I have been looking at purchasing a dobermann pup for quite a while. I intend to have it as a house pet and to watchdog. I would also possibly be interested in doing some Obedience, tracking and Schutzhund work with it.
The problem I am faced with is - I only want to buy a dog from a registered breeder, and I would like it to come with papers etc. The vast majority of breeders I have contacted say that their dogs are only on the limited register so you can't breed with them. Its more then likely that I won't be breeding with the dog, but if it excels at these disciplines, I would like to have the option open to me.
Is it possible to change a dog from a limited register to a full breeding register if it has achieved champion status in a field of competition?