I have been so excited about my black mini doxie who arrived friday, until I opened her carrier, I had a heart attack practically. After being told by the breeder I was getting a 4 month old mini AKC puppy, I saw a monster in comparison. A SIX month old STANDARD dachshund!!! Not even registered AKC like I wanted so I could register with the registry I like! She is CKC!!!! And she had said this puppy was totally home raised, but then I called her and she was in a kennel since she was 8 weeks old! An extremely shy dog.
Does anyone think I have a right to ask for compensation for this? I mean, I got her for my breeding and I can't use her now for that. I don't doubt she will be a wonderful pet, but I also wanted to breed from her so that I could get good show quality puppies, that I can show and finish. The male I had planned for her is a gorgeous 10 lb boy, a wonderful specimen of the breed. And my goal for ANY breedings is to improve the breed. If she wasn't CKC and was a mini she would be a wonderful mate for him.
Im sorry she isnt what you paid for and you cant use her,but I wouldnt return her to the breeder...who knows what would happen to her.
We had a simular thing happen with us one time. We didnt know much about dogs then so here it goes.We called this breed because she had yorkiepoos.we went to go see them and bought a female for 375$ she was upposed to be CKC registered and she came with a registry that did not exist.She was not a Yorkie poo but a yorkie/maltese mix.
We turned the breeder into the better business buroe Im not sure how to spell it. and we told the newspaper she was advertising in and they would never let her advertise again. We also called animal controland she got charged with neglect and cruelty.
If this is a real kennel, I would report to the BBB. A lot of people have smartened up and will check the BBB for complaints before making a purchase. A negative report will deter people. I would also make a big stink about it. I would go online and post this information with pictures. Get the word out. Her actions are despicable.
This very issue came up a few weeks ago on the Poeple's court (tv show) the dog was supposed to be registered with some registry and it wasn't of course and it turned out that this "breeder" was really a puppy mill and was on the tv news and the plaintiffs brought in a tape of the news story and they won their case, they convinced the judge that the dog was only worth 50 bucks as a non registered dog. I would strongly suggest you try this avenue and at least get your money back. I think in most states it costs less than 100 bucks to go to small claims court.
I would file in small claims court also but the big problem is .. you bought this pup over the net so this person is probably out of state. You would need to go to the breeder's state and file in small claims there. All that time and money you will spend with travel and so on might not be worth it in the end. Just because you have a judgement against someone doesn't guarantee you will get your money. If you go to a TV judge, both parties will have to agree to appear in court...so good luck with that. I would also contact the Atty General's office of the breeder's state and file a complaint. From my experience, the BBB is the best way to go. I have always gotten a good outcome through them. They are my saviors.
This breeder also has her website and puppy ad on Next Day Pets. I noticed it this morning. She doesn't seem to know her doxie pups coloring either. She has a pup she is calling chocolate/tan and it looks to be red. I know from exp. this is not a choc/tan. LOL! She also has one which she claims is blk/tan and it actually looks choc. She seems to be a little confused with her dogs. She also has chi's for sale too. Doesn't look much like a reputable breeder to me. Wouldn't advise buying any pups from her.
boy or boy...another person scammed...im sorry it has happened...i wonder what the original breeder has to say...she knew she was pulling crap...do what you can to get reimbursed...im so saddened by all these people who give all of us who advertise on the net a bad name...people dont trust any one...and they cant because of all the hassels..sorry doxie
Doxie Lover, That must have been quite a shock. Maybe they tried to pull the old bait and switch on you. Maybe they are selling the same pup to everyone and just sent you what they had. I would certainly let the seller/breeder know that you are unhappy with what they did and you know the dog you received is not the dog you baught. Good luck with everythign and I'm glad you aren't sending the dog back. It would probably get put to sleep. :(
Get all your money back except maybe fifty bucks or so. the dog is worthless for breeding and if that was your goal you need refunded. Make sure you go to every site you cna that she is on and emial the owners your emails form her and then what you actually got.
If you are going to keep the dog you do not have any right to ask for a refund. If its not what you want or what was presented to you you need to return the dog and ask for all shipping and costs for the dog back. Other wise file a fraud claim and take her to court. You will of course have to take her to court in her state and in her county. So be prepared.