I want to send a message to everyone who is thinking about buying a rottweiler: PLEASE be extremely careful about who you are doing business with!!! You may see that on his website there are comments about how scrupulous he is, or he may show you glowing reports from previous buyers. His site may say that he has been breeding rottweilers for 10 or 15 years. None of that means anything!!! Take for instance * rottweiler kennel. They have an awesome looking website, with all the above. That means nothing. They sold me a fraud. The AKC did a DNA test which showed the dog was not of the parentage listed on the registration papers!!! Now they refuse to give me my money back!!! I am the kind of person who reads a contract very carefully, but their double meaning, contradictory contracts can be interpreted differently by everyone. And they will say one thing and mean another. This person is not to be trusted. And sadly, I am finding that there are plenty more untrustworthy breeders. Please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be happy to discuss things with you. I am not trying to sell anything, just trying to protect innocent people.
***Edited By: pyrmom on 10/19/2009 4:02:21 PM*** Reason: removed kennel name
Anyway, you can at least take solace at the fact that they are on the AKC radar now. they will more then likely be inspected and scrutinized for years to come and may lose AKC privileges if found sufficiently lacking. Also, not sure what that contract is like, but you may still have a chance in small claim court. The judge might sees it your way. you never know.
The essence of hypocrisy is the tendency to make an exception of oneself.
While I am sorry for your experiences and agree you can not be too careful when scrutinizing potential breeders. It's an excellent idea to warn others to be careful. It is also important for reputable breeders to carefully scrutinize potential buyers as well.
I have removed the kennel name from your post. You have a legal issue between yourself & the breeder. This forum, it's owner & administrators can not be placed in the middle of the legal issue as a third party.
***Edited By: pyrmom on 10/19/2009 4:09:08 PM*** Reason: *
"Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant". author unknown
Imagine my surprise when I got the notification from AKC that they were "investigating" the problem of the DNA not matching on this dog. Apparently the extent of their investigation was to pull his registration as well as 2 other relatives of his, purchased from Yugoslavia breeders. Imagine my anger and shock when I reported that this "top U.S. breeder" would not refund my money (Yes, so much for "code of ethics" breeders!!) to the AKC and asked them to help me in what seemed to be an open and shut case. They said they don't get involved in disputes. Dispute?? Selling me a fraudulent dog is a dispute?? It gets worse. This could have been avoided for the most part if AKC did investigations on the dogs before they register them. They told me that they just accept whatever information a person writes on the registration application as truth!! I know a guy who has sold a dog in the U.S. who was registered under false parentage, maybe several.
If they are members of the American Rottweiller Club then perhaps you can report them to them as well. But the AKC is nothing more than a club that keeps track of pedigrees, they do not get involved in disputes. If you have proof, like a letter from the AKC, then I would bet that you have a proper court case, have you contacted a Lawyer, dogs are property and if it was misrepresented then you should be able to sue.
Your box is full, so I cant say much here. I had some trouble with a breeder, and posting several public things worked great. They have stood behind there contract, and everything is fine now. PM if you want.