AKC Inspections at Twilight Run Kennels

AKC Gold Seal of Excellence

Twilight Run is proud to announce the award of the American Kennel Club Certificate of Inspection Gold Seal for four years.  (They are no longer awarding this.)    It is the highest award an inspector can give to a breeder. 

We are inspected regularly (every 12-18 months) by AKC (American Kennel Club).  All our dogs and puppies are AKC registered. While the inspector is here, paperwork compliance is checked and verified for thoroughness and completion.  Cleanliness of all facilities is also checked as well as the well-being of all the dogs. 

If we have a litter of puppies when the inspector is here, he can take a DNA sample (mouth swab) from the puppies as well as the parents.  If this DNA sample does not match, we will no longer be able to register our dogs with the AKC.  AKC requires that sires used in more than three breedings each year be DNA tested.  Irregardless of how many litters we use a sire for, we DNA test all our sires.'

Kennel inspections are done to ensure the integrity of the AKC registry and monitor care and conditions at kennels across the country. The AKC is the only purebred dog registry in the United States that maintains an organized and continuous investigation and inspection effort. The AKC conducts approximately 5,000 inspections each year to ensure compliance with standards that support the health, safety, and welfare of dogs and the environments in which they live. 

When you purchase a puppy from us, you will receive an AKC puppy registration application that allows you to choose your full registered name for your puppy and then send it in with the AKC.  Although there is no requirement you register with the AKC there are benefits to doing so.  See the AKC website at www.AKC.org for information on registration. 


Official PayPal Seal

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