Non-Purebred Registration

Non-Purebred Registration

Non-purebred dogs represent several different breed types recognized by Continental Kennel Club (CKC). These breed types are commonly referred to as:

  • Designer breeds
  • Miscellaneous crossbreeds
  • Hybrids
  • Mixed breeds

Examples of Common Designer Breeds registered:

  • Labradoodle
  • Morkie
  • Goldendoodle
  • Malte-Tzu
  • Malti-poo
  • Chi Weenie
  • Aussiedoodle
  • Pom Chi
  • Puggle
  • Frenchton Bulldog

Can non-purebred or designer breed dogs be registered with CKC?

Yes! CKC belives that every dog deserves an identity and was one of the first registries to recognize and register non-purebred, or “designer breeds.”

While “designer breed” is a relatively new term, the crossing of existing breeds and landrace breeds to create something new has existed since the very early days of the human-canine bond.

Most purebred dogs recognized today are less than 200 years old and are the result of crossing the existing breeds of the time. For example, the Doberman Pinscher was once a “designer breed,’ which consisted of several different breeds, including the Weimaraner, the Rottweiler, and the German Pinscher. Today, it is one of the most easily recognizable dog breeds.

Continental Kennel Club may recognize an official, “designer” name for Non-Purebred canines such as Pek-a-poo, Labradoodle; or a generic name based on a combination of the parent breeds, such as Rottweiler–Doberman Pinscher. The decision to recognize an official, “designer” name is at the sole discretion of CKC. 

Why register non-purebred dogs?

Our members owning non-purebred dogs called upon CKC to offer this service and we answered that call! Regardless of their breed or breed mix, our members wanted to have registration benefits and incentives for their pups’ and owners. Some of these benefits that we have extended to non-purebred registration include:

  • Providing proof of ownership
  • The ability to record and view lineages
  • Allow owners of non-purebred dogs access to all of the great services CKC has to offer, like CKC’s new Ages & Stages puppy training program
  • Personalized dog tags
  • Access to microchips

How To Register a Non-purebred dog with CKC

  1. In instances in which no registration documents are available and the dog is at least 6 months of age, owners may apply for CKC registration using the Non-Purebred Canine Registration Application form. It must include two witness signatures and be accompanied by the required photographs.
  2. If the dog is registered with a CKC-recognized registry or its parents are CKC registered or they are registered with a CKC-recognized registry, a Canine Application may be submitted along with a copy of the registration certificate(s) for the canine or the canine’s parents.

Once a non-purebred dog is registered, the owner is issued official registration papers identifying the registered dog as a non-purebred canine. NON-PUREBRED is prominently printed on all of the dog’s registration papers.

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