Raven asked some good questions and I am having trouble commenting on my own blog, so I am just going to try to address them in separate posts. If I forget something please let me know.
As to the registration of the male dog I need to explain that a bit. I believe his dog is at least three years old, correct? He states that he hasn't gotten around to registering him yet. You should know that it's customary for breeders to give the new puppy owners a registration application when they buy their pups, or soon after. There is also a form the breeder fills out with the info for each puppy and owner. The breeder send this form in to MSCA and the buyer sends their form in, or some breeders send the puppy application in for their client. As I said, this is usually done at pick up or soon after, not when the dog is 3 years old.
Abby's owner states that he's "working with the MSCA" to get his male registered. The MSCA can't register the dog without the breeder's permission. How do I know this? Because I bought my first Maremma, Olaf, from a MSCA breeder who didn't register the litter. The puppies were eligible for registration, the breeder just didn't want to bother. I did later contact the MSCA to see if they could help me get Olaf registered. They told me that unless the breeder was willing to help me there was nothing they could do. Period. I finally gave up trying to get Olaf registered and bought a registered male dog.
I was told by a very reliable source that the male dog can't be registered because there was something fishy about the parentage on the dog. The daddy ain't the daddy, I was told. But I don't have proof of that.
But the fact is if the breeder of the male dog never gave Abby's owner a registration application there's nothing the MSCA can do. They can't register a litter or a dog without the breeder's permission. And if the breeder had ever given him a registration application he would know it. I do know he reached out to the former BOD member of the MSCA, or actually she reached out to him. I know because she told me. And it appears that, just like I have been saying, she was not able to help him. That person is no longer on the BOD, nor are 4 other BOD members he was "working with". And I'm pretty sure the new board isn't going to be willing or able to help him. Only the breeder can and I haven't seen her weighing in on this subject. But someone could ask him why he didn't receive a registration application when he bought his dog.
This was in March when a BOD member "reached out to him", to help him get his dog registered. So why is it August and the dog is still not registered?
Author Hi I'm Kim. I love all animals but goats and dogs are my favorites so I built a business around them, breeding miniature dairy goats and Maremma Sheepdogs. I love sharing my passion and knowelege of these amazing creatures with others.