Bittersweet Farm One Year Health Guarantee
The breeder guarantees the dog to the age of 12 months to be free of the following genetic defects:
Hip dysplasia that significantly compromises the dog's life as a companion dog. The Buyer must provide the Breeder with proof of hip dysplasia in the form of documentation from OFA (the dog must have a rating of "severe" to be considered compromised on or before 12 months of age.
Congenital defect of the eyes causing blindness in both eyes and/or requiring surgery as diagnosed by a veterinary ophthalmologist on or before 12 months of age.
Blood thyroid levels diagnosed by thyroid testing through blood work done by a licensed veterinarian which requires ongoing medication on or before 12 months of age. While the breeder has made every effort to prevent these diseases from developing in your dog, no one an guarantee that they won't.
In the unfortunate event that the dog develops any of the aforementioned defects, and upon receipt of written proof of the diagnosis by a licensed veterinarian, as described above, the Buyer shall return the dog to the Breeder and will be entitled to a full refund of the purchase price of the dog.
THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS APPLY:
The breeder reserves the right to have the dog examined by a veterinarian of the Breeder's choice to confirm the diagnosis, at the Breeder's expense. If the Breeder's veterinarian disagrees that the dog suffers from a genetic defect, the parties shall agree on a neutral third veterinarian, whose diagnosis shall be binding.
The hip dysplasia guarantee shall be null and void if the dog is determined to have suffered serious injury or neglect; has been 20% or more overweight, or exposed to intense exercise (e.g. jogging, agility training before the age of 12 months. In any case, the Breeder's liability will never exceed the purchase price of the dog, for any reason whatsoever.
This health guarantee is granted to the original buyer only and is not transferable to anyone else.
Veterinarian records must be provided to the Breeder if requesting a refund.