This sample contract was provided by Marilyn Brotherton (http://www.pinnaclepetsupply.com). It was developed over the years with input from many sources. Feel free to copy it and refine it for your use.
(For best print results, use mono-spaced font.)
STUD SERVICE CONTRACT Breeder Name Breeder address Breeder phone and fax number Breeder e-mail address THIS CONTRACT CERTIFIES THAT: Reg.Name of Bitch _________________________ CKC Reg.# _______________________________ AKC#_______________________________________ OFA #______________________________________ Other______________________________________ Sire:______________________________________ Dam:_______________________________________ Owner at time of mating____________________ address____________________________________ ___________________________________________ Phone ____________________________________ WAS BRED TO: Reg.Name of Dog____________________________ CKC Reg#___________________________________ AKC#_______________________________________ Sire:______________________________________ Dam________________________________________ Owner of dog_______________________________ Dates of Mating____________________________ Whelping due date__________________________ CONDITIONS STUD OWNER AGREES TO: 1. Provide bitch owner with a complete 4 generation pedigree of the dog 2. Take normal adequate care of the bitch while in our charge 3. Have the stud dog in good physical condition and current brucellosis test 4. Sign litter registration promptly and return to bitch owner. 5. Provide a return stud service of the same dog to the same bitch if no pregnancy results from the mating, at no charge. To receive the return service, the bitch owner must notify the stud dog owner of failure to conceive, in writing, not more than 70 days following the mating. If the stud is no longer available for whatever reason, for the return service, the stud owner or agent reserves the right to offer a different stud to the bitch owner. 6. Provide the bitch owner with a written receipt for the stud service and a record of the breeding dates. Dog owners/ agent initials.___________________________________ BITCH OWNER AGREES TO: 1. Pay the agreed stud service fee before the bitch is serviced. 2. Provide a 4 generation pedigree before servicing. 3. Provide veterinary certificate of current clear Brucellosis test. 4. Send bitch in good health and in season. 5. Notify stud dog owner/agent, in writing no later than 70 days after mating if no pregnancy results from the mating. Failure to do so will result in no return service being provided. 6. Keep the bitch properlyconfined following the breeding to ensure no other dog could mate her accidentally, before mating season is finished. 7. agrees to not knowingly sell or transfer puppies whelped as a result of this mating to any person or firm connected with the business of resale or wholesale of dogs. OTHER CONDITIONS 1. ONE PUPPY BORN ALIVE OR DEAD CONSTITUTES A LITTER. HOWEVER IF ONLY ONE PUPPY RESULTS FROM THIS MATING, A RETURN SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE TO THIS SAME BITCH AT HER NEXT HEAT, OR WITHIN ONE YEAR, PROVIDED ALL CONDITIONS OF THIS CONTTRACT HAVE BEEN MET. 2. IF THE BITCH FAILS TO CONCEIVE ON THE RETURN SERVICE, THIS CONTRACT IS TERMINATED. SIGNATURE OF STUD OWNERS/AGENTS. SIGNATURE OF BITCH OWNER(S) __________________________________ _______________________________ __________________________________ _______________________________ DATE______________________________ DATE___________________________ RETURN STUD SERVICE DATE OF SERVICE_____________________________________ SIGNATURES FOR RETURN SERVICE STUD DOG OWNERS/AGENT BITCH OWNER(S) _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ DATE____________________ DATE_____________________
Some breeders add the following:
"The rule of thumb on stud service prices is the fee is the equivalent of the price of a puppy. This may vary based on the record of the dog's previous production results, the showing record, and your desire to have him used for the first time. The cost of the shipping of the bitch should not alter the stud fee. That is merely one of the expenses of being a breeder.
Here at Aisling we always "Premate" test the bitch, which adds to our cost of providing the stud service, but it pretty much guarantees a litter of pups. The stud fee also covers the cost of boarding and feeding the bitch, and travel to and from the airport."
The male should be "cleaned out" and checked 2 weeks before
the bitch arrives for mating. Old semen and seminal fluid should be removed,
by collection (either you or your vet) and a sperm check done, so that
the bitch receives only good fresh semen.