Why Register with Dog Registry of
- Tired of registration &
documentation hassles? Starting your own blood line? Lost or never
had papers? Developing new breeds? Breed not recognized? DRA
Registers all purebred dogs, breeds unrecognized by other clubs,
rare breeds, and developing breeds.
- DRA uses a unique classification system
to distinguish pure breds from the other classes of
- DRA offers lifetime registration,
parchment type registration certificates, and outstanding customer
service for one low registration fee.
- No annual membership dues
- No expensive DNA certifications on each
- Confidentiality and
How do I
register my adult dogs?
- A completed single dog application must be submitted
with the required fee. If available, place other kennel club sire,
dam, & litter numbers in correct place on application.
(Photocopies of other registration may be attached to form for
ease of completion) Each will have a unique DOG REGISTRY OF
AMERICA, Inc. registration number.
My dog is registered with another club or was never registered
but I have an application from another club can I register with
- Yes. When you fill out the DRA application place other kennel
club sire, dam, & litter numbers in correct place on
application. (Photocopies of other registration or application may
be attached to form for ease of completion)
My dog never was registered can I register with DRA?
- Yes. When you fill out the DRA application place any
information that you have in correct place on application. Leave
blank fields that you don't have the information on. Please see
the classification area.
I have a form with my dogs information on it is that my
- No that is a registration application. Send it to DRA to get
the dog registered. You will then receive an official certificate
of registration "papers" naming you as the owner of the dog.
Registration transfers the dog from the breeder to you
How should I name my dog ?
- Dog's names should be unique.
- We suggest (not require) the dog have at least
2 names up to 30 characters and spaces.
- (Example: dog's name is Gizmo, owners name is
Bill Jones, and they live on Lenox Rd
the dog's name could be; Gizmo Jones,
Bill's Gizmo, Gizmo of Lenox, or Gizmo the Red Nosed Shih
- If a dog's name is common DRA has the right to
add the owners name or numerals or other modifications to the
requested name to avoid confusion and duplication
(example: dog's name is Gizmo owners last name is Jones, DRA may
issue certificate with the dog's name as Gizmo Jones)
- DRA reserves the right to refuse to register
the dog with a requested name deemed unacceptable for any
Canadian orders are $5.00 per registration additional which will appear as shipping charges on the payment page. Other non US orders contact email@example.com for pricing information.
Why should I register my litter?
- Registering litters is vital to assure accurate genealogical
- One Time Paper Work
- Registering the litter could not be easier. You only fill out
one form for the entire litter. You receive printed registration
forms (one for each pup) to give to your customer. These have the
sex of the puppy on each application. (example; If the litter had
2 Male and 3 Female pups you will receive 2 Male applications and
3 Female applications). When you sell the puppies each purchaser
should receive the application which shows the corresponding
correct sex indicated on form.
- Litter Registration also maintains or raises class
- Registering litters not only shows professionalism, but also
assures accurate genealogy, pedigrees and tracking of
- Giving your customers printed forms with all the pertinent
information helps to avoid problems. There is no confusion as to
parents, birth date etc.
- With a registered litter DRA can help with verification if a
customer calls for information on you or the dog
Can I register my adult dogs and their litter at the same
- Yes. As DRA does not have a time limit or penalty on
registration you can register both the adults and the litter at
the same time either with printed applications or online
Can I register litter if both the parents are not registered
- No. The FEMALE (dam) MUST be registered with DRA.
- Litters from the dam registered with DRA and the sire from
another recognized club (akc, ukc, abda, aba, etc.,) will be
registered and classed according to the DRA classification
- It is preferable to have both parents registered as the
pedigree, bloodline and genealogical information is more complete
and will make for better records in the future.
Canadian orders are $5.00 per litter additional which will appear as shipping charges on the payment page. Other non US orders contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing information.
Why are there classes of dogs registered
- DRA is open to all dog owners and their dogs. It is an all
inclusive registry that promotes good breeding, good dog
ownership,and encourages every dog owner to enjoy the benefits and
joys of dogs.
- To distinguish between pure bred dogs and other types of dogs
DRA has set up a classification system to allow diverse types of
dogs to be registered and not excluded
What are the classes of dogs registered with DRA?
- Pure Bred's: The A Class
- CLASS AAA: Multiple generations registered with DRA
- Sire and dam on litter applications must be registered with
the DOG REGISTRY OF AMERICA (Class AAA, Class AA,Class A)
either before or at the time the litter is registered.
- Class A: Foundation stock (first time registration with
- Registration applications submitted individually, without
having been registered as a part of an entire litter, whether
or not sire and/or dam are registered with the DRA with
documentation as to proof of breed.
- Litter registered, sire on litter
application not registered with DRA, but is registered in good
standing with another kennel club.
- Specialized Classes
- Hybrid Class:
- Specialized crosses such as Wolf/Husky and
- Poo Class:
- Poodle crosses such as Cocker poo (Cocker Spaniel &
Poodle), Shih poo (Shih Tzu & Poodle)
- Designer Dog
- Other toy type breeds such as York-Tese (Yorki Maltese) Pek
a Pom (Pekingese Pomeranian) Puggle (Pug Beagle)
- Pet Class: Undocumented
- Any dog that does not meet the classification and proof
requirements for other classes or
- designated by the breeder or seller as a pet or
- NOT recommended for breeding
- Service Class:
- Dogs that have met certification requirements as a service
or therapy dog such as guide dogs.
How does a dog get classified?
- Data from applications will be used to determine
proper classification. In the event that your dog's papers were
lost, never issued. If your dog was not a "recognized breed", or
is an import. The following items will be accepted as proof for
classification: 2 photographs of the dog, one head view and one
side view OR documentation from a licensed veterinarian stating
what your dog is.
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