The main reason dogs need registration papers is to allow them to compete in shows and events, such as conformation shows and agility trials, according to the American Kennel Club. Registration is also important for owne... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

It is possible to register a dog without any registration papers from the seller. An owner must provide proof that the dog in question has a lineage that goes back to registrable stock, with no breaks in the line. More »

Depending on the registration organization, registering a dog without papers includes buying a registration package, providing information about the dog, or submitting pedigree documentation. The Dog Registry of America,... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

The main reason dogs lick feet is as a way for them to communicate status and deference to an owner. This is the same reason they lick a person's face or arm. More »

According to ANTRANIK, the reason dogs lay in the sun is because it helps them increase their levels of Vitamin D3. Both humans and animals need Vitamin D for healthy bones and joints, but dogs do not typically get vitam... More »

According to canine intelligence trials carried out in 1994 by Stanley Coren (with help from the American Kennel Club and the Canadian Kennel Club), the German shepherd ranks above the golden retriever for work, obedienc... More »

You must first determine if the dog's parents were registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) before getting papers for your pit bull. If the parents were registered, the process for registering your dog is easy. If ... More »