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I bought my Havanese puppy from a local breeder, finding her on the internet and delighted that she was close by. Fell in love with the male of the bunch, but when I went to pay and take him home, she informed me that I could not have him unless I signed a contract that I would not have him neutered as she wanted to borrow him back to breed again and that I was not allowed to breed him myself. I have no intentions of breeding, in fact, I would like to have him neutered in several months but I did sign her contract. In all of the ads from other breeders, they insist having your dog neutered within a certain time frame. Do I have any options, other than seeing an attorney?
I rather feel like I am leasing my own dog and have no rights.
Thanks for any information you can give me.
Pat

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post #2 of 78 (permalink) Old 08-04-2007, 04:04 PM
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Pat, Welcome to the forum. Perhaps one of the breeders can answer your question. I have not heard of this--usually they want you to sign a contract to have him neutered, not the other way around.
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Wow,
that sounds interesting. I'm sure one of the many breeders in this forum will jump in and let you know their opinion!
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Oh, sorry: Pat!!!
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Hi Pat, Welcome to the forum. I agree with Cheryl, it's usually the other way around.

My first Havanese, I signed a contract saying I WOULD have him neutered. He turned out to be show quality and the breeder happily sent me new papers to change his registration. With no strings attached.

My 2nd Havanese, I met the breeder online & only saw pictures. My agreement ~ upfront~ before I was in love with him, was to NOT neuter him & show him to his championship.

I'm very new to the breed. I got Rudy in January & Rocky this week. Just thought I'd throw my 2 cents in.

The breeders on this forum I'm sure will have more info. for you.

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Welcome to the Forum Pat.

Honestly I would have walked away. Agreeing to breed a dog that you have no idea what he is going to turn out like, doesn't sit right with me.

I agree with Cindy, if you had an agreement from the begining to show, test, then breed. That happens all the time. But to not mention anything until you are ready to pick up the pup. I don't think that is right.

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post #7 of 78 (permalink) Old 08-04-2007, 04:24 PM
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That sounds very odd to me but then I'm not a breeder. How old is he? It's not a contract for a show puppy, only a "do not neuter" thing? She wants to breed a dog she's not showing at all? I'll be interested to see what the breeders say.

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PS - Welcome to the Forum, Pat.

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I agree, it is usually the other way around. Most breeders breed to better the breed, meaning showing and health testing. It's frowned upon for her not to ask you to show or health test, but then use him to breed. Who knows what this dog has in his genes.





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It sounds like the breeder really liked the way your pup turned out and wanted to breed the line. I have heard that breeders will often ask for rights to breed a male dog but usually not at such a young age- usually if they are thinking of them as breeding stock they will keep them until they are 5 or 6 months to evaluate them. But you could take it as a compliment. I would be curious to hear what the breeders on this forum think. Kimberly, Tom, Jan, Greg?




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Dare I ask, who is this breeder? I've never heard of that before. I had an uncomfortable experience with a breeder online and fortunately walked away. Her puppies are adorable but their heritage and possible health issues are ify. I hate after the fact demands -- regarding anything.
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