I've received notice from the American Kennel Club that Casey has been given an Indefinite Listing Privilege (ILP). The ILP allows Casey to compete at AKC events. They recognize him as being a purebred Golden Retriever.
There are various reasons why a purebred dog might not be eligible for registration. The dog may be the product of an unregistered litter, or have unregistered parents. The dog's papers may have been withheld by its breeder or lost by its owner. Sometimes, it is the dog itself that was "lost."
These are the pictures I sent in to the AKC to get him the ILP.
More dogs at Friday Ark