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I bought a english bulldog and the dude wont give me AKC paperwork unless he gets pick of the liter. So before i get the "you should have gotten the papers at time of purchase blah blah blah"
I was on a payment plan and it took me 3 months to pay for the dog. He gave me a very generous payment plan. Is there any way i can go around him? what do i do if i dont have his/dogs full information? can i purchase AKC paperwork and start over?
 

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I'm a bit confused. Do you mean that the breeder has registered the dog in their name, and wants to use your dog in their breeding program and keep a puppy/litter from them before signing them over? Or do they want more money for this puppy's registration application? If it's the former, it's a very common practice with commercial breeders (aka "high volume breeder", frequently called puppymills) to produce more litters without the day-to-day expense of having to care for their breeding stock. If it's the latter, it is against AKC policy to charge extra for registration paperwork.

I'd say you are probably out of luck. You can't "purchase" AKC paperwork. The AKC sends the breeder the individual registration applications based on information the breeder gave when they registered the litter, and the breeder is supposed to give them to the new owners along with the puppies. Unless you have the PIN from the registration paperwork, you can't register them online, either.

If you can't come to an agreement with the breeder, and want to compete in AKC events with your dog, you can apply for a Purebred Alternative Listing, and he will be eligible for everything Bulldogs are eligible for except conformation.
 

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does this mean you have already agreed to breed the dog? was this a clause in your purchase agreement?

What if your dog cant perform ? My neighbours bought a pedigree french bulldog hoping to cash in on puppies , but the poor dog is so clueless that after three seperate failed matings theyve given up...
 

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The purchase was for an English bulldog puppy AKC registration paperwork included but because I didn't have the full amount to pay him up front I had to make payments and the agreement was he would give me the AKC paperwork when payments were completed and now he's saying he wants the pick of the litter for the AKC paperwork after I've already paid in full
 

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Well, if the bitch isn't registered in your name, then you can't register the litter, and technically, she and her litter belong to the registered owner.

Or am I confused about how many dogs are actually involved here?
 

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So I'm guessing the puppy you paid for is the bitch that's now had more puppies basically the reason you want the paperwork is so that you can sell those puppies as registered and get more money for them and he wants to pick of the litter so that he can get a puppy to breed from and make more money from I'm sorry I have no sympathy with any of you.
 

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Is there a written and signed (by both parties) contract? If so, what does the contract state about the AKC papers, payment, litters......

If you have a contract with these details, then you may have a legal path for a resolution.

Otherwise, you need to make a choice. Give pick of litter, get the AKC papers. Or don't, then deal with the results.

The law considers pets as property.
 

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If the original contract included pick of her first litter, then he gets pick of the litter before you get papers.
 
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