Here is our standard contract for purchasing a puppy...
•This puppy is a purebred Labrador Retriever, The puppy is of typical temperament and structure, and
embodies the basic standards of the breed though could have faults(s) that would not be considered
•The breeder will register the puppy with AKC with the name indicated here:
The kennel prefix “Davikas” must be used as the first word of the registered name, The registration is
limited. Puppies sold on limited registration may not be shown in AKC conformation shows or ever be
bred. The Buyer’s understanding and acceptance of this condition is signified her by his/her initials
______ date: __________.
•The puppy is healthy at the time of sale and has had the immunizations enumerated in the attached
health record. The buyer has personally met the puppy on the day of purchase and agrees the puppy
appears sound and healthy. The purchase price of this puppy will be refunded if the Buyer furnished
seller with a veterinary certificate indicating that the puppy is unsound, and returns the puppy to the
Seller within 72 hours of delivery. If the veterinarian determines that the puppy is unfit for purchase due
to disease or congenital disorder, the buyer may elect either to keep the dog and assume all costs for
its care, or to return the puppy to the seller for a replacement puppy (if available) or refund of purchase
price. The buyer will provide the veterinarian’s written diagnosis of any serious or debilitating health
condition found at the time of his/her exam. Veterinary, travel, and other expenses are not reimbursed.
No warranty is given for any kind of worms, giardia or coccidia. These are common and treatable. The
puppy has been dewormed regularly from 2 days of age but because of the life cycle of these parasites
further treatments can be required. This paragraph is void in situations where the puppy has been
physically harmed when in buyer’s possession.
•The puppy’s sire and dam are both free of hip dysplasia, and come from many generations of dogs
also free of hip dysplasia. The puppy is expected to be free of hereditary crippling hip dysplasia,
however, no guarantee of such is or can be made, or intended herein.
•If at any time the Buyer is unable to keep or care for the puppy/dog, it must be returned to the seller with
all appropriate transferred paperwork, vet records and must be up to date on all vaccines. It is the
breeder’s goal and desire to never see one of her breeds end up in a rescue facility. No fees will be
transferred in the event the dog is surrendered regardless if the dog is kept by the breeder, gifted or
later sold. The puppy/dog may never be transferred or sold by the buyer. In the event of unauthorized
transfer the purchase price of the dog is the dogs worth if there is any litigation when this stipulation is
not adhered to. The Buyer’s understanding and acceptance of this condition is signified her by his/her
initials ______ date: __________.
•If the seller determines by any means that the puppy is not being suitably cared for or that it has been
mentally or physically mistreated or has been used for unauthorized breeding, Seller has the right to
take full possession of the dog and its properly signed AKC transfer papers/registration, without
compensation. The Seller’s opinion is the only authority required to justify this action. Testimony of
other people will not supersede the Seller’s judgment on this matter. Under such circumstances, all
warranties are then VOID. No other warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, are made under this
contract except as stated above.
Signed by Seller: ________________________________________ date: ______________________
Buyer agrees that if at any time, and for any reason, he/she is unable to keep or properly care for the
puppy/dog, it shall be returned to Seller and to no one else. The Buyer’s understanding and
acceptance of this condition is signified her by his/her initials ______ date: __________.
•The Buyer agrees to maintain the puppy/dog’s health with yearly vaccinations or titers as specified by
their veterinarian. Should the puppy become ill or unsound, any and all costs of treatment will be the
responsibility of the Buyer. The Buyer agrees to keep the puppy/dog in appropriate lean weight so as to
maximize the puppy/dog’s soundness and longevity.
•The Buyer agrees to socialize, train and keep the puppy in a manner acceptable to the seller.
•If at any time the Seller finds that the puppy is being kept, treated or allowed to behave in manner not
acceptable to him/her, the Buyer agrees to surrender the puppy/dog, (and all of its registration
documents, with ownership transfer properly signed), to the Seller. The Buyer agrees to allow the Seller
access to the puppy and to the premises where it is kept, to evaluate the condition therein.
•Buyer agrees not to sue Seller and to pay any and all court /attorneys fees incurred by the Seller should
any suit be brought against the Seller in regard to this puppy by any person. Buyer signifies acceptance
of this condition by initialing here:_________________ Date:_______
•Buyer acknowledges that special coat care, conditioning, training and feeding are necessary to produce
a competitive Labrador Retriever in hunting or performance events as well as a happy and healthy pet.
This care and training is acknowledged by the Buyer to be his/her responsibility
•Buyer agrees to promptly contact the Seller when this dog passes on and supply to the seller details as
to the cause of death. We understand that this can be a very difficult time to discuss the loss so a letter
or e-mail will be sufficient notice.
•Neutering/Spaying and Penalty for breeding: All precautions need to be taken to ensure this puppy
never is bred. This puppy must be neutered/spayed before it is 2 years old unless you have asked for
and been granted in writing by breeder a special need to extend the procedure. I recommend spaying
close to 14 months to 2 years for proper bone growth and physical and mental development, avoidance
of vaginitis past puberty in females and if a female has an inverted vulva it usually self corrects after a
heat reducing any long term UTIs. Dogs that do not go into puberty tend to grow taller and resemble the
dogs we have in our kennel far less than ones grown to maturity before spay/neuter. They also are
prone to more behavioral and health issue due to never really being allowed to fully mature. Never
schedule a spay close to a heat season. Most vets will schedule this at 6 months or before but I would
tell them you plan to do this at a later time to allow your dog to mature first. If a girl puppy goes into her
first heat, most will by their 12th month, she must be closely 100% of the time monitored for 30 days after
she starts to bleed to ensure she does not get bred. Any litter that is bred would result in an immediate
penalty to paid by the new owner of $10,000. Breeder stipulates this to ensure that this dog is not
purchased and used for breeding when sold as a companion only.