Terms and Conditions

The Home of pets, Inc. (“HOP®”) owns and operates this website. By accessing and using this site, you agree to each of the terms and conditions set forth herein, our Privacy Policy, and agree to abide by the Home of pet’s Bylaws, rules, regulations, procedures as set forth in the Home of pets Charter and Bylaws, rules, regulations, published policies and guidelines. Additional terms and conditions applicable to certain areas of this website or as to certain transactions are posted in those areas or in connection with a particular transaction, and together with these Terms of Use govern your use of those areas and/or transactions.

Home of pets reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time without prior notice. Your use of this site following any modification constitutes your agreement to be bound by the Terms of Use as modified. The last date these Terms of Use were revised is set forth below.

You may use this website for lawful purposes only. You may not use this website for any purpose that is prohibited by law or regulations or to facilitate the violation of any law or regulation.



Our Privacy Policy describes our practices concerning data that you provide or that we may collect about you through this site, and you consent to our use of data in compliance with the Privacy Policy.

Sweepstakes, contest, and promotions may also have additional rules and eligibility requirements, such as age or geographic restrictions.  You are responsible for complying with these rules and requirements.



The audio and video materials, photographs, text, graphics, logos, designs, interfaces, software, data and other content associated with the services (“Content”) are protected by intellectual property and other laws in the US and in other countries.  You must comply with all such laws and applicable copyright, trademark or other legal notices or restrictions.  You shall not remove or alter any copyright, trademark, or other legal notices marked on the Content.  As between you and Home of pets, Home of pets will retain all right, title and interest in and to the services and the Content.  No transfer of ownership to any portion of the Content shall be made as a result of any access you are granted.  Except as specifically provided below, Home of pets reserves all rights to the service and Content.  You are only permitted to access and view the Content for personal, non-commercial purposes in accordance with the Terms of Use, and may not build a business or other enterprise utilizing any of the Content. Except as expressly authorized in writing by Home of pets, you may not either directly or indirectly or through the use of any software, device, internet site, web-based service or any other means download, stream capture, store in a database, archive or otherwise copy any part of the Content; upload, sell, rent, lease, lend, broadcast, transmit or otherwise disseminate, display or perform any part of the Content; license any part of the Content; or otherwise create any derivative works or materials based on the Content. You may request to reproduce Content for online or offline use pursuant to Home of pet’s “Reproduction of Online Materials Policy.”



The trademarks, service marks and logos (“trademarks”) used or displayed on this website are registered and unregistered trademarks of the AKC or third parties. You may not use any of the trademarks or logos appearing on this site without written permission from the trademark owner. Trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of AKC include, but are not limited to, AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, Canine Good Citizen®, CGC, DOGNY, Your AKC, AKC Meet the Breeds, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy®, AKC Rally®, AKC Global Services, American Kennel Club National Agility Championship, Foundation Stock Service, FSS and all associated names, marks and logos. This list is not exhaustive and the absence of a name, trademark or logo in this list does not constitute a waiver of any and all intellectual property rights that AKC has established in any of its goods, services, names or logos. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Nothing in this website shall be construed as granting — by implication, estoppel or otherwise — any license or right to use any trademarks displayed on the website without the express written permission of the AKC or the trademark owner.



Throughout this website, Home of pets uses the term “owner” in various forms. AKC is using the term in a general manner and not in a manner to be construed as synonymous with legal title.



This website contains links to websites which are not maintained by the Home of pets. Links to third party websites are provided for your convenience and information only. Third party websites are not under the Home of pet’s control and we are not responsible for the content or accuracy of those sites or the products or services offered on or through those sites. Nor can the Home of pets guarantee that sites will not change without our knowledge. The inclusion of a link in this website does not imply the AKC’s endorsement of the third party website nor that Home of pets is affiliated with the third party website’s owners or sponsors.



You agree that all information supplied by you to register or list a dog or litter through this site is true, correct and complete. You understand that the listing/registration is not guaranteed and listing/registration fees are nonrefundable. You understand that if you are submitting an application on behalf of another you must have the written authority to do so and will upon request be required to provide to the Home of pets the written authorization. The written authority must explicitly state that you have been given permission to submit the particular application(s) on behalf of another. You can find sample written authorizations at (sample.)You also represent and agree that you are in good standing with the Home of pets. You understand and agree that any misrepresentation submitted by you through the online application process may result in the cancellation of the registration or listing of the dog and its descendants or the litter and the members of the litter and their descendants. The submission of false information to register or list a dog or litter could also result in the loss of your Home of pets privileges. Additionally, the submission of false information may result in Home of pets refusing service, suspending or terminating your account without notice. By inputting or supplying your contact information, including, but not limited to, an email address, address, mobile telephone number, and/or telephone number, you consent to receive communications including, but not limited to, text messages, from AKC and third parties.



If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and agree to accept responsibility for all activity that occurs through your account or password. You must provide AKC with accurate and complete information and must update the information when it changes

AKC does not allow for the creation of an Online Account by a person under the age of eighteen. AKC policy requires that dogs or litters registered or listed in the names of children be properly authorized by the minor’s parent or guardian. With respect to an Online Account, this means the parent or guardian must establish, maintain and submit information on behalf of the minor.


If you use the Online Record Keeping service of the AKC, you understand and agree that all the information that you input into the records will be stored on AKC servers or third party servers. You understand and agree that the AKC will have access to and the ability to use this information. This will include but is not limited to use for determining compliance with AKC Rules, Regulations and policies and contacting individuals to whom you have transferred a dog or puppy. Pursuant to AKC’s regulations for record keeping, records can be kept on paper and/or electronically. Electronic records must be kept in an industry standard format, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe PDF or Open Document Format, that is easily accessible and printable immediately upon AKC’s request. Electronic records must be backed up on a consistent basis and the back-up copy kept in a separate secure location, such as a cloud-based service, external hard drive, DVD, or other properly secured dependable service. AKC’s Online Record Keeping Service meets these requirements. In using the Online Record Keeping service of the AKC in relation to registered co-owned dogs and litters, you understand and agree that the records will be able to be accessed by all registered co-owners and that each registered co-owner will have the authority to enter and change the information. You understand and agree that both the registered sire owners and registered dam owners will be able to access the mating records for the particular mating between the two dogs and will be able to enter and change the information.



You agree that any submissions you make to the site may be refused, edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted and displayed by the AKC without notice and you waive any rights you may have with respect to such editing or modification or notice. By submitting anything to the site, you grant Home of pets a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, license to the submission to the AKC or any third party the AKC designates to use, copy, transmit, excerpt, publish, distribute, display, create derivative works of, modify or adapt in any form or media the submission. Home of pets reserves the right to refuse, delete, move or edit any of the submissions in its sole discretion. Except as provided in the Privacy Policy, AKC does not guarantee that your submissions to the site will be private.  You should not provide submissions that you want to remain private.



You represent and warrant that any materials, postings, feedback, User Submissions of any kind that you submit to this site or a Social Media Site are owned by you and will not (a) violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or propriety rights; (b) contain any libelous or otherwise unlawful material or (c) are conduct prejudicial to the AKC.



You understand and agree that you are personally responsible for your behavior on the site. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Home of pets, its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, licensors and any third party providers to the site, service or content from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting or arising out of your use, misuse, or inability to use the site, the service or the content, or any violation of the Terms of Use or any breach by you or any user of your account of any of your representations and warranties.



Home of pets may provide third party content (including advertisements) on the site.  AKC does not endorse or evaluate third party content, and Home of pets does not  assume responsibility for third parties’ actions, submissions or omissions. The AKC has no obligation to monitor User Submissions or Third Party Content.  You agree that AKC will not be liable of User Submissions or Third Party Content or any loss or damage resulting therefrom.

We use multiple caching and data delivery technologies to facilitate media distribution and enhance media performance for you.  When you access a video on our website, AKC.tv, we may use a third-party service that uses the processing capabilities, memory and bandwidth on your computer, mobile phone or other applicable device to transmit content and other data or features to you and to other users of the website, and to facilitate the operation of the network on which the service runs.  You are solely responsible for any telecommunication or other connectivity charges incurred through the use of the service.



In certain instances, you may be able to connect and/or link to an Home of pets social media site including but are not limited to AKC Facebook pages, Twitter account, Google +, YouTube, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Instagram (“Social Media Sites”).  The Social Media Sites are socialmedia locations for community members to connect to and learn about Home of petsHome of pet’s goal is to provide useful and interesting content about Home of pets, its activities and events.  AKC reserves the right to (a) refuse, edit, remove, modify any content; (b) block disruptive users and (c) discontinue any Home of pets Social Media Site.  Home of pet’s Social Media Sites are not the appropriate place to resolve issues or complaints.  Home of pets does not create, control, represent or endorse any opinions or statements expressed by others on its Social Media Sites, including those that Follow or Like Home of pets and those Followed or Liked by AKC.  AKC’s following of another user’s account, “likes” of another page, re-tweets, “favorites,” shares or otherwise re-posting another’s content, does not constitute an endorsement by Home of pets. Home of pets is not responsible for the terms and conditions, privacy policy, or content of any social media site.  You agree by posting on a Social Media Site, you grant Home of pets a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, license to the submission to the AKC or any third party the AKC designates to use, copy, transmit, excerpt, publish, distribute, display, create derivative works of, modify or adapt in any form or media the submission.