How to Register a Dog with the CKC

Recognizing 175 breeds and containing over 25,000 members, the Canadian Kennel Club sponsors competitions and offers many benefits to owners who register their purebred pups.

You will need

  • Information from breeder
  • CKC registration form
  • Registration fee
  • Internet access

Step 1 Research breeds and breeders Research the different dog breeds the CKC recognizes, and find responsible breeders who can prove that their puppies’ parents are CKC-registered.

Step 2 Get registration form from your dog's breeder Get a puppy registration form from your dog’s breeder, who should have registered the litter with the CKC and gotten puppy registration forms for each dog.

Step 3 Complete the paper form Fill out the form given to you by the breeder. Provide information about your dog’s color and markings, as well as your contact information.

Step 4 Submit the form Submit the form and pay the required registration fee to the CKC.

Step 5 Receive your registration certificate Wait seven to 10 days for the CKC to process your application and send your dog’s official registration certificate by mail.

Step 6 Check the certificate for any errors Check your certificate for any errors and contact the CKC if any changes are needed. Read the CKC web site and learn about all of the benefits available to you and your new puppy.