Choteau Creek Puppy Agreement

This contract is between CHOTEAU CREEK KENNELS hereby referred to as SELLER and ________________________________________________ Hereby referred to as BUYER. In

consideration of payment in full of the purchase price of ____________ ____dollars by buyer to seller, Seller agrees to transfer to buyer, subject to the terms and conditions contained in this

contract, the ownership of one SAINT BERNARD puppy here by referred to as the PUPPY, from the mating of the sire and dam identified below

SIRE:____________________________________________________________________ AKC:_____________________________________________________

DAM:____________________________________________________________________ AKC:_____________________________________________________

Description of dog seller agrees to sell and Buyer agrees to buy:




Above said puppy is being purchased on a _______________________ type contract, and will be issued ____________________ registration.

If this puppy is purchased for show purposes or if the buyer ever intends to try and breed this above stated dog and this is agreed upon by both seller and buyer, this puppy will be issued full registration. However it is impossible to predict future development of puppies and picking out show quality puppies is just an estimated guess at that. Buyer does not guarantees this puppy will be show quality and have the ability to earn AKC points. Nor are there any guarantees to produce offspring.

If this puppy is purchased, at a lesser price, as a PET/COMPANION and is not purchased for show or breeding, this puppy will be issued LIMITED registration. There will be a spay/neuter agreement signed by both parties. Purchasing a dog with limited registration means said puppy will not be allowed to be shown at AKC shows and will not allow litters to be registered.

This puppy is being reserved or held by the seller for the buyer, a minimum deposit $350.00 must be given on the signing of this contract or if verbal, when the deposit is received by mail. Puppies are NOT reserved until the deposit is received. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid when the puppy is picked up or delivered. If the puppy is being shipped, purchase price MUST be paid in full before the puppy is shipped. The deposit will NOT be refunded. Unless something happens to the puppy, that is out of buyers control, before the sale is final. If you reserve a puppy from a litter that has not yet been born and no puppies result from the breeding or there is not enough puppies in the litter for everyone, you may use it towards our next available litter. Personal checks are accepted for the deposit and we will except check or Paypal for the final payment.

If the buyer prefers commercial shipment, the seller will arrange air shipment for the puppy, however, the buyer will pay the cost of any and all shipping arrangements, and expenses for commercial shipment of the puppy. This puppy will be shipped AirFreight, and the seller shall not be responsible for the safety of the puppy while in transit to the buyers place of residence, to include any and all incurred injuries as a result of transportation accidents.

The seller guarantees that the puppy described above will be free of adenovirus2, bordetella, distemper, para influenza, and parvovirus for the period of 7 calendar days after receipt of puppy by the buyer. The seller will provide a vaccination record and vet examination records of the purchased puppy. If the puppy is due for vaccinations, and the buyer fails to provide vaccinations with in 72 hours of that date, this guarantee is null and void if the puppy contracts diseases that would otherwise be prevented by those vaccinations.

The buyer must have new puppy examined by a licensed Veterinarian within 1 week of delivery/pickup. Seller must be informed of the examination result by email or phone. The failure of this will result in the cancellation of this guarantee. This puppy is guaranteed to be in good health, IF THERE IS A PROBLEM THAT CANNOT BE RECTIFIED, you may return the puppy to us, at your expense, on the day following the vet exam, along with a veterinarian’s statement stating the problem. You will receive a full refund of the purchase price of the pup less any shipping fees. (Exclusion: This does not include the presence of parasites and also does not apply to a health problem resulting from an injury or accident due to your negligence), the following provisions will be honored. All medical expenses are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Viral, bacterial colds or infections such as Coccidia or Giardia (bloody stools) are a form of worms which are easily treated and are not covered in the health guarantee as they are natural things puppies can pick up. Puppies are naturally at risk for coccidia or giardia or worms which is often brought on by the stress of a new home, new food, new people, or just a change in environment.

All puppies are treated for worms, coccidian and giardia before they leave our home. However, you need to be aware that these things can arise and that they are usually not serious and are easily treated and we will not cover the treatment for them.

The seller agrees the buyer is buying a purebred St. Bernard, and that they will furnish AKC registration papers when the sale is final. If the pup is being shipped, the AKC papers will be mailed after the puppy is shipped. Seller is not responsible for lost AKC papers that were issued to the buyer.

Genetic Guarantee

Seller guarantees this puppy against hereditary HIP DYSPLASIA (EXCEPT DUE TO TRAUMA) up til it's 1st birthday. Buyer understands that adverse environmental conditions for a growing puppy is considered by leading veterinarians to be a major factor in the cause of HD. That the seller guarantees against hereditary hip dysplasia and will not refund or replace due to the buyer failing to protect pups growth, environment, and nutrition, or problems resulting from any kind of injury or trauma. If buyers vet and seller both agree on hereditary HD, purchase price of puppy will be refunded or puppy will be replaced with pup of equal value. The buyer will return puppy, at their expense, and the seller will not be responsible for any shipping expenses of the replacement puppy. In regards to hereditary defects, there are never any guarantees that a dog would be free of a genetic disorder from past generations. But since we may not know if there are any potential weaknesses in a dog, we believe that the diet and lack of vitamins can exacerbate these conditions if found. refore by providing the dog with quality food and supplements, we are hoping to reduce the chance of these potential weaknesses from hindering their quality of life, should this ever occur.

• Provided this puppy is kept on the Life's Abundance Nutritional System for the first 12 months, this dog will be guaranteed against genetic moderate or severe hip dysplasia until it is 12 months of age. The OFA is the sole and only judge in determining hip dysplasia.

• The original buyer of the dog has the right to a replacement puppy from the next available and comparable litter considering the following criteria have been met:

• 1. The original buyer must own the puppy.

• 2. The puppy must not have sired or whelped a litter.

• 3. The puppy must not have been overfed or over-exercised!

• 4. Buyer must show veterinary statement of diagnosis of hip dysplasia by the OFA, along with a copy of the x-rays done prior to 12 months of age.

• 5. Buyer must have fed this dog the Life's Abundance Nutritional System for the first 12 months.

 Buyer agrees to provide annual vet exams, including heartworm checks and preventatives, and to do all vaccinations yearly. Failure to comply with and provide documentation of these requirements voids ALL guarantees. Puppy will receive regular booster vaccinations, and will receive all necessary veterinary care to maintain it's good health.

No replacement for temperament as this is environmental and is buyers responsibility. As breeders we expect that this puppy will be properly socialized and have obedience training. As responsible breeders we do everything possible to breed quality dogs of sound mind and body. Some responsibility is the buyers as to proper feeding, exercise, training, and socializing, of which all have a bearing on the end results of a sound adult dog.

If at any time the buyer is unable to or unwilling to care for this dog, buyers agree to contact and return puppy to seller. I DO NOT want my pups to end up in a rescue, shelter or unfit home! Buyer also agrees NOT to place dog in another home without written consent from seller. Buyer agrees to provide dogs AKC papers, signed over to the seller, in the occasion that the dog is returned to seller. A refund will depend on reason for the returning of puppy/dog.

It is also understood that the seller or sellers representative may make inquiries about puppy at anytime. Any signs of abuse to the puppy, it shall be removed and this contract null and void.


1. dog shall be fed a quality food and will follow a vitamin program as necessary for the health and welfare of a ST. Bernard.

2. dog shall receive proper and necessary amounts of exercise, including off the leash puppy play, which is a necessary for proper bone and joint growth, as well as the health and welfare of the dog.

3. dog is never to be left tied up or chained outdoors or unknowingly left to roam unattended.

4. puppy or offspring of said puppy shall not be sold, leased or given to any pet shop, supplier/broker, wholesaler, shelter, humane society or research establishment.

5. all written reports from the vet must identify the dog with their AKC number.

6. buyer agrees to notify seller of any change of address or phone #

7. to be covered by this agreement, dog must be owned by original buyer named on this purchase agreement.

***LIFETIME Free Replacement Puppy.

Because we believe so strongly that nutrition plays a very big part in the health of an animal, we are offering a *Lifetime Free Replacement Puppy Guarantee. Should you choose this, the guarantee stipulates that the puppy must be fed Life's Abundance Nutritional System & Agility Formula for their entire lifetime. The Agility Formula must be given starting when the puppy is 6 months old. The reason we have chosen to offer this option to our guarantee, is because so many dogs and cats are acquiring serious life threatening health risks through poor diet and vitamin deficiency. We believe that these products provide the optimum nutritional benefits ensuring good health and longevity for the dog, which is why we are willing to stand behind this guarantee. If your St. Bernard does not reach the age of 5 years, you will be eligible to get a free replacement puppy of equal value.

Lifetime Free Replacement Puppy Information: - this guarantee does not include the vet check, CERF exam, shots, worming, transportation, carrier, or other fees. This Lifetime Free Replacement Puppy Health Guarantee is for the health of your Saint Bernard, and does not cover accidental death, neglect, abuse, or injuries that your dog may sustain while being a part of your family. We believe that Life's Abundance Pet Food and Supplements are a great combination to provide your dog with optimal health, so that your Saint can live a long and happy life with your family!

This contract contains the entire agreement between the parties and no statement or verbal agreements made by either party that are not contained in this written contract shall be valid or binding. This contract shall not be modified or altered by either party unless in writing and signed by both parties. Violations of this contract will constitute BREACH OF CONTRACT, prosecutable by law, and may result in mandatory confiscation and return of the puppy to the seller.

Any legal disputes resulting from this contract will be settled in DOUGLAS COUNTY in the state of SOUTH DAKOTA.


NAME OF SELLER:__________________________________________

SIGNATURE:_______________________________________________ DATE:___________________________

NAME OF BUYER:__________________________________________

SIGNATURE:______________________________________________ DATE:___________________________

Contact information of buyer:


A copy of this completed contract with both buyer and sellers signatures will be provided to the buyer.

Note: Upon signature completion, this contract will become a legal and binding document, as agreed by buyer and seller.

Non - Transferable

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