Dog Registry Association, Inc. is a purebred dog registry and promotes
responsible dog ownership. We register dogs worldwide as well as
in The United States. Also specializing in rare breed dogs. ADR
reserves the right to refuse or to rescind the registration of any
dog for cause. Due to large international clientele and database,
currently all contact to ADR is handled through E-mail.
Please allow up to 24 hours on responses.
you buy a dog represented as ADR registrable, you should receive
an ADR Dog Registration Application form properly filled out by
the seller. When you complete your portion along with a picture
of the dog and submit it with the proper fee, this form will enable
you to register the dog. When the application has been processed,
you will receive an ADR Registration Certificate.
Under ADR Rules, anyone person who sells dogs represented as ADR
registrable, must maintain records that make it possible to give
full identifying information with every dog delivered even though
ADR "papers" are not yet available. Do not accept a promise of later
The Rules and Regulations of the American Dog Registry Association,
Inc. stipulate that whenever someone sells or delivers a dog registrable
with ADR, the dog must be identified by providing the buyer with
a properly completed ADR Dog Registration Application for
a dog not yet individually registered or a properly completed ADR
Registration Certificate for a registered dog. If neither of these
is available, the person delivering or shipping the dog must furnish
the person acquiring the dog with a bill of sale or written statement,
signed by the seller, giving all of the identifying information
A DOG NOT YET INDIVIDUALLY REGISTERED
VET verification letter of pure breed
Pictures of dog
Sex and color and markings
Date of birth
Litter number (when available)
Names of sire and dam
Name of breeder
Date sold or delivered
A REGISTERED DOG BREED
Date sold or delivered
This identifying information must be supplied with the dog even
though ADR papers are not yet available, and even to a person who
takes the dog only for resale as an agent or on consignment, and
the same information must be passed on by them when he disposes
of it. When you do receive the properly completed ADR registration
papers, verify the papers against your bill of sale to ensure that
all the information is correct. Please be advised that a dog
will not be registered or transferred without the proper ADR
If you are buying a dog that is supposed to be registrable with
the ADR you should realize it is your responsibility to obtain complete
identification of the dog or you should not buy the dog. Failure
to get ADR "registration papers" causes more grief for buyers of
pure-bred registrable dogs than any other problem except sickness.
It has long been common practice to explain the inability saying
"ADR hasn't sent the papers yet."
REGISTERED AND QUALITY
ADR we urge all of our breeders to breed responsible making sure
of no genetic or congenital defects. Currently, the American Dog
Registry does not keep pedigree's and ancestors' lines. Hopefully,
within the next few years we will be able to provide this service.
ADR is a registry body. A registration certificate identifies the
dog as the offspring of a known sire and dam, born on a known date.
It in no way indicates the quality or state of health of the dog.
Quality in the sense of "show quality" is determined by many factors
including the dog's health, physical condition, ability to move
and appearance. Breeders breeding show stock are trying to produce
animals that closely resemble the description of perfection described
in the breed standard. Many people breed their dogs with no concern
for the qualitative demands of the breed standard. When this occurs
repeatedly over several generations, the animals, while still purebred,
can be of extremely low quality.