The following agreement is between ______________ (breeder),
hereafter referred to as "Seller", and ______________, hereafter
referred to as "Purchaser".
In consideration of a purchase price of five-hundred dollars ($500.00),
of which one-hundred dollars ($100.00) is a nonrefundable deposit, the Seller
transfers all rights in fee simple determinable, privileges and responsibilities
associated with the ownership of the female/male puppy
of the Border Collie breed to Purchaser as of the date and time specified
below with the following conditions subsequent:
COLOR: ____________________________ SEX: ______________
LITTER REG. NO.: ______________ DOB: ______________
SIRE: ____________________________ SIRE'S ABC REG. NO.: ______________
DAM: ____________________________ DAM'S ABC REG. NO.: ______________
Purchaser agrees to neuter/spay the puppy before it reaches one year
of age. Purchaser agrees to supply Seller with a veterinarian's letter by
certified mail as proof of a neuter/spay. If Purchaser fails to neuter/spay
this puppy and provide proof to the Seller by one year of age, rights and
ownership of the dog will automatically terminate and revert back to Seller
who may immediately assume possession of the dog. Seller's reasonable attorney's
fees for recovery of the dog will be paid by the Purchaser.
It is understood by all parties to this agreement that this puppy of
the above specified description is of pet quality. Purchaser acknowledges
and agrees that this puppy will be registered by limited registration. In
the event that the Purchaser does not have the puppy properly neutered/spayed,
any offspring issuing from this pet-quality puppy are not
eligible for registration with the ABC, AIBC, AKC, or UKC.
When to spay/neuter: Generally this should be done when
the puppy has reached at least 5-6 months for a female and 6-8 months for
a male. The older the dog, the more able it will be to withstand the anesthesia.
There is no need to wait for a female to have her first heat cycle before
she is spayed. In fact, you can avoid the problems associated with estrus
by spaying her before it occurs. There is also no need to wait for the male
to become sexually mature.
Why spay/neuter: Fixing your dog prevents pregnancy
and the birth of unwanted puppies. It avoids the need to restrain the dog
during estrus. It keeps both sexes from roaming away from your house in
search of a mate. It reduces the tendency of male dogs to urinate in the
house, marking his territory. Licensing fees are also cheaper. Additionally,
it avoids reproductive-related problems such as tumors, pyometra, false
pregnancy, prostate infections, and old-age cancers.
Why should this dog be spayed/neutered? Any
puppy sold as a pet should not be bred. This is simply for the improvement
and maintenance of the breeding line for Border Collies. Breeders have striven
for years to select and perfect the working ability of Border Collies. They
are bred not only for their high-energy levels, but their responsiveness
and intelligence (which is why they have been noted as the most intelligent
breed of dogs). Working Border Collies have no physical AKC-like standards
with respect to color, height, etc. They are selected purely for their working
abilities. Dogs are eligible for a breeding program only if they are able
to reproduce either their own quality or better quality in each successive
generation. Breeding is not to be done casually nor is it a money-making
venture. It is not a hobby and is very time consuming and energy demanding.
By demanding that this pet-quality puppy be neutered/spayed, it avoids mass-production
of average quality Border Collies, controls the already overblown dog population,
and improves the overall fitness of the purebred line.
This does not mean that this puppy is an inferior dog. This puppy is
as capable as any of its littermates of becoming a lovable, well-trained,
and perfectly happy dog. This puppy has been tested for its working abilities
by exposure to sheep and the administration of a modified Jackson Memorial
Lab Temperament Test (JMLTT) and evaluated for buyer placement by the administration
of a Puppy Aptitude Test (PAT). This puppy's test results have simply indicated
that it is better suited for pet placement than it would be for sheepdog
trials or cattle dog training. Herding instinct is vital for breeding lines
but not for household pets. This does not mean that this puppy will not
be able to herd. At this early age it is very difficult to predict with
certainty the potential working ability of any pup. Given the proper amount
of love and attention, nothing should prevent this puppy from becoming an
excellent companion and family member.
We the undersigned have read, understood and agree with the terms of
Date and Time of Signature
Witness to the Agreement