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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    Yes I understand that....it would definitely not be good. I suppose the paper trail is the only way. Keep all receipts and communication.
    When I left with our newest rescue, with his pedigree papers, which were still in her name. I asked for a fully written receipt ( and we did not pay for him) with even the "contract" part hand written by my Breeder and signed. because even though I have a very long term friendly relationship with her, I was a little paranoid. I thought what would happen if something happend to her and her family became in charge. So my neurosis is probably my friend in those situations. She quite happily gave me that. And now all the official paperwork is sorted, but the written one covered for that waiting period.
    I suppose we all have to tread carefully.........
    It's always better to be over cautious than under. Like you said, even if you are friends with someone, you never know if or when the relationship can turn sour so it pays to get all the documentation you can.

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    Anne it's all very well and good to ask for a reciept, but what if you got the dog for free. Or didnt really think ownership would ever be an issue?

    Or perhaps, I got a reciept but then I rehomed the dog and am now using that receipt to claim it is still mine.

    LOL at the training one, that is a good idea though may not work for mine. While they do what they are told. They are not super obediant per se and I dont know whether they would only listen to me, or listen to anyone LOL

    Anyway, I am sure all the paperwork and photos etc I have would be enough to prove ownership, as well as the fact that Pippi is a mummies girl and Barney a Daddiee boy...but just thought it might be interesting to chuck it out there

    I mean, it probably is possible that someone could take your dog and attempt to say it is theirs.

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    It has happened. There are cases where pedigree papers have proven ownership but it tends to be a case by case thing.

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    Reverse psychology. Let the new owners prove that the dog is theirs. Or you can ask for a lawyer to produce a legal paper stating that the dog with microchipped number xxxx, named xxxx, with certificate number xxxx is yours.

    That is in legal terms, but if we talk about instincts. Let the dog choose who the real owner is. Maybe let the dog come to the real owner or let the dog perform some of the tricks you have taught him/her.
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    what if, the dog really likes the people who have taken him? more than he likes you?

    LOL

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    Think I have mentioned once or twice that I had a litter stolen (coming up to 4 years now) One pup was pushed out of a moving car just near my house after 10 days (because I made some calls and was obviously close to who had them)... that left two pups missing after many calls to police and visits falling on deaf ears I eventually managed to get an investigator to at least take my stolen property report... the reason they refused to do anything about it for so long was that according the law I had no way of proving the dogs (if I found them) were mine... even thou they are microchipped... the police had a valid explanation to front a judge to excecute a search warrant.. I was told that it would never happen... there is a more involved in proving a stolen dog is yours than makes sense... the whole saga almost sent me insane litterly... I did get a second dog back after 18months due to her microchip as she was found wandering the streets... one dog is still missing... I even found a photo of the dog on facebook with someone holding her and the police said it was not enough evidence... very frustrating...

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    That's really ****ty Kimbastaff.
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    yeah it is Anne, stupid thing is the investigator actually told me I would be charged if I found them and took them back myself... mind you lesson learnt, I would never rely on the police again... I would break the door down and worry about the consequences later... We missed finding them after they had been gone for 3 weeks by a few hours... I had my suspicions who took them and thought the police would look into them... stupid me..

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    The investigator is nuts.

    How come it's ok for someone to come onto your property and steal your dogs, but it's not ok for you to go on someone's place and take them back.

    Oops officer, my dog pulled her lead out of my hand and ran back there - I just went and got her? Or "I was never there"... And once you have the dog back - obviously they're yours because then the onus would be on the thieves to prove different. Yuck.

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    Yea yuck is right.

    There perhaps needs to be something in place for situations like that I reckon.

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