hello everyone, i an new to this forum and still trying to figure it out. We have six canines in our house, an American bulldog 5 years old and a big baby named tucker. We also have a great dane female , she's totally awesome, her name is chevy. in addition to those we have 2 scottish terriers, a male and a female named Jack and Lady Isabella. We call her Bella. then we have Tyger, a minature dashhund also 5 , and finally our latest newcomer Gomer, a basset hound not quite 2 yet. Only Bella, Tyger, and Gomer stay inside. the other 3 stay outside in a fenced backyard unless the weather is bad, then they come in the basement through the doggy door. Yesterday we had seven new additions as Bella and Jack had an unplanned romantic interlude that resulted in new puppies. She had 4 black and 3 wheaten , only 2 males in the whole bunch, one black the other wheaten. This is bellas third litter and her last. The other two litters we gave to good homes but without papers. This is where I need some advice. when i went to register the first litter it came up that either the dam or the sire had a conditional registration and the akc was requiring me to send dna samples from both parents. They sent me a kit and i swabbed them and wote a check to cover thecost of the tests only to have them returned with a note on jacks sample tha read " no FIA card. Istill dont know what an FIA card is . I called the akc main office and the lady was rather rude and not at all helpful.
So I never pursued it again and another litter came and went to good homes. However, I would like to register this litter as it will be her last. Has anyone else had this problem trying to register a litter and if so were you able to resolve it? I hope i posted this correctly, the site is difficult to use .