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Need help in regards to my new puppy

July 31st, 2005, 01:49 PM
Hello all, I have recently purchased a miniature schnauzer salt and pepper... He is now 8 months old and I adopted him in January. I have never owned a puppy before but I am now madly in love with my little treasure "Malcolm" When I purchased him, I had no understanding really about registration etc. Yesterday I went back to where I adopted him, I guess it would be called a back yard breeder, and I met the mom and grandmom of my Malcolm. At the time of sale I decided I wouldnt buy his papers. He is now neutered, and very healthy. I asked the Breeder about his papers as I thought I might like to have them. He does have a breeder tatto on his belly, and even though I will not stud him and I dont think I would even show him, I still thought it would be wonderful to have his papers showing his linage and such. Speaking to the breeder she says it costs about 250 dollars to get his papers now that he is 8 months old. When I went to the ckc site I saw that it only costs 32 dollars to register him. Perhaps it is more if you register him late, but at the time she did tell me he was registered but it would be more for his papers and now wishes to charge me 250 dollars. I could use some advice to find out if that truly is a reasonable price to acquire his registration papers. Thank you for your help.

July 31st, 2005, 01:57 PM
If the pup was registered, you are entitled to them. Contact CKC to find out exactly what you need to do to get them. The breeder must transfer ownership through CKC when you purchased the puppy. If you haven't received anything then the breeder is in violation of the registry. They have 6 mon from date of purchase.

Lucky Rescue
July 31st, 2005, 02:17 PM
I guess it would be called a back yard breeder, and I met the mom and grandmom of my Malcolm

Definitely a backyard breeder. StacyB is absolutely right, you are legally entitled to the papers FREE, and these people are just trying to milk more money out of you.

July 31st, 2005, 02:20 PM
Thank you all for your help. I just emailed CKC to see if I can do anything through them. But if not I will still love my Malcolm to death papers or not, Grins...

Marilyn :)