New Puppy Guarantee:
Each puppy will be examined and given appropriate vaccinations while under our care. Puppies will be wormed. You, the buyer, will be provided a health record of your puppy at the time of purchase. The puppy should be taken to and examined by a licensed veterinarian within 2 business days of receiving the puppy. If any congenital defects are found that would significantly degrade the quality of life of the dog (or are considered to be fatal by the veterinarian) during the examination, they must be documented in writing on company letterhead and signed by the examining veterinarian; a description of the puppy should also be included in the report. This report must be given to the breeder upon return of the puppy. You must also call us to inform us of the problem. The puppy and his/her registration papers are required to be returned within 5 days of taking possession of the puppy; transportation fees are the cost of the owner, not the breeder. The seller reserves the right to get a second opinion by a veterinarian of their choice. After these steps are completed and the puppy is received by us, you may choose a replacement puppy from our litters or arrange with us a refund of the purchase price of the puppy. Please note that we have a limited number of litters and it may be a year or more before another litter is produced. If you choose a replacement puppy with a higher value than your original puppy, you, the buyer, must pay the difference. You, the buyer, must also pay transportation costs to receive the replacement puppy.
Hip Dysplasia Guarantee:
We guarantee that with the below precautions/care being followed, that the dog will be free from hip dysplasia until 26 months of age. Hip dysplasia and other joint problems can often be attributed to environmental conditions as well as heredity. We cannot guarantee a dog’s hips against dysplasia that is not attributable to nongenetic causes. Care should be taken to provide the dog proper exercise, proper nutrition, maintain a healthy weight, be properly vaccinated, provide heart worm protection, and regular veterinary examinations. Heavy, impact prone activity should be limited during the puppy’s active growth period (until roughly 18 months of age) to reduce the risk of damage to the puppy’s bone or muscle structure (causing environmental damage). Females must not have been bred; Males must not have sired a litter; doing so will void this hip dysplasia guarantee. We do not guarantee a dog will obtain any particular rating from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) or PennHip rating. If your dog is suspected of being dysplastic, the following steps must be taken and conditions met:
• The dog must be with its original owner. This guarantee is not transferable to third parties.
• You must notify the breeder by phone and e-mail or letter.
• Health records of the dog must be maintained and provided to the breeder. The dog must have records of annual veterinary visits, proper vaccinations (at least two additional puppy series of distemper and parvovirus, and yearly or 3-year rabies vaccines as determined by owner’s state of residence) , and monthly heart worm preventative.
• Females must not have been bred. Males must not have sired a litter. Doing so voids this contract. A letter from your veterinarian, on his/her business letterhead, to confirm this must be sent to the breeder.
• Have the dog examined by a licensed veterinarian and submit x-rays to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) for their examination by 26 months of age. The dog’s microchip must be verified and included in the OFA application and report.
• Send the breeder a copy of the OFA report and a letter from the examining veterinarian stating the condition of the dog immediately upon receiving the OFA report. The veterinary report must contain a description of the dog (date of birth, color, sex, and microchip number verified by the veterinarian). The report must state the dog’s physical disabilities, if any, as well as the appropriateness of the weight of the dog (malnourished, sufficient/normal, overweight, obese). The report must also include whether the dog has been spayed or neutered and age of alteration.
• The dog must be of appropriate weight. If the dog is determined to be significantly overweight, obese, or malnourished by a veterinarian, this guarantee is void.
• The dog must not have been spayed or neutered before 18 months of age. Spaying or neutering before 18 months of age voids the hip dysplasia guarantee. (Please include information of spay/neuter in the veterinarian letter.)
• If you desire to keep the dog, he/she must be spayed or neutered (written proof from your veterinarian is required). [However, the dog should not be spayed or neutered before 18 months of age. If the dog is diagnosed with hip dysplasia before 18 months of age, and the owner desires to keep the dog, a signed agreement to spay or neuter the dog at 18-24 months of age must be provided to the breeder before a replacement puppy or refund is given.] Or, you may return the dog to the breeder with registration papers and transfer ownership to the breeder, at no cost to the breeder. If the OFA examination reveals hip dysplasia and all above conditions have been met, the hip dysplasia guarantee will be honored. The owner is responsible for all costs of the evaluation and selected treatment of the dog. After these steps are completed and the dog is received by us or proof of spay/neuter is received, the owner may choose a replacement puppy from our litters or arrange with us a refund of the purchase price of the puppy. Please note that we have a limited number of litters and it may be a year or more before another litter is produced. If you choose a replacement puppy with a higher value than your original puppy, you, the buyer, must pay the difference. You, the buyer, must also pay transportation costs to receive the replacement puppy.
Failure to meet any of the guidelines of this health guarantee with result in loss of a replacement puppy or refund.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL- WE DO NOT REFUND YOUR MONEY IF YOU DECIDE YOU JUST DON’T WANT THE PUPPY.