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There seems to be a misconception about what registration actually is. Registries started as a way to keep track of bloodlines, for breeders to choose a mate. It was originally called a "stud book". Registries are simply there to record and process what breeders submit. They are a paid service. We tell them who the parents are, pay them a fee, and they send us paperwork. That is it. It does not guarantee accuracy, it does not guarantee parentage. They print what we tell them to. They charge us to record/register the litter, then charge an additional fee per puppy. Then they got the idea to make more money, and that was to start playing to the people who only have companions. They could at least quadruple their income. So they charge us to record the litter, they charge us an additional fee per puppy. They send us paperwork, with the information we told them to print on it, give it to pet people and then charge them an additional $25 for "registration", plus an additional $40 or $50 if they want a pedigree. The pedigree, we registered with them, and could just give you a copy for free.
When people asked if dogs are registered, what they usually mean, is "are your dog's purebred". Registration is not a guarantee of that. It just means someone paid money to have papers sent to them. Here is a link explaining it. Link
Now that being said, my adult dogs are all European born, and are FCI registered. That is the largest dog registry in the world. They can be registered with AKC, UKC, CKC, ARBA, and all are dual registered with at least one of them. I prefer UKC because they do more than just beauty contests, which often have more to do with the handler, than the dog. They do not allow professional handlers, and they focus on keeping the working ability of dogs intact.
The reason I will not give anyone registration, until their puppy is spayed/neutered, is because spay/neuter contracts do little to deter people from breeding anyway. If someone gets AKC limited registration, they can take that, register their dog with another registry, and then register puppies anyway. If I give the UKC registration, they can take that and register puppies with UKC, because they do not have limited registration, and they can then be registered AKC, CKC, etc. I can't stop it, but at least they will not get to claim my bloodlines. I have learned this the hard way, more than once. It is super easy to tell someone's intentions, when they seem more interested in registration, than they do the puppy. I also don't buy the whole "I am not wanting to breed, but I want my children to witness the miracle of birth, just once". That is an absurd reason. I take my stewardship of the breed very seriously, so that is not going to work, in fact the opposite.