High Desert Danes Puppy Contract

AKC Number______________  Color_______________

Sire______________________ AKC Number_____________

Dam______________________AKC Number_____________

The puppy described above is sold for the amount of $_________US Dollars.

The Dog described in this contract is a Great Dane that is in good health at the time of the sale. This dog is purebred and meets the requirements for registration with the American Kennel Club (AKC). Seller has registered the litter with the AKC and will forward appropriate registration papers when dog is paid for in full.

Breeder guarantees the above described dog to be healthy at the time of sale. The breeder will not be liable for expenses as a result of any treatment required for the puppy. The breeder will not be liable for shipping costs to return the puppy to the breeder under ANY circumstances.

Breeder guarantees the puppy is free of hereditary defects to the best of his/her knowledge. Breeder further guarantees the puppy against any INHERITABLE/GENETIC defect for four  years from the date of birth. If the puppy develops any INHERITABLE/GENETIC defect within four years  of the date of birth, buyer may return the puppy to the breeder for a replacement puppy selected and agreed upon by the buyer and seller. If the selected puppy is a higher price than the original puppy, this difference must be paid for by the buyer. A replacement puppy is provided only upon the return of the puppy named above with a statement from a licensed veterinarian stating the Genetic problem. In the event of a sudden death by genetic means, buyer shall have a licensed veterinarian  autopsy said animal to prove genetic problem at the buyers expense. All shipping costs incurred with replacement puppy will be responsibility of the buyer. Breeder will have two years to replace the puppy.

Breeder reserves the right to have a second veterinarian of his/her choice evaluate the puppy’s condition before the warranty shall be honored. Buyer understands that under NO condition during the life of the puppy shall the seller pay or assist in paying veterinary expenses after the puppy is purchased.

The buyer is advised to have this puppy examined by a veterinarian of their choice within 72 hours of the delivery date. The results of this exam must be received by the breeder within 7 days of purchase or any and all health care guarantees become void. All age appropriate shots for said puppy have been given, and the record of this vaccination history will be mailed to buyer at the time of delivery. The buyer agrees to provide yearly exams, vaccinations, heart worm preventative and any other measures necessary to assure good health.

The seller makes no guarantee regarding loss of the puppy to accidental death, theft, sickness, bloat, poisoning, or any other loss beyond the seller’s control.

The seller cannot guarantee size, temperament, conformation, or show quality.  The seller does not guarantee against skin problems such as acne, demodetic mange, juvenile cellulitis, or common puppy illnesses such as parvo or distemper.

Buyer agrees to provide a suitable and safe area for this puppy. Buyer agrees to keep this great dane as a household pet, never to be chained outside, tied to a stake or trained as a guard or attack dog. Buyer agrees that puppy/dog will never be left to run or roam at large without supervision.Care is to be taken when the Great Dane is on slippery surfaces or stairs. The Great Dane’s weight is to be kept at a minimum until he/she is full grown. Buyer also agrees to enroll this pup in a dog obedience class or conformation class.

If the buyer is ever charged or convicted of animal abuse or cruelty by any state, local or federal agency, or the AKC, or is convicted of violating any AKC rule or regulation, the Buyer forfeits all rights to the Great Dane will immediately remand custody of this great dane to the Breeder along with the great dane AKC papers. Buyer will not receive any refunds or monies paid to the breeder. Under NO circumstances is this puppy to be sold, leased, given away to a pet store. laboratory, research facility or animal shelter.

The Breeder does not guarantee against conditions brought on by stress or environmental changes that we cannot control once the puppy leaves our care: therefore our guarantee does not cover: hypoglycemia, parasites, giardia, viral or bacterial infections. We do not guarantee against parvo, coccidiosis, distemper, brucellosis or corona virus because these are highly contagious diseases that can be contracted immediately upon leaving our property, including transit.

The buyer agrees to notify the the breeder of any and all changes of address and phone number. it is the Breeder’s wish to remain in close contact with the buyer and have updates in the Great Dane’s progress as often as possible. The buyer is encouraged to call or email the breeder with any problems or questions that they may have in raising their Great Dane.

*************No Re-Sale Clause*************************

In the event that the buyer can no longer keep the Great Dane, and the Breeder is deceased, incapacitated, or otherwise unavailable, the Buyer agrees to relinquish the Great Dane to an authorized agent of the Great Dane Club of America, Rescue Division, for care and placement onto a new home. If, for any reason, the buyer can no longer keep the Great Dane, ownership will revert to the seller with NO COST to the breeder in any way along with his/her registration papers/certificate, this is so we can find proper placement and keep our puppies off the streets and out of the shelters, if you wish to place your puppy/dog in a new home, then you must have breeders written consent and you must provide breeder with all new owner’s information.

Health guarantee is valid for original purchaser only unless puppy/dog returned is placed by breeder. Under NO circumstances is this Great Dane to be transferred to another owner without written consent of Seller. In the event that the Great Dane is placed with a third party without Breeder’s consent, instead of being returned to the breeder, the principle buyer does hereby acknowledge and agree to reimburse the breeder in full for any and all expenses incurred in retrieval of the Great Dane, including transportation and any and all reasonable costs involved.

Thank you for adopting one of my puppies, I hope she/he will provide you with as much joy as they have me!

*** The Breeder neither expresses nor implies any warranties or guarantees other than those written in the agreement including, without limitation, the the warranties of merchant ability and fitness. This document constitutes the entire agreement between the Breeder and Buyer with respect to this sale. The buyer’s signature below indicates that he/she has read, agrees and does understand all the conditions of the sale agreement and contract of sale. If Buyer does not sign contract and return a copy, Buyer is still held to all conditions listed in above agreement upon accepting puppy.

Signature of Buyer(s)_____________________________________

Address of Buyer(s)______________________________________

Buyer(s) phone #______________________________

Buyer (s) email_________________________________

Signature of Breeder______________________________


Nellie Messerly

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