Here was my email to AKC:
I bought a dog from a breeder 5 years ago. I never received the AKC paperwork. The parents are both registered on K9Data and OFA, so I know they are really AKC.
At the time I didn't care that much that the breeder didn't send the AKC registration form. But I am now interested in obedience and rally trials. I can not complete in AKC events without his registration. Any chance you could help me out with that? The name of the breeder is Judy Slayton of Northwest Goldens in Washougal, WA. Thank you
Here was my response from AKC:
Unfortunately you do need to get application from the Breeder. If there's absolutely no chance, your other option is to register the dog ILP/PAL. You can find this application and what it entails on our website. American Kennel Club - akc.org
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
If a reply is necessary, please include all previous correspondence.
Have a great day!
Customer Service Rep.
The American Kennel Club, Inc.
I'm afraid there isn't much we can all do. We are at Judy's mercy. By the way I never had a contract with her. I spoke on the phone with her, checked her website and looked over the dogs online, and spoke to several referals. She checked out. I sent her a check to reserve the dog. She emailed me information once she received the check. We flew down and picked him up. I don't know if having a contract would have made a difference.