Thursday, October 30, 2008
Illegal in Canada
I'm sharing this on my blog with anyone who may be interested in purchasing a "purebred" dachshund (or any breed for that matter.)
It is illegal in Canada to sell a dog as a purebred without supplying registration papers free. The seller must register and transfer the ownership of the dog to the buyer at no cost. This is protected by the ANIMAL PEDIGREE ACT. If a breeder is willing to sell you a purebred without papers for a lower cost, run...do not walk away! This is not reputable behaviour and it is illegal. What else might the breeder be concealing from you?
It is CANADIAN LAW as stated in the ANIMAL PEDIGREE ACT that no dog may be sold in Canada as purebred without the animal being registered with the Canadian Kennel Club (C.K.C.)
CANADIAN KENNEL CLUB registration papers are your certification that your new puppy is a recognized Purebred Dog. In accordance with the By-laws, Dogs must never be sold on a "with or without papers" basis. The breeder is responsible for the submission of and payment for all registration applications. Such costs may be included in the price of the dog but under no circumstances shall the buyer be asked to submit or pay for any applications to register or transfer the ownership of a dog.
The CKC charges a very small amount to register a litter then an additional small amount to register the individual puppy. They do not charge hundreds of dollars!!! It is also illegal to sell an unregistered dog as a purebred so ask why would a seller choose to offer a purebred puppy without registration papers at a few hundred dollars off if the dog really is a recognised purebred dog?
If you are looking for a purebred dog, check with your local kennel clubs and organizations and they will be more than happy to point you in the right direction and assist you in finding a reputable breeder of the breed you are looking for in the local area. CKC Registered dogs will be guaranteed purebred, health checked, and heath guaranteed. If your going to pay the money for a purebred dog, don’t be fooled, make sure you are getting what you pay for and purchase a dog from a reputable breeder. Before you spend your hard earned money on a Field Bred, non-registered, or Mutt, check out reputable breeder that follows CKC breeding ethics.
Regardless if your looking for a purebred, or just a family pet, research the breed, research the breeder. Get what you pay for, please don’t support unethical breeders, please don’t support, and report puppy mills, know what your getting, don’t get taken by a back yard breeder telling you it’s purebred, but not being able to prove it. It may very well be purebred, but unless they can prove it, you can’t be sure, if your going to pay the money for a purebred dog, shouldn’t you be making sure you getting what your paying for.
• The Animal Pedigree Act makes it a federal offence to sell an animal of a recognized breed as, purebred, registered, or eligible to be registered if it is not.
• The term "purebred" is a confirmation of genetic background and adherence to breed characteristics, in accordance with the requirements of the Act and the by-laws of the authorized breed association.
• The term "registered" is confirmation that all the rules of eligibility of the authorized breed association in Canada have been met.
• If an animal of a recognized breed is sold as purebred, registered or eligible to be registered, the seller is obligated to provide a duly transferred certificate of registration to the buyer not later than six months after the sale.