- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
So, after my post about How hard is it to get a breeder to response? I sent a follow up with more introduction about our family. Two breeders (out of 6) replied. Both don’t have puppies. One recommended another breeder that has puppies. This breeder is out of state. We have been exchanging emails and would talk on the phone tonight for more information.
Aside from just taking her words, are there any documenations we need to see before making decision?
She said she can provide references. My question is how can I trust those references are real and not fake?
From her website and contract, she seems to be a reputable breeder. She is willing to take the dog back if we can’t keep it. Below are some of the items on the contract. They look good to me. Do any of you ladies see red flag?
“Registration papers will either be given upon delivery of the puppy with payment in full or will be transferred to the buyer immediately upon receipt from A.K.C., (American Kennel Club), if they are still being processed at the time of delivery of puppy. These papers will be marked as limited, meaning that no puppies may be registered from this dog/bitch. Puppy nor papers will be delivered to buyer until payment is made in full. The registration of the Samoyed puppy shall with no exception contain the prefix “______”.
“This puppy is warranteed/guaranteed to be in good health/temperment for 72 hours following delivery. During this time the buyer should have said puppy examined by his/her veterinarian. If puppy is found by the buyer’s veterinarian to have a defect that will prevent said puppy from living a normal life, as a companion, the buyer is to notify seller within stated time frame and arrangements will be made for a replacement/refund , sellers option, and return of defected puppy. The defected puppy is not to be sold or given away or euthanized without written consent from seller. SHIPPING IS NON-REFUNDABLE.”
“Both sire and dam have been OFA, (orthopedic Foundation for Animals), certified on hips and elbows and CERF, (Canine Eye Registry Foundation), certified on eyes. Seller warranties companion puppies for crippling hip dysplasia on the condition that buyer furnishes seller with a yearly written exam report in which the weight and any injuries are notated. Said Samoyed shall also be X-rayed with report sent in for OFA after reaching the age of 24 months. If the X-ray is thought by the examining vet not to be good than the buyer is to notify seller and another X-ray might be obtained at a later date. Seller has had situations in which a couple of months changed the outcome of an OFA rating etc. Also the use of anesthesia will sometimes cause the dog’s hips to be so loose as to cause subluxation so without the use of drugs the outcome will sometimes be much better. Bitches should not be X-rayed right before, right after or during a heat cycle as this can cause the hips to be loose. Eyes should be examined by a certified ophthalmologist yearly and a copy of this report as well as the hip report shall be sent to the seller. Without a yearly report on eye exams, the seller cannot warranty said Samoyed on eyes.”
“If the buyer fails to obtain the necessary examinations, (hip & eyes), or if the buyer elects not to return said Samoyed, or said Samoyed is kept overweight, sustains an injury that keeps him/her from obtaining health certifications than all warranties/guarantees are null and void, any other form of obtaining hip certification other than OFA will not be warranted/guaranteed.”