There's a good reason why other breeders only offer a guarantee for 2 years. The truth of the matter is that every breeder knows that the typical hereditary health problems usually don't manifest themselves until your dog is well over 2 years of age, and usually not until they are at least 4 or 5 years of age and beyond. So, the 2-Year Health Guarantee offered by other breeders really isn't much of a guarantee at all.
We are able to stand by our dogs because we take the necessary steps to ensure the very best of health in all of the puppies we raise starting before they are conceived - See our Breeding Standards.
Because we know our bloodlines and because we DNA test our parent dogs as well as performing OFA testing on hips and joints, we are confident that our parent dogs are the healthiest breeding dogs on Earth... and our track record proves it.
Hereditary Health Guarantee: If at any time during the first 10 years of the puppy, it 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 below shall be applicable and available to the Buyer throughout the first 10 years of the puppy/dog.
This hereditary health guarantee does not cover or warranty against viral or bacterial illnesses and does not include or cover accidental physical injury or any digestive system related illness such as giardia, coccidiosis or cryptosparidious, which can be commonly and readily contracted by dogs of all ages through the ingestion of unclean or contaminated water, or eating such things as sticks, rocks, dirt, spoiled food, animal feces, rodents, etc. Additionally, this health guarantee does not cover the onset of cancer, illnesses that develop due to the ingestion of foreign objects, chemicals, poor diet or the onset of physical or mental stress.
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) The Breeder will replace with 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 12 months to satisfy this remedy.
2) 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.
3) The Breeder will reimburse the Buyer in the amount of 50% of the original purchase price of the puppy. It is understood that reimbursement is defined as the Breeder giving back to the buyer 50% of the original sales price of the puppy, not including costs of shipping or training. When choosing this remedy, the Buyer may keep the dog.
To review a full copy of our Sales Agreement, which includes this Health Guarantee, please CONTACT US
It is not our intent to lessen the perception of worthiness of other breeders who can't offer a 10-Year Guarantee, but we believe our families who adopt puppies from us deserve to know they have the BEST!
While most breeders offer a typical 2 year health guarantee, Mountain Rose provides you with a 10-YEAR Health Guarantee on all of of our puppies.