1. DESCRIPTION OF PUPPY/DOG
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Color: Black and Red, Black and Tan, Bi Color, Black
Sex: Male Female
AKC Number: ______________
Date Whelped: ___/___/_____
Name of Puppy: ____________________
2. Limitations Of Contract
a) This Contract applies to the Original Puppy/Dog and the Original Buyer
and is nontransferable to a second party.
b) No replacement puppy will be given if Puppy has been bred prior to 24 months
of age, or has been spayed/neutered prior to 24 months.
c) Buyer is responsible for transportation costs to and from Kennel on
original and replacement Puppy.
3. Seller’s Representations
a) As of the date of this agreement, Puppy is in good health and free of
any communicable diseases or health issues.
b) Buyer has 72 hours in which to have Puppy examined by a veterinarian
and to personally inspect the puppy. If the puppy is found to be ill or in
poor health within 72 hours of purchase, a report of the results is to be sent to the Seller and puppy can be returned immediately at no cost to the seller. Verification of illness by breeder’s veterinarian will be done prior to any refund is given. Refund will not include nonrefundable deposit. Seller is not responsible for illness or health problems which are
diagnosed after the 72 hours.
c) At the time of sale, the puppy has been checked by breeder’s veterinarian
and has had all age appropriate vaccines and has been wormed. The Puppy has no health issues or defeats.
a) Puppy is being sold for the sum of $_________, to be paid in full by
b) Puppy is being sold for the sum of $__________. A non-refundable
deposit in the amount of $_________ was paid on __/__/____.
Remainder to be paid at time of transfer of puppy is $__________.
c) If payment for puppy is not receiver by the agreed upon date, Seller
has the right to repossess the puppy and that the Buyer will be liable for
any costs of that repossession.
d) Buyer understands that the deposit is non-refundable, but can be
transferred to a future litter.
e) Puppy is being sold with a Limited Registration unless otherwise stated.
5. Health and Hip Guarantee
a) Seller guarantees that the Puppy is in good health and has received
age appropriate vaccinations, de-worming and has had a
veterinary health check. Future care instructions will be given that
seller feels are needed for the Puppy’s well being.
b) Seller guarantees that Puppy will be free of any abnormal health
defect or genetic disorder that would cause a severe disability or death until the Puppy is 12 months of age. A replacement puppy of similar quality will be offered as soon as one is available.
c) Seller requires that puppy has preliminary x-rays be done at one year
of age. Genetic hip dysplasia will be evident at this age. Seller’s
guarantee only covers genetic hip dysplasia. After the age of 24
months, a second set of x-rays will be done and submitted to OFA
for evaluation. Seller guarantees that puppy will obtain a passing
rating of Excellent, Good or Fair and elbow rating of clear. A copy
of the OFA certification must be submitted to Seller. This guarantee
is void after 28 months.
d) Should the Puppy be diagnosed as dysplastic or a disorder of the
elbow by a Veterinarian and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
elbow Buyer will have the option of receiving a replacement Puppy
from a Litter of similar quality when on is available. Original Puppy must be spayed/neutered before replacement Puppy is given.
e) The Breeder will only guarantee genetic dysplasia. Dysplasia can be
developed by exercising to hard, climbing stairs, jumping over or off
elevated objects. If Puppy is not kept lean, nutritional deficiency,
injury or abuse will nullify this guarantee.
f) Buyer is responsible for all costs for x-ray’s, OFA fees and
transportation costs for original and replacement Puppy.
g) Guarantee is void if Puppy is bred prior to the age of 24 months. Puppy should not be spayed/neutered prior to the age of 24 months. If the Puppy is spayed or neutered prior to 24 months, the guarantee is void.
h) Testicles: Both testicles should drop by 6 months. If both have not
dropped by 12 months, dog should be neutered. If puppy was
purchased for breeding, a replacement will be offered when one of
similar quality is available.
a) Breeder does not Warrant the Temperament of the Puppy after it
is transferred to the Buyer. Temperament is both genetic and
environmental. The breeding was done to assure sound temperament
of the Puppy. It is up to the Buyer, to provide the proper structure and
care of the puppy.
b) Buyer acknowledges the importance of socialization and training to
maintain the positive temperament of the puppy. Socialization should be started as soon as the Puppy is settled in to his/her new home. Puppy should have limited exposure out side of the home until he/she has had their second vaccination and it has had time to take, (14 days). Puppy will have basic obedience training starting no later than 6 months, along with ongoing socialization.
c) Buyer agree that the Puppy will not be isolated by being kept in the
yard or kennel. Puppy is to be a part of the family and is to have as much
interaction with his/her people as possible. Dogs are pack animals and need to be able to interact with their pack, which is their new family. This assures proper development of the puppy’s temperament.
a) Buyer agrees to maintain puppy in good health, provide routine preventative health care including, but not limited to, vaccinations, internal and external parasites. Puppy needs to be checked by a veterinarian when the puppy shows signs of abnormal health issues.
A mild illness can become very serious very quickly, so it is extremely important for Puppy to be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible.
b) Buyer agrees to provide age appropriate exercise to maintain proper
weight and physical condition. A proper diet of top quality premium
dog food. Most Good quality foods have glucosamine and chondroitin
from the ingredients, so added supplements are not required. Food
should also be preserved with vitamins C and E.
c) Buyer agrees to provide safe transportation of Puppy at all times.
Puppy should never be transported in the opened area of a truck bed.
d) Buyer agrees to provide obedience training and ongoing socialization
of the puppy. Seller recommends obedience classes to help the new
owners to understand the behavior and thought process of the dog.
e) Buyer will not transfer possession of Puppy without first receiving approval
from Seller/Breeder. Seller/Breeder will approve or reject parties that Puppy
will be transferred to. Under No Circumstances will Puppy be taken to an
animal shelter or rescue group. Buyer agrees to notify breeder before ordering
euthanasia of puppy for any reason.
f) If Puppy is found to be abused or neglected by the buyer, ownership of
Puppy will be immediately terminated and seller will take possession.
g) Breeder strongly advises that Buyer attend training classes and provide proper socialization opportunities for Puppy.
h) Breeder is not responsible for any actions of Puppy after it is in the
Buyer’s possession. Buyer is responsible for training and socialization.
i) If Buyer break any of these terms of this Agreement, the remainder of
The Agreement is null and void. Seller will have the right to repossess
Puppy and that Buyer will be liable for all costs in repossession of Puppy.
8.Acceptance of Agreement
By signing this contract, Buyer is acknowledging the terms within the Agreement. Affirming that contract has been read and is understood and that they are willing to abide by all articles within.