Note: if you did receive papers with your pup marked with UKC (United Krnnel Club) or ADBA (american Dog Breeders Association), then you need to check that the breeder/previous owner has signed them allowing you to register your pup, and fill out the necessary information and send it in with your payment to register the pup in your name.
You didn't lose your girl, you just lost your turn!
"In this breed, there's no such thing as an expert! The day someone says they're an expert, they need to walk away from the dogs, because someone's going to get hurt. You should be learning something new every day." John Maynard-Circle M Kennels