Question: What Is The UKC?
“Could you please tell me what the UKC is and whether or not it is affiliated with the AKC? If so, then does a dog registered with the UKC automatically qualify for registration with the AKC?”
The UKC has become the second-largest office for the registration of purebred dogs in the United States. It does business with breeders and owners in Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Africa and, in fact, all around the world. It is not affiliated with the AKC, and actually registers dogs not even recognized by the AKC; but it allows registration of some dogs not even recognized and registered.
A list of breeds recognized and registered by the UKC would be too lengthy to include here, but just to give you an idea of their broad scope, here are a few: Bluetick coonhound, American black and tan coonhound, Plott hound, English shepherd – as well as Collies, Boxers, German Shepherds and other more well-known breeds.
If a dog qualifies for registration with the AKC, it does not necessarily mean that it qualifies for registration with the UKC. Each entity has its own requirements for registration.