AKC or CKC (what’s the difference?)
We have been asked this question more than any other one. The CKC stands for the Continental Kennel Club, while the AKC is the American Kennel Club.
Since we register only with the AKC we are a bit partial…and have good reasons to be. First of all, the AKC is the oldest and most respected purebred dog registry in the U.S. In order to register a puppy with the AKC you must provide proof that both the parents are registered with the AKC and are in good standing with the club. This means that the puppy has a traceable lineage (pedigree) and that it is possible to research many generations back. The AKC promotes clubs and activities throughout guidelines, as well as record keeping, DNA testing (for frequently used stud dogs) and yearly on site inspections of breeder’s dogs, kennel and kennel records.
The AKC’s motto “For the Love of the Purebred Dog” are not just words, they are a principal. Through many national and local clubs, they strive and EXCEL at continuing the dog fancy, that recognizes over 150 different breeds of these wonderful animals!
CKC Continental Kennel Club not only registers purebred dogs they also register mixed breed dogs. Can you get a healthy, loving companion with a CKC registry? Yes, but know that the odds may be stacked against you. Many CKC dogs are not purebred and may be mixed with something else several generations back. AKC has many more qualifications that have to be met in order to register a purebred than CKC. You can be more assured that with AKC you are getting a great lined Pure-bred dog with background to prove it.
To learn more about the specifics of the Dachshund Breed, you may visit the AKC page for Dachshunds.
“The Dachshund is clever, lively and courageous to the point of rashness”…Quote from the AKC