Brave and faithful k9
puppy/dog purchase contract















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For this contract, “Brave and Faithful K9”, “BFK9” and “Seller” are one in the same represented by Greg Clouse, Janie Clouse, and Megan Clouse.

Brave and Faithful K9 always reserves the right to "1st pick of the litter" of all litters.  This does not necessarily mean that Brave and Faithful K9 will pick a puppy from all litters.

Brave and Faithful K9 has the right to refuse the sale of a puppy/dog to any customer, at any time, at the Seller’s sole discretion. If the Seller refuses to sell the puppy/dog after a deposit has already been placed by the Buyer, the Seller will return the Buyer's deposit in full unless it falls within the exception under the Deposit/Sale Agreement.

Purchase Price:  (BUYER INITIALS____)

The puppy/dog purchase price for this litter is $                including deposit. This price is mutually acknowledged by both Buyer and Seller. All sales are final and the puppy/dog is being sold on an "As Is" basis, with the exception stated in the Health Guarantee.


Deposit/Sale Agreement:  (BUYER INITIALS____)

A minimum deposit of $500.00 is required per puppy/dog in order for it to be held for the Buyer. After making a deposit should the Buyer decide not to buy a puppy/dog for whatever reason, the deposit will NOT be refunded.

The remainder of the Buyer's payment for a puppy/dog will be paid and processed before the Buyer picks up their puppy/dog. If the puppy/dog is shipped to the Buyer, the puppy/dog must be paid for in FULL prior to it being shipped.  The Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs.

Brave and Faithful K9 does not typically let a puppy leave until it is 8 weeks old.  We feel this gives the Seller and the Buyer the best opportunity to evaluate the puppy’s personality and temperament to ensure the Buyer picks the best puppy for their home. The puppy/dog must be picked up or shipped no later than the beginning of the 9th week from birth unless other arrangements have been agreed upon in writing by the Seller and Buyer.  If the Seller still has a purchased puppy after the beginning day of the 9th week from birth, there will be an additional cost of $35.00 per day for boarding. All boarding fees must be paid prior to the puppy/dog’s departure.

(DEPOSIT EXCEPTION) If a Buyer does not pick up listed puppy/dog by the beginning of the first day of the 10th week from birth (Unless other arrangements have been approved by the Seller) the Buyer forfeits their $500.00 deposit and this contract will be void.  The listed puppy/dog will then be advertised as available for purchase for new clients.  This DOES NOT apply to puppies that are enrolled through contract in our Brave and Faithful K9 Puppy Blueprints Board and Train Program.

The Seller agrees to provide AKC Registration information, a copy of the Buyer/Seller contract, microchip registration information and a copy of the puppy/dog’s medical records on the agreed upon pick-up day of the puppy/dog or as soon as possible after the puppy/dog was shipped.

Health Guarantee/Sale Agreement:  (BUYER INITIALS____)

The Seller asserts that the Buyer's puppy/dog has been examined by a licensed veterinarian with a passing Initial Puppy Health Exam. The Seller also asserts that all vaccinations and any additional health care for the puppy/dog has been provided by a licensed veterinarian. The seller agrees that the puppy/dog will go to its new home up-to-date on all age-appropriate vaccinations and deworming. The Buyer will be provided with current official vaccination records.

The Buyer agrees to maintain the puppy’s/dog’s yearly health check, vaccinations, and deworming schedule through a licensed veterinarian for the first year of the puppy’s/dog’s life according to the AKC Vaccination Schedule listed below in this contract.  The Buyer agrees to do, at minimum, the “recommended” vaccinations in the AKC Vaccination Schedule listed below in this contract.  If the Buyer fails to maintain from the date of purchase the puppy’s yearly health check, vaccinations, and deworming through a licensed veterinarian, the entirety of this contract will be void.  The Buyer will be responsible for providing BFK9 with these records. Any changes to this agreement must be stated in the addendum and agreed upon by signatures of Buyer and Seller.

The Buyer agrees that the Seller is not responsible for any injuries or neglect the puppy/dog incurs after the pick-up/ship date or anytime thereafter. The Seller is not liable for any tests, medications, or veterinarian expenses due to injury after the pick-up/ship date.  All veterinarian/medical bills accumulated by the Buyer after the pick-up/ship date of the puppy/dog are the financial responsibility of the Buyer.

At the time of sale of listed puppy, the health and temperament of the listed puppy/dog is considered to be excellent to the best of the Seller's knowledge and according to the results of the licensed veterinary exam(s) of listed puppy.

The Buyer agrees to provide the puppy/dog with the proper training and environment necessary for the puppy/dog's proper health and temperament development. Once the puppy/dog is released from Brave and Faithful K9's care, Brave and Faithful K9 is not responsible for continued training nor of the development of the natural drives that were exhibited by the puppy/dog and developed while in our care. This responsibility resides solely on the puppy/dog's owner. The Buyer agrees that the Seller shall not be held financially or legally responsible/liable for any damages, physical injuries, or emotional problems caused by the Buyer's puppy/dog.

The Seller agrees to have the Buyer's puppy/dog on a nutritious diet and encourages the Buyer to continue with either the same diet or to slowly mix the brand of puppy food that the Buyer prefers with the brand of food that the Seller is currently using to minimize digestive issues.


*Although we do have knowledge of proper health care for our puppies and adult dogs, we are not professional veterinarians. We choose to have all of the health care for our puppies and adult dogs provided for by professional veterinarians. We also obtain education from our own veterinarians on the health care for our puppies and adult dogs. With this in mind, we ask you to please refer to your own personal veterinarian for all health care questions for your puppy once the puppy is in your ownership. It is important for a professional veterinarian to have first-hand knowledge about your puppy/dog in order to provide you with the best possible care and education.


(BUYER INITIALS_________) 


Puppy’s Age Recommended Vaccinations

6 — 8 weeks Distemper, measles, parainfluenza

10 — 12 weeks DHPP (vaccines for distemper, adenovirus [hepatitis], parainfluenza, and parvovirus)

12 — 24 weeks Rabies 

14 — 16 weeks DHPP

12 — 16 months Rabies, DHPP

Every 1 — 2 years DHPP 

Every 1 — 3 years Rabies (as required by law)


Hip & Elbow Guarantee: (BUYER INITIALS____)

At Brave and Faithful K9, we take it very seriously to only breed dogs which have CERTIFIED passing hip/elbow scores through well-known dog organizations like:  OFA, FCI, or the SV in Germany.  We also examine a dog’s pedigree to see if there are any hip/elbow issues in said dog’s pedigree.  It is important to understand that genetic and/or environmental factors play a part in the development of hip dysplasia. Known environmental factors such as puppies being allowed to repeatedly jump off things taller than themselves, poor diet, being overweight, playing on slippery floors such has tile, wet concrete, wood floors, and over-exercising can increase the risk of hip/elbow injuries in young puppies which can lead to dysplasia.


At Brave and Faithful K9, we raise our puppies/young dogs in a controlled environment to help reduce the environmental effects of hip dysplasia. However, since we cannot control the environment the puppies are raised in when they leave Brave and Faithful K9, this contract does not cover hip/elbow problems that are environmentally induced.  


The Buyer agrees to maintain preventative care of the puppy/dog in regards to hip dysplasia and overall health such as proper nutrition, proper exercise, and preventing stress injuries. If this puppy/dog develops crippling (to become unable to move or walk properly) hip dysplasia at any time from date of purchase to 24 months of age (confirmed by X-rays from a competent licensed Veterinarian and the Veterinarian confirms that the puppy/dog has also been given proper preventative joint care) the puppy/dog shall be returned to the Seller at the expense of the Buyer. The puppy will be replaced with a pup of equal value from the next litter of listed Dam. The Seller will not agree to replace a pup until they have received a copy of the X-rays accompanied by a letter from the veterinarian stating thee above listed circumstances for crippling hip dysplasia.  This letter should also include proof of regular vet visits that documented a healthy maintained weight up to the diagnosis of hip dysplasia.  


The Seller reserves the right to have the hip X-rays examined by a board-certified veterinary radiologist, a Veterinarian of the Seller's choice, and/or an OFA radiologist before the puppy/dog is replaced. Should the Buyer prefer to retain said puppy/dog, the Buyer thereby forfeits any replacement puppy/dog, unless other arrangements are mutually agreed upon.  Brave and Faithful K9 will only replace a puppy once, as such occurrence is unlikely in the first place if proper care is given. If the replacement of a puppy is provided due to the above-mentioned circumstance, the replacement puppy will not have any guarantees included. 

Transfer/Sale Agreement: (BUYER INITIALS____)

The Seller prefers to personally give the puppy over to the Buyer.  But, arrangements can be made for the puppy to be shipped at the Buyer's expense.  For the puppy/dog's protection, it will not leave the Seller's possession prior to 8 weeks of age. This allows the puppy to reap the maximum benefit from its mother and ensures both the Buyer and Seller that the puppy is ready for its new home.

AKC Registration/Breeding Rights: (BUYER INITIALS____)

All puppies/dogs are sold from the Seller to the Buyer under limited AKC registration (limited breeding rights). Full AKC registration will be granted by the Seller upon the puppy/dog achieving one of the following titles: BH Title through either the United Schutzhund Clubs of America or LV DVG America Club or other similar obedience titles from AKC, Mondioring, French Ring, or other titles approved by BFK9.  A copy of the BH certificate or other certificates and score book must be submitted to the Seller.  In addition, all puppies/dogs considered for Full AKC Registration must have their hips and elbows evaluated by a licensed veterinarian and have a passing hip and elbow score either through OFA Certification or the SV-(GSDWDA) no exceptions.  Any BFK9 puppy/dog bred before attaining one of the aforementioned titles and obtaining certified hips and elbows through OFA or the SV-(GSDWDA) will never be given Full Registration Rights and the Health Guarantee will be VOID.  Copies of an official hip and elbow rating/score must be presented to the Seller.  We are currently educating ourselves with PennHip method/scores to see if that is something we will use in the future.

Seller First Option:  (BUYER INITIALS____)

In the event the Buyer is unable to or simply does not want to keep the puppy/dog and decides to give the puppy/dog away to a new home or sell the puppy/dog to a new home, the Buyer agrees to give the Seller First Option to take the puppy/dog back or buy the puppy/dog back at up to half of the original puppy purchase price.  (The non-refundable deposit, any cost of training, or any veterinary expenses accrued and paid for by the buyer will not be refunded in this event). The Buyer must contact the Seller via email, text message, or phone call and receive a reply back from the Seller before puppy/dog is given/sold to another person.  If the Seller refuses the First Option, the Buyer has the right to sell the puppy/dog to a good home if the Buyer so chooses. BFK9 is not responsible for promoting puppies/dogs being rehomed that are not in our care. This is simply due-to-the fact that we cannot verify the training nor environment provided after the puppy/dog has left our care. Therefore, we will only promote and sell puppies/dogs in which we have current, first-hand knowledge.  

Commitment to Buyer:  (BUYER INITIALS____)

At Brave and Faithful K9, we constantly strive to make all of our customers happy and satisfied with their buying experience and their new puppy/dog. We work very hard to ensure we are breeding documented healthy, happy, working-line German shepherds.  We want all of our clients to be happy with their GSD for many years to come.  One of the greatest compliments we could get is a repeat customer! We would like to thank you for your business and Welcome you to the Brave and Faithful K9 Team!

Unsatisfied Disagreement Issues:  (BUYER INITIALS____)

If for some reason the Buyer is not satisfied with their puppy/dog or has a disagreement at the time of purchase or thereafter, the Seller guarantees to try and purposefully resolve any issues within reason. Should any issue arise, the Buyer agrees to contact the Seller in writing (email preferred) and allow the Seller 30 days to resolve any and all matters before the buyer posts any negative reviews on the internet, news media, social media, or any public/private forums. If such violation is committed by the Buyer, or the Buyer encourages a third party to commit such acts, all guarantees and responsibilities of Seller in this contract are null and void.

*This contract is only applicable to the Buyer and Seller listed on this contract. No part of this contract or the guarantees within this contract will transfer to any additional owners.