Puppies, with parents of the same AKC recognized breed, both having full AKC registration, are eligible for AKC registration – either full or limited.
Full AKC registration simply means that one of our Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) pups or dogs is being sold with full breeding rights and that any puppies produced, when he/she is mated to another full AKC registered Shetland Sheepdog, are eligible for AKC registration – either full or limited, depending on the agreement between the breeder and the new owner.
Limited AKC registered Shelties are sold without any breeding rights. The AKC recognizes these Shelties as pure bred Shelties and they can be entered into many AKC events (virtually all competitions except conformation since these events are specifically intended to evaluate breeding stock). All of the Sheltie pups that we sell with limited AKC registration are intended as pets only, with the understanding that the new owner will be neutering or spaying the young adult Sheltie at about 8-10 months of age, which will make them a better pet with reduced risks for any health issues. If they are not neutered or spayed at the appropriate time, it is a violation of our contract and our agreement and any puppies which would be produced from a mating of this dog with any other dog would be ineligible for AKC registration.
We offer most of our Sheltie puppies with limited AKC registration, so that we are confident they will be going to a good home which is looking for a pet to be loved, pampered, and given individual attention. We offer a few of our Sheltie puppies with full AKC registration to approved breeders – never puppy mills – at a significantly higher price than those puppies we sell with limited AKC registration.