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Say someone said your dog was theirs.
How does one prove Ownership of a dog?
 

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Anyone can chip a dog once thay find it and call it theirs.
All of mine are chiped,but their numbers are not registered.
 

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1. microchip
2. breeder DNA
3. Rescue/ vet information
4. Photographs
5. Family, friends etc....
6. The dog itself
7. you
 

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Dogs papers don't prove ownership,as in AKC/UKC people put other peoples names on dogs papers for different reasons.
I am on some of the dogs I placed so that I could show the dog in the BBE class,Or I kept my name on to get credit for the CH the dog earned.I do not own the dog.
I also have kids names on some of my dogs so that they can show in Juniors.They do not own the dog.
I have dogs that my name is not on their papers. But I own them..

1. microchip
2. breeder DNA
3. Rescue/ vet information
4. Photographs
5. Family, friends etc....
6. The dog itself
7. you

Ding,Ding,ding we have a winner.It is vet records that deside who owns a dog.Currant pictures also help.
If you can show you are the sole provider of that dog thru out it's life it's yours.

If you have a cat that say lives in your barn,just a wild cat not a pet.If you take the animal in for any reason.You own it,and are lieble for any damage done by said animal.
 

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In the case of multiple owners or partnerships or something for showing. I would make sure I had a legal document signed by all parties declaring me as the rightful owner of the dog. I thought you meant if someone stole the dog how would you prove it. I would also make sure there are witnesses to the event.
 

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In the case of multiple owners or partnerships or something for showing. I would make sure I had a legal document signed by all parties declaring me as the rightful owner of the dog. I thought you meant if someone stole the dog how would you prove it. I would also make sure there are witnesses to the event.
and that is how it should be all in writing,but sometimes we do things for friends that back fire.
 

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and that is how it should be all in writing,but sometimes we do things for friends that back fire.
Which is why the saying "never do business with a friend" is so important. One tends to find out how really good a friend is when doing business with them. Hopefully you have some witnesses to the deal at least that will vouch for you. Also possession is 9/10ths of the law so... If she/he has the dog, has shown it, has take it to the vet, training facility, been out and about with the dog. You have an issue. Good Luck to you.
 

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Which is why the saying "never do business with a friend" is so important. One tends to find out how really good a friend is when doing business with them. Hopefully you have some witnesses to the deal at least that will vouch for you. Also possession is 9/10ths of the law so... If she/he has the dog, has shown it, has take it to the vet, training facility, been out and about with the dog. You have an issue. Good Luck to you.
I have learned that everything will be in writing from now on.
I hope to know soon the out come of the case and if I get to keep my dogs.Dogs I bred,Owned, trained, titled, and payed for all the vet care.
Most of all dogs I can not live without.
 

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Just another benefit of owning mutts. Not only are they very unique looking, but there are enough of them out there that they don't get stolen very much.
 

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1. microchip
2. breeder DNA
3. Rescue/ vet information
4. Photographs
5. Family, friends etc....
6. The dog itself
7. you
All of the above + Erick's answer. In a dispute over ownership, you want a preponderance of evidence on your side.
 

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We went to court and the Judge could not deside how to tell who really owns a dog.
So we had to find him some people to talk to.To let him know how you tell ownership.
I got a Humane Officer and a Vet.
Hope they help.
 

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You should probably register the microchips. No reason not to.

If you have a cat that say lives in your barn,just a wild cat not a pet.If you take the animal in for any reason.You own it,and are lieble for any damage done by said animal.
IF they can prove that's the same cat you vetted. Without a microchip it's impossible. I TNR feral cats, so I know about that :D . Don't want to be held responsible for a feral just because I TNRed him.
 
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