LIMITED versus FULL REGISTRATION

The American Kennel Club has two ways of registering AKC puppies.  One way is with full registration and the other is with limited registration.  The difference is so responsible Breeders can protect their genetic line and control which of their puppies are able to be bred.  Either way, the puppies will have official AKC registration papers.  Limited registration is for people and dogs that are going to be family pets, hunting companions and hunt test or other AKC sanctioned events.   Limited registration is not for breeders planning to breed the dog.  Limited registration dogs are still valuable members of the AKC.   

AKC Limited Registration -  Dog can participate in licensed breed events such as Obedience, Tracking, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Herding, Lure Coursing, Agility and Earth Dog, but is ineligible to participate in an AKC licensed breed bench dog show in the confirmation ring, such as the Westminster Dog Show.  No puppies produced by a dog with Limited Registration shall be eligible for AKC registration.

AKC Full Registration -  Full registration is for breeding stock dogs and dogs being shown in bench dog shows in the confirmation ring.  

AKC started Limited registration to help breeders selling non-breeding dogs to the public without having to keep those people from registering their dogs and entering activity events.

As with many quality breeders, it is Bullis Lake's policy that anyone purchasing a full registration puppy must have "Bullis Lake's" as the first two words of the dog's AKC Registered name.  If you look at Autumn's pedigree,  almost always the first name of her ancestral dogs is the name of a breeder.  "Bullis Lake's" will already be filled in on the AKC Registration form when you receive it with your full registration puppy.  This just indicates the dog was bred at Bullis Lake Labradors.