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Reviewing show dog breeding contracts

Entering into any kind of agreement requires careful consideration and review. This includes show dog breeding contracts that individuals may enter into here in Florida. Those who are new to this arena may need extra guidance and support with these legally binding contracts whether they are breeders, trainers or owners.

Moreover, many people in the dog show world know each other and may even be friends, but that does not necessarily mean that they can skip this important part of the process. Even friends need contractual agreements when it comes to their livelihoods. In their most basic form, nearly every breeding contract includes provisions regarding the dog's lineage and health.

In fact, a breeder may request that you keep in touch regarding any health issues, hereditary defects or personality issues, at least for the first two years of the dog's life. You may receive a guarantee of the dog's natural health as long as you seek prompt veterinary attention for any injuries or illnesses. In addition, since you are purchasing the dog to show, you may receive an additional guarantee that the dog will not have any hereditary defects and will be fertile. In return, the breeder may request that you show the dog for a finite amount of time before making any breeding attempts.

Of course, show dog breeding contracts come with their own set of rules in addition to those listed. If your contract does not comply with those rules, regulations and laws, you could have no legal recourse if something goes wrong. In order to ensure that your contract is in compliance, you may benefit from having it reviewed by a Florida attorney who is familiar with the requirements for these contracts.

Source: petplace.com, "What You Need to Know About a Breeder's Contract", Joan Paylo, Accessed on Aug. 20, 2017

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