Verona, NY asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York

Q: I’m buying a dog from somewhere and it says it’s pure bred AKC registered but I don’t fully trust that they are telling

The truth to me. If it happens not to be registered is there any actions I could take against the breeders? I was looking to breed this dog and it has to be registered and pure bred.

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Benjamin Z. Katz
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  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: 1. Ask for the credentials in advance and check with AKC

2. Make sure the Bill of Sale indicates it is pure bred.

3. If you don’t trust this breeder, find another one.

You can bring action for breach of contract and fraud if it turns out to be a lie.

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