Leasing a Bitch

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Leasing a Bitch

I have the opportunity to lease a very nice bitch to breed to my male. The bitch's owners seem very nice, but I don't know them at all. I'd like to get ideas about a very fair, legal, and thoroughly spelled out contract. So far, we've just talked informally online, but she will be in heat anytime, so I'd like to be prepared. I'm most concerned about liability if something happens to her in the course of the pregnancy/delivery, but other concerns are in there, too. So, what experiences have you had, and how did the contracts read? Thanks for your help.

Jacinda and the bullies's picture


I didn't realize there were so many reasons to lease. Thanks for the info.


Another reason for leasing a bitch is that should you want a puppy from this litter and you are the stud owner, you can show this puppy in "bred by". Go to AKC website and read about this option. I have done it 3 times and it works great.

Jollimore's picture

Why lease a bitch?

Jacinda, this is something that I have considered as my bitch is an American born bitch but living in Canada (dual registered). I would prefer her pups to be born in the US so they are registered AKC and then registration transfered to CKC if need be. As well, I have no experience breeding so I would send her back to my breeder on a lease until she was bred and pups were on the ground.

People sometimes lease bitches if they don't have anything left in their line and want to have their name on a litter that they bred.

Shelley - Angel Mocha N Stella

Jacinda and the bullies's picture

Why would someone lease their bitch?

I somewhat understand why you would want to lease a bitch but, why would someone lease their bitch to you. Is this something that is commonplace? I've never bred a bitch so this is all new to me.

I won't even let my girls go outside by themselves so it's a little hard for me to understand how someone could lease their bitch especially to someone they don't know.

You might want to consult a lawyer before writing your contract to make sure all your bases are covered in case of a castrophe.

Contact Saul and Edythe

Saul and Edythe Schorr got their start in Bulldogs that way. Their phone number and email address is in the BCA Membership Address Booklet.

They told about it in the Bulldogger Sept. 2006, page 135 (Q&A Column.)

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