American Rare Breed Association offers breeders the Registered Kennel Name
Program to protect the use of their kennel’s name in the naming of ARBA
registered dogs. The use of a registered kennel name allows breeders to name
dogs of their breeding in an identifiable manner creating a prominent familial
foundation in the breed.
Kennel Names granted are for one specific breed, each breed that the Kennel
owner want so reserve the kennel name for requires a separate application and
the fee is $50.00 for each breed.
be granted a Reserved Kennel Name the owner of the Kennel must be in good standing
with the American Rare Breed Association.
following conditions govern the granting of a registered kennel name:
1. A maximum of two Registered Kennel Name owners is allowed.
2. The name may be a unique word created by the applicant.
3. The name may contain a maximum of two words and a maximum of
15 total characters and spaces.
4. The name may not have been used more than incidentally and
rarely by other breeders in the naming of dogs (of the applied for breed(s) in
the past 10 years such that the name is almost uniquely associated to the
applicant. A name that is used more than incidentally by other breeders may not
be registered by one individual regardless of the number of dogs registered by
5. Ineligible words would include, but are not limited to,
conflict either Ineligible words would include, but are not limited to, conflict
either phonetically or in spelling with: the name of a breed, AKC titles, names
of cities, family names, corporations or trade names, names of famous and
universally recognized persons, living or dead, or words commonly used in the
naming of dogs.
6. A kennel name may not contain any derogatory or