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AKC & AHBA Registration Number Information

How to obtain an AKC Registration number:

The American Kennel Club requires you to have a AKC registration number in order for you to compete in AKC Herding Events.

Here a few ways to get an AKC Number:

  1. If you bought a purebred dog from a breeder, check with your breeder to see if your dog already has an AKC number. If not, email AKC to discuss the proper method of registration.

  2. If you own a purebred dog without an AKC number but have papers from another organization, you are eligible for the, Open Registration.

  3. If you have a dog that looks like or is a purebred dog but with no papers, fill out AKC's PAL Registration Form

Registered numbers AHBA will Accept:

The American Herding Breed Association will allow you to compete under another organization registered number, such as; American Border Collie Association, Australian Shepherd Club of America, American Kennel Club and many more. If you're unsure about if you can use your number, contact AHBA, to receive more information.

If you do not have a number, you can apply for an AHBA Tracking Number. You may mail or email your application.

Please read through the "Tracking Number" section on the AHBA website, to familiarize yourself. 

If you have any AHBA specific questions reach out to AHBA directly, as they will be able to provide you with the most information possible.

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