Instructions for Registering your Puppy
with the American Kennel Club
When you purchased your puppy you received a copy of your puppy's "Litter Certificate" with the American Kennel Club (AKC) in addition to a "Three Generation AKC Pedigree" which shows your puppy's family tree. In order to register your puppy with the name you have selected, you won't be able to register through the American Kennel Club Website until proof of spay and/or neuter has been provided to us as per your contract. This practice is common with the majority of AKC "rare breed" dog breeders. Your puppy has what is called a “limited registration” with AKC which entitles you to participate in any and all American Kennel Club activities. Please wait until your puppy is AT LEAST 12 months old before spay or neuter (Minimum for Females: 12-14 mo. after one heat cycle and minimum for Males is between 15-18 mo.) Delaying this procedure is in the best interests for health and longevity of your dog according to latest research of our breed. If your vet is encouraging you to spay or neuter earlier than we advise, please inform them that you have an obligation to delay this procedure. In the meantime, there is no reason your puppy cannot be enrolled in any AKC program or training facility by providing them a copy of the litter certificate. Remember, breeding is prohibited and you will need to be careful until this time. Our females will usually start to have their "periods" closer to 12 months of age by "spotting" and we become concerned with males roaming if there are "intact" females nearby. Don't allow anyone to tell you that your puppy should not be around other dogs until this time, or should anyone tell you that your puppy has to be fully vaccinated. The fact is, your puppy IS fully vaccinated and must have socialization with other dogs in order to prevent them from becoming fearful of other dogs.
Please note: If you feel that your puppy is “breeding” quality, then we would like you to contact us and we can always change your registration status upon our approval and further examination. Your White Shepherd puppy is outstanding among all other breeds because of the work we have done over many years at producing the very best of what the breed has to offer.
Thank you for your understanding and we hope you enjoy your puppy for many years to come.
Polarbear White Shepherds