Puppy Purchase Agreement
Agreement between ____________________________, hereto after referred to as “Seller”, and _________________________,
hereto after referred to as “Buyer”,
City, State, Zip:_____________________________________________
for One (1) puppy (breed)__________________________.
DOB:________________ Color:__________________ Sex:___________________ Sire:________________________ Dam:___________________
Full purchase price: $______________________
This puppy is a purebred and is certified as such by the ________________ registry.
Deposit Policy: Buyer understands that deposit is non-refundable, except in the event that the puppy dies prior
to being picked up by the Buyer. Buyer assumes all responsibility for any and all events that may occur which could prevent
buyer from following through on the purchase of the puppy.
Temperament: Buyer, by signing this contract, acknowledges that behavior &
temperament is based on a combination of genetics & experiences the puppy will gain after it leaves the Seller. Ongoing,
consistent socialization and training are critical to ensure the puppy is raised properly to be obedient with proper manners.
Lack of consistent socialization to strange people, places, and things, to include other dogs, will adversely affect the genetic
temperament the puppy was born with. To validate that the puppy receives the proper socialization and training
to learn how to be a well-trained, well-mannered dog, all buyers must agree to enroll in as many obedience courses as are
necessary, in order for the puppy to obtain an AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certification by one (1) year of age. (Not
applicable to Chihuahua puppies). Buyer understand that the temperament of some puppies can be deemed "hard" or can be deemed
"medium" or can be deemed "soft". A "soft" puppy is one that wilts with the slightest correction. It is very sensitive and
submissive to it's handler/owner. A "medium" puppy is one that can take an average correction and bounce back, it may give
a little resistance to it's owner/handler but is not likely to "push" too hard. It has a reasonably quick recovery time after
a correction. A "hard" puppy is one that is very resilient. Hard puppies can be a challenge to raise/handle/train, as they
are not easily pushed around. Even properly raised/trained, hard puppies can develop dominance issues. They may ignore
or even react aggressively to a correction. Puppies rated as "hard" are not for first-time handlers/owners and are a
serious undertaking for even experianced handlers/owners. It is the policy of the Seller to never sell a "hard" puppy
to a first-time owner/handler. Buyers interested in the purchase of a hard puppy can and should expect a lot of questions
from the Seller to determine if they will make an appropriate placement for the hard puppy without being a danger to the puppy
or the general public. It is not uncommon for hard puppies to become more difficult to handle as they mature. There will be
additional requirements for any puppy rated as "hard".
Health Guarantee: To the best of
the Seller’s knowledge, at time of sale the puppy was in excellent health. Seller will provide Buyer with a copy of
the puppy’s medical record detailing all medical treatment received under Seller’s care as well as recommended
medical care that the Seller feels is essential to Puppy's well-being and continued good health. No one can
guarantee genetics, but the Seller guarantees that if your puppy should die prematurely (before the age of 4) from a genetically
caused disease, the Seller will give you a replacement puppy of equal value from the next available litter of 4 or more pups.
In no instance will Seller provide a refund in lieu of a replacement puppy. Proof of death due to a genetic
illness must be provided to the Seller for Seller’s Veterinarians review and concurrence that the death was due to a
genetic cause, in order for a replacement puppy to be provided. In the case of any death while in the Buyer’s care,
Buyer agrees to have a necropsy and histopathology performed and the results forwarded to Seller. This will be done at the
Buyer’s expense. The only charge incurred by the buyer for a replacement puppy, will be to pay the cost of any shipping
fees if the puppy cannot be picked up, as well as any elective cosmetic surgery (i.e., ear crop) Seller will be available
for the life of this puppy to answer any questions and provide help in any way. Buyer must take
the puppy to a licensed vet within 48 hours after taking possession, for a post purchase health & wellness examination.
If during this health exam the puppy a genetic health issue is diagnosed, the Buyer must return the puppy along
with the Vet’s written diagnosis so that my vet can review and provide a 2nd opinion. As long as the Seller’s
Vet concurs with Buyer’s Vet’s diagnosis, the buyer will receive another puppy of equal value from the next
available litter of at least 4 pups. No refund will be provided. Seller will not provide a refund or exchange
for any puppy which was injured or became sick after leaving the Seller’s premises. Buyers are advised to limit the
exposure of their new puppy to non household dogs and outside high traffic dog areas until the puppy is at least 12+ weeks
old and has received its (2nd) puppy vaccination. It is in the pups best interest health wise not to expose them
to very many outside dogs and high traffic areas until the last vaccine is given.
The following will VOID this Health Guarantee and render Buyer ineligable for replacement puppy. The other requirements
in this agreement are still binding and must be met:
-Spay or Neuter prior to 2 years of age
-Failure to take puppy to a Veterinarian for a post-purchase wellness exam within 48 hours.
-Excessive or age inappropriate exercise, i.e. running or jumping your dog prior to growth plates being closed.
-Giving more than the 4 shot vaccination protocol for puppy vaccinations. Following this protocol, the puppy should
then receive a single booster shot for Distemper & Parvo-virus, to be given 1 year after the last puppy shot given @ approximately
16 weeks. At the age of 2½ years old, Buyer agrees to have a Distemper and Parvo titer run
on the puppy. If the titer shows said dog is currently protected from these diseases, no further shots will be given, other
than those required by law
-Use of any steroid given for more than a brief period.
-Ingested items or misuse of environmental products can cause organ damage and organ failure if ingested by dogs - i.e.
tylonal and xylitol.
-Feeding a low quality dog food, such as those bought at the supermarket whose main ingredient is corn.
Registration: Buyer understands that if a puppy is purchased with no breeding rights, AKC registered
puppies will have limited AKC registration. UKC, ADBA or ABKC registered puppies will be provided with a photocopy of
the registration for the puppy. Upon proof of spay/neuter, the seller will immediately mail the hard copy of the registration
paper to the buyer. Buyers purchasing a puppy with full registration will be provided with the hard copy of the registration
certificate where both the seller and buyer will be listed as co-owners of the puppy until such a time as the requirements
for breeding have been met (For Chihuahuas: minimum breeding age of 12 months(males) or 18 months(females). For American Bullys/American
Pit Bull Terriers: Minimum of OFA hip results of fair, good, or excellent and CGC title. For Dobermans:
Minimum of OFA hip results of fair, good, or excellent, vWD result of either clear or carrier, and one title. For Doberman
or American Bully/American Pit Bull Terrier puppies rated "hard", additional requirements of membership to a working
sport club and at least one working title.) At such time, the seller will sign over full ownership of the dog to the
Legal/Financial Responsibility Policy: Buyer agrees to hold Seller forever harmless for any medical
expenses for illness or injury to the puppy, legal expenses, or any other expenses incurred by the puppy for the remainder
of its lifetime, including but not limited to: registration expenses, dog-at-large/barking violations, injuries to the dog,
property of the owner or other person, damage to other animal or person caused by the dog, etc.
Return Policy: We have a no pound/ no homeless pet policy for our puppies. Buyer will ensure that this dog will
never be surrendered to any Humane Society, animal rescue group, or animal shelter. This dog will not be used for purposes
of research and shall not be sold or given to any wholesale establishment, chain store, catalog sale house, pet store, puppy
mill or puppy broker. This is a non-transferable contract. Buyer agrees to Seller's demand that Buyer MUST
notify the Seller immediately should the Buyer, for any reason, not be able to keep said puppy at any point in the
puppy's life. In all instances, the puppy will be returned to the Seller to be retained, placed or resold at the Seller's
discretion. Buyer will return all medical records and registration papers, having been signed back to the Seller as the
sole owner of the puppy. Buyer is responsible for any and all costs in returning said dog. Any or all liabilities, expenses
or liens that have occurred on the puppy are the Buyer's responsibility. At the Seller's discretion, Seller may elect
to resell the puppy. Under no circumstances shall the Seller be held responsible for any expenses for any puppy not
in the possession of the Seller. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES may the Buyer destroy said puppy before
discussing this decision with the Seller except for urgent health reasons (documented by a vet) which would impact the puppy’s
quality of life. If the Buyer violates this term of the contract Buyer will pay a penalty to the Seller equal to the
full purchase price of the puppy. Buyer agrees to remain in contact with the Seller, to call should they have questions,
or need advice about their puppy or are unsure of how to handle a particular issue or behavior. Buyer agrees to keep
the Seller apprised of the puppy's health, longevity, titles/awards earned and to send pictures as often as possible,
minimally once every 60 days. By entering into this contract, you are gaining a relationship with a Seller who genuinely
cares for the health and well-being of their puppies and who expects to hear from the Buyers in regards to OUR puppy.
Registered Name Policy: When registering the puppy, Buyer shall use the prefix
“Benchmark’s” at the beginning of the puppy’s registered name, or the suffix “von Benchmark”
at the end of the puppy’s registered name. The puppy’s full registered name after prefix or before suffix shall
be agreed upon by both Buyer and Seller.
Breeding Policy: Buyer understands that no dog sold with breeding rights shall be bred prior
to the age of 24 months (Dobermans and American Bullys) or 18 months for females and 12 months for males (Chihuahuas).
The Buyer is required to skip at least one heat cycle between breedings and not to use the dog to produce more than 4 litters,
except under special circumstances (to be agreed upon by both Buyer and Seller). 4-litter restriction applicable to females
For American Bullys/American Pit Bull Terriers: A minimum of OFA hip certification of "fair", "good",
or "excellent" is required prior to breeding. Buyer must obtain a minimum of CGC (Canine Good Citizen) title prior to
breeding. Buyer agrees that this dog shall never be bred to an unregistered dog (any American Bully/American Pit Bull
Terrier not registered with the ADBA, UKC, or ABKC is considered unregistered.) If it is found that the dog has
been bred to an unregistered dog, the buyer will be found in violation of this contract and full ownership of the dog shall
be immediately transferred back to the seller at the buyer's expense. All paperwork, vet records, and registration shall be
transferred along with the dog.
For Dobermans: A minimum of OFA hip certification of "fair", "good" or "excellent" and vWD test results
of "clear" or "carrier" are required prior to breeding. Buyer must also obtain at least one title on the dog prior to breeding.
(CGC, SchH BH, CD, RN, AG, etc). Buyer agrees that this dog will never be bred to a white/albino Doberman, nor will it be
bred to a Z-factored Doberman, nor to an unregistered Doberman (any Doberman not registered with the AKC, UKC, or FCI
is considered unregistered.) If it is found that the dog has been bred to a white/albino, Z-factored, or unregistered dog,
the buyer will befound in violation of this contract and full ownership of the dog shall be immediately transferred back to
the seller at the buyer's expense. All paperwork, vet records, and registration shall be transferred along with the dog.
Housing/Care: Buyer agrees to provide quality emotional, physical, and medical care for the
puppy for the remainder of its lifetime. Buyer agrees to provide food appropriate for the puppy at all stages of its growth
and development. Buyer agrees to provide adequate shelter for the puppy, as well as keep the puppy safely confined to prevent
its theft or injury caused by the puppy roaming free off the owner’s property. Buyer understands that no puppy is to
be housed outdoors as a permanent living arrangement. The health guarantee as descibed in this contract will be void if puppy
is found to be kept outdoors, and at Seller's discretion, puppy will be subject to reposession by the Seller if it is
found to be kept outdoors. If at any time the Buyer cannot provide the minimum care as outlined in this contract,
Buyer will return puppy to Seller at Buyer’s expense. If at any time the puppy is deemed unhealthy or in immediate danger
by a veterinarian, Police Officer, Humane Agent, or Dog Warden, and said condition is determined by that person or agency
to have been caused by the Buyer, full ownership of the puppy shall be returned to Seller immediately, including any registration
paperwork and other records.
This puppy has been evaluated by the Seller and its temperament has been rated:
HARD SOFT MEDIUM
Additional requirements for puppies sold with a temperament rating of "hard": Puppies sold with a temperament
rating of "hard" are required to be enrolled by the Buyer in a working sport club (such as Schutzhund, PSA, Ringsport,
etc) by the age of 6 months and participate in regular training within that working sport club. Buyer is required to provide
Seller with proof of experiance with working dogs, and must be able to provide references from an established trainer, a veterinarian,
and at least 2 persons not related to them. All puppies rated as "hard" will be sold on a co-ownership until a working title
is obtained. Entry-level titles (Such as SchH BH, PSA PDC, and FR Brevet) are not considered working titles. Buyer must obtain
a minimum of level 1 title in an established recognized sport. Buyer understands that no puppy rated as "hard" will be sold
into a home with children under the age of 10. Homes with children aged 10-15 may be permitted with additional review for
OTHER: Other requirements listed here: ________________________________________________________
Buyer agrees to and fully understands the contents of this agreement and furthermore understands that this is a legal and
Deposit in the amount of $___________ was paid to Seller on __/__/____
Buyer agrees that on the date the deposit was made, the puppy appeared healthy
Puppy was paid in full on this date __/__/____
Buyer agrees that upon completion of sale, puppy appeared healthy
Puppy was picked up on this date:__/__/____
Buyer agrees that on the date of pick-up, puppy appeared healthy
Buyer print name: _______________________ Buyer Signature: ___________________
Seller print name: _______________________ Seller Signature: ___________________