Foothills Schnauzers AKC Inspection:
Foothills Schnauzers is proud to announce we had our first
AKC (American Kennel Club) inspection in 2016. We were in 100% compliance with all their rules and regulations. The inspector also mentioned we qualified for joining the AKC new BRED with H.E.A.R.T. Program.
We can be inspected at any time by AKC. All our dogs and puppies are AKC registered. While the inspector is here, paperwork compliance is checked and verified for thoroughness and completion. Cleanliness of all facilities
is also checked as well as the well-being of all the dogs, their kennels and bedding and access to food and water, vaccination tags and vet records. All our dogs live in our home and sleep in our bedrooms with us and our children.
If we have a litter of puppies when the inspector is here, he can take a DNA sample (mouth swab) from the puppies as well as the parents. (We had puppies but he did not do DNA test) If this DNA sample does not match, we will no longer be able to register our dogs with the AKC. AKC requires that sires used in more than three breedings each year be DNA tested. We have both our sires DNA tested with AKC.
Kennel inspections are done to ensure the integrity of the AKC registry and monitor care and conditions at kennels across the country. The AKC is the only purebred dog registry in the United States that maintains an organized and continuous investigation and inspection effort. The AKC conducts approximately 5,000 inspections each year to ensure compliance with standards that support the health, safety, and welfare of dogs and the environments in which they live.
When you purchase a puppy from us, you will receive an AKC puppy registration application that allows you to choose your full registered name for your puppy and then send it in with the AKC. Although there is no requirement you register with the AKC there are benefits to doing so. See the AKC website at www.AKC.org for information on registration.