Canadian Kennel Club

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The Canadian Kennel Club (or C.K.C.) is the primary registry body for purebred dog pedigrees in Canada. Beyond maintaining the pedigree registry, the CKC also promotes events for purebred dogs.

C.K.C. is not the only Canadian registy of purebred dogs, but it is the one most Canadians are familiar with.

For a dog to be registered with the C.K.C., the dog's parents must be registered with the C.K.C. as the same breed, and the litter in which the dog is born must be registered with the C.K.C. Once these criteria are met, the dog is eligible to be registered as purebred by the C.K.C.

Registry limitations

As with almost all breed registries, the registration specifies only that the dog is purely of one recognized breed—it does not guarantee that the dog comes from healthy or show-quality bloodlines. Neither is it a reflection on the quality of the breeder or how the puppy was raised.

Registration is necessary only for dogs who will participate in purebred dog shows. Most breeders prefer to register their eligible puppies, even if they are not of show quality, either because there is a better market for registered dogs or because the puppy might have characteristics that could produce championship stock if careful genetic planning takes place.

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