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    • Samantha99
    • By Samantha99 13th Jun 17, 5:06 PM
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    Puppy Pain
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    • 13th Jun 17, 5:06 PM
    Puppy Pain 13th Jun 17 at 5:06 PM
    I purchased a puppy from a breeder and paid for it in full. We had a verbal contract as well as text but no paper was signed.

    That breeder has now let me down and has refused me a puppy. They say they intend to refund me.

    Has the breeder broken their contract with me?
    You can imagine the expenditure as well as puppy price: collars, leads, bowls, bed, bedding, crate, toys etc as well as a fully paid for training course for seven weeks. Also this has caused a lot of distress. Can I take them to the small claims court?
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 13th Jun 17, 8:12 PM
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    I take it you don't have dogs. All dog owners, even "seasoned" ones, and clearly the dogs themselves, will find benefit in puppy training. If nothing else it will allow the puppy to socialise properly, which is very important.
    Originally posted by neilmcl
    You're wrong.
    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 13th Jun 17, 8:31 PM
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    Also this has caused a lot of distress.
    Originally posted by Samantha99
    In what way has this caused you distress? I could expect a small child to be upset about this, at least until their parent arranged for an alternative puppy, but a grown adult?!

    If you don't want the dog, what do you want?

    Any reason why you are not looking for a pet from a rescue? Then you could use the money you save on some counselling for your distress ...
    • powerful_Rogue
    • By powerful_Rogue 13th Jun 17, 11:35 PM
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    Ok well maybe I'll contact a solicitor re this. I wouldn't want their puppy anyway. I like a good relationship with breeders

    Thanks all
    Originally posted by Samantha99
    Why would you contact a solicitor if you don't want the dog?
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 13th Jun 17, 11:42 PM
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    Why would you contact a solicitor if you don't want the dog?
    Originally posted by powerful_Rogue
    The OP wants the puppy, it is the breeder that has refused to give the OP the puppy as they now want to keep it
    • powerful_Rogue
    • By powerful_Rogue 14th Jun 17, 12:08 AM
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    The OP wants the puppy, it is the breeder that has refused to give the OP the puppy as they now want to keep it
    Originally posted by angryparcel
    Not any more going by what the OP has said.

    Ok well maybe I'll contact a solicitor re this. I wouldn't want their puppy anyway. I like a good relationship with breeders

    Thanks all
    Originally posted by Samantha99
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 14th Jun 17, 12:09 AM
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    Why would you contact a solicitor if you don't want the dog?
    Originally posted by powerful_Rogue
    For the expenses and distress of course!
    • Korkyb
    • By Korkyb 14th Jun 17, 3:06 AM
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    Ok well maybe I'll contact a solicitor re this. I wouldn't want their puppy anyway. I like a good relationship with breeders

    Thanks all
    Originally posted by Samantha99


    Life is too short.....


    Get your refund and source another dog.
    • pulliptears
    • By pulliptears 14th Jun 17, 1:39 PM
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    I would still not book a course until i had the puppy
    Originally posted by angryparcel
    Exactly this.

    I researched my breeders thoroughly a few years ago and chose a beautiful boy from a champion line breeder. Sadly the pup died before he even came home to me.
    Whilst I realise this is fairly rare, it's also a good reason not to book things until pup is settled.

    As it transpired, fate led me to the somewhat portly, snoring little dog sat beside me. I didn't book his puppy classes until he'd been poked and prodded by our own vet.
    "Gggggrrrrrr Rrrraaaahhh Rrrrrrggghhhhnn" - Chewbacca (The Empire Strikes Back)

    • Dash_r
    • By Dash_r 14th Jun 17, 1:47 PM
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    As it transpired, fate led me to the somewhat portly, snoring little dog sat beside me.
    Originally posted by pulliptears
    Adorable!!
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