Choteau Creek Kennel's Puppy Purchase 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 registation.  However it is impossible to predict future development of puppies and picking out show quality puppies is just a 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 registation means said puppy will not be allowed to be shown at AKC shows and will not allow litters to be registered.

If this puppy is being reserved or held by the seller for the buyer, a minimum deposit $200.00  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 cashiers checks or money orders 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 expences for commercial shipment of the puppy.  This puppy will be shipped AirFreight, and the seller shall not be responsible for the safety of the pupppy while in transit to the buyers place of residence, to include any and all incurred injuries as a result of transportation accidents.

The seller guarnatees 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 the live 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 on that day, this guartantee is null and void if the puppy contracts diseases that would otherwise be prevented by those vaccinations.

 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.  

The buyer must have new puppy examined by a licensed Veterinarina 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.

The 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 agianst 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.   

The 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 responsiblility.  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 examine and make inquiries about puppy at anytime.  If not satisfied with the condition of the puppy or the conditions in which it is kept, said puppy CAN and MAY be removed immediately.  NO REFUND OR REPLACEMENT OF THE PUPPY WILL BE GIVEN.  Any vet services needed due to negligence or lack of care will be the buyers responsibility and payable to seller.  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.

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 motified 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 desputes 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.

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