This is a sample of our pet contracts. This contract is only applicable once Blue Sky Berners has decided to place a puppy into your home.
1.It is understood at the time of this sale the puppy/adult is not considered to be of show quality, but is a good representation of the breed and is suited as a companion “pet”.The puppy/adult is guaranteed from any health irregularities for 72 hours from the time of the sale, and it is recommended the buyer have the puppy/adult examined by a Veterinarian
2. Buyer has been informed that this breed is prone to dysplasia in the hips and elbows and some eye problems have been found to be hereditary (among other health diseases common to canines). This puppy does have a chance of inheriting these common diseases even when both parents are certified clear of dysplasia and eye problems. Therefore the buyer accepts this risk and the breeder does not guarantee any dog against such conditions, nor shall the breeder be held responsible for the same.
4. Buyers agree to keep the dog safely confined and/or supervised, but not confined solely and wholly to a kennel. The pup will be enrolled in puppy kindergarten as soon as possible, and at least before the age of four months and will have adolescent obedience training starting at age 9 months and continue to become a well mannered dog through socialization and training. The breeder has the right to take the dog back if the animal is believed to be abused. Abuse is considered by a veterinarian to be- in poor health due to neglect, improper feeding, housing, lack of
5. Buyers are responsible for all veterinary costs while the dog is in their possession. If the dog is injured, ill or has a condition that warrants medical attention and the buyer refuses to provide proper veterinary care, the breeder may demand that the dog be taken to a veterinarian of the breeders choosing or be returned to the breeder at the buyers expense. If the condition warrants medical attention and the buyer refuses to pay the costs, the dog will immediately become the property of the breeders (David & Shirley Norris). Costs of medical attention needed as a result of poor care or neglect will still be the buyers responsibility but the dog will not be returned. In this event, the buyer must sign over all AKC ownership rights and privileges.
6. The buyer agrees that the puppy/adult will not be bred and agrees to spay/neuter the pet. Buyer will spay/neuter the dog between 6 and 10 months of age, unless already done or specified by the breeder.
AKC REGISTRATION PAPERS: Registration papers will be forwarded to the buyer when the spay/neuter certificate is provided to Blue Sky Berners from a veterinarian. The buyer is to provide the certification of spay/neuter to Blue Sky Berners by 10 months of age of the dog. Be sure to read all AKC Registration paperwork thoroughly as there is a penalty charge for late registration of a dog after 1 year of age.
ORTHOPEDIC FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS (OFA): Bernese Mountain Dogs purchased from Blue Sky Berners are required to have their hips and elbows OFA certified between the ages of 2 and 3 years. Preliminary X-rays may be done after 12 months of age IF the proper paperwork is initialed and filled out. If OFA Prelim's are done, and not posted on the OFA website, then OFA's must be redone between 2-3 years of age. The x-rays are to be done by an orthopedic surgeon or a vet who is qualified to take OFA x-rays. The OFA certification will be sent to Blue Sky Berners as soon as received by the buyer and no later than 3 years of age of the dog being certified. X-rays and OFA certification to be paid by the buyer.
David Norris & Shirley Norris
Blue Sky Berners