French Bulldog Contract

French Bulldog  Puppy/Dog Purchase Agreement


The parties enter into this 4 page contract for the purchase and sale of (1) French 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 $__________ for limited registration.


This agreement, made this ______ day of _______, 2017 is between Mac’s Finest Bulldogs (KENNEL), located in Vernal, UT 84078 and the BUYER:


Name:  __________________________________

Address:  ________________________________

                ________________________________

Phone#: (___) ___–____

              

Buyer is aware that there is a NON refundable $1,000.00 to hold puppy (The holding fee 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 10 weeks of age.  Any puppy or dog purchased older than 10 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 12 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, it will be shipped by one of our trusted nannies or by Mac’s Finest Bulldogs at buyers expense to insure that pup is well cared for during the delivery process. 


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 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).


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 one breeding is 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 Mac’s Finest Bulldogs. If we choose to use the male it will be solely for our program and not for any breedings outside of our yard.


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, Mac's Finest Bulldogs will take full legal action for Breeding Violations. Please have puppy spayed or neutered by 1 year of age.  Proof of Spay/Neuter must be provided to Mac’s Finest Bulldogs before registration papers will be released.  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)


In the event that the Buyer is unable to care for the puppy/dog for any reason, Mac's Finest Bulldogs will accept puppy back for $0.00 (Mac’s Finest will incur all shipping costs to get the pup/dog safely back to Mac’s Finest Bulldogs), or assist the buyer in finding a new home. The new home must be approved by seller and a contract signed with new owners and Mac's Finest 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.  ___________(Buyers Initials)


Mac’s Finest 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 sole 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.


Health Guarantee:


Puppy is covered until 12 months of age against life threatening congenital conditions. If puppy is found to have a life threatening congenital defect by puppy's 1st birthday, Mac’s Finest Bulldogs will require a written and conclusive diagnosis containing the congenital defect and a description of the puppy in question sent directly from a veterinarian. Mac’s Finest Bulldogs will pay for a second opinion of their veterinarian of choice.  If the second vet does not agree that the puppy has a life threatening congenital condition, the buyer my opt to pay for a third opinion for a final diagnoses.  


If the quality of life of said puppy is severely affected the Seller asks that the puppy be humanely euthanized by a veterinarian and that a written and conclusive diagnosis and a description of the puppy along with the registration papers be returned to the Seller before a replacement puppy will be offered. Shipping costs/transportation for a replacement puppy are the responsibility of the Buyer.


If the Buyer chooses to keep the puppy the Buyer must spay/neuter the puppy and documentation of this by a veterinarian along with a written conclusive diagnosis and the registration papers must be returned to the Seller. If the affected puppy is kept by the Buyer they will have the option to purchase another puppy with a credit of 1/2 of their original purchase price towards another puppy of the same value.    If Buyer chooses to send puppy back to the Seller, the Seller will replace the puppy of equal value when one is available. Return shipping/transportation are the responsibility of the Buyer. Shipping costs/transportation for a replacement puppy is also the responsibility of the Buyer.   The warranty is applicable only to the original Buyer and is not transferable to any third party. The Buyer agrees the remedies listed above are the only remedies available.


In the case of sudden/unexpected death a necropsy must be performed, at the Buyer's expense, and a written and conclusive diagnosis stating that the cause of death is related to a congenital defect as listed above must be returned along with a copy of the necropsy report and the registration papers before a replacement puppy will be offered. Shipping costs/transportation for a replacement puppy are the responsibility of the Buyer. If ill health is fraudulently claimed the second and third opinion cost will be the responsibility of the buyer.


Buyer understands that the following conditions are very common within the French bulldog breeds and are NOT covered under the Guarantee:

Brachycephalic syndrome (breathing difficulties), pinched nares, stenotic nares, collapsed nostrils, elongated soft palate, tracheal hypoplasia, snoring, overheating/heat stroke, entropion (in-turned eyelids), ectropian (turned out/loose droopy eyelids), cherry Eye, luxating patellas (Less than a grade 4), ​loose hips/elbows, knuckling over/rickets (this is a diet related condition), and skin issues.


Buyer understands that MOST French bulldogs cannot swim well and all precautions must be taken to insure the safety of your bulldog. Anytime activities with your bulldog will include bodies of water or swimming pools the Seller HIGHLY ADVISES using a life vest! Better safe than sorry!

Buyer understands that the Seller makes no guarantee that they will be able to show or breed the puppy as an adult regardless of show or breeding potentials visually perceived as a puppy. We do our best to produce dogs that are showable and breedable, but no one can guarantee the outcome of any puppy.


Buyer understands that once the puppy leaves the Seller's possession there are some common conditions that can affect puppies that are NOT COVERED under this guarantee. Coccidiosis (Coccidia), giardia, and kennel cough (upper respiratory) are not covered in this contract, all of which can be common in puppies and neither are life threatening and are easily treated. 

Parvovirus is not covered in this health guarantee. Seller HIGHLY recommends you (the Buyer) do not place your puppy on the ground in public places until their immune system is better developed after 18 weeks of age. We also HIGHLY recommend you do NOT visit dog parks/doggie day cares. These places are breeding grounds for disease and illness even for vaccinated adult dogs!


The Buyer agrees to bring his/her puppy/dog to a qualified veterinarian within 3 days for a preliminary veterinary evaluation. Failure to have puppy examined by a licensed Veterinarian within this timeframe 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.


Puppies bred before 1 year of age will also void 1 year Health Guarantee. __________ (Buyers Initials)


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.


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.


Acceptance

By signature below, both parties agree to the terms set forth in  this 4 page agreement:

Signature (KENNEL)______________________________________________Date________________    

Signature (BUYER)_______________________________________________Date_________________


Recommendations:

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. 


Dysplasia can be caused by environmental factors. Meaning; through repeated trauma to undeveloped joints and growth plates in a growing puppy early onset of dysplasia can be caused as a result of injury. It is very important to prevent injury to your puppy from rough play and jumping out of vehicles and onto and off of furniture. Running down stairs is not healthy for your pups elbows, shoulders or spine, either.


DO NOT have your puppy retrieve toys or run on vinyl, tile, wood, or ceramic floors where their feet can slide out from under them. This can cause injury to the ligaments and joints in your puppy's legs.


We HIGHLY recommend that your new puppy is not placed on the ground in public places before the immune system is strong enough, typically around 18 + weeks. We also HIGHLY recommend you avoid dog parks and doggie day cares for the life of your dog. As fun as these places may seem they are just a large breeding ground for disease and illness. There are many diseases that cannot be vaccinated for such as CHV which can kill newborn puppies whose mothers contracted the disease during pregnancy. CHV shows no symptoms of infection in adult dogs. 


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 Bulldog’s will provide a life time support system for you and your new addition.