I find ACA dog shows are very professional and educational. They are designed for
the entire family and do not have “uppiddy” or negative attitudes in their judges
or handlers. I also find that ACA has raised the bar on the levels of technical skill
required by the dog and handlers to quality in the working dog events. If your dog
is not registered with ACA and is registered with AKC, FCI, UKC, or APR you must
bring a copy of your dog’s registration papers and the dog show officials can “dual”
register the dog with ACA.
I have found what truly puts ACA far above all of the other registries is their comprehensive
genetic health tracking. They do this for the life of any ACA registered dog free
of charge! Your veterinarian has to fill out and sign the form. Then send it to
ACA and they enter it into their worldwide database free of charge. This link will
take you directly to a printable ACA Health Certification Form that you can print
out right in your home. ACA puppies must wait until they are fully grown before
your veterinarian can certify them “free” of most common congenital defects.
If your dog is already registered with another dog registry that is not giving you
the services or even customer service you need, here is the This link will take you
directly to a printable ACA Dual Registration Form that you can print out right in
your home. You dog keeps his or her current registry, they just gain all of the
benefits of being an ACA dog!
This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! How’s
that for service?
When you register your dog with the ACA, as I did, you automatically receive a ACA
Lost and Found tag. I comes with and attachment for you to affix it to your dogs
collar. On the front of the tag, it reads: “Protected by the American Canine Association,
Inc.” The back of the tag has a toll free telephone number and a unique ID number
reserved for your ACA dog. ACA has live operators to reunite you with your dog,
any time of the day, any time of the year—for the life of your dog.
The Lost and Found tag is made of durable plastic that is high impact, shatter resistant,
and has a greater degree of visibility. If your ACA dog or ACA puppy looses their
tag, just call ACA and they will send you another one free of charge.
If your ACA Dog is micro-chipped, ACA will register your dog’s microchip free of
charge at www.acachip.com . If your kids (or you – ha, ha) forget to secure the
house and your dog gets out, your local Police or Animal Control can give you a call
that they are now the new baby sitters of your dog until you can pick em’ up.
ACA Dog’s have free lifetime access to ACA’s “Ask a Vet” services and listing of
licensed veterinarians all over the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico that have
been referred by owners of ACA registered dogs.