Cocker Spaniel Puppy - No Documentation!

by Lora

Make Sure You Get The Relevant Paperwork Before Your Bring Home Your Cocker Spaniel

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)

Hi Lora,

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!

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Looking for a cocker spaniel puppy
by: Anonymous

We had two cockers without papers and they were the best dogs we ever had and we had them 13yrs.

We're now looking for a female puppy.

That's So Annoying!
by: Joyce

That's so annoying - that happened to me when I bought my cocker spaniel girl 3 years ago. The breeder promised she was a pedigree cocker spaniel and that she would come with papers as she had already registered the puppies.

When I came to pick her up to take her home, guess what? There were no papers!

She promised me that she would post them to me as soon as she received them, but weeks went by and I never heard anything.

I still don't have any papers and I wish I'd contacted Kennel club to see what I could have done, if anything.

I think this just goes to prove that you really do need to do your homework before choosing your breeder - don't be tempted into just accepting a breeder because he or she has puppies available.

Check them out - if they're a good breeder, their puppies will be worth waiting for.

Good luck, and I hope you get your puppy's papers!

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