AKC FSS® FORMS

Below are an explanation of many of the forms the AKC requires for various purposes, along with a link to the form.  Read and carefully follow the instructions on the last page of each form.  Errors can be costly both in time and fees.  Use black ink and capital letters to fill in the boxes. Information you omit or print outside of the boxes will delay processing. 

If you are unable to print the full number of pages indicated for a form or application, contact the AKC Order Desk by email at orderdesk@akc.org or by phone at 919-233-9767 and they will send a copy to you.  If you have questions regarding a form or application, contact AKC Customer Service at 919-233-9767 or by email at info@akc.org.

  • Additional Signature Form Use this form to provide additional information and signatures, when necessary (see list of forms). Mail this form with its associated form. (“Click here” link: https://images.akc.org/pdf/ADSIG1.pdf)Change of Address Form    – Use this form to report a change of address. The AKC® will update address records at no charge, but there are fees for issuing corrected registration documents. (click  the link here:   https://images.akc.org/pdf/AXCUS1.pdf)
  • Foreign Dog Registration    – Do not use this for a Fauve you import.  This application is to register a dog born in a foreign country of a breed eligible for individual registration in the AKC® Stud Book. (see FSS Application)      (click the link here: https://images.akc.org/pdf/ADIMPT_Stat.pdf)
  • Foundation Stock Service ® Application   Use this form to apply to record a dog in the AKC FSS® whose sire and/or dam is not recorded in the AKC FSS®. (Click the link here:  https://images.akc.org/pdf/ADFSS1.pdf)
    • The following items must accompany the completed, signed application: Pedigree. Attach an 8.5″ x 11″ photocopy of a three-generation pedigree issued by an acceptable domestic or foreign registry. For a list of acceptable registries, see the Special Registry Services pamphlet available on the website: https://www.akc.org/rules/special-registry-services/. Do not send the original pedigree. 
    • Photographs. Attach two (2) 3″ x 5″ close-up color photographs of the dog in a standing position: one front view; one side view. Print the dog’s name and registration number on the back of each photograph. 
    • Note: If you do not have a three-generation pedigree issued by an acceptable foreign registry, you may submit export papers or any supporting documentation identifying the breed, sire, dam, and your ownership
  • Foundation Stock Service ® Litter Application   Use this application to record a litter of puppies born in the USA out of an AKC FSS® recorded female and sired by an AKC FSS® recorded male of the same breed.  (click the link here: ) https://images.akc.org/pdf/AL9999.pdf
  • Foundation Stock Service ® Duplicate Recording Application Request  (Click the link here:  https://images.akc.org/pdf/ADFSS9_1204p.pdf) Use this form to request a duplicate AKC FSS® Dog Recording Application. This request must be completed and signed by the owner of the litter as shown on AKC FSS® records. To request a duplicate litter kit, please use the Request for a Duplicate AKC FSS® Litter Kit form.
  • Request for FSS® Duplicate Recording Certificate  Use this form to request a duplicate AKC FSS® Recording Certificate for a dog. This request must be completed and signed by the owner of the dog as shown on AKC FSS® records. When a duplicate certificate is issued, the original certificate becomes invalid.  (Click the link here:  https://images.akc.org/pdf/ADFSS5.pdf )
  • Foundation Stock Service® Duplicate Litter Kit Request   Use this form to request a duplicate AKC FSS® litter kit. This request must be completed and signed by the owner of the litter as shown on AKC FSS® records. To request an individual application instead of an entire litter kit, please use the Request for a Duplicate AKC FSS® Dog Recording Application form.   (Click the link here:  https://images.akc.org/pdf/ADFS10_1204p.pdf )
  • Foundation Stock Service ® Litter Correction Form  Foundation Stock Service® Litter Correction Form Use this form to correct information that was inaccurately reported on the original AKC Foundation Stock Service® Litter Application you submitted.  (Click the link here:  https://images.akc.org/pdf/ADFSS8.pdf)
  • Foundation Stock Service® Special Litter Application  Use this application to record a litter of puppies whelped in the USA from an AKC FSS® recorded female imported in whelp or from an AKC FSS® recorded dog mated to an AKC FSS® dog enrolled for breeding purposes only.  (Click the link here:  https://images.akc.org/pdf/ADFSS7.pdf
  • Foundation Stock Service® Multiple Sire Litter Registration Application  Foundation Stock Service® Multiple Sire Litter Registration Application Use this application to record litters of puppies with more than one sire. The litter must be bred and whelped in the USA, and the puppies being recorded must be from an AKC FSS® recorded female and an AKC FSS® recorded male of the same breed. (Click the link here:  https://images.akc.org/pdf/ALFSS1.pdf
  • Foundation Stock Service® Supplemental Transfer Statement   This form must be completed and submitted with the AKC FSS® Dog Recording Application or the AKC FSS® Recording Certificate when a dog has been transferred more than once before applying for recording in the name of the current owner.  (Click the link here:  https://images.akc.org/pdf/AXFSS1.pdf
  • Foundation Stock Service® Dog Name Change Authorization  Foundation Stock Service® Dog Name Change Authorization This application must be completed to effect a change to an AKC FSS recorded dog’s name. The name of an AKC FSS recorded dog may be changed provided the dog was whelped in the United States.  (Click the link here:  https://images.akc.org/pdf/AXCG01_0704p.pdf

AKC Facts and Stats: What Puppy Buyers Need to know  (Click the link here: https://www.akc.org/press-center/articles-resources/puppy-buyer-fact-sheet/)

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