Documentary registration of a puppy purchase

So you have decided to buy a thoroughbred puppy. But how to escape the possible misunderstandings during the act and to make yourself safe at a maximum from a deception buying an expensive dog?
First, it is worth to buy a puppy with documents (we recommend insistently puppies with FCI documents) from a breeder who is a member of the breed club, but not a puppy from the litter brought in gross by no one knows whom and from where.
Second, it is worth to learn the principal rules of selling dogs which are in force on the Latvian Republic territory and also the order, form and condition of the drawing-up of documents during selling (buying) a puppy and to make yourself acquainted with the actions preceding the process.
So, before getting from the breed club the permission for selling puppies, a breeder must fulfill the following conditions:
1). to allow the special club commission the possibility to inspect the puppies two times during their bringing up. The last inspection is carried out when the puppies are 56 days old;
2). to carry out a timely vaccination of the puppies in accordance with the veterinary demand;
3). to carry out stamping (tattooing) or microchipping of the puppies;
4). to organize the special testing of puppies’ eyes and vision by an ophthalmologist;
5). to pay all the expenses connected with the above mentioned procedures and the legalizing of the documents (the contracts of sale and purchase and the pedigrees).
After fulfillment of all the conditions the club allows the breeder to sell the litter. Before that the breeder has no right to sell and the puppies may be deprived of their documents.
Purchasing a puppy, the buyer has the right to learn about the puppy’s health condition on the moment of purchase and to ask the breeder to show the puppy to a veterinary surgeon once again for issuing the health certificate. But it must be taken into account that in such a case the veterinary’s service is paid by the buyer.
The breeder in his turn may demand from the buyer a voucher of the next contents: the buyer is purchasing, and the breeder is selling a healthy puppy, and no further claims in connection with it will be accepted.
The rules of the LCF Bulldog Club envisage the return of a puppy during 5 days after its purchase if within this time some concealed defect or diseases are revealed. But it must be confirmed by appropriate documents.
If the breeder sells a puppy with some physical defect (an umbilical hernia, a grown-in or ,,gaily’’ tail, parti-colored eyes, etc) ,he must inform you about it. If you comply with it and have signed the contract of sale and purchase (with the mark about the puppy’s defect), no claims will be accepted in the future. But if breeder has concealed the fact from you, you have the right to return the dog and to demand your money back within the time provided for in the contract. After the expiration of the time (5 days after the purchase) both the club and LCF have the right not to consider your appeal.
This rule does not concern such inborn defects as dysplasia, defect of respiratory and reproductive system which may show much time later and for which the breeder cannon be responsible on the moment of sale and further on. If on the moment of sale the puppy is bright and active, if he breathes and moves well, in other words, does not look sick and has no visible pathologies, no roentgenograms or veterinary certificates presented by the buyer later on are held correct. It means that at the time when an inborn (or acquired) defect has shown itself, the young dog’s owner has no grounds for the dog’s return or forgetting back the money spent for the dog’s purchase.
You must be ready for the idea that the purchase of a puppy in any case is a lottery. Even a super experienced professional cannot say exactly what will grow up from the given puppy, and if the puppy’s condition on the moment of purchase has satisfied you fully and during 5 days (or the additionally stipulated by the contract time) no hidden defect have shown themselves, no claims to the breeder (seller) are accepted later on.
The same concerns all the cases when during the 5-days period of probation through the buyer’s fault the puppy gets a trauma, a poisoning, a diarrhea because of improper feeding or perishes because of wrong handling or accident.
You can acquaint yourself in detail with the LCF contract of sale and purchase in the supplement. But it is necessary to mark the principal points of the rules which must be observed by both sides at the time of purchase (sale) of a puppy:

Breeder (seller)


1).Must acquaint the buyer with the standard contract of sale and purchase. (see attachment );

1).Must study the contract attentively .

2).Must present for sale a healthy, vaccinated and chipped (stamped) puppy.

2).In case of discovering unobserved defects (within 5-days term) has the right to claim for the price reduction or for return the dog to the breeder within the time provided by the contract of sale and purchase or by an additional contract with the breeder.

3).Must acquaint the buyer with the puppy’s routine of feeding and diet on the moment of
sale and give the recommendation on the usage of biological alimentary supplements and maintenance of the puppy.

3).Has the right before the purchase to carry out a veterinary examination of the puppy paying the service of the veterinary surgeon by himself.

4).Must inform the buyer about the veterinary specialists acquainted with the specific features of the breed and attending to the kennel (or the given breeding animals).

4).Has the right to widen and complete the contract of sale and purchase having discussed with the breeder especially any important moments

5).Must compile an additional contract when conveying (or selling) a dog info mutual ownership. (See the supplement).

5).Has the right to enter correction info the standard mutual ownership contract, having discussed with the breeder important moments before signing the contract.

6).Must inform the buyer about the puppy’s principal characteristics and the peculiarities of his behavior.

6).Has the right to demand all the veterinary documents accessible on the moment of sale.

7).Must compile an appropriate agreement when leasing a dog. (See the supplement).

7).Has the right to make additions and changes in the lease agreement having discussed thechanges with the breeder before signing the appropriate agreement.