Below are samples of forms, contract agreements, etc. for your reference.

BREEDER AGREEMENT-BITCHES | BREEDER AGREEMENT-DOG | PET GUARANTEE |
SPAY/NEUTER AGREEMENT | ADD'L GUARANTEES


FOR BITCHES

On this Day of , Year . I hereby agree to enter into contract with Sheila Masse, Rising Star Shilohs, hereinafter called the Breeder/Co-Owner and ___________________________________________ (name) hereinafter called the Owner of this Shiloh Shepherd Bitch known as:

NAME: _______________________________ISSR #: __________

SIRE: ________________________________ISSR #: __________

DAM: ________________________________ISSR #: __________

DATE SOLD: ___________Whelped:___________ Quality: ___________ COAT: ___________Color: ___________

The co-owner (as ascribed above) agrees to pay $________________ for said Bitch plus ________from_______ litter of pups. The co-owner is to comply to this agreement over the next years.

The above described bitch will reside with the co-owner, who will in turn agree to the following requirements:

A. Maintain this bitch in good health according to the instructions given by Rising Star Shilohs.

B. Abide by the breeders code of ethics, which has been signed and by the rules and regulations of the International Shiloh Shepherd Registry, Inc. (ISSR, Inc.)

C. Will become a member of the Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc. (SSDCA, Inc.)

D. This bitch will not be bred without full consent of Rising Star Shilohs.

E. Follow all of the proper prenatal care requirements to insure superior health for all puppies.

F. Will notify and keep informed Rising Star Shilohs as to the progress of development of said bitch, progress of pregnancy and whelping and progress of puppies’ development.

G. Rising Star Shilohs is entitled to this agreement as stated above. Rising Star Shilohs has pick of litter before any of these puppies are spoken for or sold. In the event the litter is small in number, Rising Star Shilohs will make further arrangements so that the stipulations in this contract can be satisfied and be agreeable to both parties.

H. Any changes to this contract must be in writing and signed by both parties.

_____________________________________________________DATE:_______________
Owner Signature

_____________________________________________________DATE:_______________
Breeder/Co-Owner Signature

Any changes to this contract must be in writing and signed by both parties!



FOR DOGS

On this Day of , Year . I hereby agree to enter into contract with Sheila Masse, Rising Star Shilohs, hereinafter called the Breeder/Co-Owner and ___________________________________________(name) hereinafter called the Owner of this Shiloh Shepherd Dog known as:

NAME: _______________________________ISSR #: __________

SIRE: ________________________________ISSR #: __________

DAM: ________________________________ISSR #: __________

DATE SOLD: ___________Whelped:___________ Quality: ___________ COAT: ___________Color: ___________

The co-owner (as ascribed above) agrees to pay $____________ for said Dog and Rising Star Shilohs reserves the right to 3 FREE Stud Services to be provided by your B/A male to any Bitch on Lease, Owned or Co-Owned by Rising Star Shilohs, partners or V.I.B’s (ISSR Very Important Breeders).

Rising Star Shilohs also asks that you abide by the following requirements:

A. That you become a member of the Shiloh Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc. (SSDCA) and sign the Breeders Code of Ethics.

B. That you agree to show this said male at any show within a 100 mile radius of your home as often as possible.

C. You agree NEVER to breed this dog to any Bitch without prior approval from Rising Star Shilohs! Picture of the ISSR, Inc. registered Bitch, along with a 5 generation pedigree must be sent to Rising Star Shilohs for approval prior to any breeding by this B/A Male.

D. You may retain all stud fees paid for services to approved Bitches.

NOTE: Any “new blood” 1, 2, 3 Top Show Quality Male purchased from Rising Star Shilohs must carry our name as co-owners unless sold to an approved, well-established ISSR, Inc. Licensed Breeder.


_____________________________________________________DATE:_______________
Owner Signature

_____________________________________________________DATE:_______________
Breeder/Co-Owner Signature

Any changes to this contract must be in writing and signed by both parties!


NAME: _______________________________ISSR #: __________

SIRE: ________________________________ISSR #: __________

DAM: ________________________________ISSR #: __________

DATE SOLD: ___________Whelped:___________ Quality: ___________ COAT: ___________Color: ___________

SOLD TO: _______________________________________________PHONE: ___________________________

ADDRESS: ______________________________________________EMAIL: _____________________________

CITY: ___________________________________________________STATE:___________ ZIP: _____________


The above referenced puppy was sold as: ______ Outright ______ with Co-Ownership Contract ______with Breeder’s Agreement

Valued at: $ ____________________Total price paid: $.____________________

Quality: ______Gold/Top Show ______ORA/Show-Breeding______B/W/Upgradeable B/W/N Pet Only______R/W, NB1, NB2, NB3

Your puppy’s size (Gold/ORA only) is further guaranteed as follows:
Your male will reach a minimum of | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 inches
Your female will reach a minimum of | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 inches

The puppy you have just purchased is guaranteed and will be replaced with another puppy from Rising Star Shilohs according to the conditions stated below. If the following faults appear _______________________. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE PRICE OF THE PUPPY BE RETURNED and the replacement time and selection will be a matter of choice of the breeder. Dogs to be replaced must be brought to the breeder’s (or shipped at the owner’s expense) along with all veterinary records, health papers, x-rays, DNA verification and valid ISSR, Inc. registration certificate before replacement will be made. Under no circumstances will a replacement be made without proper identification and certification provided by Owner, in addition, the ISSR registration for the dog must be signed on the back to the breeder. When these conditions have been met, and a puppy of equal value is available, replacement will be made.

We the undersigned hereby state that we have fully ready and understand the ISSR, Inc. Rules & Regulations handbook (http://www.shilohshepherds.info/issr.htm ), as well as all items listed in this contract between Rising Star Shilohs and Owner and agree to all parts as fully binding between both parties. Furthermore, we understand that this is a legal and binding contract, in the event I/We choose to register the puppy/dog/bitch, or any progeny of same, with any registry other than the ISSR, Inc., I/We will be liable to pay for damages to Rising Star Shilohs, the amount of $10,000 plus any and all legal fees involved.

_____________________________________________________DATE:_______________
Owner Signature

_____________________________________________________DATE:_______________
Breeder/Co-Owner Signature

Any changes to this contract must be in writing and signed by both parties!


NAME: _______________________________ISSR #: __________

SIRE: ________________________________ISSR #: __________

DAM: ________________________________ISSR #: __________

DATE SOLD: ___________Whelped:___________ Quality: ___________ COAT: ___________Color: ___________

SOLD TO: _______________________________________________PHONE: ___________________________

ADDRESS: ______________________________________________EMAIL: _____________________________

CITY: ___________________________________________________STATE:___________ ZIP: _____________


It is agreed and understood that this Shiloh Shepherd will be neutered/spayed as this Shiloh Shepherd was sold as a pet quality individual or this said Shiloh Shepherd did not meet the qualifications to be upgraded to breeding quality as per the ISSR, Inc. Rules & Regulations.

It is further understood that this Shiloh Shepherd puppy, if a MALE, should not be neutered under the age of one (1) year but must be neutered prior to the age of two (2) years. If a FEMALE, she should not be spayed prior to her first heat cycle and preferably five (months) thereafter. She must be spayed by two (2) years of age. These requirements are to insure that said individual will be allowed to mature and attain proper size and development. A legal veterinarian’s certificate verifying that the procedure has been completed needs to be presented to Rising Star Shilohs. New Owner accepts full responsibility for this individual Shiloh Shepherd puppy and releases Rising Star Shilohs from any liability.

The new owner(s) agree to abide by the ISSR, Inc. rules and not to breed this Shiloh nor register same with any other organization for any reason whatsoever. In the even that the named owner(s) fail to uphold this agreement, Rising Star Shilohs will be entitled to $5000 for damages, plus any/all legal fees incurred. Furthermore, any litigation will be held in the state of Rhode Island, County of __________________, it being the origination of this transaction.

_____________________________________________________DATE:_______________
Owner Signature

_____________________________________________________DATE:_______________
Breeder/Co-Owner Signature

Any changes to this contract must be in writing and signed by both parties!


APPENDIX “A”

TEMPERAMENT (NOT MAN MADE)

What is correct Shiloh Shepherd Dog Temperament? The word Temperament in relation to general application denotes character, sensitivity, discrimination, spirit and intellect. It may mean the absence or presence of one or more of these psychological traits. The true Shiloh Shepherd must be an animal, fit in body and mentally be a devoted and suitable companion to his owners. He should have the potential ability to do the essential work of which the breed was created. The Shiloh Shepherd can have a kind and sweet disposition, and still be protective. He must be alert and eager to please his master and be a willing worker when properly trained. Poor temperament can be a hereditary fault or man-made. Environment can influence eventual temperament to a large degree, particularly as it is applied to early puppy experience. Such a temperament fault can be corrected with kindness, patience and training. Intense early socialization and puppy kindergarten training is mandatory toward proper development and is a prerequisite to the fulfillment of this contract.

PLEASE NOTE: The enclosed Nutritional Agreement.

Faults of personality that cannot be repaired are a result of hereditary influence and are permanent. If the following type of bad temperament is present, the puppy must be returned to the breeder and registration papers signed over. Another puppy of correct temperament shall be given as a replacement.

A. OVERLY SHARP OR VICIOUS - This overbearing bully mistrusts everyone and intensely dislikes strangers and other dogs. Such an animal is extremely dangerous and is generally under sensitive to bodily discomfort or pain. This animal is extremely difficult to control and refuses to accept any type of correction without retaliation.

B. SHARP-SHY OR FEAR-BITER - This animal, if cornered, will urinate and often bite out of fear and sheer panic. He is noted for carrying his tail tucked under his belly while growling and snapping at anyone that attempts to approach him. He spends his life trying to either escape from the world or destroy it, but is unable to adjust to living “in” it.

C. SHY OR OVERSENSITIVE - This pathetic creature is frightened of strangers, loud noises and new situations. He proceeds to “spook” or “bolt”; retreating without provocation. He is simply a coward. He is noted for literally “shivering” or trying to escape under or into a small dark place when approached by a friendly stranger. He will constantly urinate and cower if subjected to any type of mild correction by anyone.

Very mild degrees of the above type of temperament faults are often due to lack of varied experiences with strangers and new activities. Do not be neglectful or over protective of your pup, share him with others, as it will make a well adjusted citizen of him! Socialization is very critical during the first 18 months of your puppy’s life - be sure that you are not creating a problem that will eventually cause misery for years to come. Rising Star Shilohs will not be responsible for any puppy that has been improperly trained or socialized. Rising Star Shilohs also reserves the right to fully examine all aspects pertaining to environmental dysfunctions as related to said puppy’s formative year - at owner’s expense. Furthermore, Rising Star Shilohs reserves the right to have this puppy evaluated at an approved kennel, for not less than 90 days, at owner’s expense, to determine the validity of said disorder, whether it was created through environmental stimuli, and there by can be improved, or if indeed it is proven to be inherited genetic defect.
________________________________________

HIP DYSPLASIA

Hip Dysplasia is a congenital malformation of the ball and socket joint of the hip. The problem, not an exclusive canine disorder, exists in most domestic species - including man. Depending upon the severity of the disease, the dog may or may not become lame. Many affected dogs lead normal lives. The Sire and Dam of your puppy have both been x-rayed and diagnosed as normal by qualified veterinarians in the field. Nevertheless, this ailment is considered a hereditary trait with irregular penetrance. Meaning normal parents are capable of producing abnormal offspring. It has also been proven in various recent studies that, to a large degree, environmental factors play a major role in the development of hip dysplasia. In order to maintain the excellent hip records associated with the Shiloh Shepherds, we insist that you follow the feeding program prescribed by Rising Star Shilohs. Failure to do so will invalidate this guarantee. Your puppy is, therefore, covered as follows:

A. GOLD PAPERED - SHOW/BREEDING PROSPECT: Since this puppy has been purchased with the intent of being used as a future stud or brood bitch, it is fully guaranteed to OFA at three (3) years of age. In the event his/her x-rays are not approved for certification, even though a “border line” problem is apparent, the said dog may be returned to Rising Star Shilohs for replacement. The dog, when returned to Rising Star shilohs, must be accompanied by all health papers, feeding and exercise information and x-rays. In addition, the ISSR registration for the dog must be signed back to the breeder. When these conditions have been met and a puppy of equal value is available, replacement will be made. This puppy is further guaranteed against genetic hip problems prevalent to any of its littermates, making it suitable for breeding purposes. In the event Rising Star Shilohs discovers this to be the case, the said dog may be returned to the breeder, as described above, and a suitable replacement shall be made.

B. ORANGED PAPERED - SHOW/BREEDING PROSPECT: This puppy is fully guaranteed to meet all of the ISSR requirements for permanent registration and to pass an OFA rating by three (3) years of age. No further littermate or breeding guarantee is provided.

C. BLACK/WHITE PAPERED - PET QUALITY: All puppies are fully guaranteed against crippling hip dysplasia for up to two (2) years. Any puppy found to be severely dysplastic and unable to function as a household pet, must be properly diagnosed by at least two (2) veterinarians to that effect. The dog must be returned to the breeder accompanied by complete x-ray, health, feeding, care and exercise records. In addition, the dog’s ISSR registration must be signed back to the breeder. When these conditions have been met and a puppy of equal value is available, replacement will be met.

Any puppy sold with a spay/neuter agreement and discounted in price as per Policies & Price sheets will only be guaranteed as a Pet Quality. The final disposition of any dog found to be dysplastic would be entirely up to Rising Star Shilohs. The breeder may agree to allow the owner to keep the said dog, if neutered or spayed, or it may be decided that the dog must be destroyed. In either case, the ISSR registration must be signed back to the breeder and returned with all other requested records and information.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY PUPPY BE REPLACED IF COMPLETE, DETAILED RECORDS AND THE PUPPY ITSELF ARE MADE UNAVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION TO THE BREEDER OR TO SOMEONE DESIGNATED BY THE BREEDER FOR THAT PURPOSE.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL CASH BE REFUNEDED AT ANY TIME, NOR WILL A PUPPY OF GREATER VALUE BE GIVEN AS REPLACEMENT. This guarantee MUST be presented at the time of replacement as proof of purchase, quality said puppy is guaranteed for actual purchase price. If a replacement puppy in your category is not immediately available, another puppy of greater value from a different category may be purchased with the credit for your returned puppy applied to same.
________________________________________

RISING STAR SHILOHS hereby reserves the right to REFUSE replacement of any dog returned for temperament or hip problems caused by owner abuse and/or negligence!

Any puppy that is kept grossly overweight, has received unauthorized over supplementation or has NOT received the required supplements, as specified by the breeder, or has been kept unchecked for worm infestations, etc., or dog has been kicked downstairs, kept constantly confided to cold, damp basements, or required to do extreme physical activities (such as high jumps and scaling walls) during their “growth period” will develop hip problems. A dog kept totally unsocialized, beaten and tortured will also develop “temperament” problems. These “man-made” problems which are not caused by hereditary defects are NOT the responsibility of the breeder. Rising Star Shilohs further reserves the right to examine any questionable conditions pertaining to said puppy’s health and welfare at the owner’s expense. Rising Star Shilohs reserves the right to request proper validation from the owner, via puppy class certification, food and vet receipts, etc. that the standards of this guarantee were upheld to their fullest.
________________________________________

GOLD - SHOW QUALITY

Only puppies sold as Gold-Show Breeding prospects and priced at $2500.00 or more will further be covered as follows:

A. HANGING EARS - The time of development at which a Shiloh Shepherd puppy’s ears are upright and alert varies from twelve weeks to ten or twelve months. Sometimes an extremely large boned dog’s ears will not be permanently strong until fifteen (15) months. Nevertheless, usually the “base” of the pup’s ears will be up at an early age. Remember the set of the ear is not to be mistaken for lack of strength. Ear difficulties should be brought to the attention of the breeder at the beginning of the problem. The breeder’s early advice may save needless veterinary expense. Some dogs will require shaving/taping, this should be done ONLY under your breeder’s direction. Failure to thoroughly document procedures could result in voiding this guarantee. Under no circumstances will the dog be considered as having permanently soft ears until after fifteen (15) months of age. If the puppy is to be replaced, a statement signed by a licensed veterinarian providing that this is definitely a hereditary problem, not once caused by injury, poor care or mistreatment, must be presented to the breeder along with the dog for inspection. The breeder reserves the right to have the dog examined by another authorized veterinarian for further verification that this is indeed a permanent condition caused by hereditary defect. The dog must be returned accompanied by complete health, care, feeding, exercise and x-ray records. In addition, the dog’s ISSR registration must be signed back to the breeder. When these conditions have been met, and a puppy of equal value is available, replacement shall be made.

B. MONORCHIDISM OR CRYPTORCHIDISM - Both testicles of male dogs should have been descended by eight (8) months of age. Those male dogs having one (1) or no testicles after twelve (12) months of age shall be replaced with another puppy of equal value. To receive replacement, the dog must be returned in good condidtion, aside from the monorchid or cryptorchid, accompanied by a signed statement from a licensed veterinarian to that effect. In addition, the dog’s ISSR registration must be signed back to the breeder. When these conditions have been met and a puppy of equal value is available, a replacement will be made.

C. OVERSHOT OR UNDERSHOT - If the puppy proves to develop an unacceptable bite due to hereditary influences and is, therefore, disqualified from ring competitions, a replacement puppy of equal value will be given. To receive replacement, the dog must be returned to Rising Star Shilohs accompanied by complete health, feeding, care, exercise and x-ray records. A certified statement from a licensed veterinarian stating that the condition is irreversible and due to hereditary factors, must be included. (Missing teeth or bite problems caused by improper care, such as tug-of-war play with a puppy less than six (6) months of age, improper medical treatments or accidents - are not the responsibility of the breeder.) In addition, the dog’s ISSR registration must be signed back to the breeder. When these conditions have been met and a dog of equal value is available, replacement will be made.

Gold quality dogs are further guaranteed to attain CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS IN TWELVE (12) SHOW CLUSTERS or less. Any dog/bitch over three (3) years of age, (properly handled) that is unable to earn points, as stated above, will be replaced by a higher quality specimen. Verification of dog’s failings must be presented along with complete health records when dog is returned. Rising Star Shilohs reserves the right to refuse replacement if the dog is not in excellent health and condition.
________________________________________

ORANGE PAPERED - SHOW/BREEDING QUALITY

Puppies purchased under Orange papers are fully covered against temperament defects and canine hip dysplasia as stated above.

EXCLUSION: We are not guaranteeing that your puppy will win at all shows. Only proper handling and care can insure you have a chance to place. We only guarantee that your puppy does not have any genetically disqualifying faults that would prevent him/her from winning and that said puppy possesses all the traits needed for a good show or breeding prospect.
________________________________________

PET QUALITY - BLACK/WHITE PAPERED

Pet quality puppies are fully guaranteed against any temperament defects and canine hip dysplasia (as per item C). Although they will grow up to be wonderful companions, they may posses “show” faults that make the unsuitable for breeding, therefore, “show” guarantee is not applicable.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will a puppy sold as “Pet Quality” or with a Spay/Neuter Agreement be replaced for hanging ears, monorchidism/cryptorchidism or an overshot/undershot bite, only Show/Breeding quality puppies are covered for these defects.
________________________________________

A FINAL NOTE FROM RISING STAR SHILOHS

Selling a quality registered Shiloh Shepherd s a great responsibility to its breeder. A great deal of time, money and heartache goes into producing the kind of dog we can be proud of. The breeders of your puppy have carefully provided you with a replacement -guarantee to insure your personal protection and as a safeguard toward the breed. How you raise that puppy, what you feed him/her and how much attention and exercise you provide depends on you. What kind of protection he/she receives against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, rabies, etc., is your responsibility. Rising Star Shilohs has always gone to great lengths to help all new owners understand the kind of nutrition, care and training your puppy needs. Proper growth and development of your puppy depends on how well you apply the information that the breeder has provided for you. Please accept the responsibility that you owe your new purchase. By properly caring for your puppy you are protecting the investment you have already made. With proper nutrition, training, care and love your puppy will develop into a dog we can ALL BE ROUD of!

THIS GURANTEE IS NULL AND VOID IN THE EVENT THAT THE SEPARATE NUTRITION AND SOCIALIZATION AGREEMENT IS NOT ADHERED TO IN ITS ENTIRETY!

Any changes to this contract must be in writing and signed by both parties!



BREEDER AGREEMENT-BITCHES | BREEDER AGREEMENT-DOG | PET GUARANTEE | SPAY/NEUTER AGREEMENT |
ADD'L GURANTEES



 

 

Please contact the webmaster with questions about this site.
Pictures & content Copyright © 2004-2010, Sheila Masse, Rising Star Shilohs. All rights reserved
Design, Graphics & Web Work Copyright © 2002-2010, Creative Office Solutions (www.wildeoffice.com). All rights reserved.