Loveland, CO asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Colorado

Q: can breeder require me to purchase a specific brand of food for a 2-4 year period?

the breeder is apart of a multi level marketing company that represent the food that is being required with the purchase of the dog

1 Lawyer Answer
D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Probably not, most breeder contracts are not enforceable. The problem is that you may have to spend 4 or 5 months in litigation to find out.

I would suggest not dealing with a breeder that wants you to sign a contract they pulled off some fly by night website or who is running an MLM. If you do and you breach they'll sue and you have to argue the contract is not enforceable. Even if you win it'll cost you time and money.

At a minimum you should have an attorney review it. This is why they usually wait until you've already picked out an animal before they hand you the contract.

Good luck.

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