It is most common when dogs are sold that the owner give the buyer the paperwork for registration at the time of sale. That this did not happen when you bought the dogs is unusual and somewhat suspicious.
It is time to talk to an attorney in West Virginia. Repeatedly calling someone who is unresponsive may be harassment
. Filing suit is not harassment. Having an attorney sending a demand for action or else suit will be filed is not harassment (most cases are settled without going to trial). You would want an attorney who does contracts
and business law. And you need the attorney to be in West Virginia as that is where you will be filing suit if the kennel owner does not give you the registration paperwork.
There are other things you can do to investigate the situation. Assuming the dogs are supposed to be registered by the AKC, you may contact the AKC
. If the dogs were to be registered by some other registry, you would want to contact that registry. The idea is to be certain that the kennel's dogs are actually REGISTERABLE. If the dogs are not registerable, then it is possible that the kennel owner is not only civilly liable to you but also possibly committed criminal fraud
. Also, if the dogs are registerable, it may be possible for you to get some assistance from the registry.
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