As I mentioned in a previous post, we have finally found a breeder we really like and have 99.999% decided to proceed with. I was hoping you knowledgeable dog owners/breeders could read over this contract and let me know if it's standard or if there are any red flags you see. Thanks!
XXX Breeder guarantees that the puppy sold is in good physical health on this day of purchase.
Our Veterinarian has performed a complete physical and has issued an International Health Certificate to attest to the perfect health of your puppy. Puppy was bought as a pet and will not be able to be bred.
Breeder can not guarantee against, bloat, cancer, dewclaw re-growth, missing or misaligned adult teeth, ear infection.
Should puppy have a bellybutton hernia (that MY Vet feels requires repair) and or undecended testicle(s) this will be repaired during a spay/ neuter at Breeder's cost and at Breeder's Vet before puppy goes home.
We offer replacement for known and proven inherited illnesses that we have screened their parent's for, and that would prevent the puppy from being enjoyed as a pet, or if puppy develops crippling hip dysplasia where the puppy can not walk, we will replace the puppy with another puppy of same sex, colour, breed and equal value, at our first opportunity, provided the conditions below are met and kept buy buyer:
1. Within the first 2 (two) years of the puppys life, if he or she is found to have a genetic disease as described above, that young pup will be replaced. If Breeder replaces your pup, the first pup must return to Breeder. This is to insure that that ill puppy has superior quality of life. Some diseases can be formidably expensive and Breeder wishes to assume risk at our Vet. Every breeding is done with great care, thought and research; however, unexpected recessives can be evidenced even though all health testing had been done on sire and dam. Buyer pays all shipping costs involved in returning and receiving replacement puppy. Should puppy die or be euthanized puppy's medical report and microchip Implant will be sent to Breeder.
2. Buyer will send Breeder a photo of the puppy at one year of age, which will be of digital quality that Breeder can use for advertising purposes. The Buyer agrees that if at any time or for any reason they cannot keep the pup/dog, they must notify Breeder who will either offer to take the puppy back or aid in his/her placement.
3. Registration papers were provided at time of purchase either in hand or in the bottom of the cage that puppy was shipped in. It is up to Buyer to transfer the papers into the Buyers names should Buyer wish to do so. "Breeder" prefix is to remain on our brown puppies and "Breeder" prefix is to remain on our red puppies. All our pet puppies are sold with "limited" registration papers. Breeder is not responsible for any further registration process costs, or in obtaining any other organizations registration papers.
4. Contract will be void of puppy has any surgeries before a year of age, after you receive the puppy, if puppy receives Lepto or Corona vaccination, if puppy receives Rabies yearly and not every 3 years as indicated by manufacturer. If Breeder does not receive a photo at 1 year of age.
Buyer agrees to provide routine veterinary care for the puppy including proper vaccinations or protocals, routine worm checks and to keep records of such care should Buyer have to return the puppy for replacement. Buyer understands contract will be void if Buyer fails to provide routine veterinary care, if puppy is sold, bred, sterilized before 1 year of age unless done by our Vet before puppy goes home, transferred or injured by accident or neglect or our prefix is not on the puppy's registered name. The Buyer will assume any further medical and legal costs involved in caring and maintaining the puppy as of the day of purchase. We also highly recommend Buyer take and graduate from a Basic Obedience Class taught by an accredited Trainer or School. This guarantee does not cover any common puppy ailments such as worms, vitamin deficiencies, any viral, bacterial diseases, disorders brought on by parasites, cancer, bloat or any illness that there are no conclusive health testing for. I, the Buyer have read this contract and understand fully the contents thereof and acknowledge receipt of it. We are not relying on verbal statements not contained herein. Should the BUYER choose to break any of the covenants of this Agreement, the remainder of the Agreement will be considered null and void.