|Barked: Fri Jan 2, '09 11:04am PST |
|It really depends on whether you are referring to the Continental Kennel Club or the Canadian Kennel Club when talking about the CKC.
Canadian Kennel club=good
Continental kennel club is basically an all breed club, and most serious dog people look down on it simply b/c they will register just about anything.
As for the the other kennel clubs (AKC/UKC) I myself prefer the UKC just b/c they are a more relaxed group as far as my own personal experiences of going to shows.
As for showing spayed/neutered dogs, that is a special circumstance and they can't be shown in a regular confirmation show. They have to be permanently registerd or have a valid temporary listing number on the day of the show. And they can only compete in non-licenced classes. Depending on what kind of show it is, they may or man not have that available. The reason they allow this is to show a larger variety of dogs and breeds to the public that otherwise would not be shown. It also lets some breeders show their products that they don't plan on using for breeding so they were fixed.
Established in 1898, the United Kennel Club is the largest all-breed performance-dog registry in the world
It appears the AKC was first established in 1884.
None of my dogs are registered. Gunther is able to be registered with the AKC, I just never got around to it. Even had his name all picked out.
Nigel and Posey will be registered with the UKC when we get some DNA things figured out (their parentage is in question). I am hoping to still show them but things are progressing so slowly I don't know if I ever will be able to.
the main difference that I see b/t the AKC/UKC is that the UKC requires that all dogs be able to perform in the task they were originally bred to do. meaning if you have a dog that doesn't look like it can do what historically it should be able to to, it won't do well in the ring. The AKC however seems to be more concerned with how the dogs appear outwardly. Which is also why many rare breed owners are against their breed joining the AKC............they don't want to see their breed changed possibly for the worse. Since more people are familiar with the AKC, you will have more unscrupulous breeders selling their dogs as "AKC registered" which to some people who don't know better, it is a selling point.
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