Most breeders/sellers offer a guarantee that the puppy is healthy and free of serious infectious disease and require that the buyer take the puppy to their own veterinarian to be examined within a specified amount of time (most commonly from 48-72 hours). This is for the protection of both the buyer and the breeder.
Our Health Guarantee
Hereditary Health Guarantee: If within the 10 years of the puppy’s life, it is found to have any of the following health issues or hereditary defects, which include White Shaker Syndrome, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Hip Dysplasia, Urinary Bladder Stones, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Liver or Kidney Disease, Degenerative Myelopathy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Patella Luxation, Hypothyroidism, Addison’s Disease or any other hereditary defect which impacts clinically on the dog’s quality of life, as certified by a qualified veterinarian, (the Breeder has the right to require a second opinion from a nominated veterinarian of Breeder’s choosing at the Breeder’s expense), the REMEDY clause outlined in this Agreement shall be applicable and considered the only remedy/compensation available to the Buyer.
This Hereditary Health Guarantee does not cover or warranty against viral or bacterial illnesses and does not include or cover accidental physical injury or any digestive system related illness such as giardia, coccidiosis or cryptosparidious, which can commonly and readily be contracted by dogs of all ages through the ingestion of unclean or contaminated water, or eating such things as sticks, rocks, dirt, spoiled food, animal feces, rodents, etc. Additionally, this health guarantee does not cover illnesses that develop due to the ingestion of foreign objects, chemicals, poor diet or the onset of physical or mental stress.
Remedy: If it becomes necessary to replace a dog or to seek a remedy due to a health problem, the Buyer agrees to choose one of the following remedies.
1) The Breeder will replace a puppy of equal value. When choosing this remedy, the Buyer is required to return the dog to the Breeder at Buyer’s expense. It is understood that there may not be a replacement puppy available at the time of request, therefore the Breeder is given up to 9 months to satisfy this remedy.
2) The Breeder will reimburse the Buyer in the amount of 100% of the original purchase price of the puppy. It is understood that reimbursement is defined as the Breeder giving back to the buyer 100% of the original sale price of the puppy, not including costs of shipping or training. When choosing this remedy, the Buyer is required to return the dog to the Breeder at Buyer’s expense.
Canine Disposition Statement: The Breeder cannot guarantee color, size, temperament or whether the puppy will shed or be hypoallergenic. These can only be estimated and can always change or differ and are ultimately outside of the Breeder’s control.