THE BUYING PROCESS
The Buying Process:
At the time of purchase the buyer should receive copies of a written sales contract, a copy of the seller’s refund policy, and a record of the puppy's vaccinations and deworming. Check to see if there is a written health agreement which usually states that you can return your puppy within 48-72 hours for exchange or refund if your vet gives you written documentation that the puppy suffers from an illness originating with the seller or a congenital deformity. The seller should guarantee that the puppy is free from illness, disease or infection originating with the seller for a period of 72 hours from the date of purchase. The date of purchase should be designated as the time the seller receives full compensation for the puppy and a sales receipt is executed by the seller. Unless prior written arrangements are made, the 72 hour period should begin at the delivery date and time designated upon the sales receipt. Unless otherwise specified by the buy/sell agreement, the buyer may also receive an American Kennel Club registration blank at the time of purchase.
Bringing Your Puppy Home:
An exciting day for everyone involved! Especially for the puppy! Taking a puppy from his or her littermates, mother, home environment and then introducing him or her to a new home with new smells, sights, and sounds can be overwhelming for a six or seven week old puppy so take steps to assure an easy transition. Make sure the puppy has a spot to call his own, someplace to go where children, pets and visitors will not bother him. This can be a crate, a purchased dog bed or a blanket in the corner. If one is not provided, ask for a blanket or towel from his first home and put it in place along with a blanket or towel from your own supply. Dogs have a strong sense of smell: Familiar smells will help him feel more comfortable. Confine him to a room occupied by an adult so you have a better chance of preventing mischief and of catching him answering nature’s call on the floor. Place a crate in the bedroom of the person who is responsible for taking the pup outside to do their duty.
It is normal to want to show off your new puppy it's just not very wise. Taking your puppy into a public place such as a friend's home, the pet store, for a walk or to the park before its immunization series is complete will expose your puppy to infections and diseases from which it may not yet be able to defend itself. We therefore highly recommend that the only places you take your puppy before its immunization series is complete is to your home and to your vet's office and that you limit its exposure to other animals and to other humans with pets or to wildlife in or near their homes prior to that time
Registering Your Puppy With the AKC: American Kennel Club registration works like this: When puppies are whelped, the breeder registers the litter. The AKC then sends the breeder a blue registration slip for each puppy in the litter. Unless otherwise specified in the sales contract, the breeder then signs the registration slip transferring title of the puppy to the buyer who then registers the individual puppy in his or her name by filling out and sending in the blue slip. At the same time, you can also request a pedigree certificate for your puppy showing his or her family tree for three or four generations. This usually costs about 30 dollars for the registration and 15 or so for the pedigree. The AKC then sends the applicant a certificate verifying the registration of the puppy and, if one was ordered, an official pedigree.