Q: What dog registries does the ABKC accept?
A: The ABKC currently accepts UKC, AKC & ADBA for American Bullies; BBC for Shorty Bulls and AKC, FCI, NKC, ABRA and IOEBA for Bulldog breeds.
Q: What payment methods will be accepted with the ABKC?
A: We accept checks, money orders and now payment can be made via PayPal.
The paypal email address is [email protected],please print and include the receipt when mailing in your documents. FedEx is also available for International paperwork additional Fed Ex fee can be to be determined.
Paypal Link: https://www.paypal.me/Theabkc
Q: How can we register our dog?
A: All registrations must be mailed in (see PDF at the right side of the page to download registration form). Download the form you need. Fill out form completely. Make sure the form is fully completed with legible writing. The ABKC is not responsible for errors due to unclear handwriting. Copy certificate showing ownership and your pedigree certificate (4 generations) for verification of lineage and ownership. A front and side view picture of the dog must accompany your pedigree. Send fee of $30.00 per dog. ABKC accepts money orders, cashier checks & personal checks payable to American Bully Kennel Club Mail into the office. Processing time once ABKC receives the paper work is 3-4 weeks. DO NOT send in original paperwork. Do not send in blurry or small images.
Q. Does the ABKC offer priority service?
Yes. The ABKC offers two options for priority service. For “IN-HOUSE RUSH” service, your paperwork is processed within 1-10 business days once received in the office. This option is mailed back 1st class mail via the USPS. ***This DOES NOT expedite the mailing time***. IN-HOUSE RUSH service costs $20 additional per item. For “RUSH OVERNIGHT” service, your paperwork is processed within 1-10 business days and mailed via US Postal Service Express Mail, usually 1-2 service days based on postal service. Please note not all domestic locations offer overnight delivery. In those cases, delivery will be the second business day. The cost for RUSH OVERNIGHT is $35 plus $15 additional per item. FED EX fee varies, email for fee. RUSH OVERNIGHT service not available to our international addresses. Please write, in large letters, “RUSH” or “RUSH OVERNIGHT” across both your envelope and paperwork, if you choose either option. PLEASE NOTE RUSH ITEMS MAY BE DELAYED DUE TO UNFORESEEN ACTS OF NATURE.
Q. What if I have not received my registration paperwork yet?
A. In general, we need to allow a complete 30 days from the date we mail a customer’s registration paperwork to allow the post office time to deliver the work or return it to us through our Return Mail. If after 30 days you have not received your paperwork, you can email us at [email protected] with a pay pal confirmation of $5.00 for a “recovery fee” and then we can verify the address and mail out a second copy. This application is available on our website at www.theabkcdogs.org/registration . In the area under reason requested, please simply write “LOST IN MAIL, NEVER RECEIVED.” We will process these replacement papers at no charge given that we receive your Application for Duplicate Registration within two months of the date we originally issued your paperwork. Please note that ABKC will not issue duplicate papers free of charge for paperwork lost in the mail if the request for duplicate papers is received in our office more than 2 months after the papers were originally mailed. The fee is 5.00 USD before 2 months 15.00 if longer than two months. Before 30 days or after two months from the original date of mailing, all appropriate fees will apply.
Q. How do I register a flagged dog and/or lineage?
A. STEPS TO APPLY FOR REGISTRATION
- Application/Single Dog Registration form must be sent to ABKC office with three photos from front and sides, accompanied by a minimal three generation pedigree from approved registries. *Dogs must be at least 1 year of age at time of application.
- Evaluation by a Senior Judge; which is optional by judge by photo, live, or video (preference being in person). If Senior Judge approves, then a letter of statement from the Senior Judge will be returned to the office. The office will forward the letter along with a copy of pedigree and pictures of the dog, possibly video, to the ABKC panel for further approval.
- ABKC panel must review pedigree, pictures, possible video and statement from Senior Judge. If approved then all information will be forwarded to the ABKC office.
- ABKC office, reviews all necessary information, some to require DNA testing. If approved then the dog will become ABKC registered.
*Dogs will not be allowed to show until all above criteria has been met and the ABKC has registered the dog.
*If the dogs do not meet the initial criteria for applying for inspection, the office will have the right to deny the application and refuse the process.