The AKC is the biggest American register for purebred dogs.
There may not always be enough enthusiasm for a breed in the United States to warrant official recognition.
There is no need for the American Kennel Club to recognize a rare breed if there are very few of them in the United States.
Find out how a breed can be considered for official recognition.
Why does the American Kennel Club (AKC) acknowledge so few dog
breeds whereas international registry schemes reveal more than 400?
A parent club, or National Breed Club, must first sponsor a rare breed dog if the breed is to be recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).