Articles and samples of contracts for cat breeders

Titles marked with a red asterisk * are for members only.

  • * Breeder Cat Contract
    After a pet kitten contract, the next most important contract to have is a Breeder Contract.
    September 2003

  • Breeder Cat Contracts (Samples)
    ShowCatsOnline has collected samples of several different Breeder Cat Contracts. pa/members may use them in their entirety or choose bits and pieces to incorporate into their own cattery contracts.
    September 2003

  • * Contracts
    Every breeder needs to have a simple sales contract for the protection of their kittens. What should your contract include?
    August 2003

  • * Damages Clause In Your Kitten Contact
    Ever kitten/cat contract should have a damages clause that defines exactly what will be the consequences if the buyer breaks the contract. This article describes how to word the clause and legally protect yourself and your kittens...
    March 2012

  • * Guarantees
    Should a kitten come with a guarantee? What is a reasonable guarantee? How do you "collect" on a guarantee? Learn the answers to these questions and more!
    April 2018

  • * Kitten Back Contract
    Selling a kitten with a `Kitten Back` requirement in its contract can be a win-win situation for both the Buyer and the Seller... but a detailed contract is an absolute necessity to avoid misunderstandings.
    October 2003

  • * Kitten Deposit Contract
    Many breeders like to take a deposit on a kitten from a prospective buyer. This helps them pre-sell their kittens before they are old enough to go to their new home - and sometimes even before they are born. But if you take deposits on your kittens, it is smart to also use a Kitten Deposit Contract to avoid misunderstandings. Learn what to include in your Kitten Deposit Contract...
    October 2011

  • * Lease Contract
    When leasing a cat, smart breeders have a detailed Lease Contract to prevent misunderstandings and false expectations.
    January 2004

  • * Lease Contract (Sample)
    An example of a general lease contract suitable for use by cat breeders.
    January 2004

  • * Multi-Generational Contracts
    The Multi-Generational Contract places controls, not only on the kittens produced by the purchased cat, but also places restrictions on the kittens produced by the first generation, and in some cases even the second generation of cats down from the original purchased animal. Should you sign one? Should you have one on your own kittens for sale?
    March 2011

  • * Not In My Region
    Placing restrictions on where a cat can be sold or shown is becoming commonplace in the cat fancy.
    September 2016

  • * Pet Kitten Contract
    The simplest and most basic contract the cat breeder needs is a Pet Kitten Contract.
    August 2003

  • Pet Kitten Contracts (Samples)
    ShowCatsOnline has collected samples of several different Pet Contracts. pa/members may use them in their entirety or choose bits and pieces to incorporate into their own cattery contracts.
    August 2003

  • * Show Kitten Contract
    Special conditions may be part of the Show Kitten Contract so that both Buyer and Seller understand each other`s expectations.
    September 2003

  • * Stud Service Contract
    While most catteries are `closed`, there may be circumstances under which you decide to provide a stud service to another person`s female cat.
    July 2018

  • * Why Have A Contract?
    If a kitten buyer asks why you want them to sign a contract, do you know how to answer them so as to put any of their reservations to rest?
    April 2008



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