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Puppy Purchase Contract

This puppy is a happy, healthy hunting/companion animal.  The puppy is in excellent health and is being placed, first and foremost, as a family house pet and/or hunting companion.  The puppy should be seen by a licensed veterinarian as soon as reasonable (when 12 week old vaccinations are due) after purchase to confirm soundness, general good health and overall fitness.  If by virtue of that examination, the pup is not found to be in good health as described, the puppy may be returned to Deep Creek Mountain Griffons for a full refund. Deep Creek Mountain Griffons assumes absolutely no responsibility for fees associated with caring for the puppy.


No guarantees/warranties beyond basic good health as stated above are expressed or implied.  If the pup is found to have any genetic hip, elbow, or thyroid health issues within 2 years of birth that would cause the puppy to live less than a full normal life, the new owner may return the pup for a full refund with documentation of proof from a licensed veterinarian.  If this does occur, he dog must be returned to Deep Creek Mountain Griffons before refund is granted.  If the owner does not get the genetic OFA testing done within 1 month after the puppy's 2nd birthday, the guarantee is void.  If buyer intends to show the dog as an adult, any physical disqualification trait that emerges within the first year is also cause for refund and return of puppy.   If puppy is returned for a refund but has any injuries that occurred while in buyer’s care, there will be NO refund.


Deep Creek Mountain Griffons expects that new owners have researched the breed carefully, understand the potential expenses of animal ownership, and are cognizant that keeping animals involves assuming certain risks.  Hip issues, elbow issues and other problems can and do show up in the best of pedigrees, demanding difficult choices for owners.  For this transaction and its beyond, these risks, choices and any related undertakings, are the sole responsibility of the new owner.


The new owner is advised that Deep Creek Mountain Griffons will not be held responsible for matters beyond Deep Creek Mountain Griffons’ direct control once the puppy leaves the property.  The new owner is encouraged to further seek the guidance of qualified professionals to assist in the training and development process for the optimum outcome of their project, in particular, when introducing the sound of gunfire for hunting prospects.


The new owner assumes financial responsibility for the puppy upon receipt.  Veterinary care to be provided as needed, including vaccinations.  See the basic care instruction information in your puppy packet.  For frequently occurring puppy issues, (which include, but are not limited to: coccidian, giardia, roundworms, ticks, fleas, localized dermodex, as well as pertinent health facts of any health clearances that may be obtained such as eye, heart, hip, elbow, etc) should be reported to Deep Creek Mountain Griffons to continue to improve this line.


The new owner is encouraged, if this puppy is not going to be shown or used in a well-considered breeding program, to consult with their veterinarian about the best age to alter this puppy to prevent any unplanned mother/fatherhood on his/her part and out of consideration for his/her comfort and lifelong well-being as a pet.  As of right now, the puppy is being sold with limited registration.  If in the future you wish to use the dog you purchased from Deep Creek Mountain Griffons to breed AKC registered puppies, you must contact me and purchase the breeding rights for an additional $500 and be intensively screened and and interviewed.  We refuse to contribute to "backyard breeding" and puppy mills.  Because of the prestigious pedigrees of our dogs, we wish to keep the bloodlines honorable, pure, and disease/defect free.  


This transfer is final upon acceptance of the puppy unless the new owner is returning the pup as described above.  Return transportation charges, if any, are at the new owner’s expense.  By definition, if the new owner keeps and holds the puppy as his/her own in excess of 5 days, regardless of circumstances, the presumption is made that the new owner accepts the puppy “as is” and the transfer is final.  AKC registration forms have been provided.  There is a small AKC processing fee for registering your puppy.


If, for any reason, after this transfer is final, the new owner cannot keep this puppy, Deep Creek Mountain Griffon may accept the puppy/adult as a return on a surrender basis as long as registration documents and any transportation charges are prepaid.  Deep Creek Mountain Griffons, in the case of surrender, will place the puppy/adult in the best home or keep the puppy/adult as their own.


Special clause for HOLD HARMLESS between the parties one to the other: Each party agrees to a hold harmless provision for this transaction and its beyond and neither will bring any kind of suit or action against the other or allow their condition or testimony to further any other suit or action against the other.  Penalty for failure to hold harmless is equal to the purchase price of the puppy.


Puppy Name: ____________________________                    Date of Birth: ______________________


Microchip #: _____________________________                               AKC#: ______________________


Species: Dog                Breed: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon                Gender: M/F               Color: Chestnut & Gray (307)






DATE: ____________________



Signed by

New Owner: ________________________________








Deep Creek Mountain Griffons

Maisa Douglass

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