Stud Contract

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.

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Kennel Name

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.