NOTE: DUE TO THE STRONG WORKING INSTINCT OF ANATOLIAN SHEPHERDS, WE PREFER TO PLACE PUPPIES IN WORKING HOMES, AS GENERAL FARM OR FAMILY GUARDIANS, OR WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD EXPERIENCE WITH LARGE WORKING BREEDS. ANATOLIANS NEED ABUNDANT SPACE AND FREEDOM TO EXERCISE AND PERFORM THE JOB THEY WERE INTENDED TO DO. WHILE THEY ALSO EXCEL AS WONDERFUL GUARDIANS AND COMPANIONS TO FAMILIES AND CHILDREN, THEY ARE NOT MEANT FOR ALL ENVIRONMENTS. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THEM FOR CITIES, TOWNS, OR URBAN AREAS WITH SMALL YARDS, APARTMENTS OR CONDOS.

1. Buyers are absolutely required to OFA certify (hips & elbows) their pups as stated in the below contract. Buyers are also required to AKC register their pups within 90 days of receipt.

2. Every puppy owner from pet to working dog, plays a part in the future and health of our breed, thus genetic info from each individual pup in the litter is important.

3. If you want a puppy & do not plan to do the prescribed health testing (OFA/thyroid/etc.) as stated in the below contract, we do not have space on the waiting list for you. We are only interested in homes that have the same interest in the wellbeing of our breed that we have.


ALATURKAY ANATOLIANS
SALES CONTRACT & HEALTH GUARANTEE



We, (names of breeders) (hereinafter designated as BREEDER), guarantee this Anatolian puppy to be healthy and free of disease upon receipt by BUYER. Every effort has been made by BREEDER to produce a litter both physically and mentally sound. BREEDER will stand behind this breeding to the extent stated below. However, BUYER accepts full responsibility for the proper care once the pup leaves the BREEDER. BREEDER cannot be held legally responsible for the death, injury, deformity, or temperament of the pup due to illness, accident, or deviation from adequate care and socialization required for an Anatolian Shepherd Dog.

If genetic health problems are found within ten (10) days of receipt, pup may be returned to BREEDER at BUYER’S expense. BREEDER is to be notified and arrangements are to be made within 24 hours of diagnosis by a licensed veterinarian. If puppy is returned for genetic health reasons, BREEDER will refund the purchase price. If pup is returned for reasons other than health related issues within the allotted time, the purchase price will be refunded, less the nonrefundable deposit. If negligence is suspected on BUYER’s part, BUYER forfeits all rights to the pup and all rights to reclaim any monies rendered for pup. BUYER will return all registration and documentation materials at the time of pup’s return. BREEDER is not responsible for any veterinary expenses incurred by BUYER.

THIS DOG IS SOLD AS A WORKING LIVESTOCK GUARDIAN, and BUYER guarantees the working ability of this dog as long as all levels of training have been carried out as stipulated by BREEDER. If this dog does not work out as a livestock guardian, and all levels of training (as stipulated by BREEDER) have been correctly adhered to, BREEDER will replace this dog with another dog as soon as one becomes available. This dog will be returned to BREEDER at BUYER'S expense, along with all registration and documentation materials. If, at any time, BREEDER is made aware that this dog is NOT being used as a livestock guardian, ownership of dog reverts to BREEDER and dog MUST be returned to BREEDER at BUYER's expense forthwith, unless permission to keep the dog is given by BREEDER.

THIS DOG IS SOLD AS A FAMILY COMPANION (spay/neuter contract), and BUYER agrees to have this dog surgically sterilized between Eighteen(18) and thirty (30) months of age or, if already more than thirty (30) months of age, within 1 year of receipt. If BUYER chooses not to sterilize this dog and decides to breed it, BREEDER makes no guarantee as to the quality of the offspring. THIS DOG WILL BE DESIGNATED AS “LIMITED REGISTRATION” WITH AKC and the off-spring will not be eligible for registration. If this dog is not sterilized within the specified time, all health guarantees are null and void, and ownership reverts to breeder unless previous arrangements have been made in writing from breeder.

(FOR STUD DOGS): BUYER also agrees that BREEDER will be permitted to use this dog as a stud for select bitches of BREEDER’s choosing if said dog passes all of the above mentioned genetic testing. BUYER will receive second pick puppy from said litter or $800 as compensation for this service.

IF SOLD ON CO-OWNERSHIP AGREEMENT: BREEDER will remain as co-owner of dog. This entitles the BREEDER to advise BUYER regarding the breeding potential of dog and the right of ownership of dog in the event the BUYER is unable to keep the dog. Buyer also agrees to state in their will that the dog returns to BREEDER in the event of BUYER’S demise. Dog will live with and be cared for by BUYER, and BUYER will be responsible for all expenses incurred on behalf of this dog.

GUARANTEE: This dog is guaranteed to be free of hereditary hip dysplasia upon permanent radiographic evaluation performed at 24-30 months of age. BUYER agrees to have this dog's hips radiographically examined by a State licensed Veterinarian and then sent to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals in Columbia, MO, for evaluation. If a hip certification number is not awarded, the buyer agrees to retry within 4 months with a different vet. Upon receipt, a copy of the evaluation will be sent to BREEDER. If hip dysplasia is diagnosed due to genetic defect, and all prerequisites have been met for the health and well being of the dog as specified in this contract, breeder will (at her discretion) either refund $500 or replace dog from another litter.

BUYER must provide written proof of hip dysplasia, and proof the dog has been sterilized. The dog does NOT have to be returned to BREEDER. If dog is not sterilized, all health guarantees are null and void.

If BUYER is unable to keep this dog for any reason, BUYER agrees to return it to BREEDER or to a person stipulated by BREEDER at buyer’s expense and foregoes all rights to said dog. BUYER will return all registration and documentation materials at the time of dog’s return.

This dog may NOT be sold, transferred to another person, CO-OWNED with anyone other than those persons stipulated in this agreement, given away, placed in an Animal Shelter, or euthanized without prior written permission from BREEDER. The exception to euthanasia would be in the case of severe injury or suffering on the dog's part.

BUYER also agrees that the penalty for transferring this dog into a co-ownership agreement (as stipulated above) without written permission from BREEDER will be that ownership of said dog will automatically revert to BREEDER with no financial compensation to BUYER. BUYER is responsible for all transportation expenses to return dog to BREEDER or BREEDER's agent.

BUYER agrees to provide adequate secure fencing adjacent to and accessible from BUYER'S home to ensure this dog's safety; and to provide adequate protection from excessive heat and cold. This dog shall be neither continuously tied nor allowed to roam at large.

BUYER agrees to provide proper training and socialization for this dog as stipulated by the Breeder for an Anatolian Shepherd Dog. Buyer agrees to enroll dog in a formal socialization class before the dog is six (6) months old. This can be obedience, conformation handling, or similar structured training classes for socialization. Schutzhunde training is NOT recommended for this breed! If Buyer trains or has this dog trained for the purpose of teaching dog to do bite work (i.e., schutzhunde, attack, police, dog fighting), all guarantees herein offered shall become null and void.

BUYER agrees to provide adequate veterinary care, including, but not limited to annual checkups including heartworm and fecal tests; to keep all immunizations current according to the guidelines as proscribed for Anatolian Shepherd Dogs (see Breeder’s Website); to properly administer heartworm and flea preventative if necessary; and to provide necessary medical treatment in the event of accident/injury to the dog.

BUYER agrees to feed a high quality dog food containing no corn, no wheat, no soy and no “meat by-products”, 22-26% protein and 12-15% fat levels, as stipulated on Breeder's website. The only exception to this would be if BUYER is experienced in feeding a balanced raw diet to dogs.

BUYER and BREEDER agree to stay in contact with each other regarding this dog. All parties agree to keep each other notified of changes in location, email address and telephone numbers. BUYER agrees to send or email BREEDER photographs of this dog on a regular basis until dog reaches maturity (3 years for bitches; 4 years for dogs). If dog is microchipped, BREEDER should be listed as secondary contact in case owner cannot be contacted immediately.

BUYER agrees to pay **** and no/100 dollars ($*,***.00) for this Anatolian Shepherd Dog, THREE HUNDRED and no/100 dollars ($300.00) of which has already been remitted as a binder to reserve this pup. The remaining balance must be received in full by cash, bank check, wire transfer, or money order made payable to (“breeder”) prior to being picked up by BUYER or by 9 weeks of age, whichever is sooner.

Further contractual agreements:
----a. BREEDER agrees to register this dog with the American Kennel Club within 90 days from the date puppy is paid for in full, and BUYER will receive dog's AKC Registration Certificate directly from AKC.
----b. BUYER agrees to this dog being registered under the “ALATURKAY” kennel name, with “ALATURKAY" preceding the name chosen by BUYER from the BREEDER’s approved list of Turkish names which will be sent to BUYER at least fourteen(14) days prior to picking up pup.
----c. BUYER agrees that BREEDER has the right to use any photos taken of this dog on BREEDER’S website or to be submitted for the advertising of BREEDER’s kennel.
----d. BUYER or BUYER's AGENT agrees to pick up puppy in person. ALL transportation expenses and methods of transportation are the responsibility of BUYER.
----e. BUYER agrees to pay a boarding fee of $10 per day from 9 weeks of age until the day pup is picked up by BUYER or BUYER's agent.
----f. BUYER releases BREEDER of all legal responsibility for the aforementioned pup, except as previously stipulated in this contract, at the time pup leaves BREEDER's care.



If you have any questions about this contract, please contact one of the breeders.