Health Guarantee for Life
While other "responsible" breeders typically offer 2 year health guarantees with little or no real commitment or remedy, Mountain Rose stands by you and your Bordoodle through life! Because the diseases and conditions covered in those "other" health guarantees typically do not manifest themselves until after the age of 4 in most canines, many breeders who want to appear to be "responsible" will offer the 2 year health guarantee knowing very well that the likelyhood of manifestation will be rare within the first 2 years of life. Even at that, those guarantees typically offer a remedy that is less than adequate. Mountain Rose, on the contrary, stands by the health of your Bordoodle through life. We are able to do this because we have owned most of our breeding dogs going back multiple generations. We know the history of our parent dogs, grandparents and great grandparents. To further ensure the health of our Bordoodles, we also conduct DNA testing for the presence mutated genes that can cause illness and disease. All or our parent dogs are 100% clear of those "High Risk" genes in which are known to cause the various diseases found in canines and those few that are specific to Border Collies and Poodles. We also conduct testing on hips and joints with all parent dogs through OFA and/or Penn Hip. If our parent dogs don't score in the 80th percentile (or better) on Penn Hip, or "Good to Excellent" on OFA, we will not breed those dogs. Most "good" breeders settle for 60% and "Fair" (that's not bad, but it certainly falls below our standards). Because we have such a great passion for bringing only the healthiest of puppies into this world, we enthusiastically stand by you and your Bordoodle through LIFE.
Definitions: Mountain Rose Inc (Breeder) | Puppy Owner (Buyer)
General Health: The Breeder guarantees that upon the delivery of any newly purchased puppy that the puppy is believed to be in good health and has received its vaccinations and de-worming appropriate for its age as recommended by most DVMs. Within seven (7) days from the time of Buyer’s receipt of the puppy, the Buyer shall have the puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian. Proof of examination (Vet receipt) shall be emailed to the Breeder within seven (7) days of veterinarian's examination. If at the time of the initial examination the puppy is found to have any viral illness, worms, parasite/s, ear ache, or any other illness, the Breeder agrees to reimburse the Buyer up to $200 for the cost of any prescribed medication and for any treatment as may be necessary to cure any diagnosed illness.
Hereditary Health: If at any time in the puppy’s life, the puppy is found to have any of the following health issues or hereditary defects, which include Hip Dysplasia, Urinary Bladder Stones, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Liver or Kidney Disease, Degenerative Myelopathy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Patella Luxation, Hypothyroidism, Collie Eye Anomaly, Addison’s Disease or any other hereditary defect which impacts clinically on the dog’s quality of life, as certified by a qualified veterinarian, (the Breeder has the right to require a second opinion from a nominated veterinarian of Breeder’s choosing at the Breeder’s expense), the REMEDY clause outlined in this Agreement shall be applicable and considered the only remedy/compensation available to the Buyer throughout the lifetimeof the dog. This hereditary health clause does not cover or warranty against viral or bacterial illnesses and does not include or cover accidental physical injury, cancer (many types of cancers can be attributed to poor diet, lack of exercise and stress) or any digestive system related illness, which may be caused by the ingestion of foreign objects, chemicals, spoiled food, poor diet, lack of exercise or the onset of physical or mental stress.
Nutrition: For the first year of the puppy's life, the Buyer agrees to feed the puppy a high quality grain free puppy food. After the puppy reaches one year of age the Buyer agrees to transition their dog to a high quality adult grain free dog food.
Breeding Rights: It is agreed that the Buyer may not breed the dog (male or female), unless special permission is granted by the Breeder.
Spay/Neuter: The Buyer agrees to spay/neuter the puppy prior to the puppy reaching 10 months of age and proof provided to the breeder within 30 days, unless otherwise agreed. If the dog is not spayed or neutered by 10 months of age and proof provided to the Breeder within 30 days, the Buyer agrees to remit a “penalty payment” to the Breeder in the amount of $5,000.00 by no later than the puppy's first year birthday. If this penalty payment is not received by the puppy’s first birthday, the Remedy clause outlined in this Agreement shall become null and void and the Breeder shall still retain the right to collect the “penalty payment” by all legal means necessary. The Buyer shall be responsible to pay for any and all collection expenses, including any legal fees incurred by the Breeder in an effort to collect. This Spay/Neuter clause exists to protect the puppy, the breed integrity and the business interests of the Breeder.
Buyer's Additional Responsibility: The Buyer has seven (7) days from the time of receipt of their puppy to have it examined by a licensed veterinarian with proof provided to the Breeder within seven (7) days AFTER the examination. Buyer agrees to continue and complete the vaccination series protocol for the puppy which requires that the puppy receive a “vet recommended” round of vaccinations every three weeks, beginning with the Breeder vaccinating the dog at 6 weeks of age, and the Buyer continuing with the vaccination protocol until the puppy reaches 15 weeks of age. The Buyer is also required to keep the dog up to date on all vaccinations throughout the dog’s life as recommended by most DVMs. The Buyer further agrees to keep records of all veterinary visits, health exams and vaccinations. Buyer further agrees to adhere to the nutritional requirements outlined in the Nutrition paragraph as well as the specifics of the Spay/Neuter clause noted above. If for ANY REASON the dog is euthanized or in any way disposed of without a second opinion from the Breeder’s preferred veterinarian, the REMEDY clause of this Agreement shall become null and void.
Remedy: If it becomes necessary to replace a dog or to seek a remedy due to a health problem, the Buyer agrees to choose one of the following remedies.
1) Upon meeting ALL of the above requirements as noted in “Buyer’s Responsibility” paragraph, the Breeder will replace a puppy of equal value. When choosing this remedy, the Buyer is required to return the dog to the Breeder at Buyer’s expense. It is understood that there may not be a replacement puppy available at the time of request, therefore the Breeder is given up to 9 months to satisfy this remedy.
2) Upon meeting the above requirements as noted in the “Buyer’s Additional Responsibility” paragraph, the Breeder will reimburse the Buyer in the amount of 100% of the original purchase price of the puppy. It is understood that reimbursement is defined as the Breeder giving back to the buyer 100% of the original sale price of the puppy, not including costs of shipping or training. When choosing this remedy, the Buyer is required to return the dog to the Breeder at Buyer’s expense.
Canine Disposition Statement: The Breeder cannot guarantee color, size, temperament or whether the puppy will shed or not shed or be hypoallergenic. These can only be estimated, while in the short time in the Breeder’s possession, based on experience, and can always change or differ from this estimation and are ultimately outside of the Breeder’s control.
Warranty & Conditions: The provisions set forth in this Agreement are the sole warranty and is given in lieu of any and all other warranties, expressed or implied. The Breeder will not be liable for any other damages including consequential damages, property damage, emotional distress, loss of use, business interruption, or veterinary fees unless specifically set forth in this warranty provision. In the unlikely event of a dispute or litigation over the conditions and warranties set forth in this Agreement, legal jurisdiction shall be held in the State of Utah, Box Elder County. Whether a dispute or disagreement over this Agreement takes place within or outside a court of law, Buyer and Breeder agree to not discuss or speak of any disputes or disagreements to anyone other than each other. Neither the Breeder nor the Buyer will discuss or casually talk about any disagreement or dispute publicly on internet forums, blogs, complaint web sites, review web sites, facebook, twitter, emails or any other internet communication medium that allows anyone else other than the Breeder or Buyer to review. Failure to abide by the conditions of this paragraph will result in the REMEDY clause section of this Agreement becoming immediately null and void.
Standing by you and your Bordoodle through life!
Standing by you and your Bordoodle through life!