I have never experienced that before but you really should have gotten papers when you picked up your puppy. I have gotten two Siberian Husky puppies and I received papers from the breeder at the time of picking up the puppy. The only thing I can think of is that the parents of the your puppy were not registered and that is why you are getting 101 excuses from the breeder because there are no papers to begin with.
On the papers it has the mother & her reg.# wher the Fathers name is, it had his name but no number! She printed us a pedigree as well, it starts with the grandparents of our puppy...On the pedigree, shouldn't the first one's listed be the parents of our puppy? It looks to me like that is the pedigree of her breeding pair, what prooves that the mother & father of our puppy is even related to the pedigree she printed us?
I don't know about AKC, but CKC breeders have 6 months to produce the registration. It makes sense to me, because you have to fill out the name of the new owner,and address, plus 3 choices of names. Why would you get the registration when you pick the puppy up?
Does your contract say anything about you get the puppies registered. If it has been a reasonable and sufficent amount of time. It seems like you have made a reasonable effort. Start the legal process, Start by contacting your local police and filing a police report. You can let the breeder know you have started the legal process. This may motivate her a bit more. But if she calls your bluff, best not be bluffing.
I will give you tip. For court, The amount of compensation I would want if the breeder could not produce a registration from the AKC is the Amount money you have lost due to potential breedings. seeing that AKC papers are an integral part of selling purebred puppies to prove they are actually purebreds. Not having these papers makes the dog unfit to bred due to that the puppies cannot be proven to be purebred making them unfit and un desirable to go to homes that would do confirmation shows, or working trials with your dogs. Having the puppies grow to be dogs that compete in these sort of things is what makes your kennel name valuable and sought after.
My friend had the same problem, he did what was said above. He did this with German Shephherds, the Average size of a litter is 10 puppies, the puppies go for $1,000. dollars a piece. That's $10,000 a litter. The female would have about 5 years ( I know that you may not believe in breeding a bitch that much, You could go lower if you want to stick to the 2 times in a lifetime ethical rule some breeders have) of viable breeding time, having a litter once a year....That's $50,000. And he won. $50,000.00 From a breeder that advertised the puppies as AKC registerable pups and they were not----plus the price of the dog. He still owns the dog, he got her fixed and made her just a pet. But she was suppose to be his foundation bitch to his kennel and lines, she was from really nice parents and the only problem was the breeder could not document it with the AKC to give the Pedigree crediability. So in working trials she would has to be list as a mix, and not a shepherd.
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I know of MANY breeders who withhold AKC registration papers until they receive certification from a vet that a puppy sold on Limited Registration with a spay/neuter agreement has actually had the procedure done. This prevents many (unfortunately not all) unscrupulous buyers who talked a good game about only wanting a "pet" from turning around and registering them with a puppymill registry so they can breed them and have "registered" pups to sell to a gullible public. If that were the case the breeder would have made it clear to you from the beginning that the papers would be withheld and wouldn't be giving you "101 excuses".