Morgantown, WV asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio

Q: I purchased a puppy from a breeder. We had the dog DNA tested and she is a mutt and not a breed at all. Can we get $$?

Our contract indicates she is a "Goldendoodle" but her DNA indicates she is a mix of 5 different breeds (only 36% poodle and 16% Golden). We would like to get our money back. The breeder's response was that she doesn't put much stock in DNA tests.

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Taylor P Waters
Taylor P Waters
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Worthington, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It's worth a try, what they did may have violated the Ohio Consumer Sales Protection Act, which prohibits unfair and deceptive business practices. Under the CSPA, you can get triple your damages and attorney fees.

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