River City Doxies



Sales Agreement/Health Guarantee/Contract


I, Vicki Edgington, Breeder/Seller, of Post Falls, Idaho, do hereby agree to the sale of (1) Dachshund of the following description:

Breed:  Mini-Dachshund__________     Sex:  ____ Date of Birth: ____________
Color:  ____________________________ Pattern: ________________________  
Sire:  _____________________________________  AKC#  _________________
Dam: ____________________________________ AKC #___________________
Litter Reg # ________________________    Call name: __________________
This dog is sold with:  ___Full Reg  ___Limited Reg  ___Pet only (no reg)
Purchase Price:  ________________
Non-refundable Deposit:_______________Date Paid: ______________________
(The deposit is your surety that I will not sell the puppy you have chosen to anyone else and my guarantee that you will be purchasing the puppy that has been placed on hold for you, therefore, it is non-refundable.)
Remaining Balance:  __________________ Date Paid:  __________________
(To be paid in full by the time puppy is six weeks old and prior to the buyer receiving the canine.  This signed contract must be returned to the seller with the remaining balance prior to the shipment of the puppy or upon pickup of the puppy.)

Breeder guarantees that the dog described above is a purebred Dachshund with AKC registered parents.
Breeder guarantees that the dog described above is in good health at the time of purchase.
Breeder CAN NOT guarantee the adult size, conformation, color, or temperament of the dog.

I, __________________________ (the Buyer) of (city/town) ___________________ County of_________________, state of___________ do hereby agree to buy the above mentioned dog, and agree to the following terms and conditions.
All of our pups come with this one year guarantee, sold as pet meaning buyer will not receive AKC papers. If buyer wants AKC papers they will be sent to buyer after seller has received confirmation from a vet stating dog has been neutered or spayed unless buyer is buying a breeder.
We strive to have happy, satisfied, pleased customers, who will have years of pleasure from their new member of their family, and will tell their friends of our Dachshunds and Guarantee.  Our intentions are to sell healthy, quality puppies.

River City Dachshund’s requires you to take your new puppy to a veterinarian, of your choice, for an initial health evaluation, within 3 business days from the date of receiving, for our “New Puppy Agreement/Health Guarantee” to be in effect.  If the puppy is not checked within the stated amount of time, the seller/breeder is under no obligation to accept the return of the dog or to apply any of the purchase price of the dog to a future dog .  If the dog is not yet vet-checked, the breeder is not responsible in any way for any problems that may occur after the stated 3 day period.  Should your puppy be diagnosed with a serious health problem at time of evaluation, River City Dachshund’s is to be notified immediately.  This does not include: whip, round, hook and or any other type of worms.  This also does not include: coccida, giardia and or campi as these are bacterial infections that can picked up anywhere.  A copy of the licensed veterinarian’s diagnosis must be sent to us along with his signature, license number, phone number and address.  River City Dachshund’s will not accept injuries that have occurred after leaving our premises as any excuse for an exchange.

If you have made a mistake in taking on the responsibility of owning a new puppy regardless the reason, you may return the puppy to us at any time.  There will be no refunds or exchanges in this instance.  River City Dachshund’s is not responsible for any veterinarian costs after the puppy leaves the premises with the new owner or purchaser.
The actions and upbringing of the dog is the responsibility of the new owner.  Under no circumstances is the breeder responsible for the dogs behavior once it leaves the breeders possession.

River City Dachshund’s guarantees for one year against hereditary life threatening or congenital life threatening birth disorders that will interfere with the puppy’s ability to lead a normal life.  (A detrimental genetic defect is determined as one that is life threatening, will cause imminent death or the need for euthanasia).

Conditions are listed and limited to HEART, KIDNEY, LIVER & HIP DYSPLASIA ONLY (Veterinarian conformation is required).  A licensed veterinarian must supply the breeder with a written diagnosis and be signed with his license number, phone number & address.  (At the breeder’s request, a second opinion may be required, from a nonaffiliated veterinarian, at the expense of the buyer).

River City Dachshund’s requires a Necropsy (animal autopsy for verification of cause of any death within the guarantee period.
No other conditions are covered by this contract.

River City Dachshunds are also not responsible for any issues or hereditary genes associated with dachshunds of a "dilute" coat; such as the alopecia gene.  The buyer agrees in signing this contract that River City Dachshunds is not responsible should any problems with said puppy/dog of such coat or skin issues arise.

Our guarantee does not include:  Kennel cough, or other problems such as coccidian (normally caused by stress) which is common to occur in puppies being transported to new homes.  River City Dachshunds is not responsible for any sickness, illness, or allergies that might occur to puppy/dog due to stress caused by change in environment, residence, or atmosphere once they leave our premises.  These are usually caused by bacteria, virus, and air-born disease.  Kennel cough, like the common cold must run its course and on its own is not life threatening.  There are other certain disorders this guarantee does not cover that may be caused by environmental factors:  allergies, thyroid dysfunction, démodé tic mange and toehr auto immune disorders (puppy strangles) etc.

Should a hereditary life threatening or congenital life threatening birth disorder develops, we will give another puppy of equal value, from one of our litters, when available, to do with as you please.  You may either keep, or sell the replacement puppy, to offset your care of the original pup, should you decide to keep him/ her.  You may keep your original puppy or return him/her to us.  No money will be refunded, no veterinarian, hospitalization, laboratory or medication will be paid by the breeder, should you decide to keep the puppy.  It would be your choice, to pay for all needed care and expenses.   

Note this is not a cosmetic guarantee, example like baby teeth not falling out, navel hernia or other hernia's, kink in tail, dew claws, to mention a few.

We do not pay for your vet bills, which could amount, should anything be wrong with your puppy, or if a congenital or genetic birth defect were to develop (or for any other reason).   This is due to some of the tests being very expensive and often unnecessary.  The decision and responsibility is yours, if you should decide to hospitalize, have treatment done or have any tests run.

Your puppy will have vaccinations to date of age, and be from parent’s current on all vaccination and worming, in good health and none that we are aware of carry any genetic defects.  Do not take your puppy to public parks or alike nor around sick dogs that may carry the common canine viruses, bacterial diseases etc.  Until all puppy vaccinations are given, these common canine viruses and diseases are very contagious and often deadly.  There is no excuse to miss a puppy vaccination at regularly scheduled times.  YOUR veterinarian will tell you when he or she advises it.  We recommend 4 puppy vaccinations (WITHOUT LEPTO) with the last puppy shot given at 16 - 17 weeks of age. The yearly booster (ADULT SHOT CONTAINING LEPTO) should not be given until due at 14 - 16 months of age.  We keep all of our parents and pups up to date on vaccinations.  (We do not guarantee against these common canine diseases or viruses, should your puppy come into contact with any of them.  Your puppy is not fully protected until all series of vaccinations are given.  I can not state the importance of this enough.  Your puppy’s life could depend on it).

At the time of all sales, we believe our puppies to be in good health. They will have all shots to date for their age, and will have been wormed regularly. 

The Purchaser is aware that owning a puppy, means trips to the veterinarian and understands that he/she will be responsible for their puppy’s proper care, and to keep their pup current on all vaccinations and de-worming.

We advise that you keep your new pup away from any other dog(s) in your house until your veterinarian has given your puppy a clean bill of health.  We will not be responsible for the spreading of Kennel cough, coccidian or any other disease, virus, etc., that your puppy may have come into contact with during transportation, etc. 
Should your puppy, at this first visit, be found to have worms or coccidian, do not allow him/her to be around any of your dogs, as we will not be responsible of spreading to your other dogs.  Ask your veterinarian the amount of time to keep them separate.
We worm all our adults and puppies with Strongid T.  Our puppies are wormed at 6 & 8 weeks of age.  Some puppies have more worms than others and our worming might not have gotten rid all worms and eggs.  Like most other animals, dogs are plagued by a wide variety of internal and external parasites.  Unfortunately, many of these parasites have complex life cycles which enable them to survive even in the best-kept households.  Also coccidian can sometimes surfaces from stress, which can be brought on by traveling to their new home, leaving their environment and parents, etc.

This guarantee is offered to the original buyer (Purchaser) from the breeder, and not transferable nor honored to any other party.

You will be asked to sign and date this guarantee, at time of pickup, stating that you have read, understand, agree and accept in full, the terms of this guarantee and statements, before your puppy is released to you. 

If you have made a mistake in taking on the responsibility of owning a new puppy/dog or can no longer care for the puppy/dog, regardless of the reason, you must return the puppy/dog back to us (at any time).  All AKC Papers and Medical records must be returned to seller.  Is at any time the Purchaser decides to sell or give this puppy/dog away, the seller must be notified and be given 1st choice on taking back the puppy/dog.  Under no circumstances is the puppy/dog to be places in a pet store, animal shelter, rescue, or similar establishment.  There will be no refunds or exchanges in either of these instances. River City Dachshunds is not responsible for any veterinarian costs after the puppy leaves the premises with the new owner or purchaser.                                     

                                    In conclusion:  Give love like your pet does, unconditionally and without question.

From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.”  They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a dog.”  Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a dog”.  Many hours have passed and my only company was “just a dog,” but I did not once feel slighted.  Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by “just a dog,” and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “just a dog” gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it’s “just a dog,” then you will probably understand phrases like “just a friend,” “just a sunrise,” or “Just a promise.”  “Just a dog” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.  “Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person.  Because of “just a dog” I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.  So for me and folks like me, it’s not “just a dog” but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.  “Just a dog” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from me and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it’s not “just a dog” but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “just a man.”  So the next time you hear the phrase “just a dog: just smile, because they “just don’t understand.”  
By Richard Biby

The breeder/Seller makes no warranties or guarantees, express or implied, other than those written in this agreement including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability and fitness.  This document constitutes the entire agreement between the Breeder/Seller and the Buyer with legal respect to this sale.  In the event of litigation of any kind, Venue and Jurisdiction shall lie exclusively in the Breeder/Seller’s court and state and any and all legal fees arising from said litigation shall be paid in full by the Buyer.

The Buyer’s signature below indicates that He/She has read, agrees with, and does understand the conditions of this sales agreement contract.

Dated the Month of _________________Day________________Year____________

Buyer’s Signature______________________________________________________

Buyer’s Printed Name:__________________________________________________

Buyer’s Address_______________________________________________________

Phone (Home) ____________(Cell)____________Email______________________


Dated the Month of _______________ Day ________________ Year____________

Breeder/Seller’s Signature________________________________________________

Breeder/Seller’s Printed Name_ Vicki Edgington

Breeder/Seller’s Address_    Post Falls, Id 83854

Phone  1-208-659-6749 Email  loveourdogs@roadrunner.com