Frequently Asked Questions

AKCUPI has the answers to the questions you want to ask!

AKCUPI is a duly recognized by the Philippine government as a legitimate dog registering organization. Registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission and Department of Trade and Industry in 2008, AKCUPI is here to serve the needs of the dog owning public. Our goal is to offer fast, reliable and affordable dog registration services. This is main the reason why AKCUPI was established, with you the dog owner in mind. Our friendly staff is there to assist you to make registering your dog an easy & pleasurable experience.

Yes AKCUPI is recognized abroad and affiliated internationally by the International Kennel Union (IKU), Union of Asian Kennel Club (UAKC), Italian Club Breed Dogs (ICBD) and Allianz Canine Worldwide (ACW).

YES, we hold dog shows officiated by big name personalities in the dog industry from the United States, Canada, Argentina, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Russia, Bulgaria, New Zealand, India , Spain, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Myanmar, and Thailand.

In fact, AKUCPI’s All-Breed shows were officiated by the most number of American Kennel Club judges some who have judged at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Shows at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

We strive to bring in only the best and most competent judges and we ensure honest and clean competition without politics. We have various affiliated clubs who hold dog shows in Metro Manila, Luzon & Visayas and soon in Mindanao.

A schedule of our shows is posted at our Facebook page Asian Kennel Club Union of the Philippines, Inc.

AKCUPI holds championship dog shows. Challenge certificates are awarded by the judge to the Winner’s Dog, Winner’s Bitch, Best Opposite Sex & Best Of Breed Winner.

The judge can withhold a Challenge Certificate if he/she feels the dog is not a good representative of the breed. In order to become an AKCUPI Champion, a dog has to earn at the five (5) Challenge certificates under at least three (3) different judges.

A dog can only earn one Challenge certificate per show.

Three or more Challenge Certificates must be obtained after the dog has reached 12 months of age.

  • Example 1: If dog A has won 4 Challenge Certificates before it reaches 12 months old, only 2 would be counted towards its championship.
  • Example 2: if dog B has 5 Challenge certificates all awarded after it reached 12 months old, all 5 Challenge Certificates will be counted towards its Championship.

To become an AKCUPI Grand Champion, a dog has to earn at least 25 Challenge Certificates.

YES, you can. We register litters from parents who have pedigrees issued by all recognized dog clubs here & abroad.

Ask the breeder to register the parents with AKCUPI then apply for a litter registration for your pup.

We only accept for registration pure bred dogs with pedigree papers.  If one or both parents have no pedigree papers we cannot register your dog.  But you could inquire from the breeder if the SIRE AND DAM of the parent(s) without papers has a pedigree, if the answer is YES, then you can call the office and our staff will be happy to assist you on how you can get your dog registered.

NO, everyone should have the freedom to choose. When you register a dog with AKCUPI, the status of your dog’s registration with the previous dog club is not changed. It will still be registered with the other dog club. The only difference is that now you can also enjoy the benefits of owning an AKCUPI registered dog.

We would never force you to do something that is not absolutely necessary. Although we do not require micro-chipping we do not discourage it either.

There are many pros and cons to this and we leave it to you, the dog owner to decide what is best for your dogs.

Should you choose to have your dogs implanted with a chip you can give us the information and we will encode the microchip number in our data base and it will appear in the pedigrees of your dog’s future progenies.

This also holds true for tattoo or any other permanent identification of your dog.

Yes, just download the required forms from our website.

Submit them together with the necessary documents and send it to our office via LBC.

Address the documents to ASIAN KENNEL CLUB UNION OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC. c/o Mr Erwin Alegado, 954 Quezon Avenue, Brgy. Paligsahan, Quezon City, Metro Manila (Beside Meralco and in front of Mercury Drug Roosevelt).

Add P200.00 for return postage via LBC.

Don’t forget to enclose your payment together with the documents. Or you can deposit it directly to our bank account and enclose the deposit slip. 

See list for the fees, you may call us at  0925-872-6664, 0917-709-4193 or email us directly at for the exact computation.

You can download them here on our website or visit us at the office to get the forms.

YES, AKCUPI has partnered with PET EXPRESS. Now you can register through any PET EXPRESS store. To get details, click on this link.

At the moment not yet, but you can download, fill up the forms and email them to us at

Of course for transfer of ownership you still have to send the original pedigrees signed at the back by the new owner, former owner(s) and mail the papers to us via LBC, Lalamove, Grab or other courier services.

For all courier deliveries : Lalamove, Grab, etc. our cut off time is 2pm Monday-Friday only.