Columbus, OH asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio

Q: I bought a dog from a breeder that has a genetic problem that caused me to put it down.

What kind of recourse do I have? The dog was AKC registered and only 2 years old when we put him down. We have the autopsy records that show it is a genetic defect that caused its death.

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A: Did the breeder guarantee the dog's health or anything like that? You may have recourse but it depends on the particular facts in your situation. I would consult with an attorney.

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