English Bulldogs & Puppies – Sample Contract

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Castlewood Bulldogs Missouri


NOTE TO PURCHASE OF GOOD FAITH: All canines have the potential for genetic or congenital disease. Unfortunately, due to the nature of some diseases, they cannot always be eliminated. It is the job of the Breeder, through selective breeding, to try and minimize (not eliminate) these conditions — in good faith. Please read, to your full understanding, the following sections of this Health Guarantee and Sales Agreement concerning any contagious or hereditary defects.

Castlewood Bulldogs shall hereinafter be referred to as the “Breeder”. The original purchasing party, and solely the original purchasing party shall hereinafter be referred to as the “Purchaser”. 

  1. Payment Terms: A $1,000 deposit is required to reserve the puppy. The deposit will hold the puppy until it is ready to go to its new home. The balance must be paid in full prior to the Purchaser taking ownership of the bulldog or the puppy’s 11-week birthdate, whichever comes first. Payment is in cash, money order, bank-certified check (no personal checks), Zelle, Venmo, or Apple Pay Cash. If full payment is not received by the puppy’s 11-week birth date the puppy will be offered to other parties. There are no refunds of deposits unless the puppy is found to be unfit for sale.
  2. The Purchaser hereby agrees to spay or neuter this puppy before its 12 (twelve) month birthday. It is understood that the puppy being purchased is intended as a pet/companion only and will not be bred or mated at any time prior to being spayed or neutered. A photocopy of the registration application will be provided upon request. Once proof of spay/neuter is received the original registration application will be mailed or emailed to the Purchaser. If this bulldog is found to have been used for breeding, it will be considered a Breach of Contract.
  3. This puppy is sold with no known health or genetic defects. The Breeder certifies that, upon receipt, the dog is in good health and has been immunized and de-wormed per the accompanying health record of said Bulldog. The Purchaser agrees to have the dog examined by the Purchaser’s veterinarian at the Purchaser’s expense within 72 hours from the time Purchaser takes possession of the bulldog. If the veterinarian does not give the dog a clean bill of health, Purchaser must notify the Breeder immediately. Breeder reserves the right to have the bulldog re-examined by the Breeder’s veterinarian at Breeder’s cost. A copy of the examination results must be sent to the Breeder by email within 5 days of receipt of the puppy, failure to provide examination results will render this Health Guarantee null and void. Breeder will not accept any examination(s) performed or diagnosis’ given by/from any Banfield Veterinary Clinic.
  4. Any condition that is minor, correctable or a breed related minor condition is not covered and no condition which could go away, or is considered to be a condition which a puppy will likely grow out of is covered. If the dog is then found not to be in good health, Breeder will resume possession and at the Breeder’s choice either refund the Purchaser the purchase price of the puppy or replace the puppy with the next available puppy of equal value. Breeder will not be responsible for any veterinarian costs or medical expenses prior to the return of the puppy. It is the Purchaser’s responsibility to return the puppy to the Breeder at the Purchaser’s expense. All transportation costs to return the dog and/or receive a replacement are at the Purchaser’s expense.
  5. Crippling hip and elbow dysplasia and pathological spinal disorder are covered for 1 year from date of birth of said bulldog with the same conditions as above in effect. This Health Guarantee does not cover any of the following conditions: Intestinal parasites (Coccidiosis, Giardia, Worms), Kennel Cough, Pneumonia, Ear or Skin Mites, Mange (Demodectic, Sarcoptic or Cheyletiella), Cherry Eye, Allergies (food or skin), Herniation (Inguinal, Perineal or Diaphragmatic), Stenotic Nares, Small Trachea, Entropian, Elongated Soft Palate, Undescended Testes, Luxated Patellas grade 1-3. This Health Guarantee does not cover any veterinarian costs associated with spaying or neutering, including undescended testes or any elective surgeries such as stomach tacking or Juvenile Pubic Symphysiodesis. Breeder does not Health Guarantee against non-life threatening illnesses common to puppies.
  6. The Purchaser agrees to house the dog in the family home as its primary housing and the dog will be treated as a family member with loving care and affection. The dog will live inside the home and will not be isolated from the family. The Purchaser agrees to take good care of this dog, maintain recommended vaccinations, heart worm preventions, and general de-wormings. The Purchaser will control the dog on a harness or leash when in public and when off the premises of the dog’s home. The dog’s outdoor area will be fenced in and secure or acceptable provisions will be made to assure the dog is safe any time he/she is outdoors. Purchaser agrees to give the dog proper physical and emotional care and welfare. The Purchaser will walk the dog on a leash or exercise the dog in a fenced yard.
  7. The Purchaser will never let the dog run loose or roam, keep the dog chained or tied up, keep it continuously in a yard, garage, patio, balcony, or pen, or leave the dog outdoors, even in a fenced yard when no one is at home. If the dog is found to be allowed to run freely, running at large, creating a public nuisance, or found to be neglected, abused or allowed to live in poor health or poor conditions the Breeder has all rights to repossession of this dog with no refund to the Purchaser. The death, injury, or loss of said dog due to theft, carelessness, recklessness, abuse, neglect, heat stroke or accident will not entitle the Purchaser to any compensation from the Breeder.
  8. The puppy must be kept in good physical condition. If said puppy is found to have a life threatening genetic defect within the first year a statement from a licensed veterinarian of Purchaser’s choosing confirming such an event and cause is required before any action will be taken by the Breeder. Breeder reserves the right to request a second opinion by a veterinarian of Breeder’s choosing to determine the genetic defect. This Health Guarantee does not cover any veterinarian or medical costs. The Purchaser is aware that owning a puppy means frequent visits to a veterinarian and understands that he/she will be responsible for all payments.
  9. In the unlikely event of the death of the puppy within one (1) year of date of birth due to genetics, the Breeder, at the Breeder’s choice, shall either refund the Purchaser the purchase price of the puppy or replace the puppy with the next available puppy of equal value. If the Breeder offers a replacement puppy and Purchaser declines the replacement puppy, then the Breeder and Purchaser shall be under no further obligation and it will be deemed that the Purchaser has released the Breeder from any and all further claims.
  10. This puppy is being sold as a pet/companion only; no guarantee is made as to the disposition, conformation, temperament, size, weight, color, or markings of the puppy. No guarantee is made as to the speed with which the puppy will house train or train in any other capacity. No guarantee is made for any other traits that may develop as the puppy grows up.
  11. In the event the Purchaser is unable to keep this dog for any reason (allergy, landlord/tenant issues, marital/relationship/family or adjustment problems, relocation, etc.) the Purchaser agrees to offer to the Breeder the first chance to take this dog back. If the Purchaser returns the puppy for any reason it will be on a surrender basis only with no refund. It is the Purchaser’s responsibility to return the dog to the Breeder at the Purchaser’s expense. All transportation costs to return the dog are at the Purchaser’s expense. If the Purchaser has a home in mind that they would like to re-home or re-sale the said bulldog to, the Breeder will take this into consideration. In such an event the Purchaser must notify the Breeder with the new name, address and contact information of the new Purchaser and it must be approved by the Breeder first. Purchaser agrees not to sell this dog to any retail company or establishment. 
  12. Purchaser is welcome and encouraged to come to the Breeder’s home to pick up their puppy. If the puppy is to be transported, the Breeder makes all transportation arrangements. Sometimes travel arrangements are delayed due to temperature restrictions, weather, logistics, mechanical failure or other unforeseen events. The Breeder shall not be liable directly or indirectly for any delays which may cause inconvenience or financial loss, nor shall the delay be cause for cancellation. The Breeder will collect all transportation fees from the Purchaser at the time of the purchase. Transportation costs are non-refundable.
  13. The value of the puppy for the purpose of this Health Guarantee and Sales Agreement is solely the original purchase price of the puppy and does not include transportation costs, health certificate, medical bills or any additional costs declared by the Purchaser. Transportation costs cannot be refunded.
  14. In the event of any litigation pertaining to the puppy covered by this Health Guarantee and Sales Agreement, both the Breeder and the Purchaser shall assume exclusive responsibility for their own attorney’s fees and costs. This Health Guarantee and Sales Agreement is hereby entered into exclusively and wholly executed in the State of Missouri and litigation arising from any possible breach of this Health Guarantee and Sales Agreement shall be exclusively adjudicated in the County of Ozark, in the State of Missouri, exclusively under Missouri law. All parties hereby submit themselves to the exclusive jurisdiction of said courts. Should any provision of this agreement be held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall not be affected.
  15. Purchaser understands that should the terms outlined in this contract be ignored or disregarded or if any attempt is made to break this contract, it will be considered a Breach of Contract and the Purchaser agrees to pay the Breeder a fine equal to the purchase price. Purchaser also agrees to forfeit ownership of the dog back to the Breeder, and if necessary transfer and sign all registration papers back to the Breeder, and pay all fees incurred returning the dog to Breeder.

This is the total agreement between Castlewood Bulldogs and the Purchaser and no other terms or conditions shall be valid to this sale. The Purchaser acknowledges that he or she has read, understands and agrees to the terms of this Health Guarantee and Sales Agreement. This written agreement is a binding legal contract entered into in the State of Missouri, County of Ozark, according to and by Castlewood Bulldogs Health Guarantee and Sales Agreement.

I, __________, the Purchaser of said puppy, hereby acknowledge that I have received a copy of this document. Further, I accept the terms and conditions of the Health Guarantee for hereditary disorders printed in this document, I waive and relinquish any other rights that I might otherwise have in the event of such occurrence.

(Breeder): ___________________________________________________Date: ___________________

(Purchaser): _________________________________________________Date: ___________________