Only imported dogs are tattooed. FALSE
The AKC requires dogs to be permanently marked for identification, of which one of the ways is tattooing, and the other is micro chipping, when the dog is being x-rayed for its hip or elbow certification. Plus the United Schutzhund Clubs of America (USA) requires the puppies to be tattooed when they are born in the United States.

Only dogs imported from Germany can get PINK papers. FALSE
If the parents of a litter adhere to Germany's SV standard, even though the dogs are born in the United States, their puppies can be issued special German SV Pink papers.

If both the parents of a dog is not Schutzhund titled, then their offspring can not be trained then shown in schutzhund to obtain its schutzhund degree. FALSE
The dog itself must pass the schutzhund trial test and it has no bearing on its parents' titles whether or not the dog can get his title. American bred dogs or dogs from other countries can compete in the schutzhund sport.

AKC is the only place where I can obtain the heritage pedigree of a dog. FALSE
AKC only has the information which are in its data banks and does not possess the title information concerning dogs from other countries. You can order a pedigree from various pedigree services which will also give you the colors of all the ancestors along with the foreign titles and countries they are from. These pedigree services are located in the classified section of most dog magazines. If your dog has foreign heritage, make sure the service indicates it has the European registry information.

If my dog is AKC registered, that means it is of the highest quality. FALSE
AKC is the abbreviation for the American Kennel Club.
AKC registration does not indicate anything other than that both parents are AKC registered and are purebred. It does not designate anything regarding the quality of the dog or its offspring.

All AKC registered dogs are showable and can have puppies that are AKC registerable. FALSE
There are different types of registration with AKC. The two main types within the purebred dogs are "Full" and "Limited". It is required that the dog has Full registration in order for it to be eligible for showing in both conformation and obedience, but does not necessarily indicate that the dog possesses the qualities which is required to be shown; in fact it could have disqualifying faults and still have Full registration. The other feature Full registration affords, is the offspring to the individual dog is eligible for registration with the AKC. In contrast, the Limited registration does not allow its offspring to be registered nor can it be shown in conformation. Another form of registration with the AKC is called ILP. Under ILP, the parents do not have to be known, but the individual dog must resemble and adhere to the standards for the bred which the person is wanting to register the dog. This type of registration is limited to obedience type competition and the offspring are not registerable.

If a dog does not have its OFA, then it does not have good hips. FALSE
OFA is only one of the organizations which certify\y dog's radiographs. OFA is strictly for dogs who are submitted to their organization for interpretation of the hip and elbow x-rays at two years or older. The United Schutzhund Clubs of America offers a certification for dogs one year or older. The SV in Germany uses the "a" stamp symbol for its certification. Meanwhile, Chez Republic and Slovockic Republic utilizes the 0/0 or +/0 or - /0 method, indicating each side of the hip separately. There is conflict as to which method is best in not only indicating the physical hip positioning of the individual animal but which method actually indicates that there will be an impairment of the dog's ability. Then the other question is that since there are so many causes to the dislocation of a hip through trauma, then this should not be considered a hereditary form of hip dysplasia. Physical deformation is more of the hereditary type but can be caused by malnourishment.