All dogs participating in AHBA events must have full information, including a registration number, provided for entry on recording forms. The registration number to be used should be the dog's regular registration number (AKC, CKC, ASCA, etc.). In the case of dogs which have more than one registration number, the owner must choose one and use it consistently for AHBA purposes. Owners of unregistered dogs may apply to the AHBA for a tracking number to be used in place of a registration number. This tracking number is only for dogs which are not otherwise registered. The form for requesting the tracking number is on the Forms page, or may be obtained from Kay Delk-Keziah by email at: maplegrovefarm@ , or regular mail: 1886 Bescher Chapel Road, Denton, NC 27239. The completed tracking number form is sent to the email or mailing address on the form, and the owner will be sent a tracking number to use for entering AHBA events. In addition to using a consistent registration or tracking number, owners must use one consistent name when entering a dog. After June 1, 2010, any incomplete recording form received by the AHBA will not be processed.
You may want to identify certain types of equipment by vendor name and brand or category (., ultracentrifuge vs. prep centrifuge), particularly if they are not commonly found in most labs. It is appropriate to report, parenthetically, the source (vendor) and catalog number for reagents used, ., " ....poly-L-lysine (Sigma #1309) ." When using a method described in another published source, you can save time and words by providing the relevant citation to the source. Always make sure to describe any modifications you have made of a standard or published method.