I would appreciate opinions on this subject!
We are leaning towards NOT sending in London's AKC paperwork and registering him and saving the money. We waited until the last minute admittedly, and tried to do it online just to find out our paperwork didn't have a PIN to register it online and that our form had to be mailed in, and since it would go out after Oct 2 2010 it was not only $34 but an additional $35 (total $69).
We will not be breeding London. Unfortunately he must be fixed in the near future now that he's one year old, he has that condition where only one *ahem* "nut" descended. We're told it's best to have him fixed shortly so it won't increase the risk of becoming cancerous, beyond the fact it apparently will increase their chances of a longer healthy life fixed. Along with the fact the surgery will cost a little more than a basic "fix" because it will be semi-exploratory (we have a general idea actually where the rogue *ahem* "nut" is hiding and occasionally appears).
So my question is basically this, is there any sense in spending $69 for papers on a dog that will never be bred, his markings are not AKC "perfection" and he'll never be able to be shown (which is pure B.S. frankly, sorry our pup is handsome!)
Any input would be appreciated! We haven't pitched the form, but after Oct 2, 2011 the fee increase another $30-something, so it'll cost like $120.