How can I help with this please?
Yes, I've read the facts.
What is your question about this?
Dogs are covered by the Consumer Rights Act if you are a commercial breeder.
That would give them a right to reject for 28 days save for limited exceptions.
That does not mean they do not have a right to recover beyond that though.
To be wholly honest, I am sorry but if this puppy were so ill that he had to be put to sleep when only eight weeks only then not only is a full refund due but also the sum of the vets bills and other costs could be claimable. That is just plainly a case of poor breeding. It would be different if, for instance, this puppy were run over by a car of course. That isn't what happened.
I would settle. They will win at court.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Well, either way, it is just not likely to comply. Five months is so young that it is just not likely to be accepted that this puppy was fit for purpose.
Courts do generally accept that livestock are different to inanimate objects but one would still expect a longer lifespan than five months I'm afraid.