Gableridge Kennel Purchase Contract

This puppy is a purebred German Shepherd, registerable with the Canadian Kennel Club and an individual application is pending and shall be available at no additional charge to the purchaser.
Upon execution of this contract, the seller does hereby convey title and interest in the described German Shepherd puppy to the buyer (except for the terms listed herein).

This agreement is made, and hereby entered into, on this ____ day of _______ by and between Mark Gaetz and Sandra Gabler (hereafter referred to as "Seller (s)"), and

__________________________hereafter referred to as "Buyer"), for the purpose of setting forth the terms and conditions of the purchase by the Buyer of a purebred German Shepherd Dog from the litter whelped on ____________________out of:

Sire: __________________________________________________________________
CKC #________________ AKC #: __________________

Dam: __________________________________________________________________

CKC# ___________________AKC #: _____________

CKC litter Registration # : _________________

Registered Name of Dog: ____________________________ Call Name____________

Puppy Microchip: ____________________________


1. The Seller agrees to sell and the Buyer agrees to buy one (check appropriate line_______Male ________female puppy from the above-described litter.

2. The following representations and conditions apply to the sale of the aforementioned dog:

a) As of the date of this agreement, the dog is in good health and free of communicable diseases.
b) While every attempt will be made to provide the Buyer with a choice of puppy, the Seller reserves the right to restrict choice or recommend a specific puppy that may be suitable to the Buyer.

c)The Buyer has three (3) days from the time of receipt of dog to have dog examined by a Veterinarian. Any request to return the puppy to the Seller for a full refund must be made within this time period and may only be requested should the puppy prove to be sick upon arrival. Proof of examination must be provided.

d) Upon execution of this contract all veterinary care and its associated costs are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the Buyer.

3. Ownership of the puppy/dog will be transferred to the Buyer for the sale price of ___________incl. HST(13%) to be paid as follows: $ ____________________deposit on execution of the Agreement. Be advised that this deposit is Non-Refundable and represents a serious commitment on the part of the Buyer to purchase the puppy, and this puppy will not longer be available for other prospective buyers. The balance of ______________(in cash) to be paid on or before the puppy/dog leaves the Seller's premises. If the balance is not paid by __________________, this Agreement shall be canceled and the Buyer forfeits the deposit given hereunder.

4. If delivery is requested by Buyer, it shall be by air-freight, C.O.D. to a designated location. Buyer is solely responsible for costs of crate, insurance during shipment , and cost of freight charges. If Seller has to purchase crate prior to shipping, Buyer shall reimburse Seller in full for this cost. If Seller provides a crate, Buyer is obligated to return the crate at buyers expense.

______5. (Show Quality) If the puppy/dog has been sold as "show quality" Buyer agrees that this animal will not be used for breeding purposes until it is at least 18 months of age, x-rayed and certified clear of hip dysplasia by the OFA or OVC, of sound temperament, in good health and free of communicable diseases, hereditary faults, and /or show disqualifying faults as expressed by the official Standard for the German Shepherd Dog.

_X____6.(Companion) If the puppy/dog has been sold as a"companion dog" and is NOT to be used for breeding. In such case, Buyer shall pay an additional $100.00 refundable deposit to be paid upon or before the puppy/dog leaves the Seller's premises. Deposit shall be refunded when Seller has received evidence from licensed Veterinarian that the puppy/dog has been spayed/neutered within 8 months of date of purchase or acquisition.

Buyer agrees that he/she is not acting as an agent in the purchase or this puppy/dog and that Buyer will not sell this puppy/dog or its progeny to any agent, pet store or guard dog business.
Companion dog: a companion animal purebred and CKC registerable, that is sold as a pet with no warranty that the dog will be show quality or breeding stock.

Show: an animal that is free of all disqualifying faults, and embodies the basic standard of the breed. With proper handling, this animal can and should win in the conformation ring. If there are any further guarantees they must be in writing


_______The buyer agrees that if he/she is unable to keep this German Shepherd, he/she will not sell, give away, or otherwise dispose of this dog without first contacting the breeder, who will either accept the dog on a return basis or assist the buyer in finding a suitable alternative home for the dog. This contract and the CKC papers must be surrendered at that time.
This does not imply a financial commitment on the part of the breeder, however, the puppy may, at the Sellers' option, be re-purchased by the Seller at the original sale price or some other price as negotiated between the buyer and the seller.
Under no circumstances may this dog be disposed of at a Pound, Humane Society, Animal Shelter, any Rescue Organizations, Pet Store, Breeder, or given to an individual associated with a puppy mill.


1) This contract applies to the original puppy only and is nontransferable to a second party. No replacement puppy or refund will be given if the male or female has been bred. Buyer is responsible for transportation costs to and from Gableridge Kennels on original and replacement puppy.
2) In the interests of protecting the German Shepherd breed and not contributing unnecessarily to the problem of pet overpopulation, Gableridge Kennels is selling this puppy on CKC Limited Registration. CKC Limited Registration means that the dog is registered but no offspring of an animal with limited registration will be accepted for registration with the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), and puppies may not be sold as purebred. The seller may apply to the breeder to change this designation and have the dog given Full Registration privileges, at a later date and following the breeder's evaluation of the animal. A fee and special application are required by the CKC for this change.


Hip Dysplasia is a congenital malformation of the ball and socket joint of the hip. A dog may or may not become lame because of the disease and depending upon its severity.
Every reasonable precaution has been taken to prevent this puppy from acquiring hereditary hip dysplasia. Due to the unknown hereditary and environmental causes of such defects, no guarantee will be given against them. However,

Should this Puppy be diagnosed between 6 mo. And 12 mo. of age by two unassociated veterinarians (one of the sellers choice) with crippling hip dysplasia through x-rays, Seller upon provision of veterinary reports and, where applicable, Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) report, or rating report by the Ontario Veterinary Association (OVC) will :

(a) In the case of a Companion puppy, will provide Buyer with a suitable replacement puppy as soon as such a puppy is available to Seller, or refund to Buyer a portion of purchase price. Decision regarding amount of refund or replacement will remain at sellers discretion, based on availability of replacement puppies and the decision of the buyer to keep the puppy. If the buyer chooses to keep the puppy, buyer must provide written verification that the dog has been spayed or neutered within 30 days of diagnosis. No refund or replacement will be given if the dog is not examined by 12 months. This refund policy applies only to the original buyer. If the buyer does not choose to keep the puppy a certificate of death must be supplied prior to refund or replacement.

(b)In the case of a Show puppy. If the buyer has undertaken to show the dog in a serious manner, attending a minimum of four shows per year, prior to the puppy reaching the age of 24 mo. and the buyer has the dogs hips x-rayed between 18 and 24 months and the x-rays sent to OFA or OVC and the dog does not receive an OFA/OVC number for reasons other than the quality of the x-ray:

i) Either provide Buyer with a replacement show quality puppy as soon as such a puppy is available to Seller, or within 12 months of notification and written verification by OFA, and, or receipt of the certificate of death. If a suitable replacement is not available within the stated timeframe a full refund of the purchase price will be provided.
ii) Or should the buyer wish to keep the dog as a companion. Provide a refund if applicable reducing your cost to companion price asked for the dog. Buyer must provide written verification that the dog has been spayed or neutered within 30 days of diagnosis before any replacement or refund will be made by the seller.

No refund or replacement will be given if the dog is not examined by 24 months, or if the dog or bitch has been previously bred. This refund policy applies only to the original buyer.

In either of case (a) or (b) above, Gableridge Kennels will not be responsible for any veterinary or other expenses incurred nor will Gableridge Kennels pay for any transportation or associated charges for the replacement puppy.

IMPORTANT NOTE: if the dog is used heavily for agility, open obedience, or any other strenuous activity (including "roading") prior to its being one year of age, environmentally induced dysplasia and other joint problems may develop. If these factors occur, it is left to the breeder's discretion to honor this agreement. The buyer should also educate himself to proper nutrition of the dog so as not to induce joint problems by either lack of nutrition or by causing an overweight condition in a developing dog. The Seller reserves the right to request veterinary records of weight prior to reimbursement or replacement.


______ (1) Buyer agrees that the puppy will reside at the home of the Buyer, have access to a fenced yard, not be chained or "tied out", or left alone in a backyard or kennel only and will be provided with proper housing, and exercise. Buyer also agrees that this puppy/dog will not be used as a guard dog for any business. This animal is sold with the understanding that it was to go to select homes, socialized properly, and become a member of the family.

_____ (2) Buyer agrees that at least one basic obedience training course will be completed with the puppy/dog. German   Shepherds are a highly intelligent working breed; temperament however cannot be guaranteed. Buyer understands that all puppies exhibit certain undesirable behaviors (nipping, chewing, barking, marking, etc). Buyer is responsible for appropriate training of puppy to correctly teach acceptable behaviors, and is responsible for proper socialization of puppy. Should Buyer not be successful at training these behaviors on their own, Buyer agrees to seek professional help from a certified trainer should it become necessary.

______ (3) Buyer agrees to maintain this dog in good health, provide routine preventative health care including, but not limited to , inoculation, internal and external parasites, and - where indicated - heartworm preventative medication.

______ (4) Buyer further agrees to provide proper exercise as indicated in order to maintain this dog or bitch in proper weight and physical shape. A proper diet consists of top-quality dog food and supplements, certified by AFCO or CVA

All expenses regarding the animals including: shipping of the animals, proper care, veterinary fees, housing, lifting of a non-breeding contract, or legal liabilities are the responsibility of the buyer at whose home the animal will reside.

______Buyer agrees Seller will REPOSSESS DOG OR BITCH UPON EVIDENCE OF NEGLECT AND/OR ABUSE at no expense to the seller, and no refund of any monies.

This Agreement is made and signed by both parties to insure the well being and protection of this puppy/dog. If the Buyer breaches any part of this Agreement, the Seller is released from any obligations under this Agreement.

Mark Gaetz and Sandra Gabler______ ___________________ _______________
SELLER'S (1) Name Signature Date

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_________________________ _____________________ ________________________ BUYERS (1) Name Signature Date

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BUYERS(2) Name (if applicable) Signature Date


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