Contract for Limited Registration
Puppy Contract - Limited Registration (Pet Only)
DTM Cane Corso
This agreement (”Agreement”), dated as of , 20 (the “Effective Date”), is between (”Breeder”), and (”Buyer”). The subject of this Agreement is the below-described puppy/dog (”puppy/dog”).
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The Breeder and Buyer agree as follows:
Deposit. A non-refundable deposit of $ shall be paid to the Breeder upon execution of this Agreement. The Deposit shall be applied to the final Purchase Price (defined below).
Purchase Price. The full purchase price of $ (”Purchase Price”) is agreed with the balance due in full (a)before the puppy is shipped or (b) upon Buyer’s pickup of the puppy/dog. Any shipping and handling expenses are the responsibility of and shall be paid by the Buyer. All payments due under this Agreement shall be made in US Dollars and paid to Breeder via Good Dog, Zelle transfer, Cash App, Venmo, bank wire transfer, or cash.
Limited Registration. The puppy/dog is a purebred Cane Corso registrable with AKC and ICCF and is being sold with limited ACK and ICCF registration. Breeder agrees to provide Buyer with all registration papers. As such, the puppy/dog is not eligible for exhibiting in Conformation (but may compete in other performance events, such as Agility, Obedience, and Rally). The puppy/dog shall not be bred at any time and if pups are produced, such offspring will not be eligible for AKC or ICCF registration.
Unauthorized Breeding. The puppy/dog is being sold solely as a companion and breeding of the puppy/dog is expressly prohibited. If at any time the puppy/dog has produced any offspring, (a) Buyer must return the puppy/dog to Breeder immediately and pay Breeder $15,000 per litter of offspring and (b) all of Breeder’s warranties set forth in this Agreement will become null and void.
Breeder’s Obligations. Breeder represents and warrants the following:
Ownership. Breeder is the lawful owner of the puppy/dog and has the right to transfer ownership of the puppy/dog to Buyer. Ownership of the puppy/dog will be transferred to Buyer upon Buyer’s payment of the full Purchase Price.
State of Health: Short-Term Health Warranty. The puppy/dog (i) was previously examined by a licensed veterinarian and was found to be in good health at that time and (ii) has had the immunizations enumerated in the health records provided to Buyer. Buyer, at its own expense, must have the puppy/dog examined by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours for the guarantee in this section to be valid. If, within the Examination Period, a licensed veterinarian finds the puppy/dog to be unhealthy or unfit for sale, the puppy/dog may be returned to Breeder for a full refund of the Purchase Price. The veterinarian must provide a written statement deeming the puppy/dog “unfit for purchase”, which must be sent to Breeder within 48 hours of the veterinary examination. The foregoing guarantee expressly excludes any issues caused by Buyer’s ill-treatment, abuse or neglect; any health issues that result from the puppy/dog’s transportation from Breeder to Buyer; and all minor illnesses and health issues, including upper respiratory infections, allergic reactions, stress colitis/diarrhea, internal or external parasites or contagious viruses (including canine parvovirus), UTIs, vaginitis, or umbilical hernias.
Long-Term Health Warranty. Breeder provides a two-year warranty from the puppy/dog’s date of birth against any debilitating congenital conditions. For purposes of this section, “debilitating congenital conditions” include cardiomyopathy and mitral valve disease. This Agreement does not include hip/elbow/knee dysplasia, entropian eye, ectropian eye, demodectic mange, gastric tortion, epilepsy, cherry eye, or any conditions resulting from injury or obesity while under the care of Buyer. In the event the puppy/dog exhibits symptoms of a suspected debilitating cogenital condition, Buyer must immediately inform Breeder and supply any requested veterniary records to Breeder. Breeder will be given the opportunity to take the puppy/dog to licensed veternarian of Breeder’s choice for examination.
Returns/Refunds. If it is determined by a licensed veterinarian that the puppy/dog (i) was “unfit for purchase” or (ii) has a genetic disorder that is identified within the warranty periods descrived above, the Buyer may keep the puppy/dog and receive reimbursement for any veterinary expenses related to the illness provided that such reimbursements will not exceed the Purchase Price amount.
No Other Warranties. No other warranties or guaratees, expressed or implied, are made by Breeder, and the puppy/dog is sold and delivered in an “as is” condition, except as expressly and specifically set forth herein.
Proper Care. Buyer will provide good and proper care of the puppy/dog. Such care includes providing adequate housing and protection from the elements, a safe (preferable fenced) exercise area, and proper and sufficient nutrition. Buyer will provide proper veterinary care throughout the puppy/dog’s lifetime, including but not limited to, routine vaccinations to maintain the puppy/dog’s immunity to common canine diseases.
Veterinary Care. Buyer will also provide the following veterinary care: (i) routine vaccinations to prevent common infectious diseases; (ii) routine treatment for internal and external parasites; and (iii) annual examination by a licensed veterinarian.
Care to Prevent Orthopedic Conditions. Buyer will also provide the following care:
Proper nutrition to support ideal growth and maintain optimum body condition. Buyer will not overfeed the puppy/dog nor allow it to be overweight.
Proper daily exercise to maintain the puppy/dog in good condition, but no forced exercise (such as jogging) until the puppy/dog is full grown or the activity is apporved by a licensed veterinarian.
Avoidance of stress injuries, such as not allowing the puppy/dog to jump form or over heights taller than itself at the shoulder until the puppy/dog is full grown or the activity is approved by a licensed veterianrian.
Pickup or Delivery Date: Buyer agrees to pickup or schedule delivery by a certain date if the puppy/dog does not get ears cropped. If puppy/dog does get ears cropped, Buyer agrees to pickup or schedule delivery by the day after the surgery. If Buyer fails to do so, a $50 per day boarding charge shall be added to the final payment amount before the puppy/dog can be released to Buyer.
Sale Prohibition. Buyer is not acting as an agent in the purchase of the puppy/dog. Buyer agrees neither the puppy/dog, nor any offspring of the puppy/dog, shall be used for purposes of vivisection or research. Buyer also agrees neither the puppy/dog, nor any progeny of the puppy/dog, shall be sold by or through any commercial broker or wholesale establishment, any chain store, catalog sales house or pet store.
Restrictions on Transfer. If, at any time, Buyer is unable to keep or care for the puppy/dog (including upon Buyer’s death or incapacity), at the Breeder’s sole election, the puppy shall be (a) returned to the Breeder together with duly executed documentation transferring Buyer’s ownership interest in the puppy/dog to Breeder or (b) rehomed by Buyer with Breeder’s prior written approval, in each case without any refunds or payments due to Buyer. If, following receipt, Breeder decides to rehome the puppy/dog, Breeder may elect to refund Buyer a portion of the original Purchase Price after deducting applicable maintenance, training, veterinary and other costs. Such refund amount may be significantly less than the puppy/dog’s original Purchase Price depending upon the age, training, and condition of the puppy/dog.
No Transfer Outside of the United States. Buyer further agrees that the puppy/dog will not be sold to anyone residing outside of the United States without the Breeder’s prior written approval.
Spay/Neuter Provision. The right to ownership of the puppy/dog is not conditional upon spay/neuter. Spay/neuter of the puppy/dog cannot happen before 18 months of age to allow for proper growth. If puppy/dog is spayed/neutered too soon, all warranties set forth in this Agreement are null and void. Breeder reserves the right to remove the puppy/dog and all signed paperwork transferring ownership of dog back to the Breeder from Buyer without compensation if Buyer breaches this provision. Buyer is NOT required to spay/neuter puppy/dog.
Breach By Buyer. Buyer’s breach of any of the foregoing obligations shall result in Breeder’s warranties set forth in this Agreement being null and void. The breach also gives the right to the Breeder for removal of the puppy/dog and all of it’s paperwork from the Buyer. Buyer is required to sign the paperwork to transfer ownership back to the Breeder.
Ongoing Communications. Both parties agree to promptly notify the other of any change of address, email or phone number. Buyer agrees to (a) maintain contact with Breeder regarding the puppy/dog at least once each calendar year, and to reply as promptly as possible to inquiries about the puppy/dog from Breeder; (b) inform Breeder of any titles completed by the puppy/dog as determined by the American Kennel Club or other registries and inform Breeder of any major change in the health of the puppy/dog throughout the puppy/dog’s life, including, but not limited to, cancer, epilepsy, heart, eye or hearing conditions, allergies, bleeding disorders or autoimmune disease, and behavior problems particularly fear, anxiety or aggression. Buyer will, upon the natural or accidental death of the puppy/dog, promptly notify Breeder of the particulars of the animal’s death.
Remedy for Mistreatment. If the Breeder feels the puppy/dog is not getting proper care and treatment, Breeder has the right to have the puppy/dog examined by a licensed veterinarian. If such veterinarian finds the puppy/dog to be a victim of ill-treatment, abuse or neglect, (a) Breeder has the right to take full possession of the puppy/dog and its duly signed AKC and ICCF transfer papers/registration and (b) all Breeder warranties herein shall become null and void. For the avoidance of doubt, if Breeder takes possession of the puppy/dog in accordance with this section, Buyer shall not be entitled to any refunds of any payments made to Breeder.
Governing Law. This Agreement, and all matters arising out of or relating to this Agreement, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof.
Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties regarding the subject matter herein and supersedes all prior or contemporanous agreements, negotiations, discussions and understandings, written or oral, betweent the parties with respect to such subject matter. Neither party may assign, transfer or subcontract any obligations (or rights) under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other party. No changes, modifications or waivers the this Agreement will be effective unless in writing and signed by both parties. In the event that any provision of this Agreement is determined to be illegal or unenforceable, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and such counterparts together shall constitute the same instrument. This Agreement may be executed by electronic signature for all purposes and shall have the same force and effecet as an original signature.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Breeder and Buyer have executed this Agreement effective as of the Effective Date.