Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of registering a purebred lacy dog?

If you do plan to breed your Lacy Dog, it is recommended that you register him or her. By registering your dogs, you have access to information and resources that can assist you in breeding correctly.


Can I change the name of my dog?

The NLDR allows an owner to change the name of a dog unless one of the following has occurred:

1. Once a dog has earned a title, no part of the dog’s name can be changed.

2. Once the dog becomes a sire or dam of an NLDR registered litter, no part of his or her name can be changed.

To change your dog’s name, the current or new registrant can request a name change with a fee of $15. We will send you a new registration certificate with pedigree reflecting the name change.



Can I register my litter with the NLDR?

A litter is eligible for registration as long as it is the result of a breeding between an NLDR registered sire and dam.

1. Registering litters is vital to maintain accurate and complete genealogical records.

2. One-time paper work. You fill out one form for the entire litter. You receive printed registration forms (one for each individual pup) to give to your customers. When you sell the puppies each buyer should receive the application which shows the corresponding sex on the form. When the buyer decides to register the pup in his name, all he has to do is mail or email us the puppy paper. So, there's less hassle for your buyers.

3. Litter Registration maintains or raises your status as a breeder...especially if your dog has titles or certificates attached to his pedigree. Registering litters not only shows professionalism, but also aids others in tracking bloodlines. We have dog owners that come to us all the time wanting to register a dog with an incomplete pedigree because the previous breeders didn't register their dogs with a professional registry.



My dog's parents aren't registered with the NLDR...can I still register the dog?

For a dog that is not already registered with the NLDR as part of a litter, and whose parents are not both NLDR registered, we do offer Single Dog Registration. In order to keep quality dogs coming into the gene pool, the NLDR is an open stud book registry. However, single dog registration is open only to dogs that meet the breed standard, show working ability, and appear healthy and free from genetic defects.


How long do I have to register a litter?

Breeders have 12 months from the date of birth to register a litter.


Why do you allow line breeding?

The relationship between the sire and dam of the litter has no bearing on registration eligibility. Any breeder should take into consideration temperament, conformation, health, working ability, and mates that complement each other.

Line breeding concentrates the genes of a specific ancestor and solidifies certain characteristics, both desirable and undesirable. Therefore, only very knowledgeable breeders should consider line breeding. However, there is no rule that prohibits line breeding. It is left to the discretion of individual breeders.



What is a Limited Registration Certificate?

Puppies from a dog with a Limited Registration Certificate are not eligible for registration with the NLDR. The purpose of the Limited Registration is to help breeders protect their lines.

We understand that there are situations where a breeder may decide that certain dogs should not produce puppies. Possibly because those dogs do not meet the breed standard or because the breeder may wish to sell puppies under a co-ownership contract which contains special stipulations about breeding.

Whatever the reason may be, if the breeder does not want these dogs used for breeding purposes, he or she can request the Limited Registration option when registering the litter or when registering specific puppies within the litter. This way, breeders can sell registered non-breeding dogs without having to withhold puppy papers from the buyers.

Please note – this only applies to Limited Registration Certificates issued on or after August 1st, 2014.



Can Limited Registration be changed to Full Registration and are the dogs eligible for Breed Quality certification?

LRCs can be changed to Full registration by the breeder AT ANY TIME. Often times, the breeder may wish to sell puppies with LRCs until they are old enough to be inspected and Breed Quality certified.