Today in my business law class we talked about legal sales and illegal sales. Basically, you can not intentionally mislead people about a product you are selling. If you learn something about a product that changes the value of your product after you sell it, you are supposed to let your customer know. Also, if a seller and a buyer are both mistaken about a product and new information is found out after the sale, any contract for that sale is void. So do you guys think that this is a case of the seller doesn't know they aren't selling pure bred labs or are buyers being intentionally misled?
It may be valid in theory. I think it would also depend on state laws and if there are any pet state laws on the books. It would still fall under the UCC and could be considered a defective product if you think you are purchasing a lab but actually get a lab/weimer mix.
From what I know/read the original silver litter came from a kennel that bred both Labs and Weims. Coincidence? I think not. Some breeders of silvers claim that it is a diluted black gene. There are only 3 colors of recognized labs yellow, chocolate and black. Anyone that is selling a littler as silver is not selling a purebred lab and if they register that litter I believe that would be fraud.
Are you in law school?
No, I am in a beginning law class that is required for my business degree.
I was just curious. I took a few law classes because I thought I wanted to go to law school - turns out I didn't It's very interesting!
The beginings of silvers had weims in them. But once the recessive gene was introduced to the population, it was just a matter of breeding dogs with the dilute gene to each other to perpetuate the color. Now they are true Labradors, but they didn't start out as such. Mind you there are a few people out there who have just thrown a lab and a weim together...but those are few and far between.
Honestly, there wouldn't be a law issue here...except that the prices are ridiculous and the gene pool is horrid.
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The only law to consider about silver labs, or other mixes being sold for ridiculous prices, is, "There's a sucker born every minute". The breeders in question are fully aware of this law.
It´s like saying Labradoodles are True Labradors or true poodles just because the original poodle and lab were introduced several generations ago...