Some contracts require you to spay or neuter you dog as part of the
deal. These are used by serious breeders when the puppy is not of
show quality, or when they feel the puppy should not be bred for
One way a spay/neuter contract can be enforced is by the breeder
withholding the AKC registration form until proof of spaying /
neutering has been received from a veterinarian. As spaying and
neutering is usually done between 6 and 8months of age, this can
mean a long wait for AKC registration.
The AKC now has a "Limited Registration" which some breeders use to
discourage a dog from being bred. Limited Registration means that
your dog is registered with the AKC, but its offspring won't be.
Obviously, this does not prevent a dog from being accidentally bred!
It only means that if puppies are produced from this accidental
breeding, they will not be eligible for AKC registration.
If your dog turns out to be worthy of showing or breeding, your
dog's breeder can have the Limited registration lifted. Regular
registration can then be applied for.
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