AKC,UKC,CKC???? Wow all those initials mean what?

United States
April 4, 2009 9:01pm CST
Ok I know that AKC means American Kennel Club, but what are the UKC and CKC's? Anyone out there know the difference between all of these?
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
5 Apr 09
UKC = United Kennel Club - second oldest breed club in the US CKC = Canadian Kennel Club or sometimes the Continental Kennel Club
• United States
5 Apr 09
Thanks I appreiate it!
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• United States
7 Apr 09
there is a canadian kennek club though did look that one up
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
7 Apr 09
There's a Canadian Kennel Club & a Continental Kennel Club. Both use CKC so I don't know which one takes preference.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
5 Apr 09
sorry dont just had AKC papers on the dawgs. I am guessing it has something to do with show dogs!
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• United States
6 Apr 09
Thanks I got a person who broke it down for me. .. response one and two... LOL
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
7 Apr 09
very good glad some one knew it
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• United States
7 Apr 09
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@mummymo (23707)
6 Apr 09
I know what the AKC is and I can look it up in my book of abbreviations if I don't but the other two aren't in my book! I have a full book of abbreviations that is meant to cover most of the English speaking world - it tells me what AKC is but not the others you mentioned - perhaps it is not up to date enough! xxx
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• United States
7 Apr 09
Thanks it's ok I got two people that told me what it was. :) It's all good.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
5 Apr 09
Yup, first one is correct, CKC is Continental Kennel Club, UKC is United Kennel Club. I don't think there's a difference for they all register full blooded dogs and cats. What gets me is this, what does the title have to do with the pet? I mean, does it make them better than a mixed breed? No it does not. You can't breed a full blooded pet and get the papers to them unless you have the ok from the person you bought your pet from and if you want the ok, it'll cost you a pretty penny. So if and when we get a full blooded pet, we don't get it to breed but instead to have and enjoy so we get them fixed. That's where the question really hits home, what are the papers good for if you're not going to breed them? After all, they're just papers saying the animal is a pure bred. Even having the papers doesn't prove the animal is a pure bred.
• United States
5 Apr 09
Some people want a pet that they now is from quality though to me it's more about personality that attracts me to my pet. No it doesn't mean that the pure breed is better than a mix breed it just means that the sire or dam was proven in the ring. I know what you mean that if you get an AKC that you can't breed it and claim or get papers for the pups unless you have the breeding rights when they sell you the pup. I know that when I bought my husky that I bought the breeding rights which means that I got the right to breed my dog and get papers for the pups as long as the other dog I breed it to has papers. The breeding rights cost me 200$ but that's not to much. my pup cost me about 800$. Did you know that you couldn't even show the dog unless you get breeding rights. The papers are just a means to get money from the individuals that buy the pups.
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