EDELHAUS KENNELS

DOG PURCHASING CONTRACT – PET COMPANION PUPPY

On This day ________________________________

This agreement is between (Seller) __________________________________________________________

and (Buyer) ___________________________________________________________________________ to provide for the subsequent care and well being for the puppy described below. The further purpose of this contract is to protect and preserve the welfare of the line, and the breed, as well as the individual puppy that is being entrusted by the seller to the buyer.

DESCRIPTION OF DOG It is agreed between Seller and Buyer as follows:
The dog sold pursuant to the terms of this agreement are as follows;
Breed: ________________________________________________

Sex: ______Color: ___________ Whelped: ______________

Sire: _______________________________________________________________________________

Dam:________________________________________________________________________________

The following representations and conditions apply to the sale of the aforementioned dog:

      ¶ ¶     All health records of the dog, [up-to-date of the sale] accompany this contract. The seller attests to the dog having no known illnesses or health deficiencies. At the option and expense of the Buyer, the dog may be examined by a veterinarian and if buyer is not satisfied that the dog is in good health, the dog may be returned within 3 days of the sale and a replacement will be made as soon as available. Any claims must be made within the 3 day time period and will be verified by the Seller's own veterinarian. Veterinarian’s statement of serious health problems must accompany the return. If the puppy is returned for any reason, All transportation costs back to seller will be at the expense of the buyer. * No cash refunds will be given, as this puppy is being sold as a permanent family member and is not to be resold, traded, co-owned, or given away or disposed of in any way without the written permission of the Seller.

      The seller is not responsible for any veterinarian bills, or any other bills that the owner may incur for any reason after the purchase of the puppy/dog.

      ¶ ¶      Seller is not liable for any behavior or action of the dog once it leaves the physical custody of the seller. Buyer shall indemnify and hold harmless the seller from any and all loss, damage, and/or expenses, including court costs and attorney fees, arising from the negligence or willful misconduct of the buyer or anyone having physical custody of the dog, and/ or the actions or behavior of the dog, and/or the failure of the buyer to abide by the terms or conditions of this sales contract. This indemnification shall survive the death of the dog or other termination of this contract. New owners initial_____________

      ¶ ¶      This dog, identified in Section 1, is being sold for the sum of $ ______________________ to be paid in full before time of pickup. Any other arrangements must be made in advance and in writing signed by both the Buyer and Seller.

      ¶ ¶    This puppy is guaranteed for 24 months against any inherited disorders that would shorten the normal life span or would cause the puppy not to be suitable as a pet. If such a problem should develop contact me immediately and we will work out a replacement for you. It will be up to the seller as to whether the puppy will be replaced with the original pup left with the buyer, or if the original pup should be returned before a replacement is given. If the puppy is to be replaced, the puppy/dog being returned must not show neglect such as having not been socialized or mistreated. The dog/puppy, therefore , should be in good mental health. If the puppy has been bred all guarantees are void, This pup is sold as a pet puppy which is substantially less than the cost of a breeding puppy. If a pup is sold as a pet and then bred, it hurts the show lines that we have worked hard to produce and also de-values the breed through unscrupulous breeding practices. Therefore, if bred, an additional payment of three thousand dollars will be paid to the seller by the buyer. Court cost to obtain monies will be paid by the buyer/owner.

      ¶ ¶    The dog will be registered with the prefix kennel name (EDELHAUS) in the registered name on the official registering papers. A.K.C. Registered papers are to be the only registration allowed on this pup/dog.

      AKC Limited Registration Papers will be given upon receiving written documentation by a vet that spay or neuter of pet/companion puppy/dog has been completed.

      New owner Initials________________ Date_________

      MAINTENANCE

      ¶ ¶      Owner hereby agrees to properly care for said dog, providing high quality food as recommended by the breeder, fresh water, and exercise daily, and to maintain said dog in good health at all times, keeping current with shots, vaccinations, worming and any other appropriate veterinary care, including heartworm preventative, and agrees to assume all financial and legal responsibility for said dog from the time of this contract.

      ¶ ¶      Buyer agrees that this dog or bitch is NOT to be left in a backyard or kennel only. This dog or bitch is sold with the understanding that it was to go to carefully selected parties and that the Buyer avowed the dog or bitch would become a member of the family. (This is to assure proper development and maintenance of the temperament for which the dog was bred.)

      ¶ ¶      Buyer agrees to provide Seller with photographs suitable for advertising and photocopies of all awards and critiques along with the judge(s) name(s) and the Club sponsoring the show. Buyer also agrees that Seller may use the photographs and any particulars of qualifying awards in any future advertising.

      ¶ ¶      Owner hereby agrees that any abuse or neglect of dog, physical, emotional, or otherwise, whether intentional or involuntary, will void all claims to said dog, and that all rights and legal claims and full ownership will immediately and automatically revert to seller with no recourse to owner whatsoever

LEGAL MATTERS
When you sign this contract, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to the provisions of this contract. This contract is executed in two counterparts with an executed counterpart retained by each party hereto. The undersigned have carefully read the entire contact, and so understand and agree to its terms and conditions. The written terms of this contract constitute the entire agreement and no other written or verbal statements, promises, documents or writings shall have any weight or effect upon this contract. All court proceeding will be held in Newport, TN.

Seller’s Signature ___________________________________________ Date: _____________

Address: __________________________________________________ Phone:____________ _______________________________________________

Buyer’s Signature ____________________________________________ Date: ______________

Co/ Buyer signature____________________________________________ Date______________

Address: __________________________________________________

Cell Phone: ____________________ Home phone____________________

Other_________________________________________________________________________