Health Warranty

Health Warranty

We guarantee the puppy is in good health, has had it's first round of immumizations, has been dewormed and spayed/neutered or 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 one year. If your dog develops a hereditary disease 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 the required four sets of vaccinations have been completed, annual vaccinations have been completed, and monthly heartworm and flea medication have been given and that the puppy has been spayed or neutered (if one year of age). We will either replace the dog, or refund half the purchase price of the puppy to cover any extended veterinary care.  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 it is determined the puppy does have a genetic disorder that is identified within one year of purchase, the buyer has the option of a replacement puppy from the next available litter.  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 should die from a suspected congenital defect within the 12 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 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 Policy


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 additioinal charge for breeding rights. Proof of spay/neuter is required to be mailed or e-mailed by the time the dog reaches 18 months of age. If this proof is not sent, any guarantee is void.