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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-02-2010, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Yikes: today I got a surprise letter from the AKC

Apparently Milo's lineage is in question. I don't know what to say after reading this. Breeders: is this common? What is my next move here?
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-02-2010, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Have you talked to your breeder yet? She has to be aware of this situation.

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Not common! Get on the phone with your breeder and see what they have to say. Since the letter doesn't say where in the pedigree this error occurred, it very well might not be the breeder's fault, but s/he should be aware of this situation and you can talk it through.

I can't quite read the letter through, but if Milo was going to be a performance dog (obedience, agility, rally, etc) it sounds like this might have an affect on that. If so, the breeder should act accordingly!

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I have every intention of contacting Milo's breeder. I have a strong feeling she's well aware of it by now. I just wondered if this has happened to other breeders on the Forum.

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Did you have to send in Milo's DNA for some reason?

Milo's breeder will need to get it corrected and make sure the right parents are identified. Do you know if any of Milo's littermates have been kept intact? (Don't answer this because it is none of our business.) That would have a huge impact on the registration of the whole litter. If they are all spayed or neutered, I don't think it is really a big deal except that all the records are now wrong, but at least the errors can't be perpetuated.
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For those of you who can't read it, it says

A parentage verification analysis of American Kennel Club was conducted on a dog in your dog's pedigree/lineage. The DNA results indicate that this dog could not be the offsring of the parents to which it is registered. Please be advised that this does not imply incorrect parentage or incorrect identity of your dog(s) or any offspring that your dog may have sired and/or whelped.

Because your dog is a direct descendent of a dog in the litter with incorrect parentage, the registration of your dog and its offspring have been placed on referral. This means that AKC service will not be provided if the dogs in this litter are bred, sold, transferred, and awards will not be recorded if these dogs participate in any AKC sanctioned or licensed events. We regret the necessity of taking this action.

The breeder of the litter with incorrect parentage has been notified and we have requested additional DNA samples to determine correct parentage. If correct parentage cannot be established, the AKC will evaluate the excluded litter to detemine if it meets conditional registration requirement. Because your dog's direct parentage is not in question, there is no action for you to take at this time. All recorded owners will receive written notification at the conclusion of this inquiry.

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Kimberly,

No, I didn't have to send in Milo's DNA. I don't really know anything about his littermates. I'm wondering if Milo could lose his AKC certification.

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Ohhhhhhhhh, I just read your typed out portion. So the problem is with the registration of one of Milo's parents. One of them had a parent listed incorrectly, so now Milo is affected. I get it now. In a sense, Milo's registration is on hold. Yes, the breeder will have to get this corrected right away.

This did happen to three breeders I know (and many pet owners) because one dog's registration (parentage) was found to be incorrect also. It was a huge mess because a lot of those breeders had puppies out in the ring and all of their registrations were put on hold as well.

ETA: I hope this doesn't worry you because it really doesn't change a thing for you. It will all get straightened out eventually. The letter was just to inform you. Now if you were showing Milo in any AKC events or breeding him, it would be a huge deal because no awards could be given to him and no offspring could be registered. In Milo's case, this is probably just a simple change on his AKC papers, which you will get in their correct format in a few months.

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Oh wow Joyce....I'm sorry this has come up. I hope it all gets straightened out and you keep us updated on what your result ends up to be.

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