CKC vs AKC
The American Kennel Club or AKC and the Continental Kennel Club or CKC are known throughout the world. They both deal with the registration of dog breeds but have a few differences.
The AKC is well established and the older of the two, beginning in the 1880s, but CKC has been established for almost 20 years, since they first registered dogs in 1991. They offered a new choice to dog owners and breeders, and helped the dog registration market become more competitive.
When comparing the standards of the two kennel clubs, both have high standards, yet each are uniquely different. The AKC requires that all dogs must have their parents previously registered. In general, the original group of purebred dogs constituting a breed was accepted by AKC at the start of the breed and that breed was then closed to additional stock. CKC decided not to have a closed registry, because its founders felt that closing off the gene pool contributed to genetic disorders within the breeds of purebred dogs. CKC will allow new dogs into the registry based on two witnesses verifying validity of the breed, and as long as three pictures are submitted to look at the breed type of the dog. If CKC determines that any dog submitted is not of proper breed type it will not register the dog.
AKC recognizes approximately 150 breeds, while Continental Kennel ClubÂ (CKC) recognizes 450 breeds.
Both clubs perform inspections of their breeders. The AKC will perform DNA inspections and check kennel conditions without any prior notification. If the kennel cleanliness, DNA, health of the breed and paper works are not to the standard, the registration may be suspended in AKC. CKC uses DNA testing when necessary to check the validity of questionable parents and will also revoke and suspend breeders priviledges who have not followed its registration guidelines, procedures, and rules. CKC also promotes a program for exceptional breeders called the Preferred Breeders Program whereby breeders adhere to the best practices in the industry for breeding and producing offspring. To be a part of this prestigious program breeders must pass inspections, an strive to improve the quality of their breed.
Both American Kennel Club (AKC) and Continental Kennel Club (CKC) have different pricing plans. AKC charges for the registration of canines and the registration of litters, while CKC only charges for canine registration and does not charge litter registration fees.
CKC offers unique registration services such as Photo Registration, Photo ID Cards, and Picture Pedigrees. Owners can have the photo of their canine placed directily on the dog’s registration papers. AKC does not offer this service.
Like any company, both companies have had their fair share of negative reviews off an on for various reasons surrounding the registration of canines. People that have been hurt by bad breeders, or irresponsible dog owners, sometimes place the blame on the registration companies. However, registraton of canines simply keep track of registration information, pedigrees, and generally offer an array of website services and products.
Both the AKC an CKC strive to weed out irresponsible breeders and owners in order to lessen the damage which can be caused to registration records by malicious or fraudlent breeders.
1.AKC was formed 150 years ago. CKC is 20 years old.
2.Both companies register dogs.
3.AKC’s standards are different than CKC’s.
4.CKC requires 3 photos and signatures for proof of breed if it is a new dog.
5.CKC offers new competition to the dog registration market and unique services.