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Can I lose my dog for not neutering him in the time frame specified by my breeding contract?

Q:

I signed a contract that I would neuter my puppy by 20 weeks or have to give the dog back. I had him neutered at 24 weeks. The breeder now wants him back since I was 4 weeks later than the contract. Would this hold up in court and would I lose my dog?

A:

I suggest that you have an attorney in your area thoroughly review your contract. I cannot say whether a judge would order you to return the dog. A court could limit strict enforcement of a contract provision to avoid what the court perceives to be an unconscionable result. However, since the timeliness of compliance with a spay/neuter provision is important--- a delay can result in unintended and unwanted litters--- I cannot say for sure.


Submitted by Anonymous
Answered by Elinor Molbegott

 

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