About Step In and Whether ESCR is an Open Registry
December 21, 2019
This commentary is reprinted with permission from the original author.
All registries have an initial open/founding stage of
development, where pedigrees are collected from outside of the registry. This
is true for AKC as much as for ESCR. In AKC, this first stage used to be called
the "Foundation Stock Service", I believe, not sure what they call it
now. There is no way for a newly launched registry (like ESCR) to be
closed... the registry has to build a foundation of pedigree data
before it can draw a boundary and proclaim that all future registered dogs must
be descended from ancestors recorded in their stud book.
By contrast, "Closed" registries require that the parents of applicants for registration already be registered themselves.
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