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Old 04-12-2009, 06:50 PM
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Breeders are not *od. No matter how careful you are, sometimes things will happen. I do not think it is reasonable to hold breeders responsible for thing that happen after about 3 years of age. Most health testing is done by 2 years of age. (hips elbows eyes heart, patellas, Legg Perthe, etc.).

While as a breeder I really want all my puppy people to be satisfied, things that happen or go wrong after age 3 and after screening has been done to ensure general health honestly I don't feel I can be responsible for legally or monetarily.

Having said that there are always circumstances that defy whatever "rules" you as a breeder have set up for yourself and your buyers. If I had a buyer who ran into a terrible circumstance (early cancer death, to name one) I would want to offer them another puppy should I have one available and should they want one.

I do not think, however, that a 6 month guarantee is adequate.
Ok, here is how I think of it, maybe this will make it more clear.........We as breeders expect and select prospective puppy owners because they will give our pups excellent forever homes, never deny the pup proper training, high quality food, excellent vet care and lots of TLC and if we are lucky they'll promte our kennel with their success. Now we expect those people to do that for the life time of the dog and we make it perfectly clear that our pups are never to end up in rescues, be rehomed or in short be disposed of in anyway, shape or form. BUT we also then sell that pup with a LIMITED quarantee?? In my opinion if that dog comes down with any kind of health issue that isn't related to geriatrics, then we owe them their money back to be spent on the dog in vet care. Because most of those people don't want another replacement pup, they want to keep and care for the dog that they raised and have loved for years. And the breeder should do everything in their power to help.........and anything else in my opinion isn't acceptable.
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:00 PM
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Ok, here is how I think of it, maybe this will make it more clear.........We as breeders expect and select prospective puppy owners because they will give our pups excellent forever homes, never deny the pup proper training, high quality food, excellent vet care and lots of TLC and if we are lucky they'll promte our kennel with their success. Now we expect those people to do that for the life time of the dog and we make it perfectly clear that our pups are never to end up in rescues, be rehomed or in short be disposed of in anyway, shape or form. BUT we also then sell that pup with a LIMITED quarantee?? In my opinion if that dog comes down with any kind of health issue that isn't related to geriatrics, then we owe them their money back to be spent on the dog in vet care. Because most of those people don't want another replacement pup, they want to keep and care for the dog that they raised and have loved for years. And the breeder should do everything in their power to help.........and anything else in my opinion isn't acceptable.
it would be awesome if all breeders had this policy. GENETIC DEFECTS if your breeding the way you should, should be few and far apart, yes they might happen once in a while even with the BEST testing and breeding strageties. but the more breeders i look at with 1 month, 1 year, ect.. againt genetic defects the more it makes me feel like they arent confident in the pups they are producing.

Also, ive run into a couple if breeders with the "if your dog has a genetic issue bring him/her back and we'll give you a puppy" policy. i think that is horrendous. who is going to give their dog BACK?
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:55 PM
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In my opinion, both buyers and breeders need to be realistic about health warranties.

It is just as unrealistic for a breeder to contractually require the buyer to feed a certain brand of food or to not allow the dog on furniture as it is for a buyer to expect a full refund or paid vet bills for a non-genetic health issue.

As a breeder, what would you want in a warranty if you were the buyer?
As a buyer, what would you want in a warranty if you were the breeder?

Find a middle ground and that's the right warranty for you.
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