The ABKC does not accept all dogs for this breed and the ABKC reserves the right to refuse from registration into the breed. At this time the breed is still in its infancy and the studbooks will remain open for a few more years; however the criterion has become stricter to help preserve the quality, purity and health of the American Bully breed.
Q: What dog registries does the ABKC accept?
A: The ABKC currently accepts UKC, AKC & ADBA for American Bullies; BBCR & BBC for Shorty Bulls and AKC, FCI, NKC, ABRA and IOEBA for Bulldog breeds.
Q: What payment methods will be accepted with the ABKC?
A: We accept checks, money orders and now payment can be made via PayPal. The paypal email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, please print and include the receipt when mailing in your documents. FedEx is also available for International paperwork additional fee is $45.00.
Q: How can we register our dog?
A: All registrations must be mailed in (see PDF at the bottom of the page to download registration form).
- Download the form you need.
- Fill out form completely. Make sure the form is fully completed with legible writing. The ABKC is not responsible for errors due to unclear handwriting.
- Copy certificate showing ownership and your pedigree certificate (4 generations) for verification of lineage and ownership. A front and side view picture of the dog must accompany your pedigree.
- Send fee of $20.00 per dog.
- ABKC accepts money orders, cashier checks & personal checks payable to American Bully Kennel Club
- Mail into the office.
- Processing time once ABKC receives the paper work is 2-3 weeks
- DO NOT send in original paperwork. Do not send in blurry or small images
Q. Does the ABKC offer priority service?
Yes. The ABKC offers two options for priority service.
For “RUSH” service, your paperwork is processed within 1-5 business days and mailed back via first class mail. RUSH service costs $10 additional per item.
For “RUSH OVERNIGHT” service, your paperwork is processed within 1-5 days and mailed via US Postal Service Express Mail. Please note not all domestic locations offer overnight delivery. In those cases, delivery will be the second business day.
The cost for RUSH OVERNIGHT is $30 plus $10 additional per item. RUSH OVERNIGHT service not available to our international addresses.
Please write, in large letters, “RUSH” or “RUSH OVERNIGHT” across both your envelope and paperwork, if you choose either option.
Q. Does the ABKC offer online services?
A. Yes, We now offer online services. Please visit our online services page for options.
Q. What if I have not received my registration paperwork yet?
A. In general, we need to allow a complete 30 days from the date we mail a customer’s registration paperwork to allow the post office time to deliver the work or return it to us through our Return Mail.
If after 30 days you have not received your paperwork, you can submit an “Application for Duplicate Registration” to request replacement papers.
This application is available on our website at www.theabkcdogs.org/registration . In the area under reason requested, please simply write “LOST IN MAIL, NEVER RECEIVED.” We will process these replacement papers at no charge given that we receive your Application for Duplicate Registration within two months of the date we originally issued your paperwork.
Please note that ABKC will not issue duplicate papers free of charge for paperwork lost in the mail if the request for duplicate papers is received in our office more than 2 months after the papers were originally mailed. Before 30 days or after two months from the original date of mailing, all appropriate fees will apply.