VHM GERMAN SHEPHERDS
PUPPY SALES CONTRACT
a. This puppy will be registered with the AKC by Vom Haus Middleton German Shepherds with a name chosen by Vom Haus Middleton followed by “Vom Haus Middleton”. Buyer agrees to notify Seller of any change in contact information. Vom Haus Middleton may give Buyer the option of picking a name for the puppy if the name has not been used previously.
Buyer agrees to the terms: _______________(Initial)
a. A $500 non-refundable deposit must be submitted in order to place a puppy on “hold”. Should the deposit be left prior to the whelping date in the form of a reservation, the buyer may place a request for a specific sex and/or coloring. Should the request not be fulfilled, the Buyer will have the option of choosing a different puppy or waiting for a future litter. ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Buyer agrees to the terms: _______________ (Initial)
3. Wellness Check Agreement:
a. This puppy must be taken to a licensed veterinarian within ten (10) business days from the date of receipt for a wellness check and, upon request, a report sent to Vom Haus Middleton German Shepherds. Any claims must be made within this time period and will be verified by Vom Haus Middleton German Shepherds’ own veterinarian. If said puppy is proven to have a life-threatening genetic defect, buyer will have the option of a replacement puppy and this puppy must be returned to Vom Haus Middleton German Shepherds with fourteen (14) days with all his/her paperwork, including a signed AKC certificate and all veterinary records. Buyer may choose to keep the said puppy and receive a full refund. Failure to see a veterinarian within ten (10) business days will void this agreement. Acceptance of puppy implies the Buyer is completely satisfied with and waives any and all claims regarding the Dog’s conformation and physical appearance.
Buyer agrees to the terms: ______________ (Initial)
4. Non-Breeding Agreement:
a. This puppy is sold with a NON-BREEDING agreement and with limited registration. If any dog is over twenty-five (25) months of age at the time of purchase and is not already spayed/neutered, buyer has exactly thirty (30) days to spay/neuter the dog unless sold with a "breeding" contract signed by both buyer and seller. A copy of the statement from your veterinarian showing proof of spay/neuter must be given to Vom Haus Middleton German Shepherds. Violations of this agreement may result in court action and fees.
b. Should the purchaser wish to keep the dog intact and if the puppy meets proper breeding criteria, Vom Haus Middleton may reverse the limited registration to full registration. All AKC fees will be paid by the buyer. Vom Haus Middleton German Shepherds will require an additional $1000 fee for breeding rights. This fee is waived if the dog has earned a working title as accepted by Vom Haus Middleton German Shepherds. These working titles include, but are not limited to, IPO title or equivalent, herding title and certain SDA titles. Breeding companion must be acceptable and approved by Vom Haus Middleton German Shepherds. The following criteria needs to be met prior to consideration of breeding rights:
i. 1) At least two years of age
ii. 2) Free of all known genetic defaults and have sound temperament
iii. 3) OFA (or equivalent - such as SV "A" stamp) certification for hips and elbows.
iv. 4) Current negative Brucellosis report from veterinarian
v. 5) DM Test, unless clear by parentage
*If either dog in a breeding pair tests as a "Carrier" or “At Risk”, it can only be bred with a dog that tests "Clear"
vi. 6) DNA on file with AKC
vii. 7) All inoculations and worming up to date
Buyer agrees to the terms: ___________ (Initial)
5. Hip Guarantee:
a. Vom Haus Middleton German Shepherds guarantees this puppy’s hips to be free of debilitating dysplasia (grade 2 or 3) per OFA examination or its equivalent. X-rays showing proper positioning performed by a board certified, licensed veterinarian who is skilled at producing x-rays for OFA (or equivalent) evaluation must be taken and submitted to the OFA (or equivalent) by thirty (30) months of age. OFA passing for hips are “EXCELLENT”, “GOOD” and “FAIR”. This warranty expires at thirty (30) months of age. Before a puppy is replaced, Vom Haus Middleton German Shepherds will request a copy of all x-ray films taken and a copy of the OFA evaluation showing Grade 2 (MODERATE) or Grade 3 dysplasia (SEVERE). Penn Hip and European equivalent is also accepted. At our discretion, we may request a second opinion x-ray be taken (at our expense) by a veterinarian of our choice. If the alleged defect is proven to be genetic, buyer can choose from one of the following options:
i. Return the puppy and receive a replacement puppy
ii. Keep the puppy and get 50% off of a 2nd puppy
iii. Keep the puppy and receive a 50% refund
If you choose a replacement puppy, it will be the same sex and from the next available litter, not necessarily of the same breeding. We breed a select number of litters per year and a replacement puppy may not be immediately
available. In no instance is a full refund issued. Seller requires proof of spay/neuter of the dysplastic puppy before the guarantee will be honored. If the alleged defect is proven to not be genetic but caused by trauma, early spay/neuter, obesity, stress or any other NON-inherited factor, this guarantee will not be honored. We do not apply this policy to BORDERLINE OR MILD (grade 1) hips as it is not crippling and no clinical signs are typically present. It does not require treatment beyond supplements and the dog's quality of life is typically not affected.