Contract and Breeding Rights
Why are Contracts important, and do we have one?
-We care very deeply about our puppies physical, mental and emotional health. As a result, our Pomsky puppies always leave with a signed contract. A contract covers the seller, the buyer and the puppy and allows for everyone to have a better experience in the process. It is our goal to be responsible in regards to our dogs and the puppies we bring into this world. That means we are always there for support to the buyer. It also means we want to make sure that an LJ Kennel puppy never sees the inside of a shelter, is being irresponsibly bred, or is living in poor conditions.
-Our goal is to provide the best possible care to our puppies and dogs, while making sure that they are not being improperly placed with families without a legal contract. Our contract also ensures you're bringing home a healthy, well taken care of puppy.
What if we can't keep our puppy any time after we bring it home?
-Keeping our dogs out of shelters and in loving homes is VERY important to us. Making sure every puppy we raise stays in the best home possible is a commitment we make the day each puppy is born. Because of this, we have a very strict re-homing clause in our contract. It that states if for any reason you can no longer keep the puppy you buy from us you will contact us immediately. We will either assist you in finding your puppy a new perfect home or if you are in a rush/bind we will take the puppy back ourselves and find them a new perfect home. These puppies are a lifetime commitment and once we bring a puppy into this world, we are bound to assuring that puppy stays happy and loved throughout its years.
Do you offer breeding rights?
-All of our puppies are sold on a spay/neuter agreement unless you are approved to buy a puppy on a breeder contract. This approval will be based upon your knowledge of breeding, as well as your knowledge of the breed. You will need a mentor in order to breed, whether this is us or another well known breeder. We reserve the right to refuse a breeder contract at any time. You will pay an additional $1000 for breeding rights.
What if we buy a puppy and decide to breed after they come home?
-Anyone wanting to buy a puppy as a pet and then breeding it in the future secretly should know that we require proof of spay and neuter before one year. If this is not provided we will prosecute you to the full extent of the law, as stated in our contract. We screen our breeders very well to ensure that a breeder knows what they are doing and is breeding out of love and to better the Pomsky breed.
-Should you breed without having breeding rights, could lose your Pomsky, will need to refund the money made off the puppies, and will not be refunded for the price of the dog bred because you will be in breech of contract. If surgery must be delayed because the puppy is sick we require proof from your vet as well as their contact information to verify.
Why do you have owners get their puppies fixed?
-We do not want people to keep their pets intact if they are not a breeder. This is a part of being a responsible breeder and owner. The idea that having a dog fixed is cruel is illogical thinking, and we will stand by our contract requirement. Any vet will tell you that spay and neuter is not only healthy for the dog but will make training, behavior, and getting along with other animals much easier. We are happy to discuss the more in depth reasoning behind this, just send us a message!
LJ Kennel’s Pomskies
Kennel Name: LJ Kennels
Breeder Name: ______________
Date of Sale: ________________
Date of Delivery: _______________
Deposit: _______________ Date:_________________
Transportation fee(not included in the original price):_________ Date: _______
Balance paid: ____________ Date: ________________ (Balance due before delivery)
Description of the Puppy
Gender preference: ( ) Male ( ) Female
Puppy’s Litter Given Name:_____________________
If Renamed, New Name: _________________
DOB: ____________________ (Puppies must be 8-9 weeks or older before delivery)
Litter Name or Number: _________________________
Proposed use of the puppy
( ) Pet or family companion
( ) Performance competitions/Therapy/Assistance
( ) Breeding
Health: The puppy sold is in good health on the date of sale. The first sets of puppy shots have been given and the puppy has been dewormed every two weeks. The puppy/dog’s sire and dam are both DNA tested. The puppy/dog is expected to be free of the hereditary issues that were tested for. However, no guarantee of such is or can be made for all of the hereditary issues that may be possible. Breeder does not assume any liability for any injury to said puppy after delivery outside of the health guarantee.
Short Term Guarantee: LJ Kennels guarantees this puppy free any life-threatening illnesses for 48 hours. The Buyer is recommended to arrange a veterinarian examination within 48 hours of bringing the puppy home. Should the veterinarian find the puppy has a life-threatening condition in which the cause was attributed by LJ Kennels, the puppy may be returned and refunded everything. LJ Kennels has the right to ask a second opinion by a veterinarian of their choice. If the Buyer does not have proof of taking the puppy to a veterinarian within 48 hours of purchase, the refund is null and void. Transport back to the Breeder will be arranged and covered by the Buyer.
Long Term Genetic Health Guarantee: LJ Kennels guarantees this puppy free from any life-threatening genetic illnesses up to 12 months from its date of birth. However, if the buyer keeps the puppy on NuVet Supplements for a full 24 months from the time of sale the Genetic Health Guarantee is extended to 24 months instead of 12 months. The code for NUVET is 279923. This guarantee covers any ailments that are caused by pairing two parent dogs that passed a life-threatening genetic trait to the puppy. In order for the genetic condition to be covered it must cause the dog to die unexpectedly or be euthanized immediately by a veterinarian. If it has been deemed that the puppy has a life-threatening genetic condition the Buyer has 48 hours from the time of the Veterinary findings to notify LJ Kennels. If the Buyer fails to do so, the guarantee is null and void.
Issues Not Covered in Any Guarantee: Any condition that is minor, correctable, treatable or non-life threatening, is not covered. Conditions which may go away or are considered to be a condition which a puppy may grow out of, or does not cause death, is not covered. We vaccinate our dogs as per the recommendation of our vet, and full shot records are given to the owner when the puppy goes home(Though dogs are vaccinated, that does not mean that they cannot get conditions/diseases that they are vaccinated against). The conditions not covered include but are not limited to; umbilical/inguinal hernia, luxating patellas, retained testicles, kennel cough, autoimmunity, anxiety, cuts, grade 1-2 innocent heart murmurs, ear/skin mites, skin disorders such as mange and allergies, or any other minor condition. Minor conditions are too numerous to cover in this document. Any minor condition may be discussed with LJ Kennels for consideration
Vaccinations: The BUYER agrees to finish all puppy vaccines before taking their dog out in public, letting their puppy on public sidewalks and grasses or letting their puppy be touched by people outside of the family. This reduces the chances of your puppy picking up a communicable disease such as Parvo WHICH CAN BE FATAL and is not covered by the health guarantees.
Pomsky Markings/Size: LJ Kennels cannot guarantee size, color, or markings as an adult. These genetics are determined by chance. LJ Kennels will give the Buyer their best predictions based on experience, but they are not guaranteed as adults. No refunds or replacements will be given due to size, color or markings.
Pet Only/Spay and Neuter Required: A puppy sold as pet only is never to be used for breeding purposes and the dog is to be spayed or neutered before a year of age. If the puppy being purchased is under Limited Breeding Rights proof of spay/neuter must be presented to LJ Kennels by a licensed veterinarian prior to 12 months of age in a form of vet records or a photo of the incision site as well as the vet's contact information. If the Buyer does not show proof of spay/neuter at 12 months of age and cannot provide a reasoning, it will be deemed a breach of contract and legal action may be pursued. If the purchased puppy is bred and puppies are produced up to $4000 per puppy shall be rewarded back to LJ Kennels due to breach of contract. A breeding rights fee of $1000 will also be rewarded back to LJ kennels immediately. This will cause LJ Kennels to pursue legal action and the Buyer will be prosecuted to the full extent. We do not allow people to keep their pets intact because they feel that fixing them is cruel. If the Buyer initially purchases the puppy on Limited Breeding Rights but wants to change to Full Breeding Rights it must be purchased from LJ Kennels. Not all dogs are breeding quality regardless of parentage. We reserve the right to refuse breeding rights to anyone at any point in time. Once Full Breeding Rights are purchased, the Buyer is free to breed, show and sell offspring of the puppy. The Buyer agrees to use “LJ Kennel’s” as a prefix on any registration papers.
Maintaining Proper Health: The Buyer agrees to maintain preventative health care including but not limited to; inoculations, internal as well as external parasites and heartworm preventative medication. The Buyer agrees to feed a high-quality food as well as provide proper socialization and training. In the event a Buyer exercises return rights under the genetic guarantee, all documentation that the above maintenance has been performed must be provided to LJ Kennels. If the Buyer does not provide such proof that every step was taken to assure the good health of the puppy the guarantee is void.
Rehoming Provisions: If the puppy needs to be rehomed at any time in its life, the Buyer is to contact the Breeder FIRST. The puppy will either come back to the Breeder for new home evaluations or the Breeder will assist the Buyer in finding the puppy a new home. If the Buyer rehomes this dog and doesn’t tell the breeder, it will be deemed a breach of contract and the Buyer will be fined up to $1500 and legal action will take place. This is only to ensure the puppy is always in good hands and never ends up abused or in a shelter. It is our duty as a breeder to ensure that our dogs are always in good homes and are never placed in an unsatisfactory home or a shelter.
Puppy Mistreatment: If the Breeder determines that the puppy/dog is not suitably cared for, or that it has been mentally or physically mistreated, the Breeder has the right to take full possession of the dog without refund. We as a breeder will not interfere unless there is a VERY SIGNIFICANT cause to do so. The Breeder’s opinion is the only authority required to justify this action. Testimony of other people will not supersede the Breeder’s judgment on this matter. Under such circumstances, all guarantees are then void. The death, injury or loss of said dog due to theft, carelessness, recklessness, abuse, neglect, or heat stroke will not entitle the buyer to any compensation from the Breeder in the terms of any guarantee, which are then null and void. This dog is warranted only for the purpose of being a companion animal, not for any other purpose or reasons. This dog is not to be used for any illegal or immoral activities and is not to be used for any type of puppy mill, dog farm or other mass-producing or money making operation.
Breeder Guarantee: The Buyer agrees that the puppy is sound in health, temperament, and condition and is satisfied with the purchased puppy. LJ Kennels agrees to always help if there are any questions or concerns with the puppy throughout its lifetime. LJ Kennels also agrees to take back the puppy if the Buyer is no longer able to keep it or will help in rehoming to a new suitable home. The Buyer acknowledges that LJ Kennels has done everything possible to make this a great experience and to create a puppy that is at breed standard in health and temperament. LJ Kennels guarantees to always be swift to reply and be of any assistance to the Buyer throughout the puppy’s life. LJ Kennels agrees to always be honest and fair.
This agreement is made and signed by both parties to insure the wellbeing and protection of this animal. If any part of this Agreement is breached, LJ Kennels is released from any further obligations hereunder. Should LJ Kennels need to seek legal action against the Buyer or the Buyer seek legal action against LJ Kennels due to violations in this agreement, the Buyer will assume any and all attorney and court fees. This Contract and Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the state of Iowa in Appanoose County. Buyer agrees and understands that this contract is non-transferable, as it applies only to the original puppy and Buyer.
Buyer Name Printed: __________________________
Buyer Signature: _____________________________
LJ Kennels/Breeder Signature: ____________________________