EQ Bostons/Jani Martin, referred hereafter as “Seller” agrees to sell to
________________________________________________ referred to hereafter as “Buyer”.
Registered Name of Boston____________________________________________
AKC Registration #:_____________ Color: __________
Chip #: _________________________
Date of Birth: __________________Sex: __________
Sire:________________________________________ AKC #:_______________
Dam: ________________________________________ AKC#:________________
Purchase:The purchase price of the Boston will be $____________minus deposit of $__________ Shipping charges, crate, health certificate and travel are additional. Additional charges are $ ________For: ________________________________________________________
Down payments/deposits are non-refundable with the exceptions stated in this contract:
Registration:Dog/Puppy is sold with AKC:Limited Registration ___ Limited registration does not permit breeding or showing of the dog. The dog/puppy is sold as Pet Only.Full Registration ___ Full registration allows breeding and showing of the dog. The dog/puppy is sold as a show/breeding prospect. Any requirements or limitations are listed here: Co-ownership until championship finished or until all contract conditions have been met. Buyer agrees to follow the ethics code of the BTCA in regards to any future breeding of the above dog.
Pet/Companion puppies:All pet/companion puppies are sold on Limited registration and must be spayed or neutered, and must not be bred. Buyer will furnish the spay/neuter certificate to the seller/breeder including confirmation from the vet that the microchip number of the dog spayed/neutered matches the microchip on record. Limited registration allows competition in a variety of other events but does not allow rights for conformation showing. Breeder STRONGLY recommends spaying/neutering after the age of 12 months, preferably 18 months due to proper maturity and development aided by hormones. (please research benefits of waiting to spay/neuter until after full development). All health guarantees are voided in the case of a pediatric spay/neuter. It is the responsibility of the puppy owner to prevent any unwanted breedings until the puppy is spayed/neutered.
Show & Breeding Prospects:Each show prospect is carefully selected based on their positive qualities and how closely they represent the BTCA/AKC breed standard. Due to unforeseen changes that can occur while maturing, EQ Bostons cannot guarantee the puppy's success as a show prospect. In most cases, a show prospect will require a co-ownership until the puppy has attained their AKC CH title and cannot be bred until this requirement has been filled. Specifics of this clause are listed below. Should the puppy not mature as expected and is no longer a show/breeding prospect, seller/breeder has the option to negotiate a reasonable solution such as, but not limited to, signing over co-ownership and dropping the title requirement, a discount on a puppy from a future litter that may be a better prospect for show, a replacement puppy, etc. If the puppy is deemed pet quality at maturity, the puppy is required to be spayed or neutered. EQ Bostons is not required to offer a resolution under this contract due to the unforeseen nature of purchasing a show prospect, however feels a buyer should receive what they expected and would like to leave this option for negotiation open and encourage the buyer to keep in communication with the breeder regarding any issues in this area.
EQ Bostons is a member in good standing of the Boston Terrier Club of America and has committed to breed only to the BTCA/AKC breed standard. Therefore, any dog bred by EQ Bostons that is sold on full registration must only be bred according to this standard and may NOT be bred to dogs with disqualifying characteristics, including but not limited to: splash markings, any other color besides black, brindle and seal, any color not accepted by BTCA even if covered by a brindle pattern, a dog not possessing the required markings, over marked dogs, dogs with blue or any trace of blue in its eyes. Likewise, any offspring offered for sale or for stud service may not be offered to breeders who do not follow the above guidelines or who place their dogs with breeders who do not.
Adults: Registration papers and transfer will be given at the time buyer takes possession of the dog unless otherwise arranged. Delivery of registration papers and transfer does not release the buyer from the obligations agreed upon in this contract. The contract shall remain in force for the life of the dog. Additional terms: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Puppies less than six months: Registration papers are guaranteed to be delivered to the buyer once received from AKC by the breeder/seller. Seller agrees that the paperwork process will be completed in a timely manner and full transfer of the dog will given, along with full ownership dated back to the date the buyer took possession. If buyer is purchasing a pet puppy on Limited registration, AKC papers will be given once proof of spay or neuter is received by seller. Proof of spay/neuter must also indicate the microchip number checked by the vet at the time of spay/neuter.
General Health Warranty:The health of the above animal is excellent to the best of the Seller’s knowledge at the time of sale, and the animal is not suffering from any known disease or defect which would prevent it from living a healthy or normal life. However the seller encourages the Buyer to have a veterinarian examination of the dog within 72 hours of purchase or 3 business days. If the veterinarian finds the dog to have a pre-existing malady or to be in poor health, upon furnishing veterinary documentation the dog may be returned to the seller, at the expense of the Buyer, for a full refund of the purchase price. This does not include illness caused by follow-up de-worming treatment or treatment for intestinal upset due to the stress of relocating the dog. Warranty does not cover illness caused by environment or improper care. Puppies have undeveloped immune systems and are susceptible to a variety of illnesses that can be contracted during shipment or immediately after. Every precaution will be taken to insure the puppy was in excellent health at the time of sale, but EQ Bostons will not be held responsible for illness contracted after leaving their possession. *****Comments: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2 Year Health Guarantee:EQ Bostons guarantees the dog to be free from any life threatening hereditary or congenital defects or conditions and should the dog be found to have any such condition, the dog may be returned to the seller for a refund or for a replacement dog of comparable value. The option to provide a refund or replacement puppy is at the discretion of the seller/breeder. Should the puppy suffer from any life threatening hereditary or congenital defect or condition and it is found after the puppy is two years of age, the buyer is encouraged to contact the seller with these findings. Depending on the situation, the seller may extend the guarantee beyond two years and offer a replacement puppy. This guarantee does not cover any conditions that may arise out of environment or due to improper care of the dog.
Buyer is responsible for all veterinary costs, exams, tests, medical treatments, medications or supplements. In addition, the buyer will be responsible for any transportation charges of the dog. Buyer agrees to provide proper food, care, medical care as needed, shelter in their home, and attention for the dog. This includes protection from extreme temperatures due to the sensitivity of Boston Terriers to excessive heat or cold.
First Right of Refusal & Return Home Policy:Should buyer be unable to keep the dog for any reason, EQ Bostons shall be contacted first and given the opportunity to purchase the dog back at the original price. Should EQ Bostons be unable to or choose not to repurchase the dog at that time, buyer will be allowed to place the dog in a home under the same care stipulations of this contract and will furnish seller/breeder with the contact information of the new owner. If the dog is unspayed/unneutered and was originally sold on full registration, seller/breeder MUST approve the home and/or breeding program in which the dog would be used prior to placement and also given contact information for the new owner. These same conditions also apply to any potential co-ownerships or leases of the dog. Any change in ownership must be approved by the breeder. If the seller/breeder does not approve, the dog must be spayed or neutered prior to placement into a new home.
EQ Bostons also provides a “Return Home” clause on any dog sold. Should the buyer be unable to keep the dog and cannot find a suitable home, the dog must be returned to EQ Bostons. Buyer agrees that EQ Bostons MUST be contacted in the event the only option for re-homing the dog is taking it to a shelter or rescue facility and the dog is required to be returned to the seller. If an animal is returned to the seller under any circumstances, the correctly signed AKC registration and any health records will be returned also.
Breach of Contract:Any breach of the above contract may result in legal action. EQ Bostons has made substantial investments in pedigree selection, health testing, breeding stock, showing, and building a solid reputation for quality Boston Terriers. Any misuse of the sellers/breeders bloodlines could result in irreparable damage to that reputation, therefore should a puppy that was sold as a pet or with conditional breeding rights be utilized for breeding other than outlined in this agreement, EQ Bostons will take legal action including repossession of the dog, recovery of punitive damages and recovery of all expenses associated in remedying the breach of contract including but not limited to: Attorney's fees, transportation, unpaid wages, shipping, and vet expenses. An additional $10,000 monetary penalty will also be imposed for willful breach of contract resulting in unauthorized breeding. No refunds will be issued if any breach in contract results in a repossession of the dog. Buyer will turn over any and all registration papers (including transfer signature) and health records. Should buyer not allow EQ Bostons to take peaceful possession of the puppy, buyer agrees to pay EQ Bostons any court costs, attorneys fees or any other expenses borne by EQ Bostons in the effort to secure possession of the puppy.
If any part of this contract requires legal action in order to compel compliance, resolve a dispute or secure a judgment, buyer agrees that venue shall lie in Spokane County, Washington state.
I have read and understand this contract and agree to its contents:
Buyer: ______________________________________________Date: _______________
Buyer’s name: (print)_________________________________________
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