East Coast Goldens - Golden Retriever Puppies

Health Guarantee and Warranty Information

Each puppy is checked by a licensed veterinarian, who determines that the puppies are ready to go live with their new owners. Shot and Deworming records are given to our buyers at the time of pick-up or shipped with the puppy. Additionally, your pup will be micro chipped and registered, and a complete veterinary health check that includes hips, joints, cardiac and bite/teeth occlusion as well and up to date immunizations.

It is the buyer’s responsibility to have an appointment prearranged at your Vets office for a well check prior to picking up your puppy in order that he/she can be seen within the three-day agreement listed in the contract. This is done in order to establish the puppy was sold to you in good health. Buyer must make Seller aware immediately of any problems found by their Vet through this exam. If Buyer fails to have the new puppy examined by a licensed Vet upon possession within this three-day period, they agree the dog was healthy at the time of transfer.

Buyer has been made aware that stress brought on by environmental change can often times bring on signs of illness caused by these stressful circumstances. Usually temporary, these still need to be treated with attention especially if there is diarrhea. A healthy immune system can be lowered immediately through stress and it is not uncommon for a pup to be happy and healthy with a solid stool here and in less than a week begin to have diarrhea. This is due to the immune system being stressed during the transition from the home environment to his/her new environment. When a pup has a good immune system in place, his body is able to keep at bay many parasites such as worms and environmental factors such as Giardia, Coccidia. Once it has been lowered, these if present in the system, will flourish when they get the chance. It is nothing to be alarmed about and is very common in puppies. The puppies will act normal and usually have a good appetite but their stool will become soft and sometimes runny. This will need to be treated if observed and your Veterinarian can perform a new stool sample to find out if there is anything present in the pups system if symptoms continue in order to give proper treatment.  

We are not responsible if a puppy contracts a communicable disease or infection after leaving our possession. Also, this Health Guarantee does not include improper bites, hernias, and any illness due to the ingestion of foreign objects, food, chemicals or physical injury.
We guarantee our puppies until two years of age against any congenital defects impacting the quality of life. This is defined as a GENETIC abnormality/disorder that will eventually cause early death with a life expectancy of less than 5 years where the disease would progress making euthanasia necessary or require extensive medical care that would ultimately be beyond the cost of the Puppy. If your puppy is determined to have a congenital defect within the first two years of life, we will exchange the puppy with a puppy from a future litter.

We cannot guarantee our puppies against illness or opportunistic parasites brought on by stress such as moving (from our house to yours) or shipping. We also can’t guarantee that our puppies will be “worm-free”, as this is an ongoing process. However, these are easily and economically treated and should be discussed with your veterinarian at your first visit.  We recommend worming every month using a high-quality wormer your vet can provide, or you can purchase in most pets stores. We work with our puppies daily and have selected the parents for their behavior and physical conformity to breed standards, however we make no guarantees of the puppy’s temperament after they leave our premises since we cannot control what happens after they leave.

The Buyer has the right to return the puppy to the seller within three days after delivery and receive a refund of the purchase price if the puppy is found by a veterinarian to be suffering from any illness or disease at this time. If the puppy is not examined by a licensed Veterinarian within this three-day period the above-mentioned return/refund policy will be void. We have no control where you will take your puppy after you leave here. It is the buyer’s responsibility to protect the puppy from any contact with communicable diseases by not exposing it to public places and keeping up to date on immunizations. Keeping your puppy away from public parks and beaches, etc. until at least 4 months of age or when the puppy has completed his immunization’ s is recommended.

The breeder cannot guarantee that the dog will not contract hip/elbow dysplasia or eye certificate failure. They are multifactorial genetic diseases which can be transmitted in a recessive manner, or from additional factors such as poor nutrition, obesity, over-working of the joints in the first year, etc. therefore, the breeder cannot guarantee against it, but the breeder can assure that she did not willingly breed from parents carrying a risk. The breeder does not assume any additional liability for possible genetic defects in the puppy, and will under no circumstances be responsible for veterinary bills resulting from any such condition. However, if the puppy develops hip or elbow dysplasia in the first two years of its life, the buyer will be entitled to a refund of half the purchase price of the puppy. Veterinary records must be received by the breeder to confirm any dysplasia, and it must not be dysplasia caused by an injury or any factor other than genetics.

The breeder acknowledges that the puppy is in good health and is physically sound at the time of sale. It has been treated against tape and roundworms and has been vet checked and received its first set of shots. A second vaccination should be done at the age of 10-12 weeks, and the final set (including rabies) should be done at 16 weeks. The buyer has the right to return the puppy to the breeder within three days after delivery and receive a refund of the purchase price if the puppy is found by a veterinarian to be suffering from any disease.
 

We guarentee your puppy against the following defects until 24 months of age. In order to qualitfy for the Guarentee:


-This puppy must not have sired/whelped a litter.
-This puppy must have been kept on a good nutritional program and must not have been allowed to be overweight. As stated in contract I /my vet will have the right to obtain medical records to see the weight of the dog has been healthy throughout the stages of his/her life.
-This puppy must not have been forced/allowed to run or exercise for lengthy periods of time or jump excessively.
-Proof of infirmity is required this will be the financial responsibility of the buyer.

 

If this puppy is being sold as a family pet and does not convey with breeding right, if the puppy is bred, the purchaser agrees to pay the seller ten times the purchase price of this puppy for every litter produced and all associated legal fees that result from this breeding. This does not apply if the puppy is bought with Full AKC registration. We highly recommend the puppy is spayed or neutered once it is old enough per vet recommendations. Our goals are to provide high quality dogs and only sell the pups with breeding rights with the absolute best of temperament’s and physical characteristics to make sure the breed is healthy and you are getting a healthy life long companion.

 

Use of any oral flea/tick products that contain Fluralaner will void this warranty immediately. Under no circumstances shall the Seller be liable to the Buyer or to any third party for a dog that has been subjected to abuse, accident, negligence or misuse. Also, under no circumstances shall the Seller be liable for any consequential incidental or special damages resulting from or in any manner related to the dog. Upon execution of this contract all veterinary care and its associated costs are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the Buyer.

GUARANTEES: 

We stand behind every puppy we sell with a comprehensive health guarantee for specific heritable conditions that, by remote chance, become severe. For Goldens, the hip guarantee is for 2 years, as long as you keep all receipts for having fed a large breed puppy / dog food of your choice and there was no inappropriate exercise, accident or injury as determined by a veterinarian.