Use the features on the AKC website’s Store section to look up an American Kennel Club or AKC registration for a specific dog. The purchase of an AKC Certified Pedigree certification verifies whether or not a purebred dog is registered with the club. However, in order to use this feature of the AKC store to verify the authenticity of a dog’s AKC registration, the registration number and registered name must be available.
Since 1884, the American Kennel Club has maintained a registry of purebred dogs. The club recognises a total of 189 different dog breeds.
The image below depicts one method of verifying a dog’s AKC registration by purchasing it through the AKC website’s online store.
Visit the website.
In the browser, type www.akc.org and hit enter.
Look for a link to the AKC’s online store.
When you arrive at the AKC homepage, scroll down and look for the Online Store link.
Purchase a Pedigree Certificate from the American Kennel Club (AKC).
Look for the AKC Certified Pedigrees on the page, which should be prominently displayed. Select Order Now from the drop-down menu below the product’s description.
Choose your certification options.
Choose between a regular certificate and a framed certificate on the next page. Then press the Next button. A Log In dialogue box will appear as a result of this action. Choose Continue as a Guest from the drop-down menu and click it.
Enter the registration number as well as the AKC dog’s name.
On the next page, click Add to Cart. A dialogue box will appear, asking for the registration number and dog’s name. To see if the dog is AKC registered, fill out the form and click Next.