Barbra Biloxi, MS 5/23/2010 6:39:37 AM We just bought a Golden Retriever that is ACA. We loved the puppy so for us - the registration was not the biggest issue. However, from looking at his blood line - it seems there are a couple of foreign country puppies - - that do not have as much information on these puppies. I believe that is why AKC would not accept him. AKC is much more particular - if you are going to breed or show - AKC is better. You can breed with other ACA Registered dogs. Just a little info I found interesting.