THE SALE OF THIS PUREBRED SHIH TZU DOG IS MADE UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
The total price is $ ____ with ____ registration as defined by AKC (American Kennel Club).
Monies are non-refundable.
If all monies due are not received by seller at the time the puppy is 7 weeks of age, contract will be terminated, all monies paid will be surrendered and non-transferable, and puppy will be placed back up for sale. Registration fees are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
To the best of the seller's knowledge and belief, this puppy is in good sound health, free from symptoms of contagious and infectious diseases at the time of sale. If the buyer believes this puppy to be sick, the animal should be immediately taken to a veterinarian of the buyer's choice.
A five year after sale Replacement Warranty is given for any major organ failure caused by a genetic or congenital disease. This warranty also covers genetic or congenital bone disease (such as hips and knees). Luxating patellas must be a grade 3 or above and must be diagnosed with x-rays by an orthopedic Veterinarian. A notarized Veterinarian Report with findings stating, to a medical certainty that the condition was in fact caused from the prenatal or hereditary state will be required. If the puppy expires from the condition a full autopsy will be required and results must be sent to sellers Veterinarian. Buyers will be required to send the notarized Vet's Report by registered mail along with all of the puppy's medical records. Sellers Veterinarian must confirm and agree with the diagnosis. The Seller will then give buyer a replacement puppy of equal value or lesser value from an upcoming litter. Replacement Warranty will be terminated if puppy was found to be abused, neglected, or does not have up to date records of vaccinations, heart worm prevention and fecal records. As of the date of delivery, the puppy has received proper vaccinations and de-worming. Buyer has been informed of these. This warranty does not cover diseases for which vaccinations could prevent. Puppy needs to be seen by a veterinarian within 48 hours of receipt for warranty to be valid. Documentation will need to be provided.
This guarantee does not include coccidia, giardia and kennel cough which is usually caused by bacteria and is common in puppies that are shipped. Kennel cough is self-limiting and like the common cold must run its course. Full recovery is expected and on its own kennel cough is not life-threatening. This guarantee does not cover what in the Shih-Tzu breed is considered normal: cherry eye, stenotic nares, under bite, and umbilical hernias etc.
The seller will assume no shipping costs associated with sale or Replacement Warranty. The seller assumes no responsibility for medical expenses, mortality, landlord's disapproval, allergy, or any other undesirable circumstances once the dog has left the seller's premises.
If a puppy is sold with Full AKC registration rights, seller will guarantee fertility of the puppy at maturity. If the buyer is unable to produce a litter with the dog after 2 years and 2 attempts, the seller will provide a replacement puppy at an equal or lesser value. Veterinary confirmation of infertility must be provided. It is the buyer's sole responsibility for bills incurred from breeding this dog. Any puppy produced at Darlyn Dogs sold with full AKC registration is required to be registered with AKC with the surname Darlyn's. Any puppy sold with full AKC registration is sold with a 1 generation contract, meaning that any offspring produced from a puppy purchased at Darlyn Dogs cannot be sold/traded/or given away with full registration for one generation unless you have written permission from Darlyn Dogs. Any puppy purchased from Darlyn Dogs may not be used for stud services on outside females not registered to the purchaser.
The size a puppy will grow to, as an adult, is only an estimate based on seller's experience and traits recognition. No guarantees are made as to adult size. The seller does not guarantee the color of said dog. Because the breed is normally double-coated, their color may become lighter or darker as they age and grow, and will almost always be lighter if the dog is shaved down, as the undercoat is lighter.
If Buyer is unable to keep the puppy or chooses to place said puppy, then the puppy is to come back to the seller at no compensation to the buyer (unless prior arrangements are made). Seller always reserves the first right of refusal, should buyer choose to place said puppy and should be notified. Puppy cannot be re-sold, traded, given away, or co-owned with full AKC registration without obtaining permission from the breeder.
This contract is written in the purchase agreement and is punishable by law up to the amount of $10,000 per occurance. If any stipulations in this contract are broken, contract/health guarantee is null and void.
Any disputes will be litigated in St. Clair County, Michigan State, USA at the buyer's expense.
Warranty applies to the original buyer only, and is not transferable if puppy is resold.