Sparked by a conversation at work... (these are always good, I swear).
Both of my dogs were registered because at some point in time, we had planned to breed. Also, it's "just something you do" according to my dad. His reasons are different than a responsible breeders' might be, but it gets the same job done; puppies registered and accounted for.
One co-worker has 3 purebred, registerable dogs. None are registered because they're all pets, and speutered. Another has 2 dogs, both registered; one was going to be bred but developed allergies, another was a rescue who came with her registration.
Many of the breeders I know ask that all puppies are registered, but don't necessarily ensure it happens. A couple register all puppies and send the paperwork in before leaving for new homes.
Is it really as beneficial as I'm thinking, and as necessary? I feel like it's a mixed bag. As long as the breeder knows what was produced in the litter, and keeps tabs on the pups as they grow, then the AKC doesn't really need to know, I suppose. On the other hand, how many people develop an interest in dog sports later on and then end up doing an ILP/the like which can just be confusing for everyone.
1) Is your dog registered?
2) Is your dog neutered/spayed?
3) Did you complete the paperwork, or did the breeder?
4) Do you compete in AKC and/or UKC events?
*1-yes, both are
*2-yes, both are
*3-we completed paperwork for both
*4-Buzz is registered with the AKC and UKC, Bailey just AKC