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1. Why register my purebred dog / pup with the United Canine Association?
The United Canine Association was founded with a trust in truth, belief in integrity with a strong moral and ethical stance and is devoted to upholding a great standard of professionalism within the organization.
Here at the UCA our well-trained experienced staff is dedicated to providing you with superior customer service in a professional friendly manner with an emphasis on accuracy, promptness, reliability and quality service.
Our accuracy and promptness are two areas in which the UCA registration staff take great pride and just one of the important features that we believe set the United Canine Association apart from other registration companies or kennel clubs. Back to top.
2. How do I register my purebred dog / pup with the United Canine Association?
Purebred dogs which are currently registered with another registering company and/or kennel club may be dual registered with the United Canine Association by completing and signing a UCA Single Registration Application, making a copy of the other registration company or kennel club’s registration papers and submitting 3 photos (front view, left-side and right-side views) of the dog to be registered and sending them to the United Canine Association’s Registration Office with the proper registration fee.
Purebred dogs which have no previous registration history may apply for UCA registration and can be issued certified UCA registration papers by completing and signing a UCA Single Registration Application, providing 2 witness signatures and / or 1 UCA representative signature attesting to the purebred status of the dog along with 3 photos (front view, left-side and right-side views) of the dog to verify and/or confirm that the dog is of proper breed phenotype as defined by the UCA breed standard. Send all of the above required items to the United Canine Association’s Registration Office with the proper registration fee. The standard registration fee for a single dog is currently $20.00 per dog.
Once your submitted application has been approved for UCA registration all of your canine's information will be entered into the UCA registry & genetic database.
Your dog will at that time be assigned it's own unique UCA registration number that identifies your canine and it's breed as well as you as the owner on record.
All approved applicants will be mailed an official United Canine Association registration certificate with all of the newly registered canine's information and the registered owners information. Your UCA registration certificate will be mailed to you upon the completion of the registration of your dog.
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3. How long does it take to get my UCA registration papers back?
Standard processing time for Single Registrations, Litter Registrations and Transfer of Ownerships with pedigrees is approximately 2-3 weeks. This does not include mailing time (5 days), weekends or holidays. Back to top.
4. I lost my UCA registration certificate can I get a duplicate certificate by phone or email?
The UCA does offer an application for which you can apply for a duplicate UCA registration certificate that can replace a lost certificate.
We believe that it is in our customers best interest that the UCA does not provide this service via phone or email.
All duplicate certificates must be applied for with the UCA Duplicate Application Form.
The duplicate application form must have original signatures, no copies will be accepted. Back to top.
5. Does the UCA start bloodlines?
The UCA single registration application does not start bloodlines. One of it's purposes is to dual register purebred dogs from one company to another. It can also be used to re-establish or continue lines that may have been discontinued due to neglect in registration practices of loss or theft of previous registration papers.
Your signature attesting to the purebred status of the dog along with 3 photos (front view, left-side and right-side views) are required for UCA registration. Back to top.
6. Does my UCA Registration Certificate ever expire?
No, as long as you have the papers they are still valid. After 60 days of ownership without transferring the certificate into your name, there is a $10.00 late processing fee that must be paid. Even after the 60 days your UCA papers are still VALID.
UCA papers are only invalid if the dog is deceased or reported stolen. Back to top.
7. What is a Pedigree?
A pedigree is the family tree or the genealogical history of a dog. A UCA certified pedigree will show the parents, grand parents, and great grandparents, up to several generations back. Pedigrees are invaluable to determine which breedings will produce the best offspring or results based on the genetic background of each dog and the dominate traits of their particular genealogical history. The United Canine Association can issue certified pedigrees for 3 or 4 generations of ancestry on most UCA registered dogs. A UCA certified pedigree may be ordered at the time of registration of your dog or at a later date.
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8. How do I register my litter of pups?
Litter registration is easy with the UCA. Click here to follow this link for more information. Back to top.
9. Can't find what you need here?.
Contact the UCA directly at: (417) 924-2291. Back to top.
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