Puppy Contracts

Basic Summary for both contracts:
– Health – Genetic defects are guaranteed, but environmental causes (over-feeding, joint over-use before growth plates have closed, Spaying or Neutering before 24 months, etc.) are not. We will work hard to place a puppy with an appropriate temperament, but as environment largely accounts for temperament, it is not guaranteed. Spaying and Neutering before 24 months of age will nullify any health guarantee.

– Right to first refusal = As breeders we wish to keep track of all our our puppies and ensure they do not end up on craigslist, eBay or in breeding mills. We insist on a “right to first refusal” which means that if the dog doesn’t work out or you can’t keep the dog for ANY reason, we must be offered the dog back first.

– Delayed Neuter/Spay – As breeders we want what is best for our puppies. Vizslas in particular appear to be susceptible to serious health issues including a three-fold increase in the chance of cancer associated with spay/neuter before 24 months of age. We would prefer spay/neuter only after 2 years of age after growth plates have fully closed, but our contract states 24 months is the absolute earliest.

– Co-ownership – We will co-own any dog that is sold.

Here are our sample contracts for both pet and show homes. We reserve the right to make minor adjustments to better reflect the home and puppy in question. We plan on writing newer, clearer contracts for 2015.

LaTierra Vizslas Pet Puppy Agreement Sample

LaTierra Vizslas Show Puppy Agreement still in progress.

4 Responses to “Contracts”

  1. Vanessa Kilgore August 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    I would like to read your contracts, but the links are not active.

  2. latierravizslas August 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    Hi Vanessa,
    We sent along an application. Our webmistress will be posting the application, contracts and deposit agreements sometime this week. Let us know if you have questions!

  3. hfaraci February 2, 2013 at 4:53 am #

    I would like to read the Pet Home Contract but link is not working. Please let me know if you can email me the info. Thank you.

  4. latierravizslas February 3, 2013 at 4:31 am #

    Hi Heather,
    I’ve updated the contract samples so the links should be working now. Thanks for the interest. KC

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