Vom Haus Merkel
Guarantee and Sale Agreement

Sire: _____________________________________________

Dam: _____________________________________________

Puppy DOB: ________________           Litter letter name ___________                Sex: Male        Female

 The health and temperament of this dog is excellent to the best of our knowledge and belief at the time of sale.  The required vaccinations and dewormings are as indicated on the health record below, attached, or sent with the dog.  We advise the Buyer, however, to have the dog examined by a licensed veterinarian of Buyers choice within 48 hours after receipt of the dog.  We recommend you take a stool sample.  If the veterinarian finds the dog to be in poor health, the dog must be immediately returned to us at the expense of Buyer for a replacement of equal value, unless other arrangements are mutually agreed upon.  Failure to see a veterinarian within 48 hours will void all guarantees and a copy of the Veterinarian visit sent to the Seller.  Seller is not responsible for any vet bills occurred after puppy/dog left Seller possession.

If this dog develops bi-lateral crippling hip dysplasia at anytime from purchase to one year of age (confirmed by X-ray films of the pups hips showing proper positioning, proper identification (name and Microchip) and meeting OFA, SV, or USA standards must be submitted to us from a competent licensed Veterinarian).  We will replace the dog (due to crippling dysplasia) as soon as possible with a replacement of equal value to the dog at the time of original purchase providing the dog has not produced a litter and has been permanently AKC registered with vom Haus Merkel as the kennel name.  We reserve the right to request that the x-rays be sent first for review to a board certified Veterinary Radiologist or other Veterinarian of our choice.  Should the Buyer prefer to retain the said dog, the Buyer thereby forfeits any replacement unless other arrangements are mutually agreed upon.  This guarantee is null and void if Penn-Hip procedure or clicking and subluxation with manipulation has been used at any time during the life of of this dog.  If buyer does not permanently register this dog with the kennel name 'vom Haus Merkel' and the letter of this litter as noted above, this guarantee is null and void.  A copy of the permanent registration papers must be mailed to us to continue this guarantee.  If the puppy is returned for any reason no replacement will be given if the puppy is not intact.  The dog should be returned to us in excellent health (current vaccinations, heartworm check, stool sample with a health certificate) at the expense of the Buyer.  Signed original AKC/SV registration papers must be sent (overnight) to us before returning the dog or the dog will not be taken back.   No further guarantee is made.

The purchase price of $                           is mutually acknowledged.  Buyer represents that he/she is buying this dog primarily as a personal or family companion even though the dog may have show quality structure.  Buyer understands this dog is not guaranteed for show or breeding and Buyer has no obligation to Breeder/Seller for showing or breeding this dog (nor for sharing stud fees or puppies resulting thereof).  In the event, buyer is unable to keep the puppy/dog for any reason he/she agrees to notify and give Haus Merkel first option to take the puppy/dog back.    It is considered a breach of contract to drop one of Haus Merkel dogs to any Animal Shelter, Rescue or unsafe environments at any time in the life of this dog.  All sales are final and down payments/deposits and/or other payments are non-refundable.  

The entire agreement between the parties is contained herein.  In the event of a dispute, Texas will have jurisdiction over the matter in Collin County under the laws of the State of Texas.  The law of Texas  U.S.A., without regard to its conflicts of law provisions, will govern these Terms of Service.

By signing this contract, the buyer acknowledges they also have been informed that growth plates of young dogs do not properly calcify until 12 months of age. Buyer acknowledges we will guarantee the hips to 12 months of age, providing the buyer agrees they will not allow environmental conditions to adversely affect the development of the hip and elbow structure. Buyer will provide a certified nutritionally complete food that will not promote excessive growth or obesity.   Buyer will provide regular moderate exercise. The buyer is aware if they allow the dog to engage in activities that would stress the hips before the age of 10 months the hip  guarantee becomes null and void. Activities include, but limited to, exercise on hard unyielding surfaces, continuous running, repetitive jumping, jumping higher than their elbow, training in competitive dog sports, or any activity that may cause falling and injury before the age of 13 months.

I have read the above conditions of sale. I understand and I agree to all conditions of sale as indicated by my signature below or by making the agreed upon payment.       DATE:______________________________ 2014

BUYER SIGNATURE_________________________________________________________

BUYER'S PRINTED NAME__________________________________________________

SIGNATURE OF SELLER:_______________________________________________________



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