Below is a sample of my contract that I will require you to sign.. Please do NOT print it out, if you purchase a pup from me I will email you a copy to fill out and send back.
Silverbrook Australian Shepherd's Contract
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
email@example.com / www.silverbrookaussies.com
Litter Name:______________________ AKC #:____________________ DOB: _____/_____/________
Color:______________________ Gender: _____________ Microchip:___________________________
Buyers Name: ________________________________________________________________________
Buyers Street Address: _________________________________________________________________
Buyers City/State/Zip Code: _____________________________________________________________
Buyers Phone Number and Email: ________________________________________________________
Purchase Price $______________
Sales Tax $______________
Shipping Price $______________
Total Price $______________
Deposit Paid $______________
Balance Due $_______________
(Balance must be paid with cash if not paid in full by delivery of said puppy.)
This puppy is being sold on the following terms and conditions:
_______ With LIMITED AKC registration. This puppy/dog is NOT to be bred or all guarantees will be void and you agree to pay a fine of $10,000 paid to Amee Cook (Silverbrook Aussies). Breeder recommends that you wait till at least 12 months to alter your puppy.
_______ With Full AKC registration. Puppy is NOT to be bred before 18 months of age or all guarantees will be void and you agree to pay a fine of $10,000 paid to Amee Cook (Silverbrook Aussies).
Buyer agrees to keep the puppy/dog in good health, to have all shots and deworming at schedualed times, to provide water, food and adequate exercise. Understand that a pet is a lifetime commitment and we do not want any of our dogs to end up in a shelter. Silverbrook will accept any dog or puppy sold by us back into our care for any reason. NO refunds or replacements will be given for surrendered dogs/puppies. Puppies/dogs will be microchipped before leaving and Silverbrook is and will remain the secondary contact for the puppy/dog's lifetime to ensure puppy/dog does not end up in a shelter. If Silverbrook does not remain the secondary contact on the microchip there will be a $5,000 fine to be paid to Amee Cook (Silverbrook Aussies). Buyer is to notify Silverbrook if they plan on re-homing the puppy/dog at any time in the puppies/dog’s life. If the buyer does not contact Silverbrook and get approval in writing from Silverbrook to re-home said puppy/dog you agree to pay a $10,000 fine paid to Amee Cook (Silverbrook Aussies).
GUARANTEE: Silverbrook Aussies guarantees said puppy to be in good health to the best of the seller’s knowledge. The buyer has 72 hours, from the date of ownership in which to have the puppy/dog checked by a licensed veterinarian. IF THERE IS A PROBLEM THAT CANNOT BE RECTIFIED, you may return the puppy/dog to us, at your expense, on the day following the vet exam, along with a veterinarian's statement stating the problem and ALL paperwork buyer received from seller. You will then receive a replacement puppy of equal or lesser value. If no replacement puppy is available upon return of said puppy then buyer will be put on a list for the next available litter. NO MONEY WILL BE RETURNED. (Exclusion: This does NOT include the presence of ANY parasites and not apply to a health problem resulting from an injury or accident). All medical expenses are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Any shipping expenses returning or sending replacement puppy will be at the buyer’s expense. Viral, bacterial colds or infections such as Coccidia or Giardia are forms of worms/parasites and are not covered in the health guarantee as they are natural thing puppies can pick up. Puppies are naturally at risk for Coccidia or Giardia or parasites which is often brought on by the stress of a new home, new food, new people or just a change in environment. Kennel cough (Bordetella) is not covered as it can be easily picked up in transport to your home. Kennel cough is self-limiting and like the common cold, it must run its course. Full recovery is expected and kennel cough, coccidia and giardia on their own are not life threatening. All puppies are treated and vaccinated for distemper, parvo, coccidia, giardia and worms before they leave our kennel. However, you need to be aware that these things can arise and that they are usually not serious and are easily treated but we will not cover the cost of treatment for them. Your puppy will have age appropriate vaccinations but may not be fully immunized and should be taken right home until he/she is. Buyer agrees that any disagreements that go to court will be in the jurisdiction of the seller in Leavenworth County Kansas.
** 2 year hip guarantee against genetic moderate or severe hip dysplasia and retinal eye disease. Because 60% of all canine hip dysplasia is related to poor nutrition, we require that your puppy continue with the Life's Abundance Nutritional System for the first 26 months of his/her life in order to qualify for this 2 year health guarantee. So, if you continue with Life's Abundance Nutritional System for the first 26 months purchased through the breeder (Amee Cook), this dog is guaranteed against genetic moderate or severe hip dysplasia and retinal eye disease until he/she is 26 months of age. The OFA is the sole and only judge in determining hip dysplasia. A CERF certified veterinarian must confirm any hereditary eye defects.
***LIFETIME Free Replacement Puppy. Because we believe so strongly that nutrition plays an excessively big part in the health of the animal, we are offering a *Lifetime Free Replacement Puppy Guarantee. Should you choose this, the lifetime guarantee stipulates that the puppy must be fed Life's Abundance Nutritional System and Agility Formula for their entire lifetime purchased through the breeder (Amee Cook). The Agility Formula must be given starting when the puppy is 6 months old. The reason we have chosen to offer this option to our guarantee, is because so many dogs and cats are acquiring serious life-threatening health risks through poor diet and vitamin deficiency. We believe that these products provide the optimum nutritional benefits ensuring good health and longevity for the dog, which is why we are willing to stand behind this guarantee. If your puppy does not reach its life expectancy of 10 year, you will be eligible to get a free replacement puppy of equal or lesser value.
All guarantees listed above do NOT include the vet check, CERF exam, shots, worming, transportation, carrier or any other fees/expenses accrued while puppy/dog is in buyers care. Guarantees also do NOT cover accidental death, neglect, abuse or injuries that your dog may sustain while in your (buyers) care. We believe that Life's Abundance Pet Food and Supplements are a great combination to provide your dog with optimal health, so that your puppy/dog can live a long and happy life with your family!
In the case of sudden death of puppy/dog, breeder must receive a written notice of puppies/dog’s death from owner’s vet, along with a necropsy report indicating cause of death. We also reserve the right to acquire a DNA sample from the puppy to determine the puppy/dog as one of our lineage.
Regarding hereditary defects, there are never any guarantee that a dog would be free of a genetic disorder from past generations. But since we may not know if there are any potential weaknesses in a dog, we believe that the diet and lack of vitamins can exacerbate these conditions if found. Therefore, by providing the puppy/dog with quality food and supplements, along with all our health testing (dogs are guaranteed against hereditary defects that we have tested the parents for - for the lifetime of the puppy/dog, with the exception to DM and MDR1, which MDR1 is completely manageable through avoiding certain medications), we are hoping to reduce the chance of these potential weaknesses from hindering their quality of life, should this ever occur.
Silverbrook guarantees no disqualifying faults are present in the puppy/dog if full registration is given. Full registration puppies are show quality at the time they leave Silverbrook but all puppies grow out differently and we cannot guarantee that they will remain show quality but will remain free of breed standard disqualifications. Silverbrook does NOT guarantee eye color or ear set.
We will hold your puppy until 10 weeks old if needed. If you cannot pick up your puppy by 10 weeks old there will be a $20 per day boarding fee due at time of pick up.
Your puppy will come with pre-paid basic registration from the seller. If buyer wants any extras then buyer is responsible for those costs. Buyer agrees that the SILVERBROOK Kennel Name will be given and used in naming said puppy with the American Kennel Club also known as AKC. Buyer agree that said puppy’s registration name with AKC will BEGIN with SILVERBROOK. Buyer agrees not to register said puppy with any other registry without written consent from the seller or buyer agrees to pay a $10,000 fine to the seller (Amee Cook). Buyer agrees not to register said puppy/dog as any other breed other than an AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD, or buyer(s) agree to pay a $10,000 fine to the seller.
Only sign if you fully understand and agree to this contract in its entirety.
Once signed this document becomes a legally binding agreement.
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X____________________________________________________(Buyer)Date:____/ ____/ _______
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