No, it was a puppy my wife took in from a breeder she was working with who had taken the puppy in payment for a mating. The puppy approx 10 weeks old was not eating and when she did eat, it came back!!
This was February this year, my wife continued working for this breeder until Aug this year, when the breeder intimated she wanted the bitch back, at which point my wife offered to buy the bitch (after 6 months the bitch was family, we have 4 other dogs same breed. The breeder said no, my wife then stated the breeder would then have to pay boarding, feeding, etc, approx. £2,500. The breeder the gave my wife the registration paper work and said keep her. This was on 17th Aug, my wife stopped working for her the following day due to breakdown in relationship (been there over 10 years)
We received a solicitors letter 2 weeks later asking if my wife was going to go back to work, , no mention of stolen dog, the answer was no, letter dated 2nd Sept.
Next thing on Wed 8th Oct 10.15 pm 2 policemen at door asking questions and asking wife to go to police station on 17th this month and make statement on video!
The puppies from the original breeder from the same litter were sold for £750, this would have been at 10 weeks old, the bitch is now 10 months old, classed as overshot for showing (top jaw over bottom jaw) value approx. £500 as a pet. The breeder making the charge never registered the bitch in her name it was still in the name of the original breeder, my wife knows him.
You asked what breed, German Shepherd, Just to clarify the breeder in question never had the bitch for more than a couple of days in February this year, since then she has been at our house with the family. The breeder who is 88 years old would not know the bitch if she bit her on the ...........
Thank you Jo, last question in your opinion would the CPS be likely to proceed with this and should my wife take a solicitor with her on the 17th
and are you busy that day?