Diavolino Italian Greyhounds

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Diavolino Italian Greyhounds Stud Contract  


Diavolino Italian Greyhounds 


(City), Alberta 




CKC Number______________ AKC Number ______________ D.O.B. ________________________

OFA Patellas _____________   OFA HD_____________  OFA Legg Perthes _________________    

OFA BAER_______________   OFA Thyroid______________  OFA Cardiac __________________    

CERF _________________  Other Clearances _________________________________________ 


Bitch Owner_____________________________________________________________________           

Bitch Co-Owner__________________________________________________________________     


Phone Number______________________ E-mail________________________________________  



CKC Number______________ AKC Number ______________ D.O.B. ________________________

OFA Patellas _____________   OFA HD_____________  OFA Legg Perthes _________________    

OFA BAER_______________   OFA Thyroid______________  OFA Cardiac __________________    

CERF _________________  Other Clearances _________________________________________ 



Stud Dog owner enters into this agreement with the intent to help the Bitch owner to produce healthy puppies which, in both type and temperament, will be good representatives of the Italian Greyhound breed.  To this end, the following items are included in this Stud Contract:  


Stud Dog owner obligations: 

1.   To provide bitch owner with a complete three generation pedigree of the Stud Dog, as well as copies of all health certifications. 

2. Take normal and reasonable care of Bitch while in our charge. For the mutual safety of Bitch and Stud Dog owner’s dogs, Bitch will be confined to a crate and covered exercise pen, with the exception of leashed potty breaks. If Bitch owner is not happy with those conditions, Bitch should not be sent. The first 10 days of boarding with the Stud Dog owner will be at no charge. The day of arrival shall be counted but not the day of departure. 


3.   To attempt to obtain successful breedings on this bitch.  Stud Dog and Bitch will be placed together under direct supervision of Stud Dog owner daily until such time as a first breeding is achieved.  This will be repeated every 2 days until such time as Bitch refuses Stud Dog.  Breedings may be attempted daily if the experience of Stud Dog owner feels it is necessary.  If Stud Dog owner feels a natural breeding will not be achieved, Stud Dog owner will consult Bitch owner about getting veterinary assistance at Bitch owner’s expense.  Stud Dog owner will make suitable attempts to contact Bitch owner by email or telephone.  Stud Dog owner will not proceed with veterinary intervention until a response is received by Bitch owner, and Stud Dog owner shall be held harmless by Bitch owner if response is not received in time. 

4. The owner of the Stud Dog guarantees that the Bitch whelp 2 live puppies.  If the Bitch fails to whelp or  whelps less than two live puppies, the owner of the Bitch must notify the Stud Dog owner within 7 days of the expected whelp date.  In these cases, the Stud Dog owner will provide one repeat stud service to this Bitch or an agreed upon Bitch owned or co-owned by the same owner.  In the case of a substitute Bitch, all requirements of the original contract must be met.  

5.  Repeat service will be on the bitch’s next heat, or within one year, provided all conditions of this contract have been met.  If the bitch fails to conceive on the repeat service, this contract is terminated.  

6.  In the case that the Bitch changes ownership or should die, there is no obligation on the part of the Stud Dog owner to provide a repeat service.  

7.  If the stud is no longer available for whatever reason, for the repeat service, Stud Dog owner reserves the right to offer a different stud to the bitch owner. 

8.  Provide the bitch owner with a written receipt for the stud service and a record of the breeding dates 

Bitch owner obligations:  

1.   Bitch must be registered by the National Kennel Club of the country of residence and be over 24 mos.  Bitch owner must provide Stud Dog owner with the bitch's three generation pedigree. 


2.   Bitch must be certified clear of Patellar Luxation by the Orthopedic  Foundation for Animals if residing in North America, or its foreign counterpart if outside North America.   Bitch must have a current CERF exam submitted and the results shared with Stud Dog Owner.  Copies of certifications will be provided to the Stud Dog owner prior to the mating taking place.  These are minimum health requirements; more extensive clearances are recommended and preferred.   


3.   Bitch must have no disqualifying faults per the Breed Standard for the Italian Greyhound and all genetic and/or health problems which exist or are known to have existed in the bitch or her ancestors must be disclosed to Stud Dog owner.  


4.   Bitch must have good conformation and temperament, as evidenced by conformation or working titles.  If the Bitch is not titled in a way to make good temperament probable, bitch owner agrees to make Bitch available for examination by Stud Dog owner or their duly assigned representative.   In cases where the Stud Dog owner cannot meet the bitch, owner will provide current photographs and/or video.  


5.   If Bitch arrives at the location of Stud Dog owner, and Stud Dog owner feels that the health, conformation or temperament of Bitch has been misrepresented, either knowingly or unknowingly, or discovers that the Bitch owner is under Disciplinary Action by the CKC or AKC (past or current), Bitch will be immediately returned to Bitch owner at Bitch owner’s expense, without a breeding being attempted.  Bitch owner shall hold Stud Dog owner harmless should this occur. In the event of Bitch being returned, any stud fees already paid will be refunded, less Stud Dog owner’s expenses. 


6.   Bitch owner must provide current brucellosis results and a vaginal culture report performed within 14 days of the expected breeding.  


7.   Bitch owner warrants that this Bitch has not been exposed to any other male dog from the start of her heat cycle, and will remain segregated from contact with any male of any breed until complete cessation of her heat cycle 


8.   In breeding animals, there is always a risk that one may be injured during the process.  Bitch owner agrees to hold the stud dog owner harmless from any liability or damage, including but not limited to, sickness, accident, injury or even death of the bitch while under the care of the Stud Dog owner, unless such event can be proven to be the result of negligence on the part of the Stud Dog owner.  In addition, the Bitch owner understands that the Stud Dog owner accepts no liability for the actions of this Bitch while in their care, including but not limited to personal injury or property damage.    


9. Bitch will NOT change ownership while she is in whelp, and that the puppies will be born and raised at the home of the Owner of the Bitch.  


10.   To notify Stud Dog owner in writing if Bitch owner becomes aware of any of the puppies displaying any genetic defect during their lifetimes. 


Stud Fees/Expenses  

1.   A stud fee of $(Private Treaty) shall be payable in full prior to the first mating or insemination by cash or certified check unless other arrangements are made beforehand between the breeder and stud dog owner.   


2. The Bitch owner is responsible for any and all fees associated with breeding, including, but not limited to veterinary Services, shipping fees, ovulation timing or artificial insemination fees.  

3.   Bitch will be entitled to remain with the Stud Dog owner for 10 days at no charge.  A boarding fee of $10 per day shall be charged for every day beyond the first 10 days that the bitch stays with the Stud Dog owner. 

4.   It is specifically agreed that Diavolino Italian Greyhounds is not required to sign the application for registration of a resulting litter until such time as all expenses and stud fees are paid and all conditions of this contract are executed.   

5. The stud fee shall not be refunded, in whole or in part, for any reason, except as specifically provided for within this contract.    

Puppy Placement  

1. Bitch owner agrees to provide Stud Dog owner with a list of names, addresses and phone numbers of all puppy buyers within 30 days of transfer of ownership and also agrees to provide each purchaser with the name, address and phone number of the Stud Dog owner.   


2. Bitch owner agrees not to knowingly sell a puppy to a pet store, puppy mill, show mill, commercial producer, animal wholesaler or broker or via auction. 


3. Bitch owner agrees to sell all puppies on a written contract.  Furthermore, Bitch owner agrees to sell all pet puppies on an AKC limited registration. For Bitch owners residing in Canada, pet pups must be sold on "non-breeding" contracts. Where the procedure is available, all pet puppies must be sold spayed or neutered previous to placement in new homes. Where such procedure is not available, written contract will require that the puppy be spayed or neutered by 6 months of age. Bitch owner agrees that all prospective show or breeding puppies are to remain in the legal and physical ownership of one or more of the owners only of the Stud Dog or Bitch, except where express written consent of the Stud Dog owner is provided.   Consent may require the Stud Dog owner to approve the contract between the Bitch owner and prospective buyer of an intact puppy.  Show or breeding puppies that do not mature to potential, or are retired after maturity, will be spayed or neutered prior to placement.  


4. Bitch owner agrees to provide 8-10 week old photographs (either online JPEGs or hard copy) of all puppies in the litter.


5. Bitch owner agrees to assume responsibility for any resultant pups for their lifetimes and agrees to accept any puppy that is returned. Bitch owner further agrees to notify Stud Dog owner of any puppy, which results from this breeding that cannot be kept by its original owner. 


6. Bitch owner agrees to personally register all puppies individually with the National Kennel Club of the country of residence, and where possible, prior to the placement of puppies.  “Diavolino” may not be used in the registered names of any puppies without express written consent from Diavolino Italian Greyhounds.  Furthermore, Bitch owner will permanently identify all puppies by either microchip or tattoo prior to puppies leaving Bitch owner’s premises. 


7.   Stud Dog owner shall provide every effort to help place puppies, but cannot guarantee placement. 



1.      Wherever possible, it is preferred that Bitch is delivered in person to Stud Dog owner.  However, if air transport is required, Bitch owner must make all arrangements at Bitch owner’s expense, in consultation with Stud Dog owner.  In all circumstances, preference will be given to the shortest flight with the least number of connections.  Flights must be arranged in accordance with Stud Dog owner’s employment schedule.   


2.      Bitch may be shipped to a few different airports, both in Canada and the USA.  Shipment to/from an airport other than the city of residence of Stud Dog owner shall be charged a mileage fee of 40 cents per kilometre. 


3.      Bitch owner is responsible to obtain all required documentation as required by the airlines and/or Canada Customs. 


4.      All supplementary fees charged at the airport will be paid by Bitch owner. 



Any further agreement between the parties is set forth below:  


Any violation of this contract shall result in a fine being paid by the violating party to the other party in the amount of $2500 per incident. 


In the event a dog is co-owned, all co-owners shall be jointly liable. 


This contract contains the entire agreement of the parties and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta.  Both parties stipulate that there are no other agreements other than those set forth in this document.  Any legal action filed by either party in an effort to enforce this contract, will be filed at the city of residence of Stud Dog owner in Alberta, Canada.  If any legal action occurs, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover reasonable costs and attorney's fees.   Each party acknowledges that they have read and understand the terms and conditions of this Stud Service Contract and have voluntarily entered into and executed this agreement.  


Signature of Stud Dog owner______________________________________________ Date ___________  


Signature of Bitch owner_________________________________________________ Date____________  

Signature of Bitch co-owner______________________________________________ Date____________