Originally Posted by taratippy
Sorry but I disagree with what your saying here, IMO as a breeder you are responsible for that dog for life regardless of the cost and if breeders are not prepared to do whatever it takes to get the dog back they shouldnt really breed.
I agree with what you are saying but the law and privacy issues are that information on a microchipped dog can only be shared with the registered owner. That is the law not my choice. Personally I think in the perfect world all unwanted dogs or puppies would be returned to the original breeder and therefore rescues and shelters would no longer be needed. If I sell a dog, I cannot track it down later and find out where it is, it is a privacy issue whether I like or not that is the way it is. Has nothing to do with the breeder being responsible or not.
So a signed contract indicting that the pup is to be returned should be the only solution, then it is up to the breeder if they wish to pursue the owner if it rehomes a dog without the knowledge of the breeder. I had this happen with a rescue dog and I did get the dog back eventually but it was along fought battle.