The only criteria I have is that I was the breeder/owner. If I sell a pup its the buyer's choice but if I buy it or am the breeder, I use my kennel name.
Instead of the breeder giving you puppy papers he would give you the white papers (registration certificate) and the pup would be in his (breeders) name. Why don't you just go online and reg. the pup in your name and name it whatever and then put the puppy papers in file X. because you have no need of them any more.Well, he didn't demand it aloud or anything, and I just didn't notice until I got home with the pup and started looking at my paperwork again, that he had already filled in the name with his kennel name and named the pup. Based on what I had read, I thought that I could change it, but just wanted to make sure.
Saltzer, how would I know if the breeder registered the whole litter like you say they can?
There's a little more to it than that. The dog must have been born in the US. If the litter owner individually registers the dog, you have to have their written consent. If the dog's name contains a Registered Kennel Name, you have to have written consent from the owner of that name. The dog can not have received an award at an AKC-licensed or member event. (Field Trial)The buyer has the right to name the pup. Look on your puppy papers, every where that is in red, the buyer fills out. Every where that is in blue the breeder fills out. Some breeders pay AKC extra and have the whole litter registered in their name and then sell the pups, but if you buy such a pup and it has not had pups or bred a female you can pay AKC again and have a name change.