Here's an article sent out (3-07) by the AKC to bring to the forelight the importance of the puppy contract and it's elements. I'm sure you'll find it enlightening, and possibly helpful in explaining the why's of all the verbage.
Then, after reviewing our info, if you need clarification on anything, please let me know.
Here is a great article from the website "Dogster". If you haven't yet - check it out.
A fun place for Dog lovers - with good info and forums...
Another great page from the AKC - on being prepared for an emergency (for us humans, as well as our "kids"
Check out the article from AKC, March '09 on
Here's another very important paper for all dog owners
to view and heed. This is too important for all of
us to ignore!