Health Guarantee


The following sale and agreement is made and entered into by and between the
following parties and is effective this the ______ day of ______________, 20____.

1. NAMES. Rujan’s Old English Sheepdogs of Michigan
 (hereinafter “Seller”), located at 596 N. Unionville Rd. Bay Port MI.48720, and
________________________________ (hereinafter “Buyer”) agree to the following
terms in the sale and purchase of an Old English Sheepdog (hereinafter“puppy”).

2. PURCHASE PRICE. The purchase price is $________ and shall be tendered in full
by the time the puppy reaches 6 weeks of age. Failure to make payment in full by the
time puppy reaches 6 weeks of age constitutes a material breach of this contract and
surrender of all rights to purchase of puppy.

3. DEPOSIT. Seller hereby accepts a non-refundable deposit of $200.00, which shall
be paid concurrently with the execution of this Purchase Agreement and shall be
applied towards the purchase price of the puppy. Seller shall not hold a puppy for
Buyer until said deposit has been received.

4. SHIPPING EXPENSES. In the event the puppy is to be shipped, Buyer shall be
responsible for all associated costs. Currently, the flat rate for a shipping crate, airfare,
vet certificate and handling is $400, but may change at Seller’s sole discretion.

A. Seller hereby warrants and guarantees that puppy has had proper care to date and
has been examined by a Veterinarian. Puppy has received its first shots and has been
wormed. Shot records will be furnished at time of delivery. Buyer agrees to have the
puppy examined by a licensed and reputable Veterinarian within 72 hours of receipt of
the puppy. If within 72 hours, the health of the puppy is found to be at risk due to
congenital defect (existing at birth), owner shall notify Breeder and provide a written
statement from said Veterinarian describing puppy’s condition and shall return, at
Buyer’s expense, the puppy and papers to Seller within three days of the examination.
Seller will replace puppy or refund money at Seller’s sole election and discretion,
provided puppy is in the same condition mentally and physically as when originally
purchased. This does not include worms, fleas, mites, cocci, giardia, or any other
parasites as they are common in dogs and puppies.
B. Breeder is not responsible if puppy contracts a communicable disease after leaving
Breeder's possession.
C. Breeder offers a one year guarantee on any puppy found to have congenital heart
disease, as diagnosed by a board certified canine cardiologist.
D. Breeder offers a one year guarantee on any puppy found to have congenital eye
disease, as diagnosed by a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist.
E. Breeder offers a one year hip guarantee on any puppy found to have degenerative
joint disease, as diagnosed by two qualified veterinarians, one of whom is selected by
the Breeder, and confirmed by an OFA evaluation.
F. To be covered by this guarantee, the following conditions are applicable and are
1. Puppy must be owned by original owner named in this agreement.
2. In the case of sudden death of puppy, Breeder must receive a written notice of
puppy's death from owner's vet, along with a necropsy report indicating cause of
G. In the event of emergence of a hip, heart, or eye disorder as described above,
which is severe in nature and which will significantly decrease the quality of life or
longevity of the dog, Breeder shall, in its sole discretion, either:
1. Replace the dog with one of equivalent quality from the next available litter bred
by the Breeder;
2. Refund veterinary expenses up to 50% of the original purchase price.

A. Buyer permitting the dog to be underfed or overfed at any time.
o Definition of Underfed: Ribs are highly visible
o Ideal Body Condition: Can feel outline of ribs. Dog has waist when
viewed from above. Belly is tucked when viewed from the side.
o Definition of Overfed: Dog has no waist when viewed from above. Belly
is rounded when viewed from the side.
B. Evidence of neglect or abuse.
C. Previous related trauma (broken bones, related injuries, etc.)
D. Dog has been bred.
E. Feeding this dog anything other than a premium quality dog food for large
breed. Food must either be Dog chow Large Breed or comparable quality
F. Evidence of Strenuous Exercise – for example: No treadmill, no jogging prior to
the age of one, no extensive standing on back of legs, no extensive retrieving or
playing on slippery floors.

7. REGISTRATION OF PUPPY. This puppy is being sold as a pet and companion
animal and as such, registration for this puppy is limited as defined by the American
Kennel Club. If puppy is not registered by Breeder, Buyer hereby agrees that s/he will
use the prefix Rujan’s Old English Sheepdogs of Michigan at the beginning of the dog’s registered name.

8. SURRENDER OF DOG. Buyer agrees that this puppy will never be surrendered to
any humane society, animal rescue group or animal shelter. Seller will accept any dog
that is unable to be cared for and shall assume ownership of, possession of, and
responsibility for any such animal previously purchased from Seller.

9. COSTS OF RETURNS. Should an animal purchased under this agreement be
returned for any reasons whatsoever, Buyer accepts responsibility for, and shall pay,
without recourse against the Seller, any and all transportation expenses, veterinary
charges, crate fees, air freight charges, and transport fees to and from the involved
airports. Should an exchange animal be agreed upon, Buyer shall be responsible for
any and all costs, charges, and/or fees associated with transportation of the exchange
animal from Seller to Buyer.

10. ARBITRATION/VENUE/CHOICE OF LAW. The parties to this Agreement
hereby agree that should any dispute arise out of this transaction, venue shall be
Huron County Michigan. The parties further agree that should alleged damages be less than
$5,000, the matter shall be submitted to Huron County Small Claims Court for resolution; if the
alleged damages exceed $5,000, the parties agree to binding arbitration under the rules
of the American Arbitration Association. The parties further agree that this Purchase
Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state
of Michigan.

11. COUNTERPARTS. This agreement may be signed by the parties in different
counterparts, including facsimiles, and the signature pages combined will create a
document binding on all parties.

12. MODIFICATION. This agreement may be modified only by a written agreement

13. WAIVER. If one party waives any term or provision of this Agreement at any time,
that waiver will only be effective for the specific instance and specific purpose for which
the waiver was given. If either party fails to exercise or delays exercising any of its
rights or remedies under this Agreement, that party retains the right to enforce that
term or provision at a later time.

14. SEVERABILITY. If any court determines that any provision of this Agreement is
invalid or unenforceable, any invalidity or unenforceability will affect only that provision
and will not make any other provision of this Agreement invalid or unenforceable and
shall be modified, amended or limited only to the extent necessary to render it valid
and enforceable.
The parties have read this Purchase Agreement in full and hereby accept and agree to
all terms contained in this Agreement and further acknowledge receipt of a copy of this

15. CANCELLATION. Breeder retains the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel this
contract at any time and for any reason prior to the puppy reaching 8 weeks of age. If
Breeder opts to cancel this contract, Breeder shall refund Buyer’s deposit within one
week of said cancellation.



DATE: _____________________ BUYER SIGNATURE: _____________________



DATE: ______________________ SELLER SIGNATURE: ____________________

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