Cocker Spaniel Puppy - No Documentation!
Make Sure You Get The Relevant Paperwork Before Your Bring Home Your Cocker Spaniel
I have a full blooded cocker spaniel puppy with no papers. The owner claims they didn't have the money to get the relevant papers.
How do I obtain papers for her?
Reply from Pauline (Web Owner)
I'm sorry to hear that you're having problems with your breeder.
First of all, you need to be able to establish that pedigree papers were promised.
Many professional breeders and hobby breeders give a contract setting out all the details. Do you have a copy of the advert or were you given a contract by the breeder?
It's not your problem that the breeder couldn't afford the papers, if they were part of the agreement, the breeder will legally have to produce them for you.
If you can't find a contract, (and the breeder originally advertised the puppies in a newspaper) perhaps you may be able to get a copy of the newspaper as proof of the promise of 'pedigree puppies complete with papers'. It's worth a try.
Once you've established that papers were promised, I would write to the breeder and politely ask when you can expect to receive the relevant documentation.
I would also copy this letter to the Kennel Club - make sure you note this on the letter, ie cc: Kennel Club.
If you don't receive any joy from the breeder, contact the Kennel Club, explain the situation, and ask if they will take it up on your behalf.
Hope this helps!