Spay/Neuter Contract

The following agreement is between Donna Belcher (breeder), hereafter referred to as "Seller", and _____________________________, hereafter referred to as "Purchaser".

In consideration of a purchase price of five-hundred fifty dollars ($550.00), of which two-hindred seventy five dollars ($275.00) is a nonrefundable deposit, the Seller transfers all rights in fee simple determinable, privileges and responsibilities associated with the ownership of the female/male puppy of the dachshund breed to Purchaser as of the date and time specified below with the following conditions subsequent:

COLOR: __________________________    SEX: ______________

LITTER REG. NO.: _________________     DOB: ______________

PATTERN(S):  _____________________

SIRE: ____________________________     SIRE'S AKC REG. NO.: _______________

DAM: ____________________________    DAM'S AKC REG. NO.: ______________

Purchaser agrees to neuter/spay the puppy before it reaches one year of age. Purchaser agrees to supply Seller with a veterinarian's letter by certified mail as proof of a neuter/spay. If Purchaser fails to neuter/spay this puppy and provide proof to the Seller by one year of age, rights and ownership of the dog will automatically terminate and revert back to Seller who may immediately assume possession of the dog. Seller's reasonable attorney's fees for recovery of the dog will be paid by the Purchaser.

It is understood by all parties to this agreement that this puppy of the above specified description is of pet quality. Purchaser acknowledges and agrees that this puppy will be registered by limited registration. In the event that the Purchaser does not have the puppy properly neutered/spayed, any offspring issuing from this pet-quality puppy are not eligible for registration with the AKC or CKC.


When to spay/neuter: Generally this should be done when the puppy has reached at least 5-6 months for a female and 6-8 months for a male. The older the dog, the more able it will be to withstand the anesthesia. There is no need to wait for a female to have her first heat cycle before she is spayed. In fact, you can avoid the problems associated with estrus by spaying her before it occurs. There is also no need to wait for the male to become sexually mature.

Why spay/neuter: Fixing your dog prevents pregnancy and the birth of unwanted puppies. It avoids the need to restrain the dog during estrus. It keeps both sexes from roaming away from your house in search of a mate. It reduces the tendency of male dogs to urinate in the house, marking his territory. Licensing fees are also cheaper. Additionally, it helps avoid reproductive-related problems such as tumors, pyometra, false pregnancy, prostate infections, and old-age cancers.

Why should this dog be spayed/neutered? Any puppy sold as a pet should not be bred. This is simply for the improvement and maintenance of the breeding line for Dachshunds. Breeding is not to be done casually nor is it a money-making venture. Due to the small litters and problems with delivery (often necessitating cesareans), vet costs can be outrageous, not to mention the risks to the dam. By demanding that this pet-quality puppy be neutered/spayed, it avoids mass-production of average to poor quality dachshunds, controls the already overblown dog population, and improves the overall purebred line.

This does not mean that this puppy is an inferior dog. This puppy is simply better suited as a pet than a breedable show dog. Given the proper amount of love and attention, nothing should prevent this puppy from becoming an excellent pet, “best friend” and important family member.

We the undersigned have read, understood and agree with the terms of this contract.

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Seller: Donna Belcher                           Date

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Purchaser (signature)                              Purchaser (full name printed)                   Date


Complete Address of Purchaser  (including street, city, state and zip code)

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Telephone number(s)                                                               Email address

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Co-Owner (signed and printed name)                                       Date

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Witness to the Agreement                                                         Date