©2018 by Torrid Zone Portuguese Water Dogs - Created by Meg DeFore

Torrid Zone Portuguese Water Dogs

 

Meg DeFore & Beth Mercier

320 Powerline Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

772-519-2585    e-mail: megd4@aol.com

 

 

Stud Dog Contract

 

This agreement is made and entered into this _____ day of _____________, 20__ by and between Meg DeFore & Beth Mercier of Torrid Zone Portuguese Water Dogs and ____________________________________(Bitch Owner).  

 

For the purpose of this agreement, “Bitch Owner” is defined as the person or persons whose name appears on the American Kennel Club (AKC) registration certificate of Bitch (or other registration agency equivalent if Bitch resides outside the United States) or the person or persons whose name appears on the AKC lease certificate of Bitch at the time of execution of this agreement.

 

Owner approached Stud Dog Owner for the purpose of receiving the stud service of one male Portuguese Water Dog, AKC registered name: GCHS Torrid Zone What’s Love Got To Do With It, AKC # 494741/09 on one female Portuguese Water Dog, AKC (or other registry) registered name: __________________________________________________________________________, AKC (or other registry) # ____________________ (Bitch). 

 

After Bitch Owner completed an initial Informational Questionnaire and provided certain required information and documents to Stud Dog Owner, which are attached to this document and incorporated by reference, the parties now agree to enter into a contract for breeding with the following terms and consideration:

 

A.  Bitch Owner shall:

  1. Agree to stud fee of $______

  2. Agree to keep breeding bitch current on the PWDCA Health and Litter Log.

  3. Arrange for a brucellosis test.

  4. Arrange and pay for the bitch’s care and transportation for the breeding.

  5. Arrange and pay for Progesterone Testing on the bitch.

  6. Pay for all veterinary services of the breeding in the event Artificial Insemination (A.I.) is used.

  7. If the breeding is to occur via fresh chilled or frozen semen shipped to a location other than the vet hospital of the Stud Dog, pay any charges incurred by the Stud Dog Owner, including but not limited to collection and shipping. The Bitch Owner further agrees to obtain and mail to the Stud Dog Owner within 48 hours of insemination of the Bitch a written statement from the veterinarian who performed the insemination certifying that the semen shipped by the Stud Dog Owner was inseminated into the bitch noted on this contract.

  8. Pay Stud Dog Owner the non-refundable sum of $300 fee for services at the time of the execution of this contract unless arrangements to the contrary are made in advance between all parties and are mutually agreed to in writing. Any such modification will be attached to this contract and is hereby incorporated by reference.

  9. Pay the balance of $______ of the Stud Fee to the Stud Dog Owner prior to the approval of the AKC litter registration. Bitch Owner acknowledges and agrees that three (3) or more puppies alive at one week of age constitutes a litter, and the full stud fee will be retained by Stud Dog Owner; if fewer than three (3) puppies are living at one week of age, the stud fee shall be $250 per puppy and the difference shall be returned to the Bitch Owner.  Bitch Owner further acknowledges and agrees that if no puppies result from this breeding the full stud fee, excluding the non-refundable service fee as identified in item A.7., shall be returned by the Stud Dog Owner.

  10. Notify Stud Dog Owner within 48 hours of whelp of the last puppy, indicting the number of live puppies, the number of puppies born dead or dead within 24 hours, and sex distribution of live and dead puppies.

  11. If the breeding results in two or fewer puppies alive at age one (1) week, provide to Stud Dog Owner a document attesting to that fact signed by Bitch Owner, and another document attesting to that fact and stating cause of death prepared and signed by the attending veterinarian.

  12. Arrange and pay all associated fees for the litter registration kit through the AKC or other registration agency equivalent if Bitch resides outside the United States.  It is the sole responsibility of Bitch Owner to deliver these papers, along with appropriate registration fees, to Stud Dog Owner for signature.

  13. Provide appropriate care for the Bitch during gestation and for the Bitch and the puppies after whelp.  Bitch Owner further agrees that no puppy resulting from this litter shall be sold, donated, traded, or otherwise given to a pet shop, puppy mill, or other establishment deemed by Stud Dog Owner to be contrary to the goal of the AKC or the sport of purebred dogs.

  14. Sell puppies from this breeding with a contract stating that: a) any puppy anticipated to be used as breeding stock will be GM1, JDCM, OptiGen PRA and IC tested and yearly ECR eye exam during the breeding life and bi-yearly thereafter; and b) all puppies anticipated to be used as breeding stock will be OFA x-rayed at 24 –30 months of age.  Puppies not to be used as breeding stock or any dog not receiving OFA certification will be spayed or neutered.   Bitch Owner further agrees that results of the ECR tests and OFA x-rays will be forwarded to Stud Dog Owner by Bitch Owner.

  15. Provide to Stud Dog Owner with a list of all names and address of the new owners before the puppies are four (6) months of age.  Bitch Owner further agrees to provide AKC registered names and AKC registration numbers to Stud Dog Owner when obtained.  In the event any puppy is re-homed, Bitch Owner will provide Stud Dog Owner with the new owners’ name and address within 7 days of re-homing.

  16. Provide health records of the puppies to Stud Dog Owner upon request and to immediately notify Stud Dog Owner of any health problems, neutering, or other surgery or the death of any offspring.  Bitch Owner further agrees to notify Stud Dog Owner, the appropriate Portuguese Water Dog Club of America (PWDCA) Health Committee, or PWDCA Health Registry of any illness or unusual condition of any offspring.

  17. Abide by the suggested Code of Ethics of PWDCA.

 

B.  Stud Dog Owner shall:

  1. Ensure the Stud Dog is in the same good health as required of the Bitch.  Stud Dog Owner shall provide copies of appropriate health guarantees to Bitch Owner upon request.

  2. If the breeding is to be performed via fresh chilled semen, arrange for the shipment of the semen from the veterinary clinic or sperm bank used by the Stud Dog Owner to the veterinary clinic to be used by Owner.  Stud Dog Owner guarantees that sufficient semen will be shipped to inseminate twice during Bitch’s fertile period.

  3. If the breeding is to be performed via frozen semen, arrange for the shipment of the semen from the veterinary clinic or sperm bank used by the Stud Dog Owner to the veterinary clinic to be used by Owner.  Stud Dog Owner guarantees that sufficient semen will be shipped to inseminate the bitch via surgical insemination.

  4. Refund any monies due to the Bitch Owner in accordance with Item A.9. if fewer than three puppies are living at age one week as a result of this breeding.

  5. Promptly sign all required forms by AKC, or other registration agency equivalent if Bitch resides outside the United States, and immediately forward to the appropriate party.  However, Stud Dog Owner is not obligated to sign the litter registration application until all fees and expenses associated with this breeding have been satisfied by the Bitch Owner.

 

  1. This Agreement shall be governed in accordance with the State of Florida Laws.  Any dispute concerning this Agreement shall be determined by arbitration in accordance with the rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association in Florida and shall be binding on both parties.  The cost of any such arbitration shall be shared equally between the parties.

 

  1. This Agreement shall be binding upon the respective parties, their assigns and successors, and may be modified at any time by written consent of both parties.

 

  1. The terms of this Agreement shall not be construed in favor of or against one party or the other in the event of any ambiguities, but shall be interpreted fairly to both parties.

 

 

        Meg DeFore & Beth Mercier                      torrid Zone® Portuguese Water Dogs                                               

       

Stud Owner_____________________________              

Stud CoOwner_____________________________________

 

Bitch Owner(s)_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Address___________________________________________________________________________________

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Telephone_____________________________________ Alternate phone_______________________________

 

E-mail Address_____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Bitch Owner’s Signature______________________________________________________________________

Sample Contract