Under the “Animal Pedigree Act” ( 1985, c. 8 (4th Supp.) ), any dog sold as a purebred animal in Canada MUST be registered with an acceptable registry. In the case of the Yorkshire Terrier, this registry is the CKC, Canadian Kennel Club. Paperwork from the CKC is completed and signed by the seller and buyer at the time of sale and the Certificate of Registration from the CKC must be supplied to the buyer within 6 months of purchase of the puppy. This is a requirement under Canadian Federal Law.
As well, any responsible breeder should be a member of the CKC and these requirements are also included in the club’s Code of Ethics along with a requirement to provide this paperwork at no additional cost to the buyer of this puppy.