Great advice. I've been in touch with AKC and have written down who I talked too, times and discussion highlights.
Here's how it works according to two different people I talked to at AKC two different times, I got the story twice. You have a Dam and Sire both registered animals then you contact AKC. You can do this via web, phone or snail mail. You send in the form or email, or fax it stating you've had a litter, the dam's info, the sire's info, how many in the litter, males, females etc. You pay $50 for registation and $10 a pup. They send you papers to give to new owners adn that let's them file for their official AKC registration. AT time of purchase or even after purchase you can get these papers, or the new owners can call AKC with either you the seller's info, along with the sire or dam's name and register over the phone and pay about $100 for the registration and then you have a legit showable, breedable dog depending on the registation type. That's direct from AKC 2 weeks ago.
Now one registered animal, and one not registered, you have a MUTT. No way in He** will they let you register the dog even though it looks like a purebred unregistered animal, it's just not going to happen.
The math $350 for the dog. $290 for outside yard kennel, $300 for inside kennel, $90 vet bill, $100 food bill monthly, $100 toys, $50 dog dishes. So for about $1600 you have a 4 month old mutt, or I have that is.
I have the Sire info but no Dam info. I've asked AKC to look up the dam's info via the seller, seller's husband, Sire's info and see if they can find another registered dog to either person that way and they searched Tx, OK, Ar, Lousiana and NM, all the southern states and found no other animal registered to either person other than the Sire. I wrote down who I talked too, when and the search results via telephone.
If both the dam and sire are registred the AKC can help if the seller isn't competent, they told me if I provide both numbers that I still can not register my puppy until the seller registers the litter end of the line. So without the seller registering the litter even if both dogs have AKC registration you are not getting a registered dog. That's the extent of the help.
Great working with the AKC. Oh and they will not help if you have to sue, they stay out of it. Luckily I have picture proof of the sire's registration.