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Health Guarantee

 

Seller/Breeder Responsibility

 

  1. The puppy will not be available to go home until the age of 8 weeks.  The Seller will not, under any circumstance, let the puppy leave before it is ready.

  2. The Seller guarantees that the puppy is in good health, and has received the following:

  1. Head to toe wellness examination by a licensed veterinarian

  2. Age-appropriate immunizations administered by a licensed veterinarian

  3. Deworming medicine given at appropriate intervals

  4. Subcutaneous microchip

  1. The Seller provides a warranty against debilitating congenital defects, and life altering genetic diseases for a period of two (2) years after the date of sale. Details and exclusions following:

  1. Debilitating congenital defects are defined as those present since birth that are either life-threatening or would prevent the puppy from fulfilling the intended purpose for which it was purchased. 

  2. Life-altering genetic diseases are defined by the Breeder in where a disease that is deemed as genetic/hereditary causes the puppy to have a poor quality of life. Exclusions do apply:

i.The Seller covers hip dysplasia under this warranty until the puppy reaches twelve (12) months of age. Hip dysplasia can be hereditary or can be caused by environmental factors. It is believed by most veterinarians that if hip dysplasia is diagnosed within the puppy’s first 12 months of life it is likely that it is genetic, and not environmentally caused. Research indicates that large breeds while growing should be limited on exercise, and the use of stairs while maintaining a healthy weight to prevent hip and joint problems.

ii.Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is NOT covered under this warranty. DCM is not prevalent in this breed of dog, and current research linking DCM to diet alone is being investigated by the FDA. The Seller does not recommend a grain-free diet or one that contains potatoes, lentils, or legumes. Instead, a diet that is complete and balanced containing meat, grains, vegetables, and fruits is recommended. 

iii.This warranty does not cover minor issues that some would deem as genetic that do not affect the puppy’s overall quality of life. Examples include, but are not limited to, improper bites, umbilical hernias, and food sensitivities. 

  1. Any congenital defect and/or genetic disease must be diagnosed by a licensed veterinarian, and documentation provided to the breeder.  Following applies:

i.The Buyer is to provide all requested veterinarian records to the Breeder regarding the puppy’s condition

ii.The Buyer must allow the Breeder to speak to their puppy’s diagnosing veterinarian by releasing the puppy’s records.

iii.The Breeder will have the option of requiring a second opinion from a veterinarian of their choice at the Breeders expense.

iv.The Breeder has the right to request a necropsy in the event of death.

  1. If a congenital defect or genetic disease is identified within the warranty period, the Buyer qualifies for a full refund of the purchase price of the puppy (excluding delivery fees). The Buyer may be required to return the puppy to the Seller for the refund, and this will be at the sole discretion of the Seller.

i.In most cases the Buyer will not be required to return the puppy for a refund. The decision made by the Seller will be based on what is best for the overall health, and care of the puppy. 

  1. This warranty does not include viral illnesses, infections, improper bites, stress-related illnesses, hypoglycemia, hernias, parasites (including Giardia or Coccidiosis), or cancer.  It also does not include any illness due to the ingestion of foreign objects, food, chemicals or physical injury. 

  1. The Seller does NOT, under any circumstances, accept responsibility for any veterinarian and/or health care expense after the Buyer takes possession of the puppy. 

 

 

Buyer’s Responsibility

 

  1. The Buyer is to have the puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian of their choice within three (3) business days of taking possession. 

I.If the puppy is found to be unhealthy or unfit for sale, the Buyer has the option of returning the puppy to the Seller, at the Buyer’s cost, for a full refund. 

II.Documentation must be provided from the veterinarian clearly stating the defect or illness causing the puppy to be unfit for sale. 

III.If the puppy is not taken to a licensed veterinarian within three business days of taking possession, the health warranty is void.

IV.Please ensure that the puppy is kept in a kennel or held in the waiting room of a veterinary office, and that the exam room is properly disinfected before the appointment. 

  1. The Buyer is responsible for all health care expenses of the puppy once Buyer takes possession.

  2. It is strongly recommended that the Buyer continue with puppy immunizations until complete at approximately sixteen weeks old.

I.Please avoid high dog traffic areas such as dog parks or pet stores until immunizations are complete.

  1. The Buyer agrees to contact the Seller if the Buyer determines they are unable to keep their puppy for any reason. The Buyer and Seller will jointly determine how the dog will be rehomed. The Sellers are concerned with their puppy’s welfare throughout the entirety of its lifetime and will take the puppy back at any point regardless of age! The Sellers are available to you now, and into the future if you need assistance. 

  2. The Buyer agrees to never place their puppy with a rescue group, in a shelter, pound, or similar facility or research laboratory. 

  3. The Buyer agrees they are buying this puppy as a PET ONLY and will never breed him/her. Furthermore, the Buyer agrees to spay/neuter this puppy at an appropriate age for the breed. If the Buyer allows for a pregnancy to occur with/from this puppy this health guarantee becomes void. There may also be a fine involved determined at that time in the amount of up to, but not more than, 2x the purchase price of the puppy.  

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