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LITTER SIRED BY A NON-UKC REGISTERED SIRE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q: What is the Litter Registration Application for a Litter Sired by a Non-UKC Registered Sire?
A: The Litter Registration Application for a Litter Sired by a Non-UKC Registered Sire is for a litter whelped by a UKC Registered Dam and sired by a Registered Sire of the same breed from a UKC acknowledged registry. Previously, puppies could not be UKC litter registered unless both parents were UKC registered. If the sire for instance was not UKC registered (but was registered with a UKC acknowledged Registry), the offspring needed to be individually single registered. This new litter registration option is offered as a convenience to breeders to in essence single register an entire litter!

Q: What registries do you acknowledge for Proof of Registration for the Sire?
A: The registries that are acknowledged for Proof of Registration for the Sire are:
          · American Kennel Club
          · Field Dog Stud Book
          · North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA)
          · FCI
          · Canadian Kennel Club
          · The Kennel Club

Q: How much does it cost to register a litter with a non-UKC registered sire?
A: The cost to register is $30.00 regardless of the number of pups.

Q: How long do I have to register my litter?
A: Litters must be registered before they turn one year of age.

Q: Is my breed eligible to be litter registered using this process?
A: At this time, the only breeds that are eligible are:
        · Beagle
        · Boykin Spaniel
        · Chesapeake Bay Retriever
        · Curly Coated Retriever
        · Flat Coated Retriever
        · Golden Retriever
        · Labrador Retriever
        · Brittany
        · English Pointer
        · English Setter
        · German Shorthaired Pointer
        · German Wirehaired Pointer
        · Hungarian Wire-Haired Vizsla
        · Irish Red & White Setter
        · Vizsla

Q: Is proof of sire’s registration from a UKC acknowledged Registry required to be submitted at the time of litter application?
A: Yes. A copy of the sire’s registration certificate must be included at the time of litter registration.

Q: Do I need the sire owner’s signature?
A: The sire owner’s signature is not required but encouraged.

Q: Is a pedigree required for the Sire?
A:
A complete 3-generation pedigree is not required but encouraged. If the sire’s pedigree is not provided, the word ‘OPEN’ will appear in place of a dog that is not provided on the pups UKC Registration Certificate.

Q: Can I handwrite the sire’s pedigree or do I have to send a copy of an official pedigree?
A: You may handwrite the sire’s complete three generation pedigree in Step 2-B or attach a photocopy. Please be sure that handwriting is legible and photocopies are of sufficient quality and size for reading. UKC is not responsible for errors caused by illegible handwriting.

Q: Do I have to include UKC numbers for the dogs in the sire’s pedigree?
A: Please include any UKC numbers, if known, as the pedigree will appear exactly as it is written. Do not include titles or degrees.

Q: I don’t know the sire’s pedigree, how will it appear on the pup’s Permanent Registration Certificates?
A: If the sire’s pedigree is not provided, the word ‘OPEN’ will appear in place of a dog that is not provided.

Q: Can I e-mail or fax my application?
A: Yes, applications can be e-mailed or faxed. Faxed or e-mailed applications will be charged a Rush Service Fee of $25.00 in addition to the Litter Registration fee.

Q: If I have a Beagle litter, from a Non-UKC Registered Sire, can I nominate the litter for the Beagle Incentive Fund?
A: No, they will not be eligible for Litter Nomination into the Beagle Incentive Fund.

Q: If I register a Beagle Litter with a Non-UKC Registered Sire can I nominate my male pups from that litter as Select Sires in the Beagle Incentive Fund program?
A: Yes, any male pups that have been Permanently Registered out of a litter from a Non-UKC Registered Sire will be eligible for nomination as a Select Sire in the Beagle Incentive Fund Program.

Q: Can I permanently register puppies at the time of Litter Registration?
A: Yes, you can permanently register puppies on this application using Step 6 (Permanent Registration of Pups). You will need to name the puppy, provide the color, sex, and the Sole Signatory’s name and address information to whom the pup is being registered. Note: pups that are being registered to more than one owner/registrant will need to submit a completed Sole Signatory Form. This form can be downloaded at http://www.ukcdogs.com/Web.nsf/WebPages/Registration/FormInterstitial?Open&PDF=FO85ADM.pdf

Q: How much does it cost to permanently register a puppy at the time of Litter Registration?
A: To permanently register a puppy with a 3-Generation Pedigree, the cost is $20.00 in addition to the Litter Registration Fee. To permanently register a puppy with a 4-Generation Pedigree, the cost is $25.00 in addition to the Litter Registration Fee. Note: the Sire’s pedigree will only be as complete as the information provided at the time of litter registration. UKC does not have access to other registries data.

Q: Can I order a 6-Generation or 7-Generation Pedigree for a permanently registered pup on this application?
A: A 6-Generation or 7-Generation Pedigree is not available. Since only a 3-Generation pedigree can be provided for the sire, a complete 6-Generation or 7-Generation pedigree cannot be provided.

Q: Is Next Day Air Service available for these applications?
A: Yes, Next Day Air Service is available. The fee is $50.00 for physical mailing addresses in the continental US. Contact UKC for fee if outside the continental US.

Q: Will my litter be Purple Ribbon?
A:
No, this litter will not be Purple Ribbon. Purple Ribbon is a distinction UKC gives to a dog if all 14 ancestors within a dog’s three generation pedigree (parents, grandparents, great grandparents) are each registered with United Kennel Club.

Q: Not all of the puppies survived; do I include them in the pup count?
A: No, only include the living puppies in the pup count.

Q: Does Step 4 – Litter Registrant Information need to be filled out?
A:
Complete Step 4 only if the litter is being registered to anyone other than the Dam Registrant/Sole Signatory at the time of breeding or if the dam is registered in an “and/or” partnership under the former ownership policy. Note: If the litter is being registered to more than one new owner/registrant a completed Sole Signatory Form will need to be submitted with the Litter Registration Application. This form can be downloaded at http://www.ukcdogs.com/Web.nsf/WebPages/Registration/FormInterstitial?Open&PDF=FO85ADM.pdf

Q: How many people can we list as an Owner/Registrant on a dog’s record?
A: A Sole Signatory Designation Form allows up to four Owners/Registrants per dog; of which, when applicable, the Sole Signatory and a maximum of three additional Owners/Registrants will appear on the dog’s UKC Registration Certificate and UKC Easy Entry Card.

Q: What form of payment do you accept?
A: Check, Money Order, MasterCard and Visa are all acceptable forms of payment. Payment must be made in US Funds.

Q: How long will it take for me to receive my paperwork?
A:
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing, unless expedited service is requested.