Getting My Dog's AKC Papers
I just found you guys and this is my first ever post(so sorry if this is a topic I should post elsewhere). I am brand new to owning GSDs and have a 6 month old guy(Nox) that I just adore! We just started Schutzhund training two weeks ago and it is going great!
The leader of my sch group is a breeder and trainer and has been wonderful. She asked if my dog was AKC registered and I told her I declined the papers (originally didn't know much about sch and didn't think our guy would be more than a companion pet). She suggested I go ask for the papers for when we are ready to compete. I gave her Nox's breeder's website and asked her to check it out.
She replied saying that unfortunately his breeder was a typical byb and when I request papers I should NOT have to pay for them. Explained that the breeder can offer limited registration at a price lower than full registration, but she can't charge FOR the registration. So I requested papers from the breeder.
Breeder said it would be $200 to get the papers and that since Nox was from a litter that wasn't originally registered she would have to go back and register them to get me the papers.
When I put a deposit down for the pup and went to go view them she said that to get papers was an extra $200, but since I was only using Nox as a companion that I didn't need the papers. I agreed and off we went. I did not know that his litter wasn't registered AT ALL until after the fact.
I know that I unknowingly went to a byb. Now that I am involved in sch I will NEVER repeat my mistake...I now fully understand why it is so important to have to prove your dog's breed worthiness through show/titling/working etc....I already feel HORRIBLE that I didn't figure out before hand what was going on. So please go easy on me in that arena. I promise I am not as stupid as this story makes me seem, I was just overly eager to get my puppy and didn't do enough research. And although buying from her was a mistake, I love my guy and the best I can do is not repeat the mistake. I am SO happy to have met this wonderful sch club, and especially thankful for everything they are teaching me.
I want registration just so when I compete I can say he is a gsd. I know it isn't necessary, but it would be nice....what would you do? Pay? Go to AKC to see if they can make her give it to me? Any advice on my situation? Am I just SOL? The Dam and Sire are registered on AKC, I looked them up.