CONTRACT FOR OWNERSHIP OF A VIZSLA

I. PURPOSE

A. The purpose of this contract is to protect, preserve and perpetuate the standards of the Vizsla breed.

B. This contract is executed on this, the ________ day of ________, 2000 by and between the seller, NAME, hereinafter referred to as "breeder" or "seller" and the buyer ____________________, hereinafter referred to as "buyer" or "owner", concerning the transfer of ownership of the following described dog:

C. Identifying Ribbon________________
Sex____________________________
Litter #__________________________
Purchase Price:
Sire:
Dam:

II. DEFINITIONS

A. For the purpose of this contract, show quality prospect shall mean a dog free from disqualifying faults and estimated to be capable of achieving an AKC Championship title with proper handling, training and promotion.

B. For the purpose of this contract, major faults shall mean those faults recognized by the appropriate AKC breed standard in force at the time of this contract which would disqualify said dog from show conformation classes.

C. For the purpose of this contract, OFA certification shall mean a dog certified free of hip disease in the manner as prescribed by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals as free of hip dysplasia and given a registration number by the OFA for hips.

D. For the purpose of this contract, CERF certification shall mean a dog is certified free of hereditary eye disease as determined by a veterinary ophthalmologist. Certification form need not be sent to Canine Eye Registration Foundation.

III. OBLIGATIONS OF BREEDER/SELLER

A. Seller warrants that said dog is a purebred dog and can be registered with the AKC and that said dog is out of parents which have both received OFA certification.

B. Seller warrants that said dog has been properly cared for up to and including the date of this contract.

C. Seller warrants that puppy is free of life threatening diseases or disabilities for 72 hours (not including Sundays and Federal Holidays) after delivery to buyer. Should life threatening diseases be discovered by buyer within 72 hours after receipt of puppy, and attested to in writing to seller by buyer's veterinarian, seller will refund 100% of purchase price.

D. Seller warrants that this is a show quality vizsla. In the event that an intact dog develops a disqualifying fault, seller will refund of the purchase price. Proof of sterilization is required for refund.
D. Seller warrants that this is a pet quality vizsla. Proof of sterilization is required before the dog reaches one year old.

E. Seller will refund purchase price if said dog fails to achieve OFA certification. Dog need not be returned, but proof of sterilization is required for refund. No refund will be made if the fault is the result of mistreatment, improper diet, or lack of proper care.

F. Seller will inform buyer of any change of address, phone number or e-mail address.

F. Seller will provide AKC full/limited registration papers and five generation pedigree.

IV. OBLIGATIONS OF BUYER/OWNER

A. Buyer has 72 hours (not including Sundays and Federal Holidays) to have the dog examined by a veterinarian to personally inspect the dog. Any claims must be made in this time period and may be verified by seller's own veterinarian.

B. Owner hereby agrees to properly care for said dog, providing high quality food as recommended by breeder, fresh water and daily exercise and to maintain dog in good health at all times, keeping current with shots, puppy vaccinations, rabies vaccines, and any other appropriate veterinary care including heartworm preventative and agrees to assume all financial and legal responsibility for said dog from the time of this contract.

C. Owner hereby agrees that said dog will never be used in violation of any local, state or federal laws, or in any manner which would be detrimental to the health, safety, or well-being of said dog.

D. Owner hereby agrees to confine said dog in a securely fenced enclosure at all times when not under the supervision of a qualified adult. Said dog shall not be allowed to run or roam free unless under the direct supervision and voice control of a qualified adult, and must never run free in violation of any leash laws.

E. Owner hereby agrees that said dog will not be bred or used for breeding purposes unless all of the following conditions are met, nor breed to any dog, male or female, which does not meet the same conditions.

1. Dog must be AKC or CKC registered
2. Dog must be OFA certified hips and elbows
3. Dog must have current CERF test
4. Dog must have negative brucellosis test
5. Dog must be cardiac normal
6. Dog must be thyroid normal
7. Dog must be free from epilepsy
8. Dog must be free from any disqualifying faults as defined by the AKC standard
9. No bitch shall be bred more than once in any calendar year unless breeding produced 2 or less live puppies. Any back to back breeding shall be followed by a rest of at least 12 months.
10. No male dog shall be bred more than 12 times in a single calendar year. Collection of semen for freezing is not included in this 12 breeding limit, but use of frozen semen to produce a litter is.
11. All puppies produced or sired by this dog shall be sold on contract in accordance with the practices and principles of the Vizsla Club of America at the time of sale of the puppies.
12. Dog shall not be bred in such a manner as to ever provide any breeding stock to any commercial breeders. Any puppies produced or sired by this dog graded as pet quality is to be sold on spay/neuter contract with limited registration.
13. Owner agrees that each and every breeding made by this dog in violation of this contract wherein a litter is whelped and registered will result in a monetary penalty of $5,000.00 US (Five Thousand Dollars and No Cents).

F. Owner hereby agrees that any abuse or neglect of dog, physical, emotional or otherwise, whether intentional or involuntary, will void all claims to said dog, and that all rights and legal claims, and full ownership will immediately and automatically revert to seller with no recourse to owner whatsoever.

G. Owner agrees that this dog is not to be left in a backyard or kennel only. This dog is sold with the understanding that it was to go to carefully selected parties and that buyer avowed they dog would become a member of the family.

H. Owner agrees that in the event that owner no longer wishes to keep or is unable to keep said dog for any reason whatsoever, that seller will be notified at once and offered the dog. Dog shall not be sold, transferred, given away, disposed of, destroyed, or change ownership in any way without the express written permission and approval of seller.

I. Buyer will inform seller of any change of address, phone number or e-mail address.

V. LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES

A. In the event of transfer of ownership of said dog from owner, seller's obligations shall end.

B. Owner agrees to indemnify seller for any legal action arising from the actions of said dog.

C. Seller does not in any way warrant or guarantee the actions or the behavior of this dog once it leaves the property of Seller. Buyer assumes the sole responsibility of the dog and agrees to indemnify and save the aforementioned parties harmless from any and all loss and expense.

D. Should buyer choose to break any of the convenants of this Agreement, the remainder of the Agreement will be considered null and void, and seller will have the right to repossess dog.

VI. EXECUTION

The undersigned have carefully read the entire contract and so understand and agree to its terms and conditions. This contract constitutes the entire agreement and no other written or verbal statements, promises, documents or writings shall have any weight or effect upon this contract.

VII. LITIGATION VENUE

A. All legal questions or disputes regarding this contract will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The undersigned agree to uphold all covenants of this Agreement, dated _______________.

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Buyer's Signature

Buyer's Name________________________________
Buyer's Address ______________________________
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Buyer's Phone ________________________________
Buyer's E-mail ________________________________

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Seller's Signature

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