This contract must be signed and notarized before a puppy is transferred to an Authorized Owner. It is also highly advisable that you have a lawyer review this contract with you if you do not fully understand its content.
Notice: The following terms and conditions apply to the breeding of the American Dirus™. Breeding the American Dirus™ is a privilege, not a right. American Alsatian™ breeders must understand the following terms and conditions and strictly adhere to them at all times they are involved with breeding American Dirus™. Please read and review this Breeding Contract carefully before buying an American Dirus™ for the purpose of breeding. By entering into a purchase contract and buying an American Dirus™ with a breeding stock designation certificate from the International American Dirus™ Registry (IADR), you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to this Breeding Contract. If you do not agree to this Breeding Contract, you may NOT breed an American Dirus™ at any time.
The terms and conditions listed below govern breeding of the American Dirus™ and breeding practices used therein ("practices") provided by Lois E Schwarz, the founder and its affiliated clubs and associations (DireWolf Dogs, Int'l, International American Dirus™ Registry, International American Dirus™ Judges’ Association (IADJA), and DireWolf Guardians™ (collectively Dire Wolf Project™ Organizations). The terms "I", “me” and "my" in upper or lowercase shall mean the entity (e.g., company, corporation, partnership, sole proprietor, etc.) entering into a Breeding Contract with Dire Wolf Project™ Organizations. This "Breeding Contract" shall consist of these General Terms and Conditions.
Possession shall mean any dog that is legally owned by a person or persons, no matter where the dog resides.
Contact shall mean by electronic mail with an acknowledgement of receipt from the receiving party and/or certified US mail.
Acknowledgement of receipt shall mean any reciprocal correspondence either by electronic mail or certified US mail.
Breeding stock shall mean any animal whose intention is to be used for or is used for producing offspring.
American Dirus™ outcross shall mean any animal that has an outcross breed within the first three generations of its pedigree OR any animal that has an outcross breed in its lines and which does NOT produce progeny similar in health, temperament, and conformation as determined by the National American Alsatian™ Breeder’s Association board and/or the NAAR.Outcross breedshall mean any breed of dog other than the strongbred American Dirus™.
Strongbred shall mean any dog that does not possess an outcross breed in the first three generations of its pedigree AND who begets progeny similar in health, temperament, and conformation as determined by the DireWolf Dogs, Int'l board and/or the IADR
DireWolf Dogs shall mean the same as American Dirus™.
Shyshall mean any dog that flinches away from human touch, runs away with tail between legs, hides from strangers, and/or fear bites.
Fearfulshall mean any dog that hides, and/or tucks tail due to gunshots; lightening; loud and/or sudden noises; and/or movement of any kind.
Aggressiveshall mean any dog that growls, snaps at, bites and/or tries to bite other dogs or humans.
Authorized Owner(whether single or multiple) shall mean any person or persons who are legally and solely authorized by Dire Wolf Project™ Organizations to breed an American Dirus™ as solely registered by the IADR.
- GRANT OF RIGHTS; RESTRICTIONS ON USE
1.1 I understand that I and any Authorized Owners of this IADR registered breeding stock American Dirus™ are granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited right to access and use for breeding purposes this breeding stock American Dirus™ bought by me for the purpose of breeding. The rights granted to each Authorized Owner are as follows:
(a) The right for the Authorized Owner’s individual use of the name American Dirus™ when breeding strongbred American Dirus™ as registered solely through the IADR, (e.g. no Authorized Owner may transfer breeding rights or authorize or approve others to breed American Dirus™ or use the name American Dirus™ and/or DireWolf Dogs™ when breeding dogs). Notwithstanding the foregoing, an Authorized Owner may sell his/her intact breeding stock as American Dirus™ to other Authorized Owners so long as the subsequent Authorized Owners are also approved and currently certified by Dire Wolf Project™ Organizations to breed American Dirus, otherwise this breeding stock American Dirus™ must be neutered or spayed before transfer of ownership. (Proof of spay or neuter must be given to the Dire Wolf Project™ Organizations in writing by a licensed veterinarian along with correct ID chip number information.)
(b) The right to solely and exclusively apply to the IADR to register the puppies born from registered strongbred American Dirus™ parents with unique registration from the NAAR. (No other registration from any other dog breed registry shall be permitted and all right’s reserved for the trademarked name American Dirus™.)
(c) The right to breed, with exclusive pre-approval from DireWolf Dogs, Int'l, only to strongbred American Dirus™ as registered solely through the IADR. (No other breeding to any outcross breed or American Dirus™ outcross shall be permitted. The practice of breeding to an outcross breed or American Dirus™ outcross is strictly and solely reserved for the American Dirus™ co-founder of the breed, Jennifer Stoeckl, unless explicitly approved by the co-founder herself in a separate outcross breeding contract.
(d) The right to purchase authorized kennel name registration, solely through the IADR, including the words “American Dirus™” in the title, if desired.
(e) The right to exclusively breed the strongbred American Dirus™ as solely registered through the IADR. No Authorized Owner may breed any other breed of dog at any time while breeding the American Dirus™ and/or owning a registered kennel name with the IADR.
I, _____________________________________________, acknowledge that I have seen and read DireWolf Dogs, Int'l rules and regulations and Breeder’s Code of Ethics. I fully understand these rules and regulations and the Code of Ethics and agree to abide by them at all times I am a member of any Dire Wolf Project™ Organizations, even in the event of un-notified changes in these rules and regulations and Code of Ethics.
I will contact the DireWolf Dogs, Int'l board prior to each and every mating of any American Dirus™ in my possession. I will follow the recommendation of the breeder’s board at all times or I will not breed the American Dirus™.
I will never knowingly breed an American Dirus™ to an outcross breed or American Dirus™ outcross of any kind without the direct approval, signed and documented, by the co-founder of the breed. When working under the counsel of the DireWolf Dogs, Int'l board and/or the co-founder of the breed I will not be held liable for any actions taken under their recommendation.
I shall have all of my breeding stock American Dirus™ examined and x-rayed by a licensed veterinarian. I will allow the DireWolf Dogs, Int'l board, as their right to protect the American Dirus™ breed, to personally exam any and all of my breeding stock by a board representative and/or a DireWolf Dogs, Int'l licensed and approved veterinarian if the DireWolf Dogs, Int'l board so desires. I will publicly post all medical information for each of my breeding dogs and their offspring as well as give a copy of all medical information from all breeding stock American Dirus™ in my possession to the IADR for record keeping purposes. I will never breed any American Dirus™ found to have any genetic disorders by a licensed veterinarian including, but not limited to: hip/elbow dysplasia, epilepsy, panosteitis, heart/liver conditions of any kind, arthritis, urinal or skin disorders, cryptorchidism, or bloat/gastric torsion.
I have also examined and fully understand the temperament testing procedures produced by DireWolf Dogs, Int'l. I agree to temperament test all puppies whelped in my possession according to DireWolf Dogs, Int'l temperament testing procedures. I agree to publicly disclose any and all temperament testing data for a period of the lifetime of each American Dirus™ in my possession and give a copy of all temperament testing data to the IADR on all American Dirus™ puppies born in my possession. I agree that I will never breed any American Dirus™ that is shy, fearful, and/or aggressive.
I will never breed any dog using either the name DireWolf Dogs™ and/or American Dirus™ until I am working in full approval from the DireWolf Dogs Int'l board. Furthermore, if I ever leave DireWolf Dogs, Int'l for any reason I will cease breeding the American Dirus™ and using the name DireWolf Dogs™ and/or American Dirus™ for any dog bred in my possession after my termination regardless of IADR registration.
I will, in everything that I do, be aware that I am a caretaker of the future of the American Dirus™. Each action I take, every decision I make, can and will affect the American Dirus™ as a breed, today and far into the future. I am aware that poor breeding decisions have caused the downfall of some popular breeds. As caretakers of the American Dirus™, I will protect not only the dogs that are living today, but also those that are not yet born. It is my responsibility to see that American Dirus™ will go on in future years to be all that the breed was intended to be.
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