Single Registration will available when dog(s) are one year of age.

Q: Can I email a photo of my dog to UKC so they can tell me which breed is more appropriate to register my dog as?
A: UKC cannot advise you on proper registration for your dog based on looking at solely a picture. Single Registration for the appropriate breed can only be determined through review of the application and the requisite documents and photos. Please review our breed standards and decide which better suits your dog before submitting your Single Registration application.

Q: Do I need to send photos with my single registration application for an American Pit Bull Terrier?
A: Yes, three color photographs are required. One photo should be taken of each side and one from the front. The dog must be standing in all photos. The photos must be clear enough to see all distinguishing marks the dog may have and the tail must also be clearly visible. Photos that are e-mailed must be in a jpeg or PDF file format.

Q: Why do you need to see the dog’s tail?
A: If the dog has a docked or surgically altered tail, you must provide a signed statement from a veterinarian indicating the reason for the altered tail.

Q: If my dog is denied as an APBT, can I apply as an American Bully?
A: If your dog is denied registration as an APBT but we determine the dog qualifies as an American Bully, you may be sent a letter informing you of the situation and what your options are. If you choose to register as an American Bully, any dogs in the pedigree registered as APBT’s will not reflect their UKC numbers but will indicate the dog’s name and any working titles.

Q: What if I don’t know the owner of the sire or dam at the time of breeding when submitting a Single Application for an American Pit Bull Terrier?
A: It is not required, you may put Unknown.

Q: Can I fax my APBT Single Registration Application?
A: No, faxed applications will not be accepted.

Q: Can I bring my APBT Single Registration Application into the office and have my dog registered the same day?
A: No. Walk-in applications will not be accepted.

Q: Can I email my APBT Single Registration Application?
A: You can email your application for an American Pit Bull Terrier to apbtsingle@ukcdogs.com. Remember photos must accompany the applications. Photos that are e-mailed must be in a jpeg or PDF file format.

Q: Where do I mail my application to?
A: Mail your application to United Kennel Club, 100 E Kilgore Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49002. Please note in the Attention line which breed applications are included: American Pit Bull Terrier or American Bully.

Q: Can I send my Litter Registration Application in with my APBT Single Registration Application?
A: No. Due to the processing and handling of these applications, no other work of any kind should be sent with the APBT or American Bully Single Registration Application.

Q: What do I get if my American Pit Bull Terrier Single Application is approved?
A: If your Single Registration Application is approved, you will be mailed a UKC Registration Certificate, Three Generation Performance Pedigree, and Easy Entry Card.

Q: Can I make copies of the Single Registration Application?
A: Yes, the applications may be copied.

Q: Can I apply for a Temporary Listing Number for my American Pit Bull Terrier?
A: American Pit Bull Terriers are eligible for a Temporary Listing number at the age of 6 months. A Temporary Listing is not necessarily a guarantee of UKC Permanent Registration.