We bought our lab when he was 10 weeks old from a family who had only owned him for one week. They quickly realized that they had taken on more than they could handle. This was a couple that we knew, but have since lost contact with (our dog is 5 years old). He is AKC registered, and I have the information for his sire and dam, as well as the first and last name of the breeder. Besides googling, what is the best way to go about finding the breeder? I'd be interested in seeing if we could purchase a relative to our dog. Any insight on this would be great!
What are the parents and or breeder's names?
Most responsible breeders send puppies out on signed contracts saying that if anything were to ever come up with the family, the dog has to be returned to them... so the fact that your friends gave up on a puppy they had for a week and just gave them to whomever, tells me they probably weren't dealing with a responsible breeder. If there are recognizable kennel names on the parents or on dogs back in the pedigree, you can look at something like that. Anyway... more info needed to help.