FULL AKC REGISTRATION

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WHAT DOES FULL AKC REGISTRATION MEAN?

AKC offers the option to “limit” registration to protect breeding and showing rights. This helps to keep the bloodlines in the hands of dedicated individuals who prioritize the health and longevity of the breed. This allows pet homes to still own AKC papered dogs without allowing free access to breeding rights to anyone who owns a Cairn Terrier.

WHY DO YOU REQUIRE AN APPLICATION PROCESS FOR FULL AKC REGISTRATION?

Our application helps us gauge the intent of an owner looking for a fully AKC registered dog. We encourage show homes and responsible owners and breeders to apply for full registration with us even if the application process seems daunting or you don’t think you have the “right” answers. Our goal is simply to continue the preservation of health standards within our breed, and to recognize and discourage “puppy mills’” and unethical breeders. We will not knowingly allow any of our dogs (fully AKC registered or limited) to go to commercial operations or unethical homes. To learn more about how to recognize a puppy mill when buying a puppy online, please see our FAQ page.

WHAT IS THE COST OF A CAIRN TERRIER WITH FULL AKC REGISTRATION FROM NORTHWEST CAIRN TERRIERS?

We grant Full AKC Registration to those who are successful through our application process. Only select litters will have Full AKC Registration potential puppies, and a breeding or show potential puppy cost will start at $3,500.00 US