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Non-Refundable Deposit for Dog - Please Help   Everything Else German Shepherd

Started Jun-2 by GregoryDulka; 114 views.

From: GregoryDulka


Hello all,

I recently contacted a breeder / importer in Florida, and I was told that they have puppies available that were bred according to rules and regulations of the SV in Germany. I placed a $700 deposit on a puppy, then the breeder sent me a contract. The contract states the deposit is non-refundable. The contract is also a little bit confusing in my opinion because it states that I will receive SV papers in one location of the contract and in another location of the contract it states I will not receive SV papers. I signed the contract thinking that I would get the German Registration Papers based off of verbal conversations with the breeder beforehand when the breeder told me that the dog was bred according to SV rules and regulations.

After the contract was signed the breeder stated the dog was born in Germany again and assured me that the dog was registered with the SV. He also told me that he would be able to provide SV papers if I paid him "local 19% German VaT". There is no such thing as 19% VaT being required to receive German registration papers during the purchase for a puppy from Germany. After this the breeder changed his mind and told me that he would not be able to provide me with German registration (SV papers) because I am living in the United States, and only German residents or German businesses are able to receive SV paper work with their purchase of a German bred dog.

I contacted the SV and they informed me that the dog chip number the breeder gave me is not registered with the SV. Also, the SV confirmed you are supposed to receive German registration papers that transfer ownership of the dog no matter where you live in the world.

There have been multiple misrepresentations of this German Shepherd dog from the start of our conversations. The breeder also has been misinforming me regarding the German registration paper process. I told the breeder I am not interested in doing business with him. I contacted the airline and they confirmed there is no cancellation fee. I also contacted my credit card company and requested a chargeback on the $700 deposit.
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From: bearshandler


I can’t see you getting sued. The contract is bs and the guy was a scammer to begin with. If the dog you buy was born in a different country, you should get registration papers from that country. They should also be signed over to you as the new owner. What type of dog are you looking for?

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)


It sounds like you were dealing with a broker rather than directly with a breeder. Since the person asking for money is in the U.S. you can pursue them here through various avenues. If they are affiliated with AKC, I would report them there if you can find a way to do that. You are a victim of fraud and should have received your money back. I also doubt the person will go after you. If you let us know what you are looking for and what you plan to do with the dog, we can direct you toward breeders to contact.