|Barked: Sat Mar 21, '09 9:17pm PST |
|Ridgebacks are no more "special" than any other breed of dog. Not to be a critic but did you ever think he may have just didnt think to ask because she wasnt intended to be bred in the first place??? Or hes just telling you that because he wants more money for the puppies that would otherwise be or lesser *quality* so to speak.
You can get a dog DNA tested and Im sure THAT way they can see what breeds are in your dog.
I guess it all really comes down to what YOU want out of the puppy. If you want a pet, then why bother about papers, YOULL know its a pure Ridgeback (hopefully).
IF you have plans to show your dog in any AKC recognized competition or sport, then I would pass on heartache and frustration and purchase a dog you KNOW is register-able, whos parents are also both registered, and then you will have proof if needed. Nothing worse than buying a dog "forgetting to ask" for papers and then having to jump through hoops to try to locate the breeder and get them to register the litter, the puppy, etc etc etc etc long process.
AKC also has a program that you can send in pictures of your supposed "purebred" dog and they will go over the pictures and either consider it registered or not. You have to also send in proof of spay/neuter as these dogs may be limitedly "registered" but they arent breeding stock in AKC's eyes. Ive though about doing this with my Border Collie we adopted from the local shelter. He came to them as a stray so there is no PROOF that hes 100% BC but... just look at his pics, what else could he be?!@ lmao..
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