Contact Sarah: (209)732-6144 Located in La Grange, CA
Puppy's Kennel Name: _______________________

Pick Up Date:___________ Gender: Male / Female

Puppy's Birth Date:__________

Dam's Name:_____________ Sire's Name: _____________

1st Vaccination:_____________ 2nd Vaccination Due:____________

Recent Wormers:_____________________________________________________________________________

Puppy Food: ___________________________________
Puppy health insurance:
Recommended Puppy Vitamins: Nuvet

Owners First Name:______________________ Owners Last Name:__________________________

Owners Phone Number:_______________________

Owners address:____________________________________________

Seller has received ____________for the purchase of one AKC/CKC __________________________ puppy. If the puppy guarantee is to be honored, that buyer must take the puppy to vet within 72 hours and mail the vet record to the breeder. Buyer also understands that they must get the puppy vaccinated and puppy must receive wormer for all parasites every three weeks after the first set. Buyer understands that puppy is being sold with limited registration and registration papers will be provided when a vet receipt showing that said puppy has been spayed/neutered has been received, unless otherwise agreed upon.

Seller___________________________________ Date:____________

Buyer___________________________________ Date:____________

Top Hat Ranch's Guarantee

Seller has taken every opportunity to provide a quality, healthy puppy. The dam of this puppy has had all vaccinations and has been dewormed on a regular basis. Puppy is not guaranteed to be anything but "Pet Quality". No guarantee is made as to size, disposition, conformation, working ability, or breeding ability.
At time of sale, seller states that this puppy is healthy to the best of her knowledge. Once the puppy leaves the seller's premises, the puppy is under buyer's control, and the puppy is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Notice of any problem with this puppy must be received within 72 hours under the terms and conditions below:

A) Buyer agrees to have puppy examined by a currently practicing, reputable veterinarian within 72 hours from the time of purchase (Buyer will be responsible for this examination and any other charges incurred from this examination). A veterinary examination report shall be completed as a result of this and a copy sent to seller immediately. Failure to return this written report within 72 hours of exam VOIDS this contract. If this veterinarian determines that there is a major problem (excluding internal or external parasites) with the puppy, puppy may be returned at this time (return must be made within 72 hours). Seller reserves the right to have the puppy examined by a veterinarian of seller's choice, before exchange is made, and a replacement puppy will be given (see contract term number 4). If the said puppy is found to be ill, but buyer wishes to maintain ownership of said puppy, buyer then understands that seller pays no vet bills and buyer assumes all responsibility for the puppy.

B) Puppy is guaranteed for 72 hours from date and time of purchase against infectious diseases such as Parvo, Corona, or Distemper as long as all terms of this contract have been followed. The puppy has some immunity from the Parvo disease from the mother, and the puppy has had its first vaccination for Parvo and Distemper. Buyer understands that if the puppy shows any signs of illness in the first 72 hour period he/she must take puppy to have a Veterinary examination at buyers expense and seller must be notified. But, because Parvo is such a contagious disease, buyer must take all precautions to prevent the puppy from contracting the disease. Puppy should not be taken to public places, pet stores, parks or other areas where it can contract an infectious disease until it is 12 weeks of age and has had all 4 sets of its shots. It is extremely important that you watch your puppy, be extremely cautious where you allow your puppy to go, and be selective about who touches your puppy until it is completely safe from the Parvo virus. The puppy will need up to four Parvo vaccinations before it can be considered safe. The first vaccination is usually given at 6 to 8 weeks old and the other three should be given in 3 week successions after the first is completed. Buyer also understands that their puppy needs to be wormed on a regular 3-4 week basis to keep the amount of parasites and their eggs under control while the puppy's immune system is still fragile.

C) The puppy is guaranteed for one year from the date of purchase against genetic defects as long as all terms of this contract have been followed. Seller makes no guarantees regarding for allergies, internal parasites, Demodectic mange or dermatitis due to the fact that these ailments can be environmentally induced. Buyer understands that they are responsible for all vet bills incurred and seller must be notified within a 72 hour period after a licensed veterinarian as diagnosed any or all possible life threatening genetic health related issues. Failure to do so could possibly make ALL guarantees void at seller's discretion.

D) If a major problem has been determined and return of the puppy is desired and agreed upon by both parties, a replacement puppy of comparable size and value will be given to the buyer as long as all terms of this contract has been followed. If a replacement puppy is not available at that time, buyer will be given a 'voucher" for a puppy and notified immediately when a comparable puppy is available. No cash refunds will be given, only an exchange. Any veterinarian expenses incurred determining the problem/health status of this puppy will be the sole responsibility of the buyer and no refunds or reimbursements will be expected from seller.

E) If the puppy dies within the 72-hour guarantee period, buyer will take the deceased puppy to a veterinarian of his/her choice for the purpose of an autopsy at buyer's expense. When a confirmation of cause of death has been determined, buyer will get in contact with seller immediately with the results. If seller desires to talk to the buyers veterinarian that determined the cause, buyer will arrange for this conversation to happen and if seller disagrees with buyers veterinarian, seller reserves the right to have the deceased puppy taken to a veterinarian of sellers choice and a second autopsy will be performed at sellers expense to determine if the two veterinarians agree. If the two veterinarians agree that the puppy died of natural causes of warrantable condition, a replacement puppy will be provided to buyer (see contract term number 4).

F) It will be the responsibility of the buyer to register their puppy. Any cost to do so is the responsibility of the buyer. Seller guarantees all papers, signatures, or information needed to do so after buyer has provided proof of spay/neuter. Buyer understands that they are purchasing puppy as pet quality only and no guarantees are made for breeding or showing potential.

G) Buyer understands that the puppy must be spayed or neutered by the age of 8 months old and failure to do so can possibly void this contract and possibly prevent buyer from receiving the final registration papers, unless an otherwise agreement was reached.

The following is a list of possible issues a buyer might face when buying a new puppy. Buyer assumes responsibility in caring for said puppy if these or any issues should arise. While seller has taken every current treatment for the possible below issues, it is possible buyer may again need to treat the puppy.

H) All puppies carry large parasites such as round worms, pin worms, and hook worms. The puppy has been treated as needed against all of these parasites. Buyer understands that de-wormers are not effective against the eggs of large parasites, and so buyer must continue to have puppies wormed as recommended by their veterinarian until the puppy is near to adulthood. It is possible after puppy-hood to have a dog completely free of parasites if proper treatment has been done. By initialing this paragraph buyer signifies his/her understanding of this. _____

I) Puppies often carry common microparasites such as Coccidian and Giardia that are contracted from other dogs/animals or from the soil. Seller has taken measures to prevent and/or treat infestation of these parasites, but buyer must understand that reinfestation often occurs and that if that happens they must treat the puppy again. Seller is not responsible for treatment of parasites or the costs incurred while treatment occurs after the puppy has left the property, though all possible measures have been taken to ensure that puppy leaves with solid stool and parasites sufficiently under control. By initialing this paragraph buyer signifies his/her understanding of this. _____

This contract represents final and all guarantees, agreements, and terms of the sale of this puppy between seller and buyer.
This agreement is made and entered into in the State of California and shall be enforced and interpreted under the laws of this State.
By signing below, both parties are bound by this contractual agreement:

Seller___________________________________ Date:____________

Buyer___________________________________ Date:____________