Frequently Asked Questions and Answers


Top Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register a dog?

There are two ways to register your dog through the Global Canine Registry.


STANDARD REGISTRATION

Through standard registration you will have parents attached to your dog being that the existing certificate you use will show parents.

To standard register your dog you must sign into your Global Canine Registry account. Once signed in simply click 'Register Dog'. Choose breed of the dog being registered. Once you choose the breed it will then display the application for "Standard Registration". Complete the fields EXACTLY like they are typed on the existing registration certificate you are using. You will also be required to upload a CLEAR photo of the existing registration certificate. (accepted registration certificates are listed on registration page) Certificate must show dog's name, breed, birth date, color, you as the owner and the parents of the dog. You will also see the fields to upload the picture of your dog. Once you have finished this click the 'Submit Application' button. You will receive an email and/or text showing you have submitted a dog for registration. Please give our reps 24 hours to review. Once the application has been approved or denied, you will receive an email and/or text stating so. Upon approval you will be able to see your dog on the 'My Dogs' page and a GCR certificate will be mailed out to the address on your GCR account within 5 to 7 business days.

SINGLE REGISTRATION

Dog MUST be 1 year of age to see it at a stage of maturity to insure breed characteristics show. Through single registration you will not have parents attached and the pedigree of that dog will start with that dog.

To single register your dog and not use an existing certificate then you simply sign into your Global Canine Registry account. Once signed in simply click 'Register Dog'. Choose breed of the dog being registered. Once you choose the breed it will then display the application for 'Standard Registration'. At this point you will click the option for 'Single Registration' in the blue box. It will then display the form for 'Single Registration' and you can begin filling out the fields. Fill this out accurately and upload the proper photos. Single registration requires that the dog being registered is at least one year of age and also requires two photos, front and side view of your dog showing that it fits the breed standard. Once you have finished this click the Submit Application button. You will receive an email and/or text showing you have submitted a dog for registration. Please give our reps 24 hours to review. Once the application has been approved or denied, you will receive an email and/or text stating so. Upon approval you will be able to see your dog on the 'My Dogs' page and a GCR certificate will be mailed out to the address on your GCR account within 5 to 7 business days.

Keep in mind that both ways require approval by a Global Canine Registry representative to insure all Global Canine Registry dogs fit the standard of the breed. This insures that the standard of the breed is never lost and insures that the gene pool will contain dogs with the best breed characteristics. Photos uploaded will also be visible to the public automatically on our Pedibreed Program which is a free easy to use online picture pedigree of all the dogs from the Global Canine Registry database. Be sure to upload the best photos to represent your dogs to the public!


How do I register a litter?

NO MORE PUPPY FORMS! Global Canine Registry has made this a simple online process.

This process is the same if both the dam and sire have the same owner.

Once you have bred two Global Canine Registry registered dogs, all that is needed is for the owner of the dam to sign into his or her Global Canine Registry account and click on the female that has the litter. Then click the 'Register Litter' next to her photo on her page. Be aware that the female must be of age to register a litter or the option to 'Register Litter' will not be available. This is to insure breeding is not done at too young of an age. Once "Register Litter" is clicked the litter form page will appear. Owner of dam is to type all of the correct litter information including the sires name. Make sure this is accurate for this cannot be changed once it has been submitted unless the owner of the sire denies it and the process must be done again. Dam owner then clicks the 'Submit Application' button.
Once the application has been submitted, a request will be sent to the owner of the sire's Global Canine Registry account through email and/or text. The owner of the sire can then find this request by hovering over the bell icon on their GCR account page. By clicking the bell icon the litter request will show. Given that the information is accurate and correct the owner of the sire can then approve. At that point the litter will show in the dam's owner's Global Canine Registry account under 'My Litters'. The dam's owner is the owner of the litter. The litter owner can view the litter and click it to see each individual puppy and their Global Canine Registry number. This number will follow the puppy for it's life. This process is the same if both the dam and sire have the same owner. Now each puppy can be individually registered to the new owners through their GCR account. NO PUPPY APPLICATIONS will be mailed because none are needed.

In the case that some of the information of the litter was incorrectly inputted by owner of the dam, the owner of the sire can deny the litter request and the process can be done again correctly. Once litter is approved no changes can be made so make sure all the information is submitted correctly.


How do I register my puppy?

Registering a puppy is fast and easy!


After signing into your Global Canine Registry account click 'My Litters'. You will then click on the litter of the puppy being registered. Once in that litter, click on the puppy that is to be registered to the new owner. It will prompt you to enter in the email of the new owner. This must be the email that is connected to their Global Canine Registry account. Once you click 'confirm', that puppy will be removed from that litter and will be transferred to the new owner's GCR account. At this point the new owner will be notified by email and/or text to complete the permanent registration on their account. They sign into their Global Canine Registry account and click on the bell icon. The request to finish permanent registration for this puppy will show. They then click it and complete the registration process by entering a name, choosing color and uploading a picture if they choose to. This photo will be printed on the registration certificate that will be sent to the new owner. The picture will also be seen by the public on the Pedibreed Program online picture pedigree website. Once the new owner has completed this, the dog will be permanently registered to it's new owner and will show on the 'My dogs' page of their GCR account. The GCR certificate will be mailed within 5 to 7 business days to the address on the owners GCR account.


How much does registration cost?

Creating a Global Canine Registry account and submitting dog applications are FREE.


Ownership Transfer

Transferring ownership of a dog is quick and easy. Choose the dog being transferred and click 'transfer ownership'. Type in the new owners email associated with their account and click submit. New owner will accept ownership on their account and the dog is transferred.


What does limited ownership mean?

Limited Ownership means that the dog is registered under the new owner but any litters and offspring produced by that dog are not recognized by Global Canine Registry.


The GCR registration certificate will state the limitation of ownership, and will carry over to any change of ownership.


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