www.ramhausk9.com

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Middleburg, Florida (904) 294-4576

PUPPY CONTRACT

Buyer's Name:___________________________________________________________

Address:________________________________________________________________

City:________________________________ State:______ Zip:___________________

Phone: _________________________________________________________________

Buyer hereby voluntarily enters into and agrees to all terms stated in this contract as witnessed by their signature below.

The puppy agreed to in this contract is described as follows:

Registered Name (See item #2A below):_________________________von Ramhaus_

Call Name:______________________________________________________________

Sex:____________________________________________________________________

Color:__________________________________________________________________

AKC Registration Number:________________________________________________

Name and Registered No. of Sire:___________________________________________

Name and Registered No. of Dam:__________________________________________

Whelped:_____/______/______

The above described puppy will hereinafter be referred to as "Puppy.”


1A. SELLER'S_TERMS:


_____ This puppy/dog is sold with FULL AKC registration and will be considered for breeding.

______This puppy/dog is sold with LIMITED AKC registration and will not be used for breeding. If this dog receives a passing OFA rating after the age of 24 months and is determined, at that time, to be of breeding quality, the Seller agrees to sign the appropriate paperwork for the Buyer to obtain Full AKC registration.


Buyer agrees to the amount of $______________ for the Puppy and is to be paid in full prior to pick up, transport, or shipment. A deposit amount of $_____________ is to be paid to hold/reserve the puppy until pick up, transport, or shipment.

Should the Buyer no longer want the Puppy after a deposit has been paid, but before final balance is due, the Buyer will forfeit the initial deposit.

The Puppy will not be available to leave the Seller's location until after the 8th week of age and only after receiving a Health Certificate from a certified veterinarian. The final balance for the Puppy and pick up, transport, or shipment must be prior to the 12th week of age, unless otherwise noted in this contract.


If the Buyer fails to pay the final balance or pick up or ship out the Puppy prior to the 12th week of age, the Buyer agrees to forfeit all deposits paid and the Puppy will be resold by the Seller, unless otherwise noted in this contract.


1B. USE OF THE PUPPY/DOG:


The Buyer and Seller both agree that the Puppy is being acquired as a family companion or as a working dog to be used for tasks appropriate to its breed, such as, but not limited to, herding, search and rescue, schutzhund, or for exhibition in AKC conformation, obedience, or agility events.


The Buyer swears that they are not purchasing the animal for resale associated with a pet shop or animal broker, and that this animal will not be used or trained for activities which are illegal or for which it is not suited by reason of temperament or conformation.


1C. GUARANTEES:

The Seller guarantees that the puppy is in good health and has received appropriate medical inoculations, worming and care. The Seller will provide the Buyer with a medical chart detailing treatment that the Puppy has received while under the Seller's care.

The Seller guarantees that the Puppy is free of life threatening diseases or disabilities for 72 hours after delivery to the Buyer. Should life threatening diseases or disabilities be discovered by the Buyer within 72 hours after receipt of the Puppy, and attested to in writing to the Seller by the Buyer's certified veterinarian, the Seller will provide the Buyer with a replacement puppy as soon as such a puppy is available to the Seller, or refund 100% of the purchase price upon return of the Puppy. The Seller strongly recommends that the Buyer have the Puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian of choice within 72 hours of the receipt of the Puppy.

Any transportation, shipment, and/or miscellaneous expenses due to shipment/pickup of a replacement puppy or shipment/pickup of a returned puppy are at the Buyer's expense.

The Seller guarantees the hips and elbows on the Puppy up to 26 months of age. The Puppy must be x-rayed by a certified orthopedic veterinarian between 12 to 25 months of age.

A) For puppies sold on FULL AKC registration:

The Seller guarantees the Puppy to pass the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) certification with an Excellent, Good, or Fair rating. The veterinarian used for certification films must be an orthopedic veterinarian. Correct positioning plays an important role in passing certification. If the Puppy does not pass OFA certification the Seller will, upon provision of the OFA report, provide the Buyer with the following:

Upon receipt of spay/neuter certificate of the defected puppy, the Seller will provide a replacement puppy from the next available litter. No other refund will be issued. The same conditions from this contract will apply. Should the Buyer choose to accept a replacement puppy, the Buyer must pay any shipping or miscellaneous charges associated with transport of the replacement puppy.

Male puppies will have descended testicles within 12 months of age. If the male puppy does not have two testicles within 12 months of age, the Seller will provide the Buyer with the following:

Upon receipt of neuter certificate of the defected puppy, the Seller will provide a replacement puppy from the next available litter. No other refund will be issued. The same conditions from this contract will apply. Should the Buyer choose to accept a replacement puppy, the Buyer must pay any shipping or miscellaneous charges associated with transport of the replacement puppy. The guarantee for descended testicles applies only to puppies sold with Full AKC registration and not to puppies sold with limited AKC registration.

B) For puppies sold on LIMITED AKC registration:

Should the Puppy develop any life threatening or crippling abnormalities in the hips or elbows that prevent it from being a pet or home companion, which is confirmed by two unassociated orthopedic veterinarians, the Seller will, upon provision of veterinary reports and, where applicable, Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) report, provide the Buyer with the following:

Upon receipt of spay/neuter certificate of the defected puppy, the Seller will provide a replacement puppy from the next available litter. No other refund will be issued. The same conditions from this contract will apply. Should the Buyer choose to accept a replacement puppy, the Buyer must pay any shipping or miscellaneous charges associated with transport of the replacement puppy.

Important Note: Hip Dysplasia can be influenced by environmental factors including, but not limited to, obesity, dietary deficiencies, excessive training at an early age, jumping on hard surfaces, and other preventable circumstances. If it is obvious that the Hip Dysplasia was caused by environmental conditions, no replacement will be given where problems resulted from Buyers negligence.


If the Puppy is bred or becomes pregnant prior to the age of 24 months, the Hip/Elbow and other Guarantees listed in this contract will become null and void.

Both ears are guaranteed to be erect by 12 months of age. If either ear is not showing signs of standing upright by three months of age, the Buyer agrees to begin supportive therapy as instructed by the Seller. If supportive therapy does not correct the ear/s by 12 months of age, the Seller will provide the Buyer with the following:

Upon receipt of spay/neuter certificate of the defected puppy and a statement from a licensed veterinarian verifying that no trauma has occurred to the ear/s preventing correct standing, the Seller will provide a replacement puppy from the next available litter. No other refund will be issued. The same conditions from this contract will apply. Should the Buyer choose to accept a replacement puppy, the Buyer must pay any shipping or miscellaneous charges associated with transport of the replacement puppy.

The Buyer understands and agrees that under no circumstances will CASH refunds be given by Seller unless stated in this contract.


This guarantee and condition of this sale applies to the original puppy Buyer and is non-transferable.


Reproductive capability is NOT guaranteed.


The Seller has done everything in our power to produce a well bred, healthy puppy characterized by mental and physical soundness. Once the puppy leaves, we no longer have control over the temperament as we no longer have control over the type of environment for which the puppy is raised in. Puppies can develop temperament problems as a result of their environment. Because of this, we cannot guarantee temperament. Therefore, there is NO temperament guarantee.

No other warranties, whether expressed or implied, are given for the Puppy unless stated in this contract.

The Seller shall not be held responsible for the development of disqualifying
faults, diseases, or disorders, which are due to the Buyers negligence.

1D. RETURNS/TRANSFERS:

The Buyer agrees to contact the Seller if the Puppy is to be sold, transferred, or given away. The Buyer agrees to offer the Seller first right of refusal. If the Seller refuses first right at the the Puppy, the Buyer must provide the Seller with the name and address of the new owner/s.

If the Buyer wishes to return the Puppy for any reason other than previously mentioned, the Seller will provide the Buyer with one of the following options:

A) At the Seller's discretion, the Seller will refund 50% of purchase price and will take over ownership. Transport/pickup/shipment costs will be at the Seller's expense.

B) If the Seller is not able to offer the above, the Seller will provide help with placement. This may, or may not, include providing board, training, and care while locating a new home. The Seller will charge $50 per month for care, but fees can be taken out of the final sale price of the Puppy. The Buyer will be responsible for any other fees associated with care such as, but not limited to, veterinary care.



2A. BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITIES:


The Buyer agrees to NOT change the registered name of the Puppy. If the registered name of the Puppy is changed, all guarantees, warranties, and breeder support will be null and void. The Buyer understand that changing the registered name will be a breech of this contract. Again, this contract will become null and void if the registered name of the Puppy is changed.


The Buyer agrees to conduct him/herself as a responsible dog owner. The Buyer agrees that they are solely responsible for all costs and expenses of and related to the ownership of the Puppy including, but not limited to, feeding, veterinary care, and training. The Buyer further agrees that they are solely responsible for any and all actions of the puppy and agrees to hold the Seller harmless from any and all claims for bodily injury and/or property damages caused, or alleged to have been caused, by the Puppy.


The Buyer further warrants that the puppy will be kept in appropriate conditions for its health and welfare, and the puppy will be fed a suitable diet for its age and condition. The Seller recommends, but does not require, the raw diet be fed at all stages of life. A properly fed raw diet can help reduce the severity of Hip Dysplasia by slowing the growth rate to normal, as compared to hormone and steroid filled commercial kibble.

The Buyer and the Seller agree that this Contract will be governed by the laws of the State of Florida, the county of Clay, the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court, and may not be altered, modified or rescinded unless agreed to in writing by the Buyer and the Seller. If a disagreement arises, all cases must be governed by the aforementioned circuit court and may not be transferred to any other county or state.

The undersigned agree to uphold all covenants of this Agreement as of this________ day of, ______________2011.



Buyer's Signature:_______________________________________________________



Seller's Signature:________________________________________________________