The Need for Contracts
We use contracts when we sell, place or breed our dogs. Contracts are the paperwork cornerstones of both a puppy's future and future puppies. Sound puppy/dog sales contracts and stud dog contracts can make a tremendous difference in the futures of dogs and the futures of the relationships between their people. These contracts are intended to be templates that we use and modify on an individual basis.
The contract process is based on creating understanding between individuals and on assuring the long-term, indeed, lifelong, well-being of the dog(s). The contract must detail the responsibilities of each party while anticipating anything that might occur in the future that could change the status of the dog(s). The document needs to be comprehensive, while at the same time, relatively simple. It needs to be solid in its intent and format but flexible enough to reflect the needs of the individual parties involved. A good contract is, in other words, a piece of art in its own right.
We have also included an example of a Health Record and Medical Information form that our new puppy buyers receive from us along with some of the articles we provide in our puppy packet for new owners. We feel it is important for the new Poodle owner to have as much information about our breed and their puppy that we can provide for them. The use of contracts protects the buyer and protects the breeder, but most importantly, it protects the Poodle. That should be the first and foremost concern for all of us.
Sample Puppy Sales Contract
Puppy Deposit Receipt
Sample Stud Dog Contract
Health Record and Medical Information
Diet and Feeding Instructions
More Information for You & Your Poodle
First Aid for your Dog
Emergency Contacts Article
Emergency Contacts List
Long Term Health Effects of Spay/Neutering Your Dog (Rutgers University)
Heatstroke In Pets Article
The Poodle Breed Standard