What health testing do you perform on breeding dogs?
What happens if your breeding dog fails any of the testing?
Do you offer a health guarantee on your puppies?
Here is our 2 year health guarantee:
The puppy you have purchased has a two year warranty against genetic diseases.
Breeder agrees to replace your puppy from equivalent quality from the next litter bred by the breeder, or if this is unacceptable, refund up to 50% of the veterinary fees relating to condition being claimed against for up to one half of the original purchase price of the puppy
- Puppy must still be owned by original purchaser as stated in this agreement.
- Puppy must not have been bred.
- Puppy must have no evidence of neglect, abuse or trauma.
- Puppy must be fed a premium dog food for large breed dogs as appropriate for his weight and growth rate. Puppy must be kept within the range of ‘ideal body condition’ as indicated by veterinary standards.
- Puppy must not have been exercised strenuously or allowed to jump from high surfaces. This includes playing on slippery surfaces, jogging/treadmill, or standing on hind legs for extensive periods.
- In the case of sudden death of the puppy, a written notice of death must be produced from the owners vet, along with a necropsy report indicating the cause of death.
- Any hip disease is diagnosed by two board certified veterinarians (one selected by each party)
- Any elbow disease is diagnosed by two board certified veterinarians (one selected by each party) Please note:
We do not include elbow issues that include but are not limited to, Osteochondritis (OCD) Fragmented Medial Coronoid Process (FMCP), Fragmented Coronoid Process (FCP) or Panosteitis (Pano) in this guarantee. These are issues that are not proven to be hereditary, but rather lameness problems found in the elbows of all types of large breed dogs. These can be a result of poor environment, over-exercise of growing joints, Improper jumping up and down off furniture etc. or poor nutrition (Growing too fast and too much weight on joints).
This Guarantee is valid for two years from the date of birth.
What happens when your dogs are retired?
How often do you breed your females?
When do you know if your female is actually pregnant?
How long is the pregnancy?
When can I take my puppy home?
How many names do you take on a list for a puppy?
What do you feed your puppies?
How do I reserve one of your puppies?
What is the next step?
How will I know where I am on the list?
I want a male, how can I be sure of that?
A note about dewclaws: We have decided to no longer remove dewclaws from our puppies. This is a minor procedure that removes the claw on the inner side of the dogs lower leg. It is removed to prevent accidental ripping of the claw as an adult. This practice has been banned in Europe as it is deemed cruel, along with cropping ears and docking tails. Although we have done this removal in the past we have decided to stop doing this now. Eventually it will be banned in USA also.