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How do you use the American Kennel Club database?

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To use the American Kennel Club database on the organization’s official website, create an account, login name and password to visit the AKC Reports section of the Pedigrees and Reports page. Type in the name of a dog or breed to find up to five generations of pedigree research. It is also possible to search the complete database listing of all dog breeds by the first letter of the official name of the breed.

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A common reason to use the AKC database is to order an online pedigree, available for any dog in the database. This order includes the dog's name, competition titles, registration number, colors and markings, and any related health information. This database also has complete information about the dog's official AKC DNA registration. Choose from four-generation regular and certified hard copy pedigrees, as well as five-generation pedigrees.

To research dog breeds in the AKC dog breed database, visit the Dog Breeds section of the website and find the name of each dog in the database in alphabetical order. This page also supplies a short description of the breed. Click on the More link to learn further information about the breed, such as its history, characteristics and breed standards.

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