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AKC and CKC are just registries that register a dog and tracks its pedigree. It has nothing to do with being certified, whether the dog meets the breed standard, or the quality, health or temperament of the dog.
You do get what you pay for, because a good reputable breeder is not going to give away their dogs, it is very expensive to get both parents certified in hips, eyes, heart and elbows. Those are the basics, but there are even more tests that some breeders will do.
If you read through this forum, there is a wealth of information on buying from a reputable breeder. Many of years of experience. You will also see a lot of sad stories from people that bought from a pet store, puppy mill or backyard breeder. Yes, all these dogs are AKC or CKC, but they are not all bred the same way.
Marie, Brady, MacKenzie and Sailor