Contract (for Breeding)
This contract will apply if you want your new puppy to have the option for breeding. A copy of this contract will be provided for you at the time of sale. Puppies are priced as spay or neuter. For breeding rights, an additional $500 is required.
This puppy is the product of two purebred AKC and/or ASCA registered Australian Shepherd parents without any visible health problems, known hereditary conditions, or show faults. This puppy is guaranteed to be in good health and free of communicable disease at time of sale. This puppy was examined by a vet a few days before I received it and was given a clean bill of health. I have been given a copy of the health certificate and a shot record indicating when the next shots are due.
Refunds are only given in the event a communicable disease is confirmed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) within 72 hours after I take possession of puppy. This vet exam will be at my own expense. If at that time my puppy is not in good health or has a communicable disease, I agree to produce a written report from the examining vet within 72 hours which must include vet's contact information, statement including health issue, and state that the issue is completely attributed to breeder/seller for a refund to apply. In addition, I agree to return the puppy to the breeder at my own expense.
I will NOT receive a refund in the event I simply change my mind regarding this purchase, find a cheaper lesser quality puppy elsewhere, suddenly develop allergies, or my landlord disagrees with my purchase. Adding a new puppy to my household can be a 15-year commitment. Therefore, I have given my decision a considerable amount of thought BEFORE making a commitment to purchase. Life changing events can happen, and should I be unable to keep my puppy at any time during his/her life I WILL contact the breeder/seller for arrangements to return the puppy or gain assistance in re-homing him/her, and will never forfeit ownership to a pound, rescue, or shelter.
A third party sale makes this contract null and void as does evidence of abuse, neglect or accident, including lack of adequate quality food, water, and shelter. Breeder/seller will not be responsible for injury or accident to puppy, or cost of vet expenses due to such once he/she leaves the breeder's care. In addition, no guarantee will be provided for eye color, ear set, size, working ability, or reproduction ability.
This puppy WILL require medical attention at some point during his/her lifetime and I am prepared to pay all vet expenses from this point forward. I am making this purchase because I believe this puppy is in good health at time of sale. I am aware this puppy has recently been de-wormed, and that worms may be present in the stools as wormer is designed to rid the intestinal tract of parasites. I am also aware that healthy vaccinated puppies are still susceptible to contagious disease and parasites although every effort has been made to prevent this unfortunate occurrence.
This contract does not cover any internal or external parasite or protozoa as these are common treatable conditions in puppies and dogs and I am aware my puppy could easily contract such an issue on the trip home.
Breeding rights are included in this purchase per my request and I agree to find a mate of equal breeding quality with appropriate health clearances. I understand that there are many bloodlines with known health and DNA issues that Little Creek Acres does not want bred into their lines. Much effort and expense has been made to keep these lines free of genetic defect and I agree to breed responsibly in order to preserve and protect the health and quality of the breed. I agree to NEVER register this puppy or his/her offspring as any other breed and will require the same contract of any offspring produced by this dog. I agree to never register this puppy with any substandard registry and will only register with AKC and ASCA.
I agree to breed responsibly and never sell offspring to a broker or pet store but rather I will be committed to placing each puppy I produce directly with his/her new family. If at any time I am unable to fulfill this commitment, Little Creek Acres is available for me to surrender the puppies and their paperwork, which will be at my expense so that socialization, training, and placement of the puppies will be continued.
I agree to always remove tails from offspring produced as this is breed standard. I also agree to restrict breeding rights for any puppy produced not meeting breed standard because I understand the importance of breeding only with the intention of improving the breed and that means only allowing breeding rights with the best quality puppies in each litter.
I understand I am responsible for continuing this puppy's vaccination and deworming schedule provided by the breeder at time of sale. I agree to continue to provide flea and tick control, adequate QUALITY nutrition, fresh cool drinking water, a warm/dry place to sleep, a fenced or supervised area for exercise and bathroom needs, and lots of love.
By signing this contract, I confirm that I have read, fully understand, and agree to this contract in its entirety. Once signed, this document becomes a legally binding agreement.
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