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Single Registration Requirements : American Bully

For a dog that is not already registered with UKC and whose parents are not both UKC registered, we offer Single Registration.

Rules For Single Registration

  1. Completed UKC Application for Single Registration (PDF). Aplicación de registro singular American Bully ya disponible en español.
  2. The dog must be at least six months of age
  3. Copy of your dog’s registration certificate, if available. Proof of registration is not required.
  4. Your dog's complete three generation pedigree, if available (photocopy or handwritten pedigree accepted). The pedigree will show “open” for any unknown dogs.
  5. Three color photographs. 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.
  6. Single Registration fee is $50.00 ($35.00 for registration and $15.00 for processing and handling). The $15.00 processing and handling fee is non-refundable.

Please remember that the application is being submitted for consideration and is no guarantee of Permanent Registration with United Kennel Club.

Normal processing time is 4-6 weeks, not including mail time. Most major credit cards accepted.

American Bully Single Registration FAQs

If my American Bully Single Application is denied registration, will I get my money back?
You will be refunded $35 of the $50 if your application is denied. The $15 application fee for processing and handling is non-refundable.

Can I bring my Bullys Single Registration Application to the UKC office and wait there while its completed?
You may drop off your paperwork, yes, but processing may take 4-6 weeks.
Can I pay for Rush Service, Expedited Service or Next Day Air Service for Single Registration of my American Bully?

Yes, but Accelerated Shipping Options will only be fulfilled upon approval of application, which may take 4-6 weeks.

Can I send other paperwork to the UKC office in the same envelope as my Bully Single Registration Application?
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.

Are there different varieties , sizes, or classifications that I can indicate for my American Bully other than the one described in the breed standard?
At this time, UKC has no plans to add classes for or recognize other breeds or varieties of American Bullys.

What if my dog has been denied as an APBT - can I apply as an American Bully instead?
Not all denied APBTs are eligible to become Bullys instead. If your dog is denied registration as an APBT but UKC determines the dog qualifies as an American Bully, you will receive a letter informing you of this option.

Can I send a photo of my dog to UKC so they can tell me which breed to register my dog as?
Single Registration for the appropriate breed can only be determined through review of the application and the appropriate documentation. Please review our breed standards and decide which best suits your dog before submitting your Single Registration application.

What if I dont know the owner of the sire or dam at the time of breeding when submitting a Single Application for an American Bully?
It is not required. You may put Unknown.

Do I need a complete three generation pedigree to single register my American Bully? Does my American Bully have to be registered somewhere else to be registered with UKC?
No, a complete three generation pedigree is not required, but please provide the information you do have if you have any. The pedigree will show open for any unknown dogs. You may hand write your dogs three generation pedigree; however UKC is not responsible for errors caused by illegible handwriting. The dog does not need to be registered anywhere else, but if the dog is, please send copies of the registration certificate and pedigree. Please do not send any original documents.

Are pedigrees from other registries accepted for American Bully applications? Are open pedigrees also accepted?
Pedigrees from ABKC and other registries are accepted, encouraged and invited; however, they are not required for American Bully Single Application consideration at this time. As is the typical policy for all-breed registries world-wide when establishing foundation stock, applications with open pedigrees will also be considered for registration. When establishing foundation stock, or when we recognize a new breed, UKC has long accepted hand written pedigrees for Single Registration of most breeds as we are doing for the American Bully breed. This is common practice for many century-old registries world-wide. Many breeders and dog owners keep their own records for foundation stock. This is especially the case since most other dog registries do not include pedigrees directly on their registration certificates and instead sell and print them separately. UKC is unique in that the UKC Performance Pedigree is printed directly on the Permanent Registration Certificate. (Performance Pedigrees contain information for each dog in the pedigree, including: coat color, number of offspring produced, and the number of titles earned by those offspring).

How To Submit

Learn more about submitting registration forms or refer to the instructions on the application forms.


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We are currently processing all incoming Registration applications received by September 1.

Questions About Status?

Call UKC at 269.343.9020 or email UKC Registration.