** ABKC Paperwork is processing 6-12 weeks out.**

***Please allow this time before inquiring whether your paperwork has been processed.

**Emails are answered within 72 business hours, the office hours are Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm EST.


**Please make sure all paperwork is legible, accurate and complete.

Make sure to include all signatures required, all pages of pedigree and photos when submitted.

Missing information will result in paperwork being delayed or returned to submitter.**


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; 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,please print and include the receipt when mailing in your documents. FedEx is also available for International paperwork additional Fed Ex fee can be to be determined.

Paypal Link:

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 $25.00 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 currently 6-8 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 “IN-HOUSE RUSH” service, your paperwork is processed within 1-6 business days once received in the office. This option is mailed back 1st class mail via the USPS. ***This DOES NOT expedite the mailing time***. IN-HOUSE RUSH service costs $20 additional per item.

For “RUSH OVERNIGHT” service, your paperwork is processed within 1-6 business days and then mailed via US Postal Service Express Mail, usually 1-2 service days based on postal service. 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 $45 plus $20 additional per item. FED EX fee varies, email for fee. 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. 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 email us at with a pay pal confirmation of $5.00 for a “recovery fee” and then we can verify the address and mail out a second copy.

This application is available on our website at . 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. The fee is 5.00 USD before 2 months 15.00 if longer than two months. Before 30 days or after two months from the original date of mailing, all appropriate fees will apply.

Q. How do I register a flagged dog and/or lineage?
A. Please click on the policy Policy

*The ABKC reserves the right to deny or revoke any pedigree, as well, rules are subject to change per the ABKC at any time as deemed necessary.


How to Register your dogs in Spanish – Cómo registrar a su perro en español

Dog Registration Domestic

Dog Registration International

Dog Registration form in Spanish

Dog Registration Form in French

Litter Registration Form Domestic

Litter Registration Form International

Junior Handler Registration Form

Bully ID Request Form

Save-A-Bully Registration Form

Request for Duplicate Registration (Reprint)

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