American Kennel Club - Foundation Stock Service
AKC FSS is a service provided to the ADSA by the American Kennel Club for registration of Foundation Stock, which is the gene pool of all future dogs. The Dutch Shepherd is not yet a recognized breed in the AKC. The AKC recognition process is important to us, but doing it correctly is more important than speediness. Therefore, Malinois mixes cannot and should not be registered as a purebred Dutch Shepherd. BRN registrations are not accepted.
How to register your dog in AKC FSS
American-Born Dutch Shepherds
Puppies born in the USA must have parents who are AKC FSS registered. The breeder will complete all the necessary forms to register the puppies. Some breeders wait until all the puppies are sold before registering the entire litter, and some will give you the papers to send in.
When you import a puppy born in Europe that is registered in an FCI partner registry, the breeder will apply for a special "Export Pedigree" that you will use to register your puppy with the AKC FSS. Many European registries are requiring DNA proof of parentage, so papers may take several months to arrive. Once you receive the papers you can download the AKC FSS Registration application from the AKC website here, and follow the directions on the form.
UKC Registered Dutch Shepherds
Dutch Shepherds registered in the UKC are not being registered in the AKC FSS.
AKC Purebred Alternative Listing/Indefinite Listing Priviledge (PAL/ILP)
This program provides a registration number that can be used to enter events if a dog has unknown parentage, or where there is no acceptable registration. Any dog that closely resembles a breed can obtain an PAL/ILP number by submitting the proper forms and photos of the dog. You can find more information on the program here.
For answers to other questions about AKC FSS registration, please email email@example.com.