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How do you look up an AKC registration?

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One way of looking up an American Kennel Club or AKC registration for a particular dog would be to use features on the Store section on the AKC website. The process of purchasing an AKC Certified Pedigree certification will verify if a purebred dog is indeed registered with the club. To use this AKC store feature to confirm the authenticity of a dog's AKC registration, however, its registration number and registered name will have to be available.

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The American Kennel Club is a registry of purebred dogs that has operating since 1884. The club officially recognizes 177 distinct dog breeds as of 2012.

The following shows one way of authenticating a dog's AKC registration using a purchasing feature on the online store of the AKC website.

  1. Go to the website
  2. Type www.akc.org on the browser and press enter.

  3. Search for the online AKC store link
  4. Once on the AKC homepage, scroll down and search for the Online Store and click on the link.

  5. Purchase an AKC Certified Pedigree
  6. Search for the AKC Certified Pedigrees, which should be prominently displayed on the page. Click on Order Now below its description.

  7. Select certification preferences
  8. On the following page, select between a regular certificate or a framed certificate. Click on the Next button. This will display a Log In dialog box. Select and click on Continue as Guest.

  9. Enter registration number and AKC dog name
  10. Click on Add to Cart on the next page. This will display a dialog box requesting the registration number and dog name. Provide the information and click on Next to verify if the dog is AKC registered.

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