I just have a question for all you pug owners; im collecting my puppy in a week, i "reserved" him 9 weeks ago. The girl who owns him isnt a professional breeder, she just had two pugs and nature took its course! I went down to see the dog (they live 5 hours away so i could only go once) and i was happy with the living conditions and the parents and everything.
The only thing is she contacted me yesterday and happened to mention that she had already registered my puppy with a name she chose, and now its on his papers. She did this weeks ago, and in ireland it takes ages to get the forms for registering so she knew she was doing it in advance but never told me she was going to name him. Im quite annoyed because I would have liked to have a say in his name. His official name is diesel, which I dont like!
Has this ever happened to anyone else, or is it perfectly normal for the breeder to do this without consulting the future owner?
Its really bugging me, id love to hear some opinions!
(also she hasnt sent me any pictures...)
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I've never heard of that before. MAYBE if they were show dogs I could understand, but in this case I think she is wrong to do that. I've had several litters and also purchased quite a few AKC pups and never were they named before the owner took possession.
This doesn't seem right to me at all. I don't see any real reason why she would name your pug.
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If it's her dogs, I believe she does have a right to register the pugs with her kennel name. (I'm not expert, just speaking from what I've seen. Breeders, maybe you can correct me?)
Are you going to show the pug or just use it as a pet? If it's the latter, the registered name won't mean much. Just change it to what you see fit unofficially when your new baby comes to your home.
This happened to me, too. The breeder that I got Oliver from had seriously thought about keeping him, so he registered Oliver with a name he had picked out -- trust me, it was absolutely the most ridiculous name I've ever heard of. I was able to re-register him with me as the owner, but once a dog is named, he/she's named -- which I find strange, but that's beside the point.
Either way, I call my pug the name that I named him, even though his papers say otherwise. I don't think I've even looked at his papers in two years, so I don't worry about it too much. They don't mean much to me.
As long as your puppy is happy and healthy, it'll answer to whatever you want to call it, and that's what's important!!
In this part of the world the breeder may name the puppies anything he /she chooses but that doesn't mean you can't give your little darlin' his own special name.
e.g. My first born (and loveliest son), whom I called Boris Pugadonis was called Mackerly Turbo ~Mackerly being the kennell _ anyhoo, whoever thought he was Turbo chargedmust have been on drugs because he is a very sleepy pug. So... the upshot is, your puglets kennel name is no all that important if you don't attend to show yur pg.
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you can just call your pug whatever you like. the registered names don't mean much if you are not showing.
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she would have to register the litter with the irish kennel, as she is the breeder they will be registered to her..you will then transfer the ownership..
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I've never heard of this. I've had two papered shepherds myself and neither of their breeders would DREAM of choosing their registered names, even though they were different from their home names.
Most breeders will express a desire to have the names in a given litter start with a certain letter or follow a particular theme, but I've never heard of one choosing for you.
My first shepherd's home name was 'Bubba', but his registered name was 'Guardian Angel Avenger'. He was from an 'A' litter and Guardian Angel was the name of the kennel.
My current shepherd's home name is Spartan, but he's from a 'P' litter, so his planned registered name is 'VonGrunheid's Pride of Leonidas'.
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Oh dear, i must be the devil then, we dont give new owners a choice
We have our kennel name (silverbriar) then the puppies are named on a theme. The last one being herbs and spices as their mother is registered as "silverbriars nutmeg".
So we had, Silverbriar cinnamon, silverbriar saffron, silverbriar basil, silverbriar fennell.... etc etc etc etc.
With our first litter, before we had the kennel name, we let people choose their own registered names, but a few of the people took so long deciding that the puppies were nearly 8 weeks old ebfore we could register them, then we didnt have the papers back in time for people to pick them up with their puppy (we always like to have all the paperwork ready to go with the puppy), not to mention the fact that some people came out with hideous names
We do let people pick their favourite name of the ones we've chosed though