Sequoyah German Shepherds
Whereas SEQUOYAH SHEPHERDS,
hereafter called “Seller” is the breeder of a German Shepherd Puppy,
further described as:
Description of Dog
AKC Litter No. ____
DNXXXXXXXX ______ Whelped:
Name & AKC Name of Sire:
Name & AKC Name of Dam:
State: _________ ZIP: _____________
Home Phone: ____________________
Mobile Phone: _____________________
Hereinafter called “buyer,” is
desirous of purchasing the animal described above; now therefore in
consideration of the following:
Stated purpose and function
of the dog:
_X_ Pet or working dog with no breeding rights,
limited registration. The registration may be upgraded to full
registration if the owner acquires a working title, OFA or PennHip
certified the hips, OFA certifies both elbows, and obtains the written
agreement from Sequoyah Shepherds.
____Limited registration, with the offspring of this dog
being un-registerable. It will be spayed or neutered. This dog is NOT
guaranteed to be a breeding dog.
____Full registration, guaranteed breeding dog. The
buyer is a member of a working dog club and avows he or she will title
or certify the dog as a working dog as well as obtain hip and elbow
certification to prove it worthy of breeding.
Purchase Price: $_
This dog is a purebred German
Shepherd, registered with the American Kennel Club and an individual
application shall be available at no additional charge to the Buyer.
The litter application will be mailed separately.
Upon execution of this contract,
the Seller does hereby convey title and interest in the described German
Shepherd dog to the Buyer (except for the terms listed herein).
The Seller warrants this animal to
be in good health and free from parasites as of the time of sale. Said
animal may be returned to Seller for any reason within the 72 hours
following purchase. Provided that the animal has not been damaged in
any way, the buyer will then be entitled to a refund of the original
Limitations of Contract
This contract applies to the
original puppy and original buyer only and is nontransferable to a
second party. No replacement puppy will be given if Puppy has been
bred, neutered or spayed outside of the limitations of this contract.
Buyer is responsible for transportation costs to and from Sequoyah
Shepherds kennels on original and replacement puppy.
puppy, upon purchase, shall be placed on limited registration.
Offspring of this puppy are not eligible for registration with the
American Kennel Club until Buyer fulfills the following obligations:
- 1. At no less than 12 months
of age, the puppy must be PennHip x-rayed to confirm that his hips
score are at least in the top 50% of his breed OR at no less
than 2 years of age the puppy can be OFA x-rayed and must certify
FAIR, GOOD, or EXCELLENT.
- 2. Elbows must also be
x-rayed and certified to be free of elbow dysplasia.
- 3. This dog will be titled or
certified as a working dog to prove it worthy of breeding unless a
written waiver of this requirement is acquired from Sequoyah
- 4. Seller must be contacted
and presented with certification, as well as an opportunity to view
the dog or a quality pictures of dog. Seller must approve the
quality of the dog for breeding purposes.
Quality of the dog is not only confirmation and appearance, but includes
temperament as well.
- a) As of the date of this
agreement, puppy is in good health and free of communicable
- b) The Buyer has 72 hours in
which to have Puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian of Buyer’s
choice to personally inspect said Puppy. Buyer may return Puppy to
Seller for a full refund for any reason within this 72-hour period,
providing that the animal has not been damaged in any way. The Buyer
will then be entitled to a refund of the original purchase price.
- c) Hip Dysplasia is a
congenial malformation of the ball and socket joint of the hip. A
dog may or may not become lame because of the disease, depending
upon its severity. Although there is no guarantee that a puppy will
not get hip dysplasia, we are making every effort to avoid such an
occurrence by using stock that has been x-rayed and rated. In the
event that one of our puppies does become dysplastic, we will
replace the puppy with another of the same quality if the puppy is
found to have hip dysplasia in which the disease is properly
diagnosed. The x-ray and OFA letter of diagnosis must be returned
to the breeder. This guarantee excludes arthritis caused by
accidents, falls, blows, environmental problems such as obesity, and
failure to follow recommended diet.
- IF A PUPPY IS SPAYED OR
NEUTERED BEFORE 14 MONTHS OF AGE WITHOUT THE EXPRESS
WRITTEN CONSENT OF SEQUOYAH SHEHPERDS, THE GUARANTEES ON
BOTH HIPS AND ELBOWS ARE NULL AND VOID
Buyer chooses to keep the puppy, a certification of sterilization must
be given before any replacement will be made by the Seller. This
guarantee on replacement, is good from the time the puppy turns 12
months old until the last day of the month your dog becomes 36 months
event that a female conceives a litter or a male sires a litter, this
guarantee becomes null and void. Sequoyah Shepherds will not be
responsible for any veterinary or other expense incurred nor will
Sequoyah Shepherds pay for any transportation charges for the
identified in Section 1, is being sold for the sum of $
, to be paid in full on/by ___________.
A) The Buyer swears
that he is not purchasing the animal for resale and swears that he
is not acting as an agent in the purchase of this animal and that it
will remain solely in his custody. Buyer further swears that he is
not associated with a pet shop or animal broker, and that this
animal will not be used or trained for activities which are illegal
or for which it is not suited by reason of temperament or
conformation. Specifically, puppy will be used for personal
protection, but not as a guard or attack dog for commercial
premises, or to hunt or fight other animals.
- B) The Buyer agrees that Puppy
will not be bred until after the age of two (2) years and shall only
be bred after receiving OFA certification of both hips and elbows.
Puppy shall be bred only to OFA or PennHip certified mates. Buyer
will forward a copy of OFA Certification or PennHip Certification to
Seller upon receipt.
- C) Buyer agrees to NOT start
Schutzhund Bite Training or other strenuous physical training
(roadwork/jumping) of Puppy until it has reached a minimum of 14
months of age. This is to prevent this training from damaging Puppy
during formative stages. THIS INCLUDES FRISBEE CATCHING AND
OTHER IMPACT SPORTS.
- D) Buyer agrees that Puppy is
NOT to be left solely in a backyard or kennel and will be allowed to
spend substantial quality time in the home with family members.
Puppy is sold with the understanding that it was to go to carefully
selected parties and the Buyer AVOWS that Puppy shall become a
member of the family. (This is to assure proper development and
maintenance of the temperament for which the animal was bred.)
- E) The Buyer may choose
Puppy’s name, but, he must use the beginning letter of the litter as
designated by the breeder as well as the suffix “Sequoyahhaus” or
“Sequoyah Haus” in naming the dog. FAILURE
TO DO SO WILL RENDER ALL GUARANTEES IN THIS CONTRACT NULL AND VOID.
This puppy belongs to the “ ____” Litter and therefore the
registered name must begin with “____”.
- F) The Buyer agrees that the
sale of puppies produced by this dog will not be made to any owner,
employee, agent or individual connected with a pet shop, or
wholesaler of dogs.
(“Wholesaler” as defined by any individual
that buys puppies in litter lots for their own resale, trades puppies
for articles, sells puppies by the litter, etc.) In the event that the
Buyer does sell any puppy to the above mentioned organizations or
individuals, the Buyer agrees to pay the Seller for damage to its
Kennel’s name in the amount of $10,000.00.
- G) The Buyer agrees to care
for this dog as would a humane and conscientious dog owner, and
agrees to provide:
fencing, adjacent to and accessible from the Buyer’s home, and to
confine the dog when outdoors and refrain from restraining it on a chain
veterinary care, including but not limited to annual checkups; to keep
all immunizations current, specifically rabies, distemper, parvovirus,
and other communicable diseases, according to the Veterinary Medical
Association guidelines. Additionally, animal will be kept free of fleas
house for this dog within the Buyers home and yard.
exercise by providing the dog with supervised walking or running on a
transport. The buyer must not at any time transport the animal in the
open cargo area of a vehicle, i.e. pickup truck bed.
Feed the dog a good
quality pet food.
- H) The Buyer agrees to pay the
remaining balance on the puppy at the time of, or prior to, the
puppy pick up date OR prior to shipment. In no case shall a dog be
released by the Breeder without payment in full unless authorized IN
WRITING and signed by Sequoyah Shepherds.
- I) Deposits are accepted on
unborn and very young puppies. The Breeder will hold any puppy
until eight weeks of age, at which time payment is due in full. If
the Buyer is not able to pick up the puppy on the stated Release
Date, we will be glad to continue caring for the Puppy until 9 weeks
of age at no additional charge providing we have already received
your payment and signed contract. If no payment is received, then
the deposit will be considered forfeit and the puppy will be made
available to another home.
From 9-10 weeks of age (an additional week)
we will continue puppy care and start crate training for an additional
$100.00. The Buyer will be responsible for this charge.
From 10-12 weeks of age the puppy will have
to enter the puppy socialization program which will be an additional
$125.00 per week. The Buyer will be responsible for this charge.
After 12 weeks of age, the charge will
become $225 per week and will include more formal puppy training
(including but not limited to Sit, Down, Come, and Leash Training). The
Buyer will be responsible for this charge.
Additional training cost will be added to the balance paid on the puppy
(unless training costs have been paid in advance), until the time at
which there is no more balance remaining. If the Buyer has not picked
up the puppy at this time, the puppy will be considered abandoned and
will be made available to another home. Buyer will be responsible for
any outstanding balance prior to being released by Sequoyah Shepherds.
puppy being held becomes sick or dies and or the puppy does not qualify
for the Buyers home, the breeder (Seller) will return Buyer’s deposit or
move Buyer’s deposit to another litter. Seller may choose either,
return of deposit or move deposit to another litter. If you are unable
to pick up your puppy or simply change your mind about owning a German
Shepherd, the DEPOSIT and ALL CARING/TRAINING MONIES are
NON-REFUNDABLE. However, Buyer may place their deposit onto a
different litter, if preferred, at any time. If the deposit is rolled
after the Release Date, any charges accrued from care or training of the
original reserved puppy will be subtracted from the deposit / balance.
expenses regarding the animal, including proper care, veterinary fees,
housing, or legal liabilities are the responsibility of the Buyer at
whose home the animal will reside.
Seller strongly recommends Buyer
attend obedience classes with Puppy & provide proper socialization
opportunities for Puppy.
Seller shall not be held responsible
for acts of Puppy. Seller shall not be held responsible for the
development of non-genetically derived disqualifying faults, diseases or
The Buyer agrees to inform Seller of
any titles or awards obtained by the animal for our records. The Buyer
will inform Seller of any change of address or phone number so that we
may keep track of all animals bred by Seller.
Additionally, Buyer agrees to keep
in contact with the Seller and inform the Seller of any health or
behavior concerns that arise during ownership of this animal. The Buyer
agrees to use all reasonable measures to resolve the issue and keep the
Seller updated with the development of the problem or success. The
Seller agrees to be of any assistance possible to the Buyer.
The Buyer agrees that ownership or
possession of this dog will not be transferred without the express
written consent of the Seller. The Seller will accept the return of
this dog at any time the Buyer declines to keep said dog. However, the
Seller is not obligated to refund any or all of the purchase price. The
Buyer will not abandon this animal to a shelter or give the animal
away. If the animal is found to have been sold or given away without
the Seller’s consent, the Seller will take legal action and the original
Buyer of the animal will be responsible for all legal expenses incurred.
Violations of the terms of this
contract renders all guarantees stipulated in this contract to be null
and void and may result in the Buyer being required to return the dog to
the Seller within five days of receipt of notice from the Seller. The
Buyer will be responsible for the cost of the dog’s transport back to
the Seller. If the Buyer violates this agreement, he will be
responsible for any / all legal costs the Seller acquires enforcing this
agrees that he or she understands this contract fully, and that the
contract is under the jurisdiction of the State of Tennessee. It is
agreed that the place of venue shall be Hamilton County, Tennessee.
This contact constitutes the full
agreement of both parties. Wherefore, the above named Seller and Buyer
have executed the foregoing contract of sale at ______(am/pm) on this ______
day of __ ____, 2017.
________Paid in full. Initials:
________This dog is being sold on terms.
The amount of _________ is the
deposit on the dog, and there is a remainder of _________to be
paid as follows:
The dog will be paid in full by________________, or
the dog must be returned to Sequoyah Shepherds with no refund of monies