AKC papers

Question

I bought a purebred Toy Australian Shepherd 8 months ago. The breeder told us the dog was papered and sold him to us at a papered price. She also took our address and said that the papers would be mailed to us. After months of not receiving them, I contacted her to find out the issue. She agreed to mail them again, but after more months, we still have not received them. So, I contacted her again to meet in person, which she has not responded to. What can I do since I paid the price of a papered dog?

Answer

A lawsuit can be brought to try to obtain the papers or for money for the difference in monetary value between a purebred dog with papers and without papers. The agreement stating that the AKC papers would be provided should be on hand. Verbal agreements can be difficult to enforce without corroborating evidence since disputing parties often recount different versions of their agreements. I hope the dog is doing well. Next time, consider adoption. There are so many wonderful animals at shelters waiting for a loving, forever home.

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By |2023-05-19T15:03:50+00:00April 9th, 2023|