This contract applies to all sales after 02/25/08
Congratulations on your new Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagle Puppy. It is our hope that you will take exceptional care of this very special puppy throughout its entire life. As a loving owner and responsible guardian this means providing for your pets socialization, medical care, and proper nutrition. That equals to treating your dog as part of your family, giving it love and protection for the remainder of its life.
As a prospective puppy buyer you will have completed our personal screening process to ensure the successful permanent placement of our puppy with you. This health warranty is for the original purchaser only and is non-transferable. If you purchased this puppy to be a gift, we must be notified of this at the time of purchase, as the designated puppy owner receives the warranty.
Contract for Sale
Once your deposit is placed, it reserves your particular puppy and further payment will only be applied to that puppy. All deposits and payments are non-refundable as they are a contract to purchase your Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagle puppy. Payment is due in full by eight weeks of age [unless other mutually acceptable arrangement are made in advance] or you will forfeit your deposit. You must take your puppy home when its breeder says it is ready to go [unless other mutually acceptable arrangements are made in advance] or you will forfeit the puppy. Puppies that are not paid for by 8 wks. of age or whose owner does not take physical possession within one week of readiness will be sold to another party [unless other mutually acceptable arrangements are made in advance].
If you prefer commercial shipment, we will arrange, you will pay for the airline shipment of your puppy. We do not ship a puppy before 8 weeks or two pounds of weight, the actual time for shipping being determined by individual puppy vigor and readiness. We will not be held responsible for the safety of the puppy from the time of shipping, while in commercial transit to the Buyer(s) place of residence, including any and all incurred injuries as a result of transportation accidents. Puppies cannot under any circumstances be taken until 8 weeks old, some teacup puppies may be held slightly longer until they have reach 2 pounds in size. Breeders reserve the right to wait until 10 weeks of age for shipping.
If your chosen puppy for any reason should become unfit for sale, you may choose a replacement of equal or less value from your breeder. You have the option to wait up to one year to select an acceptable puppy. No refund will be given.
Spay/Neuter or Breeding Contract
Your puppy is purchased as a pet unless you have been approved and chosen to enter a contract as a Queen Elizabeth affiliate breeder. It is required that all pet puppies must be spayed/neutered by no older than six months of age, or within 60 days of purchase if purchased at an age over 4 months. Proof of spay/neuter must be faxed to us.
72 Hour Replacement Guarantee
Your puppy comes with a 72 hour replacement guarantee. Your puppy's breeder will provide a vaccination record and written veterinary examination of the purchased puppy. Within the first 72 hours of shipment of your puppy a licensed veterinarian must examine your puppy and their health record. And if you are not satisfied with your puppy and decide you want a replacement puppy that is to be done during this time frame unless an extension is given. Any and all veterinary, laboratory, or boarding charges incurred are your sole elective responsibility and will under no circumstances be paid by us. We require immediate notification of any health issue so that we may provide instruction on how to best care for your puppy. If your puppy dies within 72 hours of shipment by its breeder, you may be eligible for a replacement puppy. A cause of death must be determined due to a pre-existing problem occurring before the time of shipment. An autopsy will be required, at your cost, and your veterinarian and the breeders veterinarian must concur regarding the cause of death. The first acceptable puppy from your breeder will then be given as your replacement puppy.
One Year Warranty
We warranty the puppy to be free of any LIFE THREATENING congenital defects for one (1) year from date of birth. We must be notified at once at the onset of a life threatening health problem in writing, by a report from your veterinarian. Our veterinarian will interpret your veterinarian's report, and if he concurs, then a replacement puppy will be given from your breeder. The original puppy must be returned to us immediately in good condition. The receipt of a replacement puppy fulfills the guarantee. We offer replacement puppies only with all shipping charges at the responsibility of the purchaser. The owner may elect to keep their puppy and receive a half price discount on another puppy selected by their breeder.
If the puppy is due for vaccinations, and you fail to provide vaccinations on that day, this guarantee is null and void if the puppy contracts diseases that would otherwise be prevented by those vaccinations. A replacement will only take place if the above puppy has been properly cared for in owner's possession. Under no circumstances will a replacement of a puppy take place if the above conditions are not met. The replacement puppy will be of equal or less value.
Exceptions to Coverage*
No replacement for temperament as this is environmental and your responsibility. As responsible breeders we expect that this puppy be properly socialized and attend puppy obedience classes. As breeders we do everything possible as to breed dogs of sound mind (temperament) and body. Some responsibility is yours as to proper feeding, exercise, socializing and training, of which all have a bearing on the end results of a sound adult dog. We are not responsible for any damage the puppy might do at any given age.
*Accurate Weight Estimation
Your breeder will provide an accurate weight of the puppy at the time of it's purchase. An estimate of it's adult weight will be given using the standard accepted calculations among dog breeders: Multiply weight at 8 wks x4, 12 wks x 3, 16 wks x 2 to get estimation of adult weight. You may also ask for this size of the parents of your chosen puppy as we normally provide this to all customers during our conversations with you. Prediction of weight is not a guarantee as genetic heritage can influence size as well as your physical environment affects its eating habits as does your choice of dog food.
We expect your dog to live with you at your address. Please notify us of any change in address. If your puppy becomes lost or stolen, you will notify us immediately. If you decide you need to find a new home for your dog, please contact us first so we can assist in placement. If we cannot find a placement quickly, the puppy's breeder or another breeder in our program may be able to take the dog back until a suitable home can be found. If a puppy is returned to us, it is returned free of charge. We do not "buy" puppies back from their owners. Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges of returning the puppy to us.
New Owner Responsibilities
It's our intention that you and your new puppy will spend many years of companionship together. As its guardian you agree to provide annual vet exams, keep your dog on monthly Revolution or Advantage Multi heartworm preventative, and to do all booster vaccinations to the age of 16 to 20 wks. and yearly thereafter. You agree to keep your puppy clean and in suitable conditions for its health and welfare, with shelter and heat. Puppy will be fed a suitable "NO CORN" diet for its age and condition.
We encourage you in joining our extended family of puppy buyers to keep in touch by email. Please notify us of any change in your email address. Send pictures [and the adult weight] of your puppy and include written recommendations if you would like to be featured on our website. Human interest stories are appreciated and activity pictures should feature your dog interacting with its family or environment. All submissions and any photos of you and your dog will become the property for use of Queen Elizabeth Pocket Beagles.