Puppy Contract

To be agreed before the Pup leaves us. 

 

 

 

 

Contract for the Sale and Purchase of a Puppy

1.  PUPPY DETAILS  Name:

 

Breed: 

Date of birth:

Sex:

Colour:

Microchip Number:

 

This is to confirm that the sale of the dog described above (“the Puppy”) is between:

 

2.  DETAILS OF PARTIES

 

Seller’s name:

Seller’s address: 

 

Seller’s telephone number: 

 

Buyer’s name(s):

Buyer’s address:

 

Buyer’s telephone number:

 

Definitions

 

  • “Puppy Information Pack” means the puppy information pack that sets out the Dog Health Information and Future Health and Welfare Needs and forms part of this agreement.
  • “Dog Health Information” means the information about the Puppy, its parent and grandparents, and these animals’ health and temperament.
  • “Good Health” means a condition of health free of parasites and hereditary disorders and of reasonably sound physical condition and temperament.
  • “Future Health and Welfare Needs” means the measure that should be taken to ensure that the Puppy is and remains in Good Health and is properly housed, fed, watered, trained, socialised and exercised and that it receives appropriate veterinary attention. “Seller” means the seller of the Puppy defined above, whether or not the breeder of the Puppy

 

3.  The Seller warrants:

 

3.1 That if the Buyer has previously selected the Puppy from a litter or in any other circumstances, that the Puppy sold under this contract is the puppy that the Buyer has previously selected.

 

3.2 That the genetic health checks and health screening set out in the Puppy Information Pack have been carried out on the Puppy’s parents and explanation of what this means for the puppy is provided in the Puppy Information Pack.

 

3.3 That the Puppy is not the result of a mating of two dogs related within two generations.

 

3.4 That the Puppy is in Good Health, other than as is outlined in the Schedule and as the Seller specifically informs the Buyer before the date of sale.

 

3.5 That she has supplied the Puppy Information Pack prior to the Buyer viewing the Puppy or a reasonable period in advance of the Buyer’s decision to buy the Puppy and has communicated to the Buyer within the Puppy Information Pack:

 

  1. the possible consequences of buying the Puppy given the Dog Health Information, the genetic health checks and health screening carried out under clause 3.2 and the particular considerations that are likely to affect the puppy given its breed;

 

  1. the measures that should be taken, whether by neutering, contraception or otherwise, to guard against unwanted pregnancy; and

 

  1. the Future Health and Welfare Needs of the Puppy

 

3.6  That the information contained in the Puppy Information Pack, supplied to the Buyer under clause 3.5 above is accurate and materially complete (to the best of the Seller’s knowledge and belief where the information is supplied by a third party) and all diagnostic tests for the Puppy have been undertaken as recorded in the Dog Health Information and that reasonable care and skill is and/or will be used when explaining to the Buyer the Future Health and Welfare Needs of the Puppy and any advice or recommendations provided under clause 4.5 below.

 

3.8 That she, having made reasonable enquiries of the Buyer, in good faith believes that the Buyer is able to meet the Puppy’s Future Health and Welfare Needs.

 

3.9 That the Puppy is more than 8 weeks old at the date of sale.

 

3.10  That the Puppy has received adequate care and that the Seller has provided it with the opportunity to socialise with dogs, humans and other animals it is likely to come into contact with and it has experienced and become accustomed to the sounds and experiences of typical family life.

 

 

4. The Buyer warrants:

 

4.1 That he/she has read and understands the information provided to him/her under clauses 3.2-3.5 above and contained in the Puppy Information Pack.

 

4.2 That he/she in good faith believes that he/she will be able, and intends, to meet the Puppy’s Future Health and Welfare Needs.

 

4.3  That neither he/she nor any member of his/her household has been cautioned for or convicted of any breach of animal welfare law such as neglect, cruelty or abandonment.

 

4.5 That in the event that he/she is no longer able or willing to provide a home for the Puppy or otherwise to meet the Puppy’s Future Health and Welfare Needs he/she will contact the Seller and have regard to any advice and recommendations that the Seller provides, including return of the Puppy at the option of the Seller.

 

4.6 That he/she is purchasing the Puppy for himself/herself and not as agent for a third party.

 

5. Both Buyer and Seller agree and understand:

 

5.1 That the Puppy is a living creature with interests independent of both Buyer and Seller.

 

5.2 That the Buyer may suffer distress and inconvenience as a result of the Puppy suffering pain or discomfort and one purpose of the Seller's warranties is to reduce or avoid such distress and inconvenience.

 

5.3  The Buyer shall be entitled to recover from the Seller his reasonable veterinary fees and costs to treat a serious disorder suffered by the Puppy that relates to a breach of any of the Seller’s warranties.

 

5.4 Nothing in this contract affects the Buyer’s statutory rights including any warranty of satisfactory quality of the Puppy implied by sale of goods legislation or other law.

 

5.5 The Buyer agrees to take the Puppy to their vet, soon after purchase, for a general health check and advice on inoculations and worming.

 

4. Date, Declarations and Signatures:

 

DATE OF SALE AND PURCHASE:

 

PURCHASE PRICE RECEIVED BY SELLER: £……………......

 

Buyer:  By signing this contract I agree and understand that I am entering into a legal and binding contract.

Signed:………………………………………………………….

Date:…………………………………………………………….

Seller: By signing this contract I agree and understand that I am entering into a legal and binding contract.

Signed:…………………………………………………………..

Date:……………………………………………………………..

 

 

 

Addendum to

 

Contract for the Sale and Purchase of a Puppy

 

 

  1. VETERINARY CHECK

 

The Seller has taken every care with the breeding, rearing and welfare of the Puppy. The Seller makes no warranty however as to the long term health or disposition of the Puppy.

 

Every effort has been made to avoid any possible inherited conditions.

Conditions known/thought to be inherited in the breed are:

 

Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, PRA prcd, Ocular abnormalities.

 

Relevant, existing screening schemes have been used on the parents and copies of relevant screening results have been provided.

 

The Puppy has been checked by a veterinary surgeon prior to sale. Although no warranty can be given on the future health of the puppy, the outcome of that check has been passed on to the Buyer together with the details of the veterinary surgeon who carried it out.

 

Date Puppy checked:

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Details of veterinary surgeon:

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

 

Note from Vet:

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The Seller hereby confirms that any faults or defects in the Puppy, as identified by themselves/during veterinary examination, have been outlined in the Schedule above.

 

The Buyer hereby acknowledges any faults or defects in the Puppy, as identified by the Seller/during veterinary examination, and as outlined in the Schedule above.

 

Seller:  Signed:………………………………………………………….Date:……………………

 

Buyer: Signed:………………………………………………………….Date:……………………

 

Data Protection Note

We are/I am obliged to retain the Seller copy of this contract of sale which will hold your contact details;

  • As a record of sale
  • For HMRC purposes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Purchase a Puppy

Pupy Questionnaire

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Pup Information Pack

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