WHEREAS, Joselynne Roddy, hereinafter called "Breeder” is the owner of a German Shepherd Dog PUPPY, further described as:
Sex ____________________________ Color___________________________
Date of Birth:______________________
Name of Sire: _____________________ Name of Dam:_____________________
And WHEREAS, _________________________, hereinafter called "Buyer" would like to purchase the Dog described above, hereinafter referred to as the puppy.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the sum of $________ Dollars, the Breeder hereby
Agrees to sell one German Shepherd Dog puppy under the following warranties and conditions and no other warranties or conditions either expressed or implied.
1. That the above-described animal is a purebred puppy, and comes with FULL / LIMITED AKC registration. Breeder will register the puppy and have the AKC mail the certificate directly to the buyer in their name as ““_____” Name” Vom Vierblaettriges Bauernhof. Buyer shall choose a suitable “____” name within 1 week of purchase. 2. Buyer agrees to take the puppy to a licensed veterinarian within 2 BUSINESS DAYS or the attached health guarantee is null and void. The puppy will have had its’ first vaccinations (Solo-Jec 5 Canine Distemper-Adenovirus Type 2-Parainfluenza-Parvovirus Vaccine) at age 8 weeks, with boosters at 12 weeks, and 16 weeks, if we still have possession of the puppy. The puppy has been dewormed with Panacur at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of age. The Seller warrants the puppy to be in good health and free of Communicable Disease at the time of pick up. 3. If the puppy is found to have a congenital defect of the hips, elbows, etc. the buyer may receive a replacement. See Item “A” on page 2 (Health Guarantee) of this Agreement for specifics. 4. The Guarantees in this contract only apply to the Original Buyer and IS NOT Transferable if the puppy is resold or given to someone else, without express written consent of the Breeder.
5. If Puppy Fails to be a suitable match at temperament testing at 49 days, Buyer shall have the option of purchasing a different puppy from the same litter (if available), transferring their deposit to another litter, or receiving a refund.
Agreement of terms is acknowledged by the signing of this Agreement. This Agreement is entered into on this ______Day of ______, 2017 in the County of Whiteside, in the State of Illinois, USA and will be interpreted and enforced under the laws of Illinois and The United States. If any clause in the Agreement is against said laws, then that clause shall be null and void. This document represents the entire agreement between the parties. No other agreements, promises, verbal or implied, are included unless specifically stated in this written Agreement.
Breeder Signature ________________________________ Date____________
Breeder Address: Breeder Phone:
Buyers Signature ________________________________ Date_____________
Buyers Address: Buyer Phone:
Date of Pick Up: Seller Initial____/Buyer Initial:_____
Buyer must have the puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian within 2 BUSINESS DAYS of pick up, and must document the date of and attending veterinarian for this visit on the bottom of this agreement. Should the puppy be found to have a serious health defect at this initial vet visit, the breeder is to be contacted immediately. Buyer must provide Breeder with written diagnosis signed by a licensed vet, and at that time the buyer can request to 1. return the puppy for a replacement puppy of equal value from a current or future litter, OR 2. return the puppy and receive a full refund. The breeder is not responsible for the vet bill. *Puppies that become sick or die due to an accident or buyers negligence (chewing electrical cords, hung by collar, exposing the puppy to strange dogs not living in the home before fully vaccinated, etc.) will not be replaced.
A. Hip and Elbow Dysplasia and Degenerative Myelopathy.
The puppy’s hips and elbows must be x-rayed by a licensed veterinarian, certified and skilled at producing x-rays for OFA or SV evaluation. The preliminaries must be done between the ages of 12-13 months of age if OFA, with officials between the ages of 24-28 months. The Breeder guarantees that the puppy will certify with OFA Hips at the age of 24 months as "excellent, good or fair", and elbows "normal", or at 12 months with SV as A1/A2 (Normal/Fast Normal). This OFA guarantee is binding only if preliminary x-rays were done on the puppy at 12-13 months of age by a licensed veterinarian and the preliminary x-rays were found to be as described above. Dysplasia caused by obesity, dietary deficiency, or over exertion and other preventable reason is NOT Guaranteed. In the event that a bitch conceives a litter or a male sires a litter, this guarantee becomes null and void.
All Puppies are DM "CLEAR" or "NOT AT RISK" by Parentage.
In ANY case that Buyer receives a replacement puppy from Breeder, Buyer must first show proof of spay or neuter of the original puppy and they MUST RETURN AKC papers prior to receiving a replacement puppy.
If the puppy is spayed or neutered prior to 2 years, this guarantee is voided. There will be no refunds or replacements of any puppy which is altered prior to 2 years of age. Vets will often recommend doing this around 4-6 months old, however, for the health and well being of a German Shepherd Dog, it is recommended to leave the Dog INTACT until at least 2 years of age.
C. Vaccinations & Deworming
We begin deworming at 2 weeks of age, and vaccinations are given at 7-8 weeks of age, and again at 10-12 and 13-16 weeks of age if we still have possession of the puppy. Buyer will be provided a list of vaccinations the puppy has received, as well as a list of the dates and a schedule for future vaccinations and deworming. YOU MUST LIMIT EXPOSURE OF THE PUPPY TO UNFAMILIAR DOGS UNTIL THE PUPPY IS FULLY VACCINATED. This means avoid large group puppy classes, and places such as dog parks, Petsmart, etc.
D. Diet Recommendation
We feed all of our dogs and puppies quality dog foods. The puppy is currently being fed Wellness CORE Puppy
three times per day, dry. We feed this food because research has proven it to have an acceptable calcium/phosphorus ratio, which most current research shows is necessary for proper growth and development in large and giant breed dogs. It is also GRAIN FREE, and research shows that the primary ingredient in quality food is meat based (Chicken, Beef, Turkey, Lamb etc). We have found it to be the most affordable of the highest-quality feeds available. Feeding premium food promotes good health, strong teeth, shiny coats, and firm stools. Most importantly, studies done specifically on German Shepherd puppies has shown that raising GSD puppies on correct formulations not only reduces the incidence of orthopedic issues, but also helps reduce the incidence of Pano, weak pasterns, and pancreatic insufficiency. German Shepherd Dogs should be fed to maintain a LEAN frame, with a recommendation of a "4" on 9 point scale as ideal. Buyer acknowledges that they have read the information on appropriate feeding of large breed puppies, and has received a list of appropriate feeds for feeding large breed puppies. (_____ initial)
E. Socialization and Training
Our puppies are raised underfoot, socialized with other large dogs, extensively handled by adults AND children, and exposed to variety of conditions (farm life, with livestock, inside, cats, adult dogs and puppies, car rides, walks on a leash, etc.), and they are usually started on crate training at weaning. To ensure your puppy’s temperament remains as sound as the day it leaves our home, once your puppy is fully vaccinated, take it places as often as possible. German Shepherds are very intelligent dogs with working drives. Responsible owners channel this intelligence and drive in the proper direction with adequate love, attention, and training. Bored, lonely, and/or neglected GSD’s can become depressed, highly destructive, and/or aggressive. PUPPIES WILL CHEW AND BITE! This is normal, however, it is important to correct and/or redirect “naughty” behavior quickly and fairly. We strongly suggest the buyer to take their new puppy to obedience classes to learn proper handling techniques, once the puppy has been fully vaccinated. Please consider the quality of the instruction at these classes. Not all trainers are created equal! "Mixed breed" or "pet store" classes may not be appropriate for a working breed dog! Quality training is usually best accomplished with a local Schutzhund club, or other breed-appropriate organization. If, despite proof of proper socialization and handling, you are not satisfied with the temperament of your puppy, you may return the puppy for a replacement. We cannot guarantee against environmental temperament problems, resulting from abuse, neglect, teasing, or failure to acquire appropriate training for the dog.
Buyer agrees to register the puppy's microchip in their name within 2 weeks of the date of pick up, or this health guarantee is null and void.
If for any reason you become unable to care for your puppy, we will be happy to take the dog back or help you place the dog in a new home. WE NEVER want to see a dog we have bred end up in a shelter.
Seller Signature:__________________________________________ Date:__________
Buyer Signature: _________________________________________ Date:__________
Date of Initial Vet Visit: Attending Veterinarian: