Standard Schnauzer Registration Policy
Just as there is no such thing as a “perfect” human being, there is no such thing as a “perfect” Schnauzer. Regardless of the number of champions in a litter’s background, some of the puppies will fit the AKC “Standard of Perfection” more closely than others.
The AKC’s full & partial registration rights policy is an effort on the part of concerned breeders and the AKC to stop the spread of “puppy mills” and to ensure breeding of dogs that most closely exhibit the standard of the breed
Full registration rights
The puppy is a truly registered Standard Schnauzer. He/she is eligible to participate in the AKC confirmation dog shows, agility trials, etc.. If he/she is bred, his/her puppies will be eligible for AKC registration. The puppy should, of course, make a fine pet as well.
Partial registration rights
The puppy is a truly registered, pure-blooded AKC Standard Schnauzer also. He/she is not eligible to participate in AKC confirmation dog shows, but is eligible to participate in other AKC competitions, such as obedience or agility trials. If, as an adult, he/she is bred, his/her puppies will not be eligible for registration with the AKC. Puppies sold strictly “pets” should come with this type of registration. The term “pet-quality” should not mean a defective puppy, but a puppy whose highest and best role in life is being a friend of Man.
Our Policy in this regard
Most of our puppies may be adopted as “pets” with “limited registration rights”. Occasionally, a particularly fine puppy may be adopted with “full registration rights” to selected prospective puppy parents. The price for such a puppy will, of course, reflect that privilege.