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How to get papers?

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Moo

Anyone who comes- to my door is my- friend
 
 
Barked: Tue Nov 29, '11 2:11pm PST 
Hello! We adopted a purebred ACD back in July. She is a red heeler, and although we got her from a local shelter, we can tell she is a purebred. She is a textbook case for an ACD. We have no idea who her parents are or where she came from. The shelter said she came in as a stray.

We would very much like to show her and take her to obedience or agility shows, but we have no papers for her.

Is there a way to verify she is a purebred and to obtain papers for her?
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kai

why are they not- all bowing?
 
 
Barked: Tue Dec 6, '11 10:41am PST 
There is no way to 'paper' a stray or any dog without the papers of both sire and dam but your dog can be registered in a group that competes in agility in the group for mixes, etc. I am not greatly educated but if you go to the dogster agility forum someone there can tell you how to get started.
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Zephyr

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Barked: Wed Dec 7, '11 12:24am PST 
You can't "show" her as in Conformation classes but you can get a number/certificate from a kennel club which allows you to compete in performance events. For all intents and purposes however, she isn't papered, just allowed to compete.

For the AKC it's called the PAL/ILP. Basically you download their form. Fill it out. Show proof of alteration. Take two photos (both standing) of her from the side and then front, write out a $30 check and send it in. Three weeks later you should have an AKC number.

UKC is slightly cheaper, I think it's $20 for the number.

USDAA has their own competitor dealio too.
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