Puppy/Dog Purchase Agreement
The parties enter into this 4 page contract for the purchase and sale of (1) American Bulldog Puppy/Dog. The contract terms set forth are for the benefit of each individual dog, breeder, and buyer. Without regard to the breed of dog, there is always a risk of physical problems even in the most selective breeding practices.
This _________________ puppy/dog was born on ____________________
To Sire, _____________________ and Dam, __________________________ Microchip#_____________
Purchase price of _______________________________.
This agreement, made this ______ day of _______, _____ is between Mac’s Finest Bulldogs (KENNEL), located in Vernal, UT 84078 and the BUYER:
Phone#: (___) ___–____
Buyer is aware that there is a NON refundable $300.00 to hold puppy (The deposit is a commitment to purchase a puppy and can be transferred to another litter). The remaining balance is to be paid when the puppy is picked up at 8 weeks of age. Any puppy or dog purchased older than 8 weeks of age must be paid in full.
Shipping fees, crate, and health certificate are in addition to the cost of the puppy.
The puppy is to be picked up or shipped by 10 weeks of age; UNLESS prior arrangements are made with the Seller or the Buyer forfeits all monies paid and the puppy can then be re-sold.
EXCEPTION: Puppies being shipped to Canada cannot be shipped until 12 weeks of age.
Seller does not warranty pups while being shipped; Seller has no control over their care or handling during transport. If Buyer needs to have pup shipped via air or ground transport it is at Buyer’s own risk.
Puppy sold with: Full Registration________ Limited Registration (No Breeding)______
Buyer certifies that he/she is not acting as an agent for another individual in the purchase of this puppy, and will not sell this puppy to any mass-producing kennel (puppy mill) or business.
The Buyer acknowledges that the American Bulldog is a large and powerful breed, is familiar with the traits of the American Bulldog and is aware of the importance of training and socialization.
The Buyer agrees that he/she bears responsibility for the training and socialization of the dog, and responsibility for the safety of the dog and others with whom the dog interacts. The Buyer accepts all risks and responsibilities for owning the dog and acknowledges that he/she has the sole responsibility for ongoing, lifetime socialization and training for the dog as appropriate for its age and level.
The Buyer agrees to provide the dog with the proper exercise, diet, shelter and general care and properly maintain adequate accommodations for an American Bulldog considering its size and weight. The Buyer further agrees to provide regular veterinary care including checkups, booster vaccinations and any other care needed by the dog (e.g. regular worming, illnesses, injuries, etc). The Buyer also agrees that the dog shall be maintained and kept under Buyer’s control at all times and not allowed to run at large (with possible exception of under direct supervision and control of owner).
There are many factors that can influence growth and development of a large breed dog, such as diet, exercise, weight gain, proper veterinary care, etc. The Buyer agrees to complete the appropriate vaccinations, give the dog regular and appropriate exercise, and feed the dog appropriately. The Buyer agrees to properly train and socialize the dog. It is recommended to enroll puppy/dog in an obedience training class.
The Buyer agrees to register and advertise all canines purchased from Mac’s Finest American Bulldogs with Appellation relevant to the breeding, all dogs may bear “Mac’s Finest” behind of their elected name. E.g. “Bear” must be “ Bear of Mac‘s Finest” on all registration paperwork as well as any advertising and marketing done using this canine. All dogs bred by Mac’s Finest American Bulldogs must bear this name or the contract may be considered void and the dog and any monetary value gained be returned to Mac’s Finest American Bulldogs.
The Buyer agrees that the Kennel may continue to use the dog’s name, picture and/or information in advertising the Kennel or other dogs. Buyer agrees to keep in close contact with the Seller for the life of said puppy/dog with occasional updates and pictures showing the growth, development, and wellbeing of said puppy/dog.
Buyer understands that Breeding rights are retained on ALL males sold with full registration, unless otherwise noted. If we choose to use the male as a part of our program all fees associated with collection, shipping of semen, or any breeding costs will be paid by Christy and Jeff McElhaney of Mac’s Finest American Bulldogs. If we choose to use male it will be solely for our program and not for any breedings outside of our yard.
If puppy is on a co-own contract, breeding rights are retained for the life of the dog and we choose how the dog shall be bred. Breedings can be on or off our yard. Puppy owner has no breeding rights retained unless otherwise agreed upon. Buyer also agrees to allow said puppy to be shown by Mac's Finest Bulldogs at any show until Championship is obtained. Puppy will be listed on website as a co-own. All showing and health testing fees will be paid by Mac’s Finest American Bulldogs. ________(Buyer Initials)
Puppies sold with limited registration will have no breeding rights and cannot be bred for any reason and will be in violation of agreement if puppy is bred. We, Christy and Jeff McElhaney will take full legal action for Breeding Violations. Please have puppy spayed or neutered by 9 months of age or the warranty portion of this contract is void. Proof of Spay/Neuter must be provided to Mac’s Finest American Bulldogs. Buyer cannot register this puppy/dog or unauthorized offspring with any other dog registry. Breeding dog and registering the puppies under ANY dog registry will void the warranty portion of this contract and Buyer will voluntarily pay $5,000.00 U.S. Dollars in damage. Buyer will also pay all court costs associated with this matter. ___________(Buyers Initials).
For puppies sold on full registration, Buyer agrees not to breed females before 24 months of age and males before 16 months of age and buyer agrees to health test for ICH, NCL and OFA or Penn Hip (at minimum) before breeding to ensure passing healthy traits to future litters. __________ (Buyers Initials).
In the event that the Buyer is unable to care for the puppy/dog for any reason, the Buyer agrees to immediately surrender said dog to Mac's Finest American Bulldogs. If the buyer has a new home in mind, it must be approved by seller and a contract signed with new owners and Mac's Finest American Bulldogs. Under no circumstances may the dog be surrendered to any animal shelter. Our goal is to never have any puppies/dogs produced end up in any sort of shelter or animal control facility.
If at any time, there is neglect, abuse or illegal activity involving this canine, said canine is subject to immediate forfeiture to the Kennel.
In the event of breach of this agreement, the Buyer agrees to pay all expenses of retaking, holding, preparing for sale, selling, and expenses as may be allowed by the law and incurred by the seller in enforcing his/her rights under this security agreement. The dog may be subject to forfeit if the Buyer does not fulfill his/her obligations.
Mac’s Finest American Bulldogs agrees to register the puppy with an appropriate organization and will forward the registration paperwork and pedigree to the Buyer upon receiving it from the registry. The Buyer acknowledges that due to factors out of the Kennel’s control, the registry may take some time in returning the paperwork to the Kennel.
The dog is sold for the purpose of being a companion animal. While it may be capable of performing other functions, no warranty is given to its fitness for any special purpose.
The Buyer agrees to bring his/her puppy/dog to a qualified veterinarian within three (3) days for a preliminary veterinary evaluation. Failure to have puppy examined by a licensed Veterinarian within this time frame will null and void the health guarantee. If the veterinarian finds a communicable disease and/or genetic defect, Buyer must notify the Seller immediately (Please note, you must submit proof of a licensed veterinarian diagnoses). All veterinary charges once the puppy has left the Seller’s home are to be paid by the Buyer.
The Kennel agrees that the puppy/dog is current on shots and dewormer appropriate to the puppy/dog's age.
The said canine is subject to a one year warranty starting on its day of birth concerning hip dysplasia. The hip dysplasia must be severe in nature and detrimental to the dogs health as a companion. Breeding quality dogs (Does not include pet only puppies) will be covered for any degree of dysplasia thru its 2nd birthday unless injury is suspected as the culprit any case.
Mac’s Finest American Bulldogs reserves the right to seek a second and third opinion in any and all cases wherein the Buyer seeks to utilize this warranty. The warranty is applicable only to the original Buyer and is not transferable to any third party. The Buyer agrees the remedies listed below are the only remedies available.
If the Buyer meets the necessary conditions for warranty, the Kennel agrees to a one time puppy
replacement with a puppy of equal value at which time the Kennel is reasonably able. The Buyer is responsible for shipping the previous puppy/dog to our Kennel, should he/she seek puppy replacement. Should the Buyer decide to keep the dog, the only remedy available to him/her is 50% off the puppy price of a puppy of equal value when the Kennel is reasonably able and the Buyer further accepts responsibility for any medical expenses for the canine. The warranty is null and void if the Buyer has failed to comply with the terms of the warranty or has shown negligence or abuse in the care of his/her dog. If ill health is fraudulently claimed the second and third opinion cost will be the responsibility of the buyer.
All legal proceedings will take place in the County of Uintah in the state of Utah the
residence of the breeder, and this contract is valid the entire life of the canine unless transferred to a subsequent owner.
Any alterations to the pup after it leaves possession off the Seller such as ear cropping or tail docking will VOID the health guarantee. (*Pups sold by the Seller with docked tails are still covered under the Guarantee*) Puppies bred before 1 year of age will also void 1 year Health Guarantee. __________ (Buyers Initials)
Any violation of this contract, the breeder (Mac's Finest Bulldogs) have the right to reclaim the dog at the buyers expense.
By signature below, both parties agree to the terms set forth in this 4 page agreement:
We recommend Buyer feed puppy a grain free food with 25% or less protein in it until at least 9 months of age. This helps with controlling puppy’s weight gain and structural development. Letting your puppy become overweight will put unnecessary stress on it’s joints and could possibly create joint problems in the future.
We also strongly advise that the puppy is NOT encouraged to run up and down stairs excessively or jump onto and off of furniture for at least the first 8-9 months of their life. This can cause adverse effects to the growth plates and undeveloped joints of a growing puppy.
We also strongly advise that you crate train your puppy and crate puppy when not supervised. Bulldogs are known to chew and eat stuff, crating them will help avoid obstruction surgery and possibly save its life. We also recommend that you keep rawhide, rope toys, and stuffed animals away from your new puppy. These toys are obstruction hazards.
We highly recommend obedience training and exercise every day. We can’t stress enough how important these two things are.
If you have any questions or concerns about the puppy’s development or anything else please just ask and we will be more than happy to discuss concerns and how to best address them. Mac’s Finest American Bulldog’s will provide a life time support system for you and your new addition.