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BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG COMPANION SALES CONTRACT
This agreement, made this day of by and between Mary Dowski, (first party also referred as breeder),
and (second party hereinafter referred to as buyer/owner) and inasmuch as Mary Dowski
is offering for sale a companion quality, purebred, Bernese Mountain Dog further described below:
Name: Whelped: Sex:
Color: Black, Rust & White AKC Registration Number: Microchip #:
The parties to this contract in consideration of the sum of $ ( ) paid by the buyer in certified check to the
breeder, Mary Dowski, and the mutual covenants and stipulations set out herein, agree as follows:
(Owner initials each category upon reading; signifying his/her or their consent and/or agreement to each individual statement)
1. Breeder hereby warrants this dog to be in good health at the time of sale with all or partial inoculations depending
upon the age of the dog when sold. It is understood that buyer/owner will have the dog vetted within three (3) days.
Vaccination record will be given to buyer/owner at time of sale.
2. In the event the puppy develops a hereditary or congenital disease that debilitates said dog, (ie., cancer that
does not respond to treatment and causes death of dog, or euthanasia is in the best interest for the care of the dog, by the
age of four (4) years; or severe hip or elbow dysplasia requiring replacement, (not partial or gold-bead implants) or
euthanasia by the age of four (4) years) the puppy will be replaced with a dog of comparable quality (companion) as soon as
practical and at the breeder’s capability. In no event shall the breeder make any monetary refund. If breeder is no longer
breeding Bernese Mountain Dogs at time of replacement request, this clause is voided and no monetary refunds will be given.
If the buyer/owner wishes to keep the dog after said disease is discovered, the buyer is responsible for all unforeseen
veterinary costs for the duration of the dog’s life. The breeder will assist the buyer/owner in locating veterinary care specific to
said dog’s disease, but in no form, will be financially responsible for assisting the buyer in purchasing veterinary care due to
the illness. Buyer/owner will keep breeder informed of veterinary care of disease. If dog is fed high protein kibble (over 26%),
(raw diet is acceptable); overweight; exposed to chemicals on routine basis (ie., lawn care); or allowed to run/walk on
pavement as primary exercise or before the age of one year, this clause is null and void. Medical records describing diagnosis
of medical condition and/or condition are to be released to the breeder at no cost from the veterinarian where diagnosis
and/or care is made or received if buyer/owner is seeking a replacement puppy.
3. The breeder’s kennel name “Car-Rae” shall be incorporated into said dog’s AKC registered name at the beginning
of its name, followed by a unique name beginning with the letter “O”. Breeder register puppy with AKC as a limited registration
following receipt of payment for purchase. A true copy of puppy’s pedigree and a copy of parents’ health records from
Bernergarde will be given to buyer at time of sale. (Bernergarde verifies health certifications before publishing to the public
and buyer can request actual copies of certifications from breeder if desired)
4. The buyer/owner agrees to neutering a male at one to two years of age and not before one year of age. A female is to
be spayed between 8 months to 1 year of age, prior to first heat cycle. Deviations outside these time periods are negotiable
with breeder. If the buyer/owner does not neuter/spay said dog and breeds the dog, (intentionally or by accident), the
buyer/owner will provide the breeder in writing, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any person who has either
bred to said dog or received an offspring of said dog. NO offspring can be sold for any monetary value and must be
spayed/neutered. Veterinarian proof of spay/neuter is required.
5. Buyer/owner hereby agrees to take proper safeguards for the care and safety of the dog and to promote the proper
health and well-being of said animal; including, but not limited to a fenced yard, adequate shelter (maintaining said dog as a
family member/ house pet and not as an outside or kennel dog), “free form” exercise (yard play instead of walking/running on
pavement), proper diet (feeding ONLY adult dog food or large breed puppy kibble with no more than 26% protein; or raw diet)
and obedience training.
6. Buyer/owner agrees to have said dog’s hips and elbows evaluated by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)
between the ages of twenty-four months and thirty months. Buyer/owner also agrees to have dog’s eyes evaluated by an
American College of Veterinary Opthalmologist (AVCO) after the age of one year (12 months) and by the age of two years (24
months). Buyer/owner agrees to consult with breeder as to where to have OFA evaluations completed and breeder must be in
agreement of selected veterinarian. This usually means a vet well-experienced in taking x-rays specifically for OFA
evaluations. All OFA (eye, hip, and elbow) evaluations are to be released to the breeder by owner and veterinary office.
Breeder can assist buyer/owner in completing OFA forms.
7. Buyer/owner agrees to not sell, transfer ownership, and/or place temporarily or permanently in another home,
with any other person not named in this agreement; or, otherwise dispose of the dog without breeder’s written permission.
Buyer/owner will notify breeder immediately of any address changes for duration of dog’s life. Buyer/owner will notify breeder if
dog becomes missing. Breeder’s name and address will be listed with buyer/owner’s contact information on the microchip
recovery system. Said dog will be enrolled into AKC’s Recovery system at time of AKC registration at breeder’s cost. If
buyer/owner cannot maintain/keep said dog as a house dog/family member; or, the owner fails to abide by the above stated
items, the breeder may exercise her right of immediate possession with sole AKC ownership reverting back to breeder.
Buyer/owner will provide signed AKC registration certificate giving breeder sole ownership.
8. The buyer/owner will allow the breeder to release information regarding medical and health conditions of said dog
to the BMDCA Berner-Garde database after ownership has changed to buyer. This information can be accessed from
www.bernergarde.org Dog’s Bernergarde # .
9. It is stipulated by and between the parties that failure of the buyer/owner to comply with any of the conditions
of the agreement, (No. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8) is considered breach of contract and may result in the dog being returned
permanently to the breeder upon demand by breeder. Monetary damages of $5,000.00 may be imposed by breeder to
buyer/owner for breach of contract for each violation. If breeder repossesses said dog and/or monetary damages through
court action, all attorney and court fees will be paid by owner. Venue for all and any litigation will occur in breeder’s jurisdiction
of Gem County, Idaho or legal residence at time of contract breach. This agreement shall be binding upon the parties, their
successors, assigns and personal representatives.
10. It is the intention and purpose of the agreement to promote, advance and perpetuate the integrity of the Bernese
Mountain Dog breed; and, to provide the buyer with a companion animal that will be spayed/neutered and to
protect the interest of both breeder and buyer/owner. This contract contains the entire agreement between the parties and no
statements, promises or inducements made by either party that is not contained in this written contract shall be valid or
binding. This contract may not be modified or altered except in writing by the parties and endorsed herein. Venue for all and
any litigation will occur in breeder’s jurisdiction of Gem County, Idaho or legal residence of breeder at time of contract breach.
This agreement shall be binding upon the parties, their successors, assigns and personal representatives.
Buyer/Owner Name Buyer/Owner Signature Date
Buyer/Owner Address Buyer/Owner Telephone Buyer/Owner Email
Buyer/Co-Owner Name Buyer/Co-Owner Signature Date
Buyer/Co-Owner Address (if different then owner) Buyer/Co-Owner Telephone Buyer/Co-Owner Email
Mary Dowski, www.carrae.net
Breeder Signature Date
8441 W. Highway 52, Emmett, Idaho 83617 (208)365-6020/ (208)477-8137 firstname.lastname@example.org