Owner throws a fit to learn dog she paid $1,750 for isn’t the breed she wanted after DNA test

Are you considering purchasing a purebred dog? You should take this tale as a warning.

For a purebred dog, some people would rather spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Breeders and pet shops, on the other hand, are often disliked, and for good reason.

For $1,700, a New York woman purchased her puppy in Washington.

A designer dog of the Shorkie breed—a Shih Tzu and Yorkie cross—was what Phyllis Von Saspe desired.

She had the DNA of her dog Emma tested, and she felt duped by the results. Emma is a mongrel, a cross between a Pomeranian and a Shih Tzu.

This also applies to dogs purchased from pet stores.


Along with Kathleen Summers from the Humane Society of the United States, Inside Edition visited a store in Manhattan and purchased a dog.

Jak was purchased for $950 after they learned that he was a purebred Coton de Tulear from the store manager.

The outcome of the test they had him take was expected.

Jak was far away from a Coton.

The results of the DNA test revealed that he was a mix of Maltese, Havanese, and a few more dog breeds.

The store manager defended him as a purebred by citing his registration from the breeder when pressed.

She underlined that, rather than a DNA test, the registration documents serve as the industry standard for confirming the breed of the dog.

Fortunately, they managed to locate Jak a caring family who welcomed him without hesitation.

He wasn’t a pure breed of dog, like a Coton or any other, but Sarah Jensen didn’t mind.

When she first saw Jak, she fell in love with him right away and vowed to provide for his needs.

Now, instead of spending a lot of money on purebreds, THIS should be our mentality.

What happens, though, if you purchased your dog from a breeder and this occurs to you?

Unfortunately, your options are limited.

Although there exist rules against puppy mills, their protection takes precedence over the guarantee that the puppies are purebred.

The USDA’s lax enforcement of these laws just makes this situation more tragic.

This similar issue was brought up by one person, and the following is the noteworthy response:

There is a small claims court you can use. There is a $2,500 maximum. The breeder can be required to reimburse half of the money by the judgment. The breeder may be asked by the court if they are willing to accept the dog back. You lose the dog if the response is “yes.”

Additionally, user Kathy H. expressed a lot of worries about that course of action.

She emphasized that it would be ideal to have a written contract signed by all parties and the breeder attesting to the dog’s breed before anybody could bring a lawsuit like this before a small claims court.

It would be useless otherwise.

What is therefore the optimal line of action?

Consider it learned knowledge and stop helping breeders. I

Visit a shelter to adopt a dog instead if you wish to get one.

It is not the breeder’s responsibility if your puppy isn’t the one you wanted and paid for, therefore don’t return it.

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