This came through yesterday from AKC. --Karen


AKC Registration, Transfer, and Co-Ownership Restructured Fees

The AKC Board of Directors voted unanimously at its October 2011 meeting
to restructure the individual dog registration and co-ownership fees.
This new fee structure will allow AKC to continue its good works for all
dogs, including canine health research donations, search-and-rescue dog
grants, lost dog recovery, kennel inspections, monitoring canine
legislation, and promoting responsible dog ownership among other
programs. AKC can also continue to provide the same level of quality
vital services to clubs, exhibitors and breeders. This is the first
registration fee increase since 2007 despite the continuing economic
challenges facing the country and as a result the sport of purebred dogs.

As of January 1, 2012, the first-time individual dog registration fee
and each basic transfer of ownership fee will increase to $30 per dog.
This new fee structure also includes modifications to co-ownership. With
the first-time individual dog registration as well as any subsequent
transfer of dog ownership, one (1) primary owner will be listed with the
$30 registration or transfer fee. In addition, a $10 fee will be added
for each additional owner listed on the registration certificate.* The
primary owner will receive the official AKC Registration Certificate and
each additional owner will receive an e-mail only copy of the
registration certificate. The e-mail copy will be clearly marked COPY,
will not display the certificate issue date, and will not have the
transfer form on the back.

Owners of AKC Registered Dogs will still receive the same benefits as
before including:

∑ AKC Registration Certificate
∑ Complimentary Trial Pet Health Care Insurance
∑ Eligibility to Participate in AKC Events
∑ New Puppy Handbook and Optional discounted Registration Packages

As the nationís only not-for-profit registry, we look forward to the
continued support of dog owners through registration with the American
Kennel Club. Together we will overcome the current challenges of the
economy and continue our good works on behalf of all dogs.
*Co-owners of dams registering litter members to the litter owners will
be exempt from this additional fee.