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The Dalmatian Club of America recommends using contracts for the sale of puppies, for entering into a co-ownership agreement, and for the breeding of bitches and stud dogs. Contracts should be used even between friends. The use of contracts when selling puppies, co-owning dogs and breeding gives protections to the parties involved and, most importantly, the dog.

The Dalmatian Club of America sample contracts were developed to be used as a resource for its members when formulating their own contracts. When creating your own contract it is important to make sure the wording is clear so there is no confusion or misunderstanding between the parties involved. Included in the sample contracts is basic information about each of the parties, the dog and requirements for both parties involved. At the end of each sample contract is a list of additional clauses you may want to consider including in your contract depending on your own personal preferences or circumstances. You may also want to have your own contract reviewed by an attorney.

DCA Membership Sample Contracts

DCA Educational Notebook

    New Notebook coming (upon completion by section chairs to the Education Committee)

    Old Notebook as PDF

Membership Education Committee
Linda McSherry, Chair
Pam Devlin
Toni Linstedt
Patrick Jones
Ann Smith

AKC New Owner Flyer

Downloadable PDF

Click here for more information on past presentations on the Dalmatian Club of America Foundation: Betty Garvin Speaker Series page.

DCA 2014: "Whole Organism Thinking: The Challenge of Successful Aging and Cancer Avoidance in a U-Shaped World" ~ David Waters, DVM PhD

    David Waters, DVM PhD. was the featured speaker at the 2014 National Specialty's Betty Garvin Seminar with a talk titled: "Whole Organism Thinking: The Challenge of Successful Aging and Cancer Avoidance in a U-Shaped World." Dr. Waters is well known for his studies on canine longevity, and the Old Grey Muzzle Tour. He research has revolutionized thinking about the long-term effects of spaying. A Healthier Respect For Ovaries

    Read Dr. Waters recent commentary on aging research in dogs titled "Longevity in Dogs: Understanding What's Missing", which was published in a leading European veterinary journal. See why life course perspective (LCP) and whole organism thinking (WOT) provide fresh insights into uncovering the secrets of highly successful aging.
    Lovgevity in Pet Dogs: "Understanding What's Missing"

DCA 2011: "Following the Dalmatian Standard Around the World: 1905-2011" ~ Tim Robbins

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