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Just to be clear, you brought the puppy, but you want to report it as stolen?I dont quite understand?Alex
You can't report the puppy as stolen. It hasn't been stolen. You sold it on. Whoever gave you advice to report it as stolen shouldn't be in practice as a lawyer as that advice is ridiculous. The verbal contract with Rose is perfectly valid under Scots law. She is entitled to keep the puppy. The contract with the breeder is also perfectly valid. However you are in breach of that contract and the breeder could sue you for damages if the breeder can establish a loss arising from your breach of contract. There is no legislation to refer to here. All of the law on this is simple contract law. You have made a mistake but you can't simply unravel the verbal contract with Rose. Ownership of the puppy now rests with her irrespective of the KC paperwork. In fact you may be in breach of the contract with Rose by not procuring a transfer of that paperwork following the sale. Happy to discuss further. In the meantime I hope that gives you some indication of the law of contract here. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
No, there is no cooling off period in contacts like this. Only certain consumer credit, financial services or HP purchases are subject to cooling off and in any event that right is extended to the buyer only, not the seller.