UKC shares historic update for Field Dog Stud Book (FDSB) eligible breeds. See News section for full details.

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Field Dog Stud Book (FDSB)

Important Announcement - Effective January 1, 2024

On September 1, 2021, UKC announced the official acquisition of Field Dog Stud Book & the American Field Publishing Company. The historic blending of these registries has been a strategic process. On January 1, 2024, the two registries officially step into the future as one stud book. Read the announcement.

As of January 1, 2024 there are select breeds eligible to receive pedigrees under the FDSB mark.
Breeds Eligible for FDSB Pedigrees, effective January 1, 2024
UKC/FDSB Registration Information, effective January 1, 2024

A dog carrying a Field Dog Stud Book pedigree is a dog of distinguished lineage.

Field Dog Stud Book (FDSB) is the oldest purebred dog registry in the United States providing dog owners with authentic documentation, registration, certified pedigrees and DNA services.

What is Field Dog Stud Book?

A record-keeping institution for more than 140 years, Field Dog Stud Book and original publisher American Field Publishing Company has long upheld and produced pedigrees of merit. Field Dog Stud Book records are among the oldest purebred dog registration documents in the United States. A dominate mark of legitimacy in the upland field trial canon, these pedigree records date to 1874 and comprise several million dogs of all breeds.

United Kennel Club (UKC) acquired Field Dog Stud Book and its original publisher, American Field Publishing Company, in September 2021.

Already a longtime steward of authentic documentation, UKC offers a myriad of registration options for dog owners and breeders, now including Field Dog Stud Book registration and certified pedigrees for those eligible. For general UKC Registration (for all breeds and mixed breeds) unrelated to Field Dog Stud Book lineage, please see the Registration section of the UKC website. A leader in archival lineage and ever at the forefront of dog sports and verified breeding records, UKC was founded in 1898. Through sporting programs and competition standards, UKC provides the platform to evaluate dogs' skills and ancestry while also maintaining essential breeding records to help owners and breeders make informed decisions.

Owners and breeders interested in pursuing Field Dog Stud Book papers will find UKC ready to help in the continued cataloging and preservation of these records.

Value of Field Dog Stud Book Enrollment for Your Litter

Establishes permanent FDSB record of the entire litter.
Simplifies registration process for your pup buyers.
Signifies excellence of lineage.

How To Register Your Pups

Starting January 1, 2024 you can litter register your pups online with UKC/FDSB! Go directly to the UKC Litter Registration page to learn more.

How to Register a Single Dog Using Paperwork from Another Valid Registry

Starting January 1, 2024, you can Single Register an individual dog online with UKC/FDSB intead of waiting on the mail. Go directly to the UKC Single Registration page to learn how.

Pedigree Services

View the Reference Sheet on available Registration Packages