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German Shepherd Puppy Contract


This agreement is between (seller): _______________________________________________

And (buyer) Name: __________________________________________________

Address for buyer: __________________________________________________

City: _______________________   State: __________________________ Zip: ______________

Phone: _____________________ E-mail: ___________________________________________


Purchase Price: _______   (Non-Refundable after 72 hours) Deposit: $300 (Non-Refundable/Transferable)

AKC Registration: _________________ Puppy / Dog DOB: ___________________

Puppy / Dog is being purchased as a companion animal: Limited Registration: __ Full Registration: __

Sire: ________________________________ Dam: _________________________________________


It is hereby agreed upon between seller and buyer as follows: This German Shepherd puppy / dog is sold in healthy condition. This does not pertain to giardia or coccidia as these are common problems among young dogs. Vaccination and worming records are being provided to the buyer. The buyer must have this puppy/dog examined by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours of the puppy leaving the sellers possession. For a refund, the buyer must submit to the seller a certificate from the examining veterinarian stating that the puppy is unfit for sale. This does not pertain to umbilical hernia or testicles. Buyer hereby agrees to pay for all transportation costs and puppy/dog must be returned in the same condition that it was received in.

This agreement is not valid if accident or neglect has injured the puppy/dog. Buyer is completely satisfied with the puppy/dog and waives any and all claims regarding the puppy/dogs conformation, and outward appearance (meaning the dog meets the breed standard at this age.) Buyers agrees upon purchase of the puppy that it will be registered with kennel name as stated on the AKC registration papers hereby provided. Seller is in no way to be held liable for any injury, damage to persons, property, or other animals due to puppy/dogs behavior.

Hip Dysplasia: If your German Shepherd puppy is found to have “crippling” hip/elbow dysplasia, the puppy will be replaced according to the following terms: The puppy must be x-rayed at 24-26 months from birth by a licensed veterinarian. If “crippling” hip/elbow dysplasia is found, a copy of the original x-rays must be sent to the seller along with a letter from the veterinarian who performed the examination.   This letter should state the findings along with his/her opinion regarding the severity of the condition. Depending upon the severity, the puppy may be returned to seller or euthanized at the seller’s option. Buyer has the option of keeping original puppy and receiving a replacement at half price. The AKC papers must be returned to the seller, along with a certificate of euthanization, or a certificate of spay/neuter, whichever is applicable. Seller reserves the right to request HIPS/ELBOWS to be evaluated by OFA at owner’s expense. Hips/Elbow dysplasia is only partially genetic. It is the buyer’s responsibility to provide a premium dog food, such as Natures Logic, Wellness, Nutro Natural, Victor, Taste of the Wild, etc. No generic or store name brand dog foods are to be fed to the puppy, such as Purina, etc. Please keep your puppy lean! The bones, joints and tendons/ligaments are still very soft until 6 months of age. High quality puppy food should be served to your puppy, which consists of no more than 28% protein, and no supplements unless recommended by your vet as excessive protein, vitamins and minerals can be harmful. Puppy should be switched to adult dog food by age 6 months. The buyer hereby agrees to keep the puppy in top physical condition and not allow him/her to become overweight. Puppy/Dog should not be allowed to stand on hard surfaces for extended periods of time. Use caution with stairs and allowing your puppy to jump from high distances. Do not jog with your puppy until 12 months of age.

Temperament:   Buyer hereby agrees to socialize the puppy/dog and complete at least a novice obedience class between 4 -7 months of age. Buyer agrees that this puppy/dog is NOT to be left in the backyard kennel only. The raising of a puppy requires care. The best genetic pre-dispositions are useless, if the puppies are not sufficiently socialized. Constant contact with various people, animals and environmental situations are an absolute necessity.

Cryptorchidism: It is not uncommon for testicles to drop as late as 6 months.   The buyer will be informed of any puppy/dog whose testicles are not down prior to leaving sellers care. It is agreed between buyer and seller that the puppy’s potential testicle condition is not a concern. The seller requires no further obligation.

Terms of replacement:

Shipping Costs for the return of puppy will be the buyer’s responsibility.

Should any dispute between buyer and seller arise, it shall be settled in the country and state where seller resides. AKC papers will remain with seller until the puppy/dog is paid in full and shipping crate is returned at Buyer’s expense.

Buyer must provide proof of required high quality dog food in the form of receipts.

Buyer must provide medical records of vaccination and parasite exam results.

ALL replacements will be in the form of a puppy from a future litter of equal quality and value.



This agreement is VOID if the puppy/dog is not examined by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours of purchase date, or is not paid in full. This agreement is also not valid if buyer fails to provide adequate veterinary care, or the puppy is spayed or neutered before one (1) year of age. Or if the puppy is injured by accident or neglect.

As of the date of this agreement, the buyer accepts all responsibility for the care, upbringing and welfare of the puppy/dog. I certify by my signature below that I have read this agreement and agree to abide by the terms set forth herein. I further acknowledge that there are no covenants, promises, warranties, or obligations expressed or implied, except as herein provided.


Buyer Signature: _______________________ Date: _________________

Seller Signature: _______________________ Date: _________________