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My mother rehomed a small skinny border collie bitch from a local shepherd and paid £100 for her(she did not work sheep but has a good pedigree & my mother did recieve her registration when she paid for her) as the shepherd wanted a pet home for her. 2 1/2 weeks after rehoming her she littered down with 5 puppies. My mother is caring for the pups and has homes for them and initially the shepherd said it was immaculate conception. A week later he then said it was possibly that she had been with his 'imported well bred male border collie' & after telling me this, he then went on to tell me they had firstly tried to mate her with another mans well bred stud dog, which was unsuccessful!! They have told us they want to DNA test the puppies & register them & sell them for quite a bit of money & that they may want one of the pups as a STUD FEE!!! Can you tell me if my mother the rightful owner and she can decide on the future and ownership of the litter. We feel he sold the bitch on thinking she was barren and had no use for her, but now that she can be bred from he is kicking himself!! I hope this make sense. Thanks
She only recieved the ISDS registration with the bitch when she paid for her and was sold to my mother as a pet as my mother was going to spey her. There Were No conditions with the bitch and he actually said to my mother that if she wanted to take a litter from the bitch, it would be the making of the bitch and the day she had the pups we phoned the shepherd and he was astounded and called it the immaculate conception!!! Over a week before she had the litter we questioned the shepherd that the bitch had swollen nipples and looked like she possibly had milk but was told it was impossible & that it may be a false pregnancy! My mother had the dog enrolled in a ten week training class which the bitch has only been to 2 weeks because of the puppies.