stephen m asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

does it matter if ur dog is k.c registered?

cos mine isnt and people say hes just a common dog but he is a pure breed border collie wat do u think

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  • 1 decade ago
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    That depends on what you want to do with your dog. If you just want a great companion, then no. If your dog is good at his job and you need a good working dog, not so much. If you want to breed your dog, then it is important. If you want to compete in dog sports, then being registered does typically make it easier. I don't know about the UK, but in the US there are still plenty of venues that will allow mixed-breed and unregistered dogs to compete. Even the AKC and UKC will allow an unpapered dog to register with a special number (as long as they are spayed/neutered) so that they can compete in non-confirmation events. But having papers makes it easier.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Most "pure bred" dogs are registered somewhere. There is no way of telling definitively whether your dog is pure border collie without dna testing, plenty of mixes look like mom or dad exclusively. The AKC is the only US registry that requires dna testing of males that sire a certain amount of litters annually, or lifetime. But they ALWAYS know that parentage of registered for many generations, thereby ensuring the "purity" of the breed. That's not to say you didn't get what you paid for, and if this dog is just a pet then it makes no difference whether he's registered, pure or mixed.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nope, it doesn't matter one little bit. Only need AKC papers if you are showing or breeding. KC registration has nothing to do with the health or quality of the animal. It is only a record keeping organization.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No. That's pretty political IMO. A lot of breeds don't belong and are not accepted. AKC is just registering.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If the dog is a pet and its not going into the showing or breeding world then it doesn't matter.

    Just continue to love it as you do.

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  • 1 decade ago

    not unless you are going to breed him with a border collie female

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  • 1 decade ago

    if your a breeder or handler than yes or if your dog has a job working somewhere

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