Any dog lover will tell you that the benefits of sharing your life with a canine companion are too numerous to name. For people affected by certain disabilities and conditions, those benefits go even further. Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, service dogs are much more than just pets. These faithful companions provide the support many people need to live independently. From guide dogs that are trained to guide the blind, dogs that can detect seizures before they strike and warn their owners, and canines that can sense their handlers’ blood sugar levels to highly trained dogs that help their owners to perform numerous daily tasks. daily chores and those assisting soldiers who have returned from war, there is no limit to the types of roles these amazing dogs can fill.
How exactly do you register a service dog? Let’s take a closer look at service dog registration requirements.
Do ESAs count as service dogs?
In short, no, emotional support animals do not count as service animals. Service dogs are individually trained to perform specific tasks for people with disabilities. For example, many of the common tasks of service dogs are guiding the blind, alerting the deaf, and protecting a person having a seizure. These animals are workers, not pets.
Emotional support animals, on the other hand, do not require training and vary in the services they provide depending on the needs of their owners. Many of these animals are simply comforting their owners by simply being present. Most importantly, these dogs are often considered family and treated as normal pets would be treated.
How to register a dog with AKC without papers
Although having papers is essential for a direct AKC registration of a dog, there are other alternatives to register even without them.
The AKC has provided for that through its alternate listing program/indefinite listing privilege (PAL/ILP).
Canadian Kennel Club
You cannot register your puppy with the CKC if her mother is not. However, you can register the dam with the CKC if she is registered with a CKC-recognized breeding organization. You will then be able to register the puppy. This can be frustrating if you don’t own both the dog and her puppies, but it is an option for breeders.
The CKC hosts a list of breed organizations that accept purebred individuals even without CKC-registered ancestry. Once a dog is registered with one of these breed clubs, he can apply for CKC registration. This is done by completing a CKC canine registration application. Send this along with a photocopy of your dog’s registration document, pedigree if available.