Tattoo

Canadian Born Dogs

A CKC registered dog would have tattoo markings that would consist of a designated tattoo series, serial number for each dog, letter signifying the year the dog was born. For example, ABC (tattoo series assigned to breeder from the CKC) 1 (serial number assigned to the dog) Y (letter representing the year of birth of the dog). A complete tattoo marking would appear similar to this: ABC 1Y. The tattoo year letter for dogs born in 2011 is Y.
 
Tattoo Birth Year Letter Table
1998=H
2007=T
2015=C
1999=J
2008=U
2016=D
2000=K
2009=W
2017=E
2001=L
2010=X
2018=F
2002=M
2011=Y
2019=G
2003=N
2012=Z
2020=H
2004=P
2013=A
2021=J
2005=R
2014=B
2022=K
2006=S    
 

Imported Dogs Including Dogs Owned by U.S. Residents

Upon entering Canada a dog must be identified with the tattoo series allotted to the Canadian importer along with a serial number.
  • The marking is located in the right or left ear, or left of the flank.Tattoo marking does not exceed seven digits.
  • Tattoo marking is unique and not a duplication of a current CKC tattoo series already in use.
  • Application is accompanied by verification of the tattoo marking through a certified three-generation pedigree.
A year letter is not required for an imported dog. For example: V T F 1