I know this has been asked 2 million times but could some one please e-mail me with their puppy contracts? Not being able to search kind of stinks, I look through pages and couldn't find the threads.
Only if you feel comfortable sharing and if you don't mind my plagiarizing portions. Basically I want to update before my new puppies arrive.
my e-mail is email@example.com
As a word of warning I had a situation that despite my contract one of my limited puppies was sold to a third party who later contacted me about papers for breeding. Very unhappy, but I spoke with a lawyer about it and there is really no punative damages mentioned so I am DEFINATELY adding a penalty section where if they do not follow the return policy or the neuter/spay agreement and a litter is produced they will have a 'fine'.
Hi. If you check the "limited" registration box on the AKC papers, isn't it a done deal--meaning they cannot register puppies from that dog? I wouldn't think they would be able to sue you, or make you give them full registration. Just wondering. CeCe
cece- the AKC will change a dogs registration to full registration from limited if the original breeder signs a certain paper. Even then it is not guaranteed that the akc will change it to full registration, but there is a chance they will also.
Oh there were no papers given at all, and I am not going to give them. That doesn't change the fact that she is now in a home 1/2 the country away that is pissed at me and still intends to breed her with out papers.
Alicat you may also want to add to the contract that any and all legal procedings have to be in your city and state. That is important because if you go after someone in civil court you have to go after them in their home city and state and that way you will be protected.
csc I would have to differ on that one with you. Any case is prosecuted within the jurisdiction where the violation occurred. In this case it is the contract that was violated & the contract was signed where she resides. I really believe that is how it would go.
You would also want to add that if the adopter is found in violation they must pay any court costs involved in your action against them
Yeah Sue them paying the court cost is very important. As far as the contract is concerned, it would be considered a civil case and unless stated in the contract it would have to be held in the city/state of the defendent not the plantiff. The only reason I know this is because I am currently going through it with someone who owes me money. We had a contract and I left that important part out. So when I went to my local courthouse I was told I would have to go to the court in the other parties town. Which happened to be in other state.
I have since been looking at alot of breeders contracts and alot of them have that disclosure in them. Here is a few great examples of some contracts.
Thank you every one for ideas. I love that link, I put it in my favorites. I have been looking at so many now that my head is going to pop. I have been cutting and pasting sections and now I am up to 12 pages!!!! Now I have to go back and cut out duplicate stuff and decide what I really want to keep.
The good thing is once I get a good rough draft I can take it back to the lawyer friend I know who will look at it for me. Granted she is family court lawyer but that is still more than I know.
I just don't want it to be so restrictive that it scares people away and never makes them feel like they own their dog either. I walked away from a show pug puppy that I really liked, because of an over restrictive show contract (basically I paid for everything to Champion the pup, the breeder maintained full breeding rights, 1/2 of any stud fees, and had to approve any bitches bred during the lifetime including my personal bitches).
I guess what I want to end up with is fair and protectes the puppy first but also the buyer and myself. I try to come up with every scenerio and I thought I had a good contract before, until this came up.