If you bought your dog from a reputable breeder who had papers on the bitch and sire, they should have given you papers stating the dog's parents' names which you would send to the United Kennel Club or/and the American Dog Breeders' Association with a fee in order to register your puppy with whatever name you choose. If your dog's parents aren't both registered, he cannot be either. In short, the answer to the question is - contact the person/organization you got your animal from and speak with them about registration papers.
Actually, the AKC does not recognize the "American Pitbull" as a specific breed. It does recognize the Staffordshire Bull Terrier--but that is a distinct breed. There are several "bully breeds" in the AKC, however this concept we have now of the "pitbull" is largely a name created by the public (and the press) which combines any and all dogs with the bull terrier characteristics. Well bred (by a responsible breeder) and well trained and socialized, these dogs make wonderful companions, but are not recommended for the first time dog owner as they require experience and sound leadership--but not brutality. They are among the most intelligent, sensitive and loyal of companions, but because they are such a powerful group of dogs, the owners are obligated to acquire, socialize and train them responsibly.
You can get replacement papers by contacting UKC directly.You have to be the registered owner of the dog.Go to the link below to get detailed instructions.
Go to the American Pit Bull Registry, or follow this link, http://www.pitbullregistry.com/registering%20your%20pitbull.htm. Get that dog registered, Bill
I believe you can. Contact either one of the clubs that they are registered through and they should be able to tell you.
I'm going to answer this based on AKC (American Kennel Club) because I don't know how UKC or other Kennel Clubs does this. The answer is no, not in the same way. But you could apply for your dog to be registered in PAL (Purebred Alternative Listing) for purebred dogs with one or no registered parents.
Both parents must be registered with the AKC or an acceptable foreign registry
When you purchased your Pitbull you should have received papers from the breeder and if you didn't then ask for them. If you have the papers and just want a copy then scan it or take it to an office supply store such as Staples or Office Depot and get copies.
Without registration papers from an honest, reputable breeder, you will never be able to tell for certain. I would also like to add that there is no such thing as a purebred "pitbull." The closest breed would be the American Pit Bull Terrier, which would have registration papers from the UKC or the ADBA.
The most valuable Pitbulls are the ones recognized as American Bullys. These have the top foundation bloodlines such as Razors Edge, Gotti, Remy, Ultimate Blues, and now Dax line. The most important thing to have a more valuable pitbull is UKC United Kennel Club papers. This gives the pitbull the most value. With UKC papers you can also dual register many of the other American Bully registries such as ABKC American Bully Kennel Club, UBKC United Bully Kennel Club. etc. With the UKC papers and top American Bully bloodlines you could get anywhere from $1500 to $3500 for your Pitbull puppy.
It is illegal to have a pit-bull in the state of Georgia without papers
Pedigree papers are given to puppies after they have been Kennel Club registered by their breeder. Puppies can only be registered if they are 100% pure-bred, are a recognised breed and if both of their parents were also Kennel Club registered. If you were not given pedigree papers by the breeder when you bought your Dog then it is unlikely that your Dog is Kennel Club registered and so it wouldn't be able to get papers. If your Dog is Kennel Club registered but you weren't given or lost the papers, for a fee you can usually contact the Kennel Club that your Dog is registered with and get a new copy.
It should be registered with the AKC (American Kennel Club) and have registration papers showing who the sire and dam are, date of birth of the dog etc. The papers must come from the AKC.