Safari Standard Poodles

Cynthia Huff & Joel Haefner
2294 E. 2250 N. Rd.  Carlock, IL 61725-9638
Voice: 309/376-2102  Fax: 309/376-2029

Sample Purchase Contract
Seller: Cynthia Huff
2294 E. 2250 North Rd.
Carlock, IL 61725
309 376-2102


A. Considerations. For the sum of [$XXXXX], Cynthia Huff of Carlock, IL, (hereinafter referred to as seller), agrees to sell and [ ] (hereinafter referred to as buyer) agrees to purchase one standard poodle (hereinafter referred to as dog.)

B. Delivery. The dog is to be delivered to buyer on [date month year]. The buyer is responsible for all shipping charges both to and from the seller, and any incidental fees or costs relating to travel.

C. Limited health guarantee. Seller agrees to refund purchase price of puppy upon return to seller or to replace puppy at no charge to buyer except transportation and any incidental fees related to travel, if within 72 hours the dog is found to be suffering from communicable disease, attributable to the seller, as determined by a licensed veterinarian and confirmed by lab results. Guarantee will exclude internal and external parasites. Guarantee is limited to the amount of purchase price and does not include incidental expenses or veterinary bills incurred by the buyer. Discovery of the disease within 72 hours of delivery of the puppy by seller to buyer must be documented in writing from the veterinarian, including relevant lab results and testing, and presented to the seller within one week of delivery of the puppy. Replacement animals are to be selected from littermates or the next available litter, at the seller's discretion.

D. Genetic health guarantee. In addition, if the dog is diagnosed as having hip dysplasia, sebaceous adenitis, von Willebrandís disease, thyroid disease, or genetic eye disease prior to five years of age, seller shall at buyer's option, replace dog under terms specified above (buyer pays for transportation and any incidental or veterinary expenses incurred, but not a new dog). Written proof of spaying or neutering of afflicted animal is required before replacement animal is provided. Seller may require OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) confirmation of hip dysplasia, and of eye problems, and authoritative confirmation of sebaceous adenitis and vWD, as well as documentation from any veterinarians and/or lab technicians involved. The type of authoritative conformation is at the sellerís discretion.

E. Buyerís obligations for responsible pet ownership
Buyer agrees:
1. To give this dog the proper care, nutrition, and shelter necessary to allow the dog to achieve his\her full genetic potential, and,
2. That this dog will carry the seller's kennel prefix, Safari, and will consistently be exhibited in matches and any AKC sanctioned events under such registered name, and,
3. That upon deciding to sell this dog, buyer must notify seller and seller must be given first right of refusal and be allowed to repurchase said dog, and,
4. To provide routine veterinary care as well as care for illness, and,
5. To have this dog groomed on a regular basis as required for good health and appearance, and,
6. That this dog will not be offered for sale to pet shops, puppy mills, or their representatives or suppliers or be placed in a shelter.

F. Breeding Prohibitions. Buyer agrees that this dog is being purchased as a pet only, and that the guarantee of show or breeding quality is neither made nor implied. The buyer agrees that this dog will never be used for breeding in any way and that if the buyer or his/her agents use this dog for any kind of breeding to include producing cross breeds such as labradoodles, goldendoodles, and/or other doodle mixes that the buyer will be subject to legal action. If Seller must resort to litigation, the buyer agrees to pay all court costs as well as $15,000.00. Buyer agrees to have this dog altered (spayed or neutered) at one year of age. The AKC registration form will be withheld until the seller receives a statement verifying the alteration from the veterinarian performing the surgery. Limited registration AKC papers are to be provided at that time.

G. Liability Conditions. The seller's guarantee is null and void if any of the above-mentioned conditions are not met, or if there is a change of ownership of this dog. Seller is not responsible for this dog if it has suffered neglect, mistreatment, or exhibits temperament faults that are the result of lack of training, neglect, or abuse by the owner. In addition, seller is not responsible for any damages or bodily harm either directly or indirectly caused by said dog. Legal costs derived from litigation involving this sale or contract will be borne by the buyer.
Buyer Seller
_______________________ __________________________
(Buyer )                                     ( Cynthia Huff )


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