Originally Posted by SunnyDraco
Any registry I know of requires the hard copy with owner transfer to get her papers to you.
Even if you don't plan on breeding her, without the papers she has an equal value to a grade of unknown parentage/breeding. It would be well worth the trouble and money to get ahold of her papers and get them in your name. If you don't end up keeping her for the rest of her natural life, it is to her benefit that you have her papers if you were to ever sell her.
Does the lady you bought her from remember who she had purchased her from? The other thing is, if she is registered but neither you or the previous owner have the papers, are you sure you are spelling the name correctly?
I was able to track down her first owner via email, but she said Taylor wasn't in her name the breeder registered her. She sent me her registered name in "Quotes" so I assume it is her name. I also went to the APHA site and did a name search and it shows her name is taken. That is all I can do on their without subscribing.
I will probably transfer her registration eventually, but I know that will involve a lot more work. I really just want to know when to celebrate her birthday, I know its a silly reason to check but I want to make sure how old she is as well.