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12-13-2013 01:17 PM
mychance I've come to the conclusion that the next time I misplace my checkbook, I'll post it here. You guys are amazing detectives! Thanks for all the ideas and information. Floyd is a wonderful boy (and we think he's very handsome too) and is happily snoozing on the floor next to me. If we are able to track back to his breeder, it would be great to let her know that he is happy, healthy, and well. If not, I really appreciate all the details and knowledge shared here about him (showline, possibly German) and the protocol for tattoos.
12-13-2013 12:50 PM
brembo So, it's a known entity. The knowledge base here outta be able to winkle it out. Save your money for the time being, lets the pros find out for ya.
12-13-2013 12:36 PM
Springbrz I called tattoo-a-pet. ( 1 800 828 8667) Boy was that woman long winded. Long and short of it. She said she could tell that by the number the dog is a German import. She avoided elaborating any further. She recommended that the rescue pay the $25 registration fee to register the tattoo to the rescue ( they want their money to give info). Then they would help with locating the breeder for information on the dog. Once the dog is registered to the rescue , if in the future the dog is lost or put in a shelter or SPCA the rescue would be notified.
I got the impression that the woman knew who the breeder was and where the dog and originally came from (she did say Germany) but wouldn't say unless the fee was paid. NILF attitude.
Any who, hope in some small way this is helpful...
Good luck!

12-13-2013 11:10 AM
wolfstraum If the tatoo is registered on the AKC papers, it is useful...if it is a pattern recognized by USCA or the SV - it is likely trackable....for other European registries, it is a bit more problematic unless you know someone in one of those countries who can help...I am trying to track down a dog born (hopefully!!!) in the Netherlands whose papers are lost...we do have a microchip and hopefully a tatoo number in a passport on him...

A USCA pattern tattoo reads like this

AA (Region/tattooer ID) 3 (year of birth 2003) QC (Kennel ID - mine used) C (litter letter - ie - the C litter) 5 (puppy number in the litter - alpha numbic, males first) -

AA3QCC5 - this would be my Csabre's tatoo....(except I don't remember the first 2 letters! and am too lazy to go look them up) and most of the breeders who used USCA tattoos would recognize it and could be verified by the office...

The dog is obviously showlines by his photo....substantial handsome black and red dog....some working lines do come in that color too...but this one *looks* showline breeding.

12-13-2013 10:53 AM
Smithie86 Send the tattoo # to USCA, WDA and SV to verify if they have something on file.
12-13-2013 10:47 AM
Magwart What a helpful lead from Jane!

If it turns out to be a dog from that breeder, and she steps up to take care of a dog she produced, will you please post that in this thread as a follow-up?

The ethical, responsible breeders who are a safety net for their dogs, whenever those dogs end up in shelter or rescue, deserve to have that demonstration of good character acknowledged (and have that fact preserved in Google search results).
12-13-2013 09:15 AM
Rangers_mom Sorry to ask again, but how do these tattoos work? Is there any way to tell where the tattoo is from? I had always thought that Ranger's tattoo would help me get him back if he were ever lost (knock wood that that never happens). Now I am thinking it is almost useless. Is microchipping better than tattooing?
12-13-2013 08:35 AM
onyx'girl Tammy Howard of T-Ho GSD's in Lansing may be the breeder(according to people who know her). Here is the only contact I can find for her: Dog Training: Nana N Paws Doggie Daycare Nana-n-Paws
I asked one of her friends to alert her to your rescue so she will be made awared one of her dogs is possibly there.
12-13-2013 08:07 AM
stmcfred I know Alta Tollhaus does

Originally Posted by Discoetheque View Post
Does Kolenda or Alta Tollhaus tattoo? Could it be one of their sequences?
vom Heiss? vonWitte?
12-13-2013 07:33 AM
Rangers_mom Hmm, sorry. I didn't mean to post the pic again.
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