|Barked: Wed Dec 5, '07 6:58pm PST |
|AKC was founded in 1884 for conformation showing. The UKC was founded in 1898 for working dogs. American Pit Bull Terriers were the first dogs registered (UKC).
For APBTs, the AKC didn't like the name, so they changed it (to Am Staff) when they opened the breed for registration. The dogs they accepted were all UKC registered. They then closed open registration and didn't open it again until the early 70's (again, only UKC dogs were accepted).
I've shown under both as well as the NKC (in the 70's) and the ADBA. The UKC isn't as fussy about how handlers are dressed. That is something I like, as I like to be comfortable and it is a pain in the butt to move a dog out in a skirt. (I've only shown larger dogs.) I've always worked with my dogs so that baiting them wasn't necessary. It isn't allowed at the ADBA shows (which is the last shows I've entered).
The thing to remember that if the dog is only UKC registered, you can't get AKC registration; however, if it is AKC registered, you can get UKC cross registered. (*Only applies if both registries accept the breed*)
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