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I have entered into a stud dog contract and feel the breeder has misled me on his fertility status. She told me he had sired a recent litter, but when my bitch did not take I phoned the kennel club and they have no recent litter sired by this dog.Is this breeder in breach of her contract to me as we cannot conclude it until I know he is fertile?
before the mating we asked about his fertility status as he was an older dog. Most breeders have older dogs fertility tested as they can lose their fertility.This breeder claimed that he had just sired a litter, but she is unwilling to tell myself or the kennel club where this litter is. I therefore feel she has told a lie and taking money by false misrepresentation.
I Agree that some litters are not registered with the kennel club, but she is an Assured breeder as am I and anyone using her stud dog at £500 a time is unlikely to not register the litter. If this litter exists why is she so unwilling to just tell me or the kennel club and then I would be quite happy to let the matter drop and realise I have just been unlucky this time with my bitch. I just feel as her stud dog was in poor condition that I have been lied to, and she could continue this with other people. If he is fertile I have the option of going back free remote. I know that you pay mating, but you pay fertile mate and I feel as he has not sired anything months that I have been mis-led.
Thank you advice and I shall think about sending a letter first telling her of my intentions. If that does not bring any joy I will consider the small claims court as it will not cost me much. Is it £100 to lodge a claim?
Can you help me with another quick question. My husband and I have two private pensions coming out next month. We have been given options of a cash free sum of 25% of the value with a small annuity every year, but as the law changes in April 2016, can we take all our pension pot by deferring until then even though we will pay a higher tax band? One pension is worth £43,000 and the other one is worth £23,000.
Thank you Jo , you have been very helpful. I will let you know how I get on.