AKC is the American Kennel Club and is the oldest and most respected registry of purebred dogs in the US. CKC, assuming we are talking about the Continental Kennel Club is a newer, less respectable registry that will take almost any dog. Last time I checked you could find a dog that resembled a purebred, send in pictures and a fee and get "papers." AKC has a DNA program to ensure the pedigrees of dogs are accurate (meaning they are from the reported parents and are of the same purebred). As far as I know CKC has nothing like that.
There is a lot more to it, but anyone who wants to have a quality registry will not use CKC, APRI, NKC and all the other new registries that are trying to cash in on mixbreed and pet store puppy sales.
There is another CKC that IS respectable, and that is the Canadian Kennel Club, the Canadian version of the AKC. But most of the time when you see CKC in ads for pups for sale, it's not that one.
Answered by paws4hisglory - 3/15/2012 11:09:03 AM