Ellettsville, IN 47429
General Contract of Sale for a Pet Quality Boxer Puppy
This sales contract entered into this ___ day of ______ 2009, between Alisha
Mobley (Shaeward Boxers), (hereinafter referred to as BREEDER) and ____________________, (hereinafter referred to as BUYER)
is done so freely by BUYER and BREEDER.
In consideration of the purchase price of _______ and of all the mutual
promises contained herein, BREEDER promises to transfer ownership to BUYER of the following Boxer dog once proof of spay/neuter
of said dog has been provided to BREEDER:
Date of Birth:
Sire Name and Registration #:
Dam Name and Registration #:
Health: BREEDER guarantees
that, to the best of their knowledge, the puppy is in good health at the time of sale. The BUYER agrees to take the puppy
to a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours of purchase for evaluation. Should it be determined that the puppy is suffering
from a serious hereditary or communicable disease clearly attributable to the BREEDER, the puppy must be returned to the BREEDER
within 48 hours, at the BREEDER’s expense, for a full refund or a replacement puppy. The BREEDER reserves the right
to a confirming diagnosis, by a veterinarian of their choice, prior to the return of the puppy.
Temperament: Temperament is
one of the most important characteristics of the Boxer breed and the BREEDER guarantees temperament for the life of the dog.
At the time of sale, all puppies have been evaluated as having a sound temperament. If at any time the BUYER believes that
the dog has developed a temperament problem, the dog must be returned to the BREEDER, or a third party authorized by the BREEDER,
at the BUYER’s expense, for evaluation. If the BREEDER determines the dog has a temperament problem that makes it unable
to function as a safe companion animal, the BUYER agrees that the BREEDER may euthanize the dog and a replacement puppy will
be provided according to the “Conditions of Replacement” listed below. If the BREEDER determines that a dog returned
for “temperament” problems has been abused or neglected in any way (including a lack of, or improper socialization)
no replacement puppy will be provided. Furthermore, the BUYER agrees to surrender the dog and sign the necessary papers to
transfer sole ownership of the dog to the BREEDER without any right of refund or any other monetary consideration.
Dysplasia: The BREEDER guarantees
the puppy against crippling hip or elbow dysplasia (defined as changes in the joint that are manifest by chronic lameness
and an inability to function as a pet) until five (5) years of age. As dysplasia is caused by a combination of genetic, nutritional
and environmental factors, it is not possible to guarantee against any dysplasia. If the dog develops crippling dysplasia,
the BUYER must notify the BREEDER in writing and provide a statement of diagnosis from two (2) veterinarians, one of whom
may be chosen by the BREEDER. A replacement puppy will be provided according to the “Conditions of Replacement”
listed below. The guarantee against dysplasia is null and void if the dog has not been maintained at proper weight (defined
as easily palpable ribs).
Congenital Defects: The BREEDER
guarantees the puppy against terminal congenital defects until the age of five (5) years. In the event the dog is diagnosed
with a terminal congenital defect, the BUYER must notify the BREEDER in writing and provide a statement of diagnosis from
two (2) veterinarians (one of whom may be chosen by the BREEDER) stating that the dog can not function as a companion animal
due to a defect of genetic origin. A replacement puppy will be provided according to the “Conditions of Replacement”
Conditions of Replacement:
In addition to the veterinarians’ statements listed above, replacement conditions are as follows:
1) The dog can not function as a companion animal.
2) The dog must not have whelped or sired a litter after placement with the
3) The original BUYER must own the dog.
4) The replacement puppy will be of approximately equal quality in terms of
5) All shipping costs on the replacement puppy are borne by the BUYER. Shipping
costs may include, but are not limited to, health certificates and vaccinations required for interstate travel, crate rental
or purchase, and actual shipping costs.
6) The final decision to replace a puppy and the timing of such a replacement
is at the
discretion of the BREEDER.
Conditions of Sale
● All puppies are sold on a 72-hour trial basis, during which time the
BUYER’s veterinarian should check the puppy. If the BUYER is not completely satisfied with the puppy, the puppy must
be returned to the BREEDER, at the BUYER’s expense, for a full refund of the purchase price, within 48 hours of notifying
the BREEDER that the puppy is to be returned.
● The BUYER agrees that if, for any reason, he/she is unable to keep
the dog at anytime during the dog’s life, whether co-owned or under the sole ownership of the BUYER, the dog will be
returned to the BREEDER who will relocate the dog to a suitable home. THIS IS AGREED TO BY THE BUYER AS A CONDITION OF THE
SALE OF THE PUPPY. If the dog is returned in good health,
the BREEDER will refund the following amounts to the BUYER, less any expenses incurred by the BREEDER, after the dog has been
placed in an appropriate home:
From 72 hours up to 3 months after the time of
sale – 75% of purchase price;
From 3 months up to 1 year after the time of sale
– 50% of purchase price;
From 1 year up to 2 years after the time of sale
– 30% of purchase price;
From 2 years up to 4 years after the time of sale
– 20% of purchase price;
From 4 years on after the time of sale –no
Furthermore, the BUYER agrees to sign the necessary papers to transfer the
sole ownership of the dog back to the BREEDER. This includes, but is not limited to, the American Kennel Club registration.
The BREEDER will deduct the cost of veterinary and/or grooming care from the refund on any dog returned in poor condition.
Poor condition includes, but is not limited to, malnutrition, parasites, sickness, and/or disability. No refund will be given
for a returned dog that has suffered abuse or neglect.
●BUYER shall assume full responsibility for the health of the
dog following the initial 72-hour trial period. BUYER agrees to maintain the dog in good health at all times.
●The BREEDER is committed to raising sound, healthy, loving
Boxers. Congenital heart defects have been a recurring problem in the Boxer breed that can only be eliminated by careful,
informed breeding. In order to help reduce the incidence of these defects in the Boxer dog, the BREEDER needs to know the
condition of the heart in all dogs produced. To this end, the BREEDER strongly recommends that the dog’s heart be checked
by a Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist for Sub-Aortic Stenosis/Aortic Stenosis at two (2) years of age and that a 24-hour
electrocardiogram (Holter Monitor) be placed on the dog at one (1) year of age with 24-hour electrocardiogram tests being
repeated every other year there after to check for premature ventricular contractions. Copies of the cardiologist report and
electrocardiogram results must be sent to the BREEDER as soon as they are available.
●The BREEDER is selling this puppy as Pet
Quality. The puppy will be registered on an AKC Limited Registration which states on the certificate that “Offspring
of this dog are NOT eligible for registration”. In addition, the dog must
be spayed/neutered between six (6) and twenty-four (24) months of age. Spaying a bitch before her first heat greatly
reduces the risk of her developing mammary cancer and eliminates the chance of life threatening uterine infections (pyometra).
Altering a male eliminates the risk of his developing bacterial prostatis or testicular cancer. The purchase of this puppy is
CONDITIONAL until this requirement is fulfilled, and the dog may be repossessed by the BREEDER
if it is not met within the specified time. When the BREEDER receives a copy of the spay/neuter certificate,
AKC registration papers will be transferred to BUYER.
●Upon the death of the dog, at any age, prompt notice and the particulars
of the death will be given to the BREEDER.
●It is agreed and understood that any and all costs and expenses
necessary to implement or perform any term, covenant or condition of this contract shall be borne solely by the BUYER. Any
and all reasonable costs incurred by the BREEDER to enforce the terms and conditions of this contract will be paid by the
BUYER. The BUYER agrees that any willful failure to adhere to this contract will result in the release of the BREEDER from
any and all guarantees and any further obligation under this agreement. Furthermore, the penalty for violation of any part
of this agreement by the BUYER shall be forfeiture of the dog and signed registration papers to the BREEDER, and the sum of
$5000.00 paid to the BREEDER in the form of a cashier’s check within five (5) days of the discovery of the violation.
The BUYER also agrees that failure to return the dog in accordance with the instructions given by the BREEDER shall entitle
the BREEDER to enter in and upon any premises wherein the dog is being kept without being in breach of the peace or otherwise
being deemed in violation of the law. This contract shall be governed by the laws of the State of Indiana.
I have read, understand and agree to abide by the terms of this contract,
consisting of three (3) pages, including this page, dated this ____ day of ______, 2009 and signed by both parties to assure
the well-being of the dog and the Boxer breed.
BREEDER, Alisha Mobley