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Health Warranty

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24 Month Health Warranty

24 Month Health Warranty

We guarantee the puppy is in good health, has had it's first round of immumizations, ha a spayed/neutered contract has been signed at the time the buyer takes possession.  Buyer has three business days to take the puppy to a veterinarian for an examination. If the puppy is found to be in poor health, the buyer has the option of returning the puppy to the seller, at buyer’s cost, for a full refund. The buyer will provide a written statement from a licensed veterinarian clearly stating defect or illness. If the puppy is not taken to a licensed veterinarian within the three business days, the health warranty is void.  

We warranty all dogs for 24 months from date of birth. If your dog develops a hereditary disease that the parents where tested for and that makes it unsuitable as a pet or in need of extended veterinary care, please contact me immediately. You must provide a note from a board certified veterinarian. We do have the right to require a second opinion from a veterinarian, of the seller’s choice, at the seller’s expense. The purchaser must notify the seller within two business days of the veterinarian examination.  To have a valid claim the purchaser must provide the seller a statement from the veterinarian that diagnosed the condition of the dog, along with documentation that our vaccination protocol has been followed and that the puppy has been spayed or neutered (if one year of age). We will either (1) replace the dog with a puppy of equal or lesser price, to be chosen by the breeder, or (2) refund half the purchase price of the puppy. Shipping fees will not be refunded, and if it becomes necessary to ship a replacement puppy, those fees are to be paid by the buyer. If the puppy is euthanized or in any way disposed of, without a second opinion from the seller’s veterinarian, the buyer waives all rights to a replacement puppy or half the refund.

Please note that puppies may pick up common parasites. This warranty does no include viral illnesses, infections, improper bites, hernias, hypoglycemia or common parasites such as Giardia, coccidia, roundworm etc. We do everything in our power to prevent and eliminate these parasites by putting dogs and pups on a strict de-worming program. However, mother dogs tend to be more vulnerable to parasites when they have puppies, and may pass them along to the pups. Depending on the life cycle of the particular parasite, it is possible that a few pups will go home with one. You must have your puppy checked by a vet within 72 hours of taking it home. Please make sure the vet checks for parasites.​

If the puppy should die from a suspected congenital defect, that the parents where tested for, within the 24 months of its date of birth, an autopsy must be performed at the buyer’s expense by a licensed veterinarian acceptable to the seller’s own veterinarian. If the autopsy shows a congenital defect as the reason of the death, the seller will provide another puppy from the next available litter of equal or lesser value to the buyer. A written statement from the Veterinarian must be provided. This warranty is void in the event of an undetermined or inconclusive diagnosis.

This warranty is non-transferable.

Please note at Great Lakes Bernedoodles, we do our best to ensure all our dogs and pups are healthy, have been vaccinated, dewormed and all the parents have the proper clearances. I research my lines, however, sometimes just like people dogs can get sick so it is up to you to have either pet insurance or a fund set up for you dog just in case something like this happens.



Spay/Neuter Agreement


All puppies are sold with non-breeding agreements, we require that every puppy to be spayed/neutered. Exceptions can be made in certain situations.  There is an additional charge for breeding rights.

Permanent ownership of this dog is contingent upon your compliance with this addendum.

Puppies must not be spayed/neutered before (9 months of age for minis, 12 months age for standards) and no later than 14 months of age.  Proof of the spay/neuter must be received by the Breeder within 14 days after the surgery. If this proof is not sent, any warranty is void. This notification is the responsibility of the Buyer, not the veterinarian or the Breeder, to ensure that Great Lakes Bernedoodles has received proof that the spay/neuter has been performed. A copy of the spay/neuter medical record, the receipt for the procedure, as well the veterinarian’s phone number. Once this has been fulfilled, the microchip number will be transferred to the Buyer's name.

Failure to comply with this agreement will be considered a breach of contract. It will also be assumed the dog is being used for breeding. The buyer shall pay the breeder an additional $17,500, five times the purchase price of the dog for breeding rights. The penalty fee is then due within 30 days of notification.

Spay/Neuter Agreement
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