So what are some differences between Full AKC registration versus Limited AKC registration?
For starters, Limited registration is determined by the litter owner(s). Limited registration certificates are white with an orange border; while the Full Registration certificate is white with a purple border.
Moreover, according to the AKC, Limited registration means that a dog is registered through AKC but the litters produced by that dog are not eligible for registration (American Kennel Club, n.d.). A dog registered with Limited Registration is also ineligible to be entered in a breed competition in a licensed or member dog show. He is eligible, however, to be entered in any other licensed or member event. These events include: Obedience, Tracking, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Herding, Lure Coursing, Agility and Earthdog.
However, there is one way to change a Limited Registration to a Full Registration. This change must be requested by the litter owner through the Application to Revoke Limited Status form found on the AKC site. That form will then need to be completed and sent to AKCs Raleigh address with the processing fee. After processing, they send a Full Registration certificate to the dog's owner.
American Kennel Club (n.d.). Limited Registration. Retrieved from https://www.akc.org/reg/limitedreg.cfm on December 11, 2014.