Stud Service Contract

Stud Service Contract

(This is a sample of what a contract could look like. Compiled by Amy Dorsch.)

This is to certify that the stud dog: __________________________________________________

Registration # ________________________________________

was bred to the bitch: __________________________________________________

Registration # ________________________________________

on the following date(s): ______________________________, and is due to whelp on or near

(date): ______________________________

Conditions of Service

  1. The stud fee for this mating is $____________________ (check one of the following)

[  ] Payable at or before the time of mating

[  ] To be fulfilled by the selection of a puppy(ies) from the resulting litter as agreed to by both parties with terms of selection as follows:

<insert terms>

  1. All fees are payment for the stud service only and are not to be construed as a guarantee of puppies. If the bitch fails to whelp or whelps fewer than two living puppies at birth, the owner of the bitch must notify the stud dog owner not more than 65 days after the date of the last mating. There shall be no refund in whole or part, but a return service to the same stud shall be provided at the same bitch’s next heat if both are still available; if not, to an agreed alternate. In the case of AI breeding, owner of the bitch is solely responsible for all costs incurred in the collection and shipment of semen.
  2. If a bitch fails to whelp or give birth to two living puppies as a result of this second mating, then this agreement shall be terminated and the stud dog owner shall have no further obligations.
  3. If ownership of the bitch changes, right of return service shall be at the option of the stud dog owner.
  4. Owner of the bitch agrees to keep the bitch confined and inaccessible to all other male dogs from the start of her heat cycle until the bitch is fully out of heat.
  5. If bitch is to be boarded with stud owner, reasonable care will be given to the bitch while in the possession of the stud dog owner and the bitch will be kept confined and inaccessible to all others male dogs until she has been bred and returned to her owner.
  6. Photocopies of the following items are needed prior to or at the time of service:

___ Registration (UKC, ESCR)

___ Four (4) Generation Pedigree

___ Current Negative Brucellosis test result

___ Current Vaccination and Worming Record

___ Hip Clearances (OFA and/or PennHip scores)

___ Other health screenings (MDR1, CEA/PRA etc…)

  1. The bitch owner agrees that all puppies resulting from this litter will be properly cared for and placed in the proper homes.
  2. No puppy resulting from this breeding shall be transferred to wholesale outlets, dog dealers, brokers, humane shelters, laboratories, pet shops or their agents.
  3. Bitch owner agrees to furnish stud dog owner with the name and contact information of the owners of the puppies from this litter and the purpose for which each puppy was sold.
  4. It is specifically agreed that the stud dog owner is not obligated to sign the application for registration of this litter until the stud fee has been paid in full or, in the case of a puppy fee, the stud owner has possession of the puppy or puppies as agreed. Nor is the stud dog owner required to sign the litter application if any of the conditions in this contract have not been followed or if there is a question as to the parentage of the resulting puppies.
  5. Additional Terms:

<insert terms>

We have read and understand the conditions of this contract. Any/all fees incurred in the enforcement of this contract shall be borne by the party in default. By our signatures, we agree to these conditions and acknowledge having received a copy of this contract.

Bitch Owner: _______________________________________     date _____________________

Stud Owner: _______________________________________     date _____________________


CONTACT INFORMATION:

Bitch Owner

Name:

Address:

Email:

Phone:

Stud Owner

Name:

Address:

Email:

Phone: