Shih Tzu Purchase Contract and Warranty
We love our puppies here at Lil Country Shih Tzu and we ask that you give
your new baby the same tender lover and care that they received here. We are
always here to help answer any questions you have. We want you to be 100%
happy and have a wonderful experience with your new puppy. All of our
puppies are AKC registered. I will mail you the AKC Registration Application
when I receive it. Your puppy’s shot record is included with this document.
Umbilical Hernias and tight nostrils are very common with the Shih Tzu breed.
They are neither life threatening nor genetic hereditary. Shih Tzu commonly
snort, sniffle and snore. A clear discharge is normal, especially when the
puppy is teething. Tight nostrils are very common and normally open and
correct as your puppy matures. Open Fontanels (soft spots in the skull) are
also common, and close as your puppy matures. It is up to each new pet owner
to decide if they would like to fix an umbilical hernia at the time of spay or
neuter. I do not cover any type of vet bills; the decision to fix an umbilical
hernia is up to the new owner.
Your puppy is currently being fed dry Kirkland Puppy Food (in the Yellow bag
at Costco). Any changes to your new puppy’s diet should be made very
gradually. A bag of food that it is accustomed to is provided. Feeding puppies
any human food is NOT recommended and could cause them harm. For
cleanliness and sanitation purposes your puppy has been trained to drink out
of a water bottle instead of a bowl. These can be found at any pet store in the
small animal department (the size intended for rabbits are ideal). Be aware
that even the best bottles usually dribble some, so protect your flooring &
puppy’s bedding from drips.
Our puppies are small dogs (usually under 10 pounds full grown) and it is
recommended that they live indoors, with frequent supervised playtime outside
in a fenced area. Shih Tzu are very intelligent dogs that are usually potty
trained to a pad without much effort. All of our puppies are started with a
washable potty pad at a very young age, so your puppy is familiar with its
purpose. (I do not recommend disposable paper pads as they are pricey and the
puppies are always tearing them apart & eating them, although they will work
short term.) Continuing with their pad training is highly recommended. My
favorite to use is quilted flat crib sheets. They work great as potty pads and are
washable, affordable and reusable.
Have fun with your new puppy, and please contact me if you have any
questions! Thank you so much,
The Sale of this Purebred Shih Tzu Puppy Is Made Upon The Following
Terms And Conditions.
1. The purchase price of the puppy is Paid in Full with Limited registration.
Monies are non-refundable. AKC Paperwork is included in your puppy packet.
2. A One year after sale Replacement Warranty is given for life threatening
congenital disease limited to the heart, liver and kidneys. A notarized
Veterinarian Report with findings stating, to a medical certainty death was
caused from the prenatal state will be required. All vet bills are solely the
buyer’s responsibility. Seller's veterinarian must confirm and agree with the
diagnosis. Buyers will be required to send a notarized vet report and all other
medical records by registered mail to the seller. The seller will then give buyer a
replacement puppy of equal value from the next available litter. All warranty
will be terminated if the puppy does not have up to date medical records,
vaccinations, fecal records, or the puppy was found to be neglected or abused,
or if the dog has produced offspring. This contract does not cover hernias,
patella problems, pinched nostrils, hypoglycemia or diseases which
vaccinations can prevent. No further health guarantee is made or implied.
3. Warranty only applies to the original buyer; the warranty is not transferable
if the puppy is sold.
4. The seller assumes no cost for shipping associated with the sale or
5. To the best of the seller's knowledge and belief, this puppy is in good sound
health, free from symptoms of contagious and infectious diseases at the time of
sale. If the buyer believes this puppy to be sick, the puppy should be taken
immediately to a veterinarian of the buyer’s choice at the buyer’s expense.
6. As of date of delivery, the puppy has received proper vaccinations and de-
worming. This warranty does not cover hypoglycemia or diseases which
vaccinations could prevent. Buyer has been informed of these.
7. Seller assumes no responsibility for medical expenses, allergies or ANY
OTHER undesirable circumstances once the dog has left the seller's premises
8. Buyer agrees the puppy will remain on a regular vet schedule and live inside
the buyer’s home. Buyer agrees the puppy won't be housed outside for long
periods of time.
9. Seller cannot guarantee what the exact size and/or color the puppy will be
when the puppy matures. This is only estimated based on the seller's
experience. No guarantee is made or implied.
10. Once the said dog has left Lil Country Shih Tzu, we are not responsible for
any infection, illness, or allergies. This guarantee is against life threatening
11. If purchased as a pet, Buyer agrees to spay/neuter and agrees not to use
this puppy for breeding or stud.
Lil Country Shih Tzu
Tina M Young
PO Box 250
Custer, WA 98240