Health Guarantee

Our Health Guarantee Contract can be reviewed below. We will send you an official copy when you purchase a puppy.

The Seller hereby guarantees to the best of their knowledge said dog is to be in good health at time of sale and has received appropriate vaccinations and deworming for age.

  The Buyer agrees to have the dog examined by a licensed veterinarian of your choice, at your expense within 72 hours of receipt of the dog.  Proof of initial wellness examination must be provided to Seller after the initial vet visit.  This guarantee will be terminated immediately if the dog is not examined within the allotted time.

  If the veterinarian determines the puppy to be in ill health with a life threatening illness or genetic defect proven by diagnostic testing the Buyer must notify the Seller immediately.  Upon a signed written diagnosis from said licensed veterinarian, the puppy may be returned if this is agreeable to both parties.   Buyer will have a choice of either a replacement puppy of equal value from a future litter or full refund of the purchase price not including shipping and medical fees.  The Seller will not be responsible for any veterinarian/medical costs at any time which include but not limited to common conditions that are considered minor or correctable such as hernias, infections, parasites, coccidiosis, giardia, cherry eye, viral illnesses or improper bites.  Seller does not accept responsibility for contagious diseases diagnosed after 3 days from date of receipt of the puppy.   It also does not include any illness due to the ingestion of foreign objects or chemicals.

  If this dog is found to have a hereditary defect which impacts clinically on its quality of life excluding dental work, by the age of two years as certified by a licensed veterinarian at Buyers expense, the Seller has the right to require a second opinion from a nominated veterinarian of Sellers choice at the Sellers expense.  The Buyer must supply to the Seller a veterinarians report indicating possible hereditary defects within seven days of making the first complaint to the Seller.  This report must include MicroChip verification for any major medical issue.  Should the dog be found to have Hip Dysplasia within the first two years, Buyer at their expense, must provide Seller with proof in the form of documentation from OFA or PennHIP.   A copy of all available reports must be forwarded to the Seller for review by their nominated veterinarian. This guarantee does not include mistreatment of puppy, injury, accidents, poisoning or trauma that could lead to non-genetic hip dysplasia.  The dog should not be allowed to become over or underweight and not used in agility or over exercised during their growth period for 24 months during the period of this guarantee.  Upon the above requirements having been met, the Seller will replace with a puppy of equal value OR if the Buyer chooses to not to return the dog to the Seller, Seller will reimburse the Buyer for medical expenses up to and not exceeding the purchase price.  It is understood that there may not be a replacement dog available at the time of requested replacement.  The seller is given twelve months to act upon this guarantee.  If the dog is euthanized or in any way disposed of, without a second opinion from the Sellers veterinarian, the Buyer waives all rights to a replacement puppy or to any financial payment as compensation.

The Buyers Responsibility:

The Buyer agrees to feed a premium quality dog food such as Science Diet, keep the dog at a healthy weight and have annual veterinary visits and keep all vaccinations current.  The Buyer agrees to control the dog on a harness or leash when in public and when off the premises of the dog’s home.  The dog’s outdoor area will be fenced in and secure, or acceptable provisions will be made to assure the dog is safe any time he/she is outdoors.  The buyer must agree to housing the dog indoors as its primary housing.  If the dog is found to be allowed to run freely, running at large, creating a public nuisance, or found to be neglected, abused or allowed to live in poor health or poor conditions the Seller has all rights to repossession of this dog with no refund to the Buyer.  The death, injury or loss of said dog due to theft, carelessness, recklessness, abuse, neglect or accident will not entitle the Buyer to any compensation from the Seller.

  In the event the Buyer is unable to keep this dog for any reason, the Buyer agrees to offer to the Seller the opportunity to help in rehoming the dog, which must not be destroyed, or relinquished to a pound or shelter.  If the dog dies for any reason, a vet report verifying death must be supplied to the Seller.  Failure to comply with these provisions will render any guarantee null and void.

  The Buyers sole remedy is under the warranty provision of this contract and the Seller 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.

Nutritional Requirements:

  Our goal is to breed healthy and happy dogs with longevity.  A big portion of a healthy pet is nutrition.  Poor nutrition and poor quality dog food can be attributed to a number of health as well as dental issues.  Our goal is to assure our bernedoodles are given the best nutritional care possible.  At Alpine Bernedoodles, we feed Science Diet pet foods exclusively.  Science Diet is developed by veterinarians, food scientists and nutritionist and is solely produced in the USA.  Your puppy will be started on SD Puppy Heathy Development and you will receive a starter bag upon receipt of your pup.  We recommend feeding SD Puppy until your dog is 1 year of age.  At that time, your dog should be transitioned to a Science Diet Adult Food.