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We are currently processing registration applications that were received as of February 21, 2017.

Have a question that's not included here? Post your question on the Registration page of the UKC Message Boards to communicate directly to the Registration Department.


What is the difference between “AND” vs “OR” partnerships?

How do I change the name of my dog?
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What Is The Difference Between "AND" vs "OR" partnerships?

UKC recognizes the nature of a co-ownership as either an "AND" or an "OR" partnership. An "OR" partnership means either the Owner or the Co-Owner can sell, transfer or register a litter out of the dog. This means either the Owner or Co-Owner may sign the paperwork. An "AND" partnership means it will take both the Owner and Co-Owner, to sell, transfer or register a litter out of the dog. This means both the Owner and Co-Owner must sign the paperwork.

When registering a dog in co-ownership you will be asked to indicate the nature of the co-ownership on the registration application, which confirms whether or not the signatures of both the owner and co-owner will be required to sell, transfer, or register a litter out of the dog. If left blank, both signatures will be required.

As of April 15, 2013, the Sole Signatory Registration is mandatory, and a Sole Signatory is required for all litters and dogs registered to more than one individual. Any “and/or” partnerships established prior to April 15, 2013, will remain in effect and will continue to hold true for that dog until said dog’s UKC Registration Record is changed.

Sole Signatory Designation Form