Sage Hollow English Golden's 
Health Guarantee

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BUYER AGREES:
 
1. To have puppy examined within 72 hours of purchase by a licensed veterinarian to validate this guarantee. If the puppy is returned due to illness, a verified letter from the veterinarian is required.
2. The puppy is not being purchased for resale and will never be sold to a pet shop, puppy mill or agent of same.
3. Buyer is not to register the puppy under any other Pet Registry, besides American Kennel Club (AKC).

4. To provide all annual vet exams, to continue all required vaccine shots as recommended by their vet and proper vet care. It is important the puppy has all puppy shots, and their yearly boosters. Failure to comply with and provide documentation of these requirements voids all guarantees. (Titer testing is acceptable, also)
5. Buyer agrees not to breed this puppy at any time.​
6. To provide adequate housing away from the elements. Buyer will have a fenced yard or kennel if the dog will be housed outside. Your dog will NEVER be left on a chain. The Buyer will groom, train, and care for this dog in the manner consistent with high quality animal husbandry.
7. The value of the pet for the purpose of this guarantee is solely the original purchase price of the pet, and does not include any additional prices declared by the buyer, such as value of show dog or shipping fees.

8. Buyer agrees that they will never surrender their dog to a dog rescue, humane society or animal shelter. Sage Hollow English Goldens will accept any dog that is unable to be cared for and shall assume ownership of, possession of, and responsibility for any such animal bred by Sage Hollow English Goldens.
9.This agreement shall be deemed consummated in Canyon County, Idaho and shall be governed by the laws of the state of Idaho. Breeder will not be responsible for any costs associated with this process.

 
BREEDER 
 
1. Provide buyer with AKC registration documents.
2. Breeder guarantees that puppy has had proper care to date of release to buyer. Puppy has received its first shots, has been wormed and microchipped. If within 72 hours of receiving the puppy and he/she is examined by a reputable veterinarian and the health of the puppy is found to be at risk due to a congenital defect (existing at birth), owner shall notify breeder and provide a written statement from a licensed vet describing puppy's condition and shall return the puppy and papers to the breeder within three days of the examination. Breeder will replace puppy or refund money provided puppy is in the same condition mentally and physically as when originally purchased. This does not include worms, fleas, mites, coccidia, giardia, or any other parasites as they are common in dogs and puppies.
3. Breeder is not responsible if puppy contracts a communicable disease after leaving breeder's possession.
4. Breeder guarantees puppy against any congenital defect (exisiting at birth) causing death of or making necessary euthanasia, or causing a serious impact on the quality of life, until 12 months of age with a replacement puppy from the next available litter.
5. Breeder offers a 12 month hip guarantee on any puppy found to have diagnosed hip dysplasia based on PennHIP rating as early as 16 weeks old or OFA rating. We do not guarantee the PennHIP percentage. The PennHIP document must have the phrase “Confirmed Hip Dysplasia” on the  document.  If you choose OFA, then it must have a rating of "Moderate," or "Severe" Hip Dysplasia. (Guarantee replacement puppy from the next available litter)
6. Breeder offers a 12 month elbow guarantee on any puppy found to have diagnosed elbow dysplasia through OFA (A rating of 1 is exempt.) (Guarantee replacement puppy from the next available litter)
7. Breeder offers a 3 year guarantee on eyes and heart.  Failure to pass an OFA eye exam (breeder option is exempted), and failure to pass OFA heart (a further echocardiogram is required for confirmation—at buyer’s expense). Note: Heart murmurs must still be present and confirmed by an echocardiogram AFTER one year of age. (A Grade 1 Heart Murmur is exempt. Congenital heart and eye ailments are guaranteed if it is deemed to have a tangible effect on the dog's quality of life.) Seller will not cover any health testing or vet expenses. (Guarantee with replacement puppy from next available litter)

8. Breeder offers a lifetime guarantee for canines to not test "Affected" ICT (Ichthyosis), PRA, PRA 1, PRA 2 (Progressive Retinal Atrophy, including type 1 and 2), DM (Degenerative Myelopathy) and SAN (Sensory Ataxic Neuropathy.) Results must be done by blood draw through a licensed veterinarian and sent to Paw Print Genetics, for official testing. Ailment must show as "Affected" on the Paw Print Genetics results and deemed by veterinarian as having an impact on the quality of life. (Replacement Puppy)
9. Upon receipt of a letter to breeder from a reputable veterinarian stating that in his/her opinion this condition is congenital, puppy will be replaced by a puppy of equal value at breeder's earliest convenience. We reserve the right to have a second opinion from our veterinarian. We also reserve the right to acquire DNA to determine the dog or puppy as one of our lineages, and/or have the veterinarian's official report reflect the affected dog's microchip number to ensure it is a Sage Hollow canine. 
10. Breeder does not guarantee color, size, championship, or temperament of any puppy.
 
To be covered by this guarantee, the following conditions need to apply:
** Puppy must be owned by original owner named in this agreement.
** In the case of sudden demise of puppy, breeder must receive a written notice of puppy's death from owner's vet, along with a necropsy report indicating cause of death.
 
We hope that you will enjoy your puppy for years to come. We have taken steps to ensure that your new puppy is healthy by having health tested parents and feeding a premium puppy food.
 
LIMITATIONS OF GUARANTEE:
 
*This guarantee is non-transferable. *The puppy must be in good physical condition. *No replacement will be given if dog has been bred. *A licensed veterinarian must do all laboratory verifications. *The buyer/owner is responsible for all transportation costs to and from the breeder. *The breeder is not responsible for any and all veterinarian expenses accumulated on returned or replaced dog or puppy.
 
THE FOLLOWING 1-7 WILL VOID ALL GUARANTEES:
 
1. Allowing your dog to become obese or underfed at any time.
a. Underfed: Ribs are highly visible
b. Overfed: Dog has no waist when viewed from above. Belly is rounded when viewed from the side.
Note: Ideal Body Condition: Can feel and see outline of ribs. Dog has waist when viewed from above. Belly is tucked when  viewed from the side.
(Note: Many hip problems are due to puppies/young adults being overweight.)​
2. Evidence of neglect or abuse.
3. Previous related trauma (broken bones, related injuries, etc.)
4. Dog has been bred.
5. Feeding this dog anything other than a premium quality dog food.
6. Evidence of Strenuous Exercise – for example: No treadmill, no extensive standing on back of legs or excessive tennis ball chasing and retrieving should be done (especially on slippery floors.)