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Field Dog Stud Book Registration

A dog carrying a Field Dog Stud Book pedigree is a dog of distingued lineage.

What is Field Dog Stud Book?

A record-keeping institution for more than 140 years, Field Dog Stud Book and original publisher American Field Publishing Company has long upheld and produced pedigrees of merit. Field Dog Stud Book records are the oldest purebred dog registration documents in the United States. A dominate mark of legitimacy in the upland field trial canon, these pedigree records date to 1874 and comprise several million dogs of all breeds.

United Kennel Club (UKC) acquired Field Dog Stud Book and its original publisher, American Field Publishing Company, in September 2021.

Already a longtime steward of authentic documentation, UKC offers a myriad of registration options for dog owners and breeders, now including Field Dog Stud Book registration and certified pedigrees for those eligible. For general UKC Registration (for all breeds and mixed breeds) unrelated to Field Dog Stud Book lineage, please see the Registration section of the UKC website. A leader in archival lineage and ever at the forefront of dog sports and verified breeding records, UKC was founded in 1898. Through sporting programs and competition standards, UKC provides the platform to evaluate dogs' skills and ancestry while also maintaining essential breeding records to help owners and breeders make informed decisions.

Owners and breeders interested in pursuing Field Dog Stud Book bloodlines will find UKC ready to help in the continued cataloging and preservation of these records.

General Rules Governing FDSB Registration (PDF)

Value of Field Dog Stud Book Enrollment for Your Litter

  • Establishes permanent FDSB record of the entire litter.
  • Simplifies registration process for your pup buyers.
  • Signifies excellence of lineage.

How To Register Your Pups

  1. When two FDSB dogs are bred and produce a litter, complete & mail a Litter Enrollment Form within six months of whelping to indicate your request for FDSB Litter Enrollment Certificate.
  2. UKC will process and grant FDSB Litter Enrollment status for those eligible and mail the breeder one Enrollment Certificate in return. It will contain the unique, official Litter Enrollment number for that litter.
  3. The next step, within one year from whelping and after official Litter Enrollment status has been obtained, is to register each pup invidually using the unique Litter Enrollment Certificate credentials. This step can be completed by the breeder or new pup owner.
  4. If the pup is to be sold, the breeder must complete the bottom portion of the Registration Application prior to the pup buyer submitting that application as a final step in the registration process. Note: only pups that are part of an Enrolled litter are eligible for FDSB registration. If a dog offered for registration is from another recognized stud book, please indicate as such on the application and follow the required additional steps.
  5. Once the Registration Application is submitted and processed, congratulations! You now have a fine dog of FDSB lineage. Next up, enter a field trial and start earning passes.

Address All Mail To:

UKC
ATTN Field Dog Stud Book
100 E Kilgore Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49002

Updates

We are currently processing incoming regular mail received through September 20.

Pedigree Services

**Within 1 year after registration

Pedigree Type Description Rate
Pedigree Type

3 Generation Pedigree

Description

Includes number of field trial placements, number of winners produced, and total wins of progeny.

Rate

$20

Pedigree Type

4 Generation Pedigree

Description

Includes number of field trial placements, number of winners produced, and total wins of progeny.

Rate

$30

Pedigree Type

5 Generation Pedigree

Description

Includes number of field trial placements, number of winners produced, and total wins of progeny.

Rate

$40

Form Description Rate
Form

Registration Forms

Form

Litter Enrollment Application (PDF)

Description

For the enrollment of one litter into FDSB. For an individual dog to be registered with FDSB at no more than 1-year old, the requirement prior is litter enrollment within 6 months of whelping date.

Rate

$25 per application, plus $2 per pup if submitted within 6 months of whelping date. Fees double after 6 months.

Form

Application for Registration (PDF)

Description

Download, complete, and mail with payment to complete FDSB Registration process for an individual dog. To be submitted within one year of whelping.

Rate

$25 (fee does not include printed pedgiree)

Form

Breeding & DNA Forms

Form

Canine Artificial Insemination Form (PDF)

Description

Certification form required if AI is used in breeding. To be completed by owner or co-owner of semen; owner, co-owner or lessee of Dam; and licensened veterinarian. This form, completed with required signatures, to be submitted with Field Dog Stud Book Litter Enrollment Application Form.

Rate

No fee. Required for record-keeping only.

Form

Frozen Semen Collection Verification Form (PDF)

Description

Documentation for the verification of collection, including number of straws and sire on record. DNA test is required.

Rate

$25 per collection

Form

DNA Test Submission Form for Verification (PDF)

Description

DNA on file is required for: semen collection; all pointing dogs that win championship placements (winner and runner-up), in open and amateur; all Llewellin Setters. Additionally, owners may submit DNA for verification to be added to any of their dogs' official FDSB records.

Rate

$65

Form

Forms for Selling & Updating Records

Form

Transfer of Ownership

Description

The back of each registration certificate provides the form to transfer dog named on front.

Rate

$25

Form

Duplicate Registration Certificate

Description

Available to be issued only in the name of owner on record.

Rate

$25

Form

Change of Registered Name

Description

Permitted for one year from the date of original registration. Complete form on back of original certificate and send to UKC. A new certificate will be issued.

Rate

$25 (optional updated pedigree is additional)