If a dog breeder from whom my daughter purchased a puppy is threatening to take the animal back, can she get a protective order against the breeder?

There are 2 different vets, 1 of whom referred by the breeder, who advised waiting until after the first heat to spay the dog because of a congenital malformation. This would make the surgery very dangerous at this point. Both vet reports were forwarded to the breeder but she is demanding the operation be performed immediately.

Asked on June 12, 2012 under Business Law, Wisconsin


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

So long as you or your daughter own the dog that you are writing about, the breeder and former owner of the animal has no say with respect to it unless there is a written agreement signed by you stating the contrary.

If the former owner and dog breeder is threatening you and your daughter and you want to be left alone, I suggest that you consult with an attorney that has expereince in obtaining protective orders and injunctions regarding domestic issues to see what your options are.


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