On November 25th 2011, I took delivery of a male pup from Charmed Tibetan Terriers. The owner name is Anne Wallace-Crocker, residing at 1 Wakeman Rd, Verstal, N.Y. 13850. The pup birthday is September 29th 2012 and is 1 of 8. Charmed dubbed this litter the rock stars and gave them names such as Santana, Crosby, Lennon, etc. Mine was named Bowie. Searching through tons of Tibetan terrier web site/breeders, my wife and I choose Charmed as they seem reputable and were relatively close to us, about 3.5 hours. Through emails I learned of the different type of registration such as limited and full. Limited AKC registration for companions will be $1300 and was told you cannot show or breed them and a contract for neutering is mandatory. Full registration will give me the right to breed and or show the dog was $1500. Whereas I do not plan to breed or show the dog, I wanted to keep all of my options. I opted for full registration for $1500.
When we got home after taking delivery, I went through all the paper work in the home care package. I noticed that the AKC registration was not there. I email Charmed and ask if it was part of the home care package and if I had lost it. They told me that it was not sent back to them yet and that it will be forwarded to me when they get it. Fast forward 5 months and the pup is now 7 months old. I realized that I had not yet received his AKC full registration. I emailed Anne Crocker on April 27th 2012, to inquire about it. The email was not responded to. I waited 3 days and sent another. To my surprise, this also was not responded to. I tried calling the phone number thats on their web site and on the receipt. The phone was off line. I was told that all legitimate breeders have to provide a birth certificate and documents of lineage. I have not received the birth certificate for Bowie or any documents involving his lineage as well as the AKC registration.
Some forum members seem to suggest that this may be a disguised puppy mill and I am partially at fault for not being an informed consumer. I will accept that, however, would you want to do business with someone that will take advantage of you if they could? Basically she took money for something that she is now unwilling to give me. I do not know what you guys call that but I call it stealing.