The dog breed standards in India are upheld by the Kennel Club of India. The KCI registration process for dogs is quite straightforward and basic. Peace of mind is provided by KCI registration. With your registration documents, you may rest easy knowing that your puppy is a purebred and worth all of your time, patience, and work. Participation in KCI obedience shows and conformation shows also requires KCI registration.
If you decide to breed your puppy later on, having the registration information for your puppy will be very helpful. For dogs bred in India, KCI permits two different registration types. The two registration options for dogs bred in India are as follows:
As the name implies, puppies born to registered dogs are eligible for this process. The Sire and Dam must both be registered with the KCI and have microchips that have been approved by the KCI.
You can see the litter registration form here.
Once filled out, the paperwork must be sent along with the appropriate registration cost for each puppy. The cost varies according to the puppy's age. If the litter registration form isn't received by KCI within 90 days or 4 months of the puppies' birth date, the puppies will be listed as having unknown parentage.
Demand draughts must be made payable in Chennai in the name of "Kennel Club of India." It is required that you subscribe to the "Indian Kennel Gazette" if you do not already. The subscription form can be downloaded from KCI's website's "Downloads Section."
Registration for a single dog
This category is for canines whose parents are unknown. You may access the form here.
A certified individual who will provide you a Certificate of Opinion must certify the dog for single dog registration. The process of registering dogs will reveal that their parents are unidentified. Even if you are aware of the dog's true ancestry, the certificate cannot reflect it under this method because the breeder neglected to register the puppy as part of the litter registration process.
Certificate of Opinion: KCI has given all judges and a select group of other people the authority to certify that a specific dog is suitable for registration as a specimen of a breed in addition to the standard form for single dog registration. This is the "Certificate of Opinion" procedure. The following are some essential considerations for this process:
The dog must be older than a year.
The dog must be microchipped, and the KCI registration document will be updated.
If a male dog has been neutered, he cannot be certified.
The dog must qualify for the title of "Champion" in its breed from a recognised club. The Certificate of Opinion procedure is fairly clear-cut and easy. You should be aware that submitting an application does not ensure that your dog will be registered via this method. The rigorous guidelines guarantee that this won't develop into a money-making scheme.
Transfer of ownership: You must finally fill out the "Transfer of Ownership" form in order to finish the registration process for your puppy. The initial registration paperwork for the litter will normally be given to you by the breeder. The puppy will then need to be transferred into your name. If you want to compete in dog shows and/or breed your dog, this is a crucial step. You may get the form here and send it in.