Over the many years in which we have bred dogs, I have seen breeders getting upset at their photographs being stolen online to sell someone else’s puppies. Breeders getting upset that con merchants are using a breeders affix as a point of sale, instead of going to the person who owns the affix. Fake pedigree’s being handed out with using good breeders affixes and dogs names. This stopped me putting my dogs pedigree names online years ago or the parentage, but over time Ive added the deals again, I suppose I got complacent.
So tonight its my turn. Their is someone who is using my affix as a point of selling their dogs, also using my name. People that know me know I can curse a good un, so I have blown my top, come back to earth, then decided I had better put this on the blog in case some other person gets conned.
What is an affix ? Its a name we choose and submit to the Kennel club, they tell us if they accept it, we then pay something like £70 for the affix then we pay each year to have that name with the Kennel club. It could of even gone up in price since we took ours up. Names are often linked to something you hold dear in the family, or names which join partners together, or children. Mine however was the 11th attempt of submitting to the Kennel club as they refused the other 10!. The only Two people that have an interest in the affix is my husband, and my son Joshua Savage, because if anything happened to me, they can continue to care and look after the dogs.
When we register puppies we use this affix in front of the name of the dog. As you will see from the names of some of my dogs. Silvestre Whoo Hoo, Silvestre Fortune N’Glory and so on.
Very select people have used my dogs at stud over the years. But they can not use my affix, they use their own in registering their puppies. They are also proud to use their own affix. But you could for example see my dogs name in the five generation pedigree. But it doesn't mean its a Silvestre bred dog, as I didn't breed it. I also have no control of generations, Or to the welfare of dogs not owned by me. We allow people in good faith to use our dogs at stud in good faith.
Pedigree documents are easy to fake, and you can lie about an affix on the pedigree if you write them yourselves. But the Kennel club document will have our affix in front of the dogs name. I have been told fake paperwork is given as K C paperwork also, does it ever end! But if you’ve never seen a KC document then you probably wouldn’t know what they look like. I will at some point take a photo of one of mine, and delete the address off by covering with a piece of paper, and remove the microchip number of dog, and then you will know what a genuine K C paper looks like.
Also just because you’ve met someone doesn't mean its me! The stories Ive read in the last two weeks on illegal imports from criminals is so sad. But they rent houses to present as a normal family. Of course you dont have a clue. If you suspect you have fallen ill to crime, contact the police.
Aren’t people dreadful that to sell a dog they feel they need to fake my name.
Mrs Rachel Savage