Mary Ann Ruggiero-Smith
435 South Ingalls St
Powell, Wy. 82435
Contract for Purchase of Leonberger
Mary Ann Ruggiero-Smith hereafter “Breeder”, and ___________________________,
hereinafter “Purchaser”, hereby agree that Breeder shall sell to Purchaser a
male/female Leonberger (hereinafter referred to as “Dog”), and further
Name of Dog: ___________________________
Date of Birth: ___________________________
LCA Registration No.: ___________________________
Breeder's address is as set forth above. Purchaser's current address is
Purchaser agrees to notify Breeder of any change of address or phone number.
Breeder agrees to sell Dog to Purchaser and Purchaser agrees to accept Dog
under the following terms, conditions and warranty. There are no other terms,
conditions or warranties either expressed or implied.
TERMS OF PURCHASE
1. Breeder guarantees that the above described Dog is a purebred
Leonberger Dog that is eligible for registration with Foundation Stock
Service hereinafter “AKC”. Registration will be provided to
Purchaser from the AKC when Breeder receives them from the AKC
AND when the terms as set forth in Paragraph 5 below are met
regarding training. The registration provided by AKC will read
limited Recording and will be released when the terms of
Paragraph 5 under breeding section are met.
2. The puppies will be examined by Breeders vet no earlier that on
week prior to leaving breeders home to ensure the well being of the
puppy. Puppy may, for any reason, be returned to Breeder within
one week of the time purchaser or takes possession of the Dog and
Breeder will refund to Purchaser the full amount of purchase price
paid, less shipping expenses. If Dog is returned to Breeder within this
1-week period, all documentation regarding the Dog must also be
returned to the Breeder before full refund of purchase price will be
made. FOR NO OTHER REASONS WILL REFUNDS BE GIVEN.
3. -Buyer agrees to keep this dog in the home as a family companion,
to never tether the dog to a stake, leaving it alone for greater than
four hours nor permit the dog to roam at large or bark continuously.
-Buyer agrees that the dog will be kept in a manner to prevent it
from being teased or abused by anyone.
-Buyer shall provide the dog with a proper diet and exercise
program to insure sensible weight gain and maintenance for its size
and age. Never free feeding dog. Routine care of coat, nails,
teeth, ears shall be maintained.
-Buyer agrees to take the dog to a licensed veterinarian when
necessary, including annual physicals.
-Buyer agrees to never enroll the dog in schutzhund or any attack
dog training program.
-Should buyer violate any of the conditions outlined above, the
breeder may confiscate the dog and buyer may be subject to a
penalty of double the initial purchase price of the dog,
transportation and recovery expenses, and any incurred legal
4. Purchaser agrees to reduce employment or take at least two weeks
off from work after receiving the puppy for the purpose of orienting
puppy to its new home.
5. Purchaser agrees to enroll Dog in three obedience classes (puppy,
novice class and advanced) of at least ten to fourteen weeks duration
when the Dog is between the ages of three and twelve months of
age. These classes are to be conducted in a group setting by a
qualified instructor and not at home by the purchaser. Purchaser is
to attend classes with the Dog out side the home environment and
to follow the training procedures as set forth by instructor. The
pedigree registration of the Dog shall not be given to Purchaser until
proof of completion of training classes have been provided to
6. Should Purchaser enroll Dog in any training for the purpose of
teaching Dog to do attack work, any and all guarantees and/or
title award rebates (as set forth in Paragraph 16 below), are null and
7. If Purchaser no longer wishes to keep this Dog for any reason,
Purchaser agrees that the dog will immediately be returned to the
Breeder who will reclaim the Dog. The breeder will NOT provide a
1. Notice will be given to the Breeder upon the death of the Dog, at
any age and for any reason.
2. Purchaser agrees to x-ray the Dog's hips and elbows at the age of
twelve months, as this helps to keep an accurate health record of
Breeder's lines. The x-ray results shall be submitted to Breeder. If
Purchaser has a “show quality Dog”, x-rays must be taken
according to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals Inc., “OFA” at
two years of age, and submitted to OFA for evaluation. Purchaser
must also send a copy of the certification and/or evaluation report
issued by the OFA to the Breeder within thirty (30) days of receipt.
3. Purchaser agrees to provide results of Penn-hip testing (if
performed) to Breeder within thirty (30) days of receipt of it.
4. If the dog is to be spayed or neutered it is strongly recommended
that for health reasons and longevity of the dog, that the
spay/neuter shall not take place until after the age of 18 months.
1. Purchaser agrees never to breed a Dog without approval of the
2. Purchaser further agrees that any resulting litters will never be sold to
a pet shop, dog wholesaler, or sold in litter’s lot sales.
3. Purchaser agrees to never offer a Dog's stud services as a prize in a
raffle or to breed Dog to a bitch whose owners are known to sell
puppies to pet shops, dog wholesalers, and/or in litter lot sales.
4. Breeder retains unlimited breeding rights on any male Dog
designated as “show quality”.
5. ALL puppies are sold on a spay/neuter contract and the Registration
will read as such. If after all the testing at two years of age is done
(according to breeding requirements set forth by the LCA) and
passes and if the breeder deems this is a good quality Leonberger
with an excellent temperament I shall release the registration for
breeding to the owner for an additional 300 dollars.
1. If Purchaser does not wish to or is unable to exhibit Dog in breed
conformation, Breeder reserves the right to do so at Breeder's sole
expense. Breeder will make every reasonable effort to
accommodate Purchaser's schedule of activities. If Breeder
exercises this option, there will be no title award rebates to
BREACH AND/OR WARRANTIES
1. Purchaser's failure to comply with the conditions and terms as set
forth herein will result in a breach of contract and the Dog being
returned to Breeder. If Purchaser permanently returns Dog to
Breeder due to lack of compliance, Purchaser will forfeit all moneys
paid for the Dog and will sign over registration papers to Breeder.
2. The term “show quality”, is not a warranty on the part of the
Breeder. Should the Dog not be show quality, Breeder shall be held
harmless, as the designation is neither a warranty nor a guarantee
of the Dog's future confirmation and/or show success.
3. Purchaser understands and acknowledges that Breeder has taken
every reasonable precaution for physical soundness and mental
stability in this breeding; however, the possibility of imperfection
and/or health problems throughout the Dog's life still exists.
4. The foregoing Sales Agreement signed this __________ day of
_________________, __________, consisting of six (6) pages is in
accordance with Breeder's and Purchaser understands and the
parties agree to the terms as set forth above.
MARY ANN RUGGIERO-SMITH