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Doesn't this sound odd?

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So I've been looking at getting a mini poodle brother for Ponki for many months now. And I've ran into some very interesting breeders and I've learned a lot.
But today I came accross a breeder who has a contract that seems all good and well... it has the basic stuff like the puppy will be returned to the breeder/it needs to be taken to the vet within 4 days of purchase etc. etc.
But then I get to the end of the contract and it states that if the purchaser does not comply with the contract they agree to pay the breeder $1500....

7.If above conditions are not met the purchaser will pay $1500.00 to
Does this seem odd to anyone... or is it just me?
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Thanks KPoos, cause to me it basically meant if she felt like you are not doing a good job grooming or if you can no longer keep your dog etc. you'll have to pay her!?!?! That's just a little crazy if you ask me!:wacko:
 

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Does the contract say you HAVE to return the dog to the breeder if you can't keep it, or does it give you an option to place the dog with another home with the breeder's permission?
I would think that if the breeder is reasonable, that clause would ONLY be used in extremely rare cases when one of her dogs is actually being abused/mistreated/neglected, etc... and if the owner is responsible they shouldn't fear signing it because they know that would never happen anyway...

Good luck!!

Barb
The clause mentions that puppies may only be returned to the breeder and the breeder will rehome the puppy.
I get where you are coming from, but what guarantee do you have that the breeder will only use this in rare cases? I've met some really weird and crazy people in my search for the right breeder. (not to say this breeder is)
I just thought it was really odd that you pay for your pup and then again if she feels it doesn't get the right treatment....working as a animal activist I know people's views of what is cruel and what is not can vary extensively.
 

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I think breeder's absolutely should include a clause like that if the puppy is on a spay/neuter contract and the puppy buyer doesn't comply. The other (bogus) registries make it too easy for some one to breed an AKC puppy that's sold on limited registration or is co-owned, etc. I don't think it's a bad idea to include something like that, in case they can no longer care for the dog it has to come back to you or go to someone you approve of. There are over zealous animal rights activist will do their best to ruin a breeder if one of their dogs is dumped in rescue, w/o even giving the breeder a chance to do the right thing and come pick up the dog. People don't even honor their written word anymore, so I see nothing wrong w/ a breeder trying to protect the idividual dog and their reputation. However, if they are going to fine you for any little thing like not using the right brand of vaccines or flea repellent, that's is crazy.
Well, IMO charging people money cause they don't fix their dog would more than likely not encourage them to fix it. A spay or neuter doesn't cost $1500. If you as a breeder are that concerned about a puppy being bred then I would think it best to have them fixed before they go into their forever homes.
 

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If she is not trusting her buyer is caring person - than she should NOT sell the puppy for ANY price or with ANY contract.
I'm not upset at all wishpoo...:) I was just asking for opinions and stating my own. (I very rarely get upset... it's just not worth it - especially not because you disagree with someone's opinion on a forum ;) LOL) And I know it's hard to tell from posts what exactly the person feels.

I do appreciate everyone's input. It always helps to get some other views on a subject :)
Thanks for the input plumcrazy... I didn't even know they had these clauses in shelters.... guess you learn something new everyday. :)
 
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