Although none of
us can truly guarantee that a puppy will not be afflicted with hip dysplasia,
elbow dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) or other hereditary
diseases, we can warrant that we have bred only sound dogs and have
researched the pedigrees to the best of our abilities.
Your Critter Creek
Farm puppy comes with a 26-month warranty against hip dysplasia, elbow
dysplasia and PRA-prcd. The pup has been examined by a certified canine ophthalmologist
on or around eight weeks of age.
It is up to you
as the new puppy owner to take the newly arrived pup to your veterinarian
within three business days of receipt of the pup for a "well puppy"
check-up to make sure the pup is healthy, happy and sound at the time
you receive the pup. Transfer of the pup's registration will be completed
and sent to new owner after Buyer notifies Breeder that pup has been accepted.
If the pup is found
to be unsound, or unhealthy at the time of arrival, the pup can be returned
at your expense with a written explanation from your veterinarian along
with all paperwork for a full refund of the purchase price.
All Critter Creek
Farm puppies are sold with limited AKC registration. If the new owner
is interested in breeding the dog at some point, the new owner must
provide documentation of sound hips and elbows (as certified by OFA)
and eyes cleared by a certified canine ophthalmologist. The owner must also achieve one of the performance
titles specified [must complete at least an AKC Junior Hunter or AKC
obedience title of Companion Dog (CD)], then Breeder will sign the form
notifying AKC that registration should be changed from Limited to Full.
The Critter Creek
Farm warranty of a full or partial refund will be honored when the following
conditions have been met:
1. You will inform
Critter Creek Farm in writing requesting the Critter Creek Farm Warranty
2. The dog must
not be older than twenty-six months of age.
3. This warranty
is offered to only the original purchaser(s) of the dog and is nontransferable.
4. The dog must
not have produced offspring.
CREEK" must appear at the beginning of the dog's name when registered
with the American Kennel Club.
6. Eye tests must
be performed by a certified canine ophthalmologist before the dog reaches
the age of 26 months. Eyes must be rejected by CERF for warranty to
go into effect.
7. Hip x-rays and
elbow x-rays must be performed after the dog turns 24 months and before
the age of 26 months.
8. If hips or elbows
are rejected by OFA, owner may either:
A. At owner's
expense, you must provide the live dog, x-rays, test results, and
all relevant data from OFA to Critter Creek Farm to submit to a veterinarian
of our choice for verification.; or
B. Dog must be
taken to your regional veterinary teaching hospital for new x-rays
and a second opinion by a certified veterinary orthopedist. Opinion
letter from orthopedist must be accompanied by written verification
of dog's identity.
9. Critter Creek
Farm offers a full refund of the purchase price providing the owner
returns the live dog and the AKC registration papers, which are to be
transferred back to Critter Creek Farm. The dog may then be acquired
for a sum of three hundred dollars ($300) and the registration will
remain the property of Critter Creek Farm but Critter Creek Farm will
have no further interest in, or responsibility for, the dog.
10. If the dog is
spayed or neutered and the Buyer wants to keep the dog, the registration
papers can be kept after a copy of the spay/neuter certificate is sent
to us and Critter Creek Farm will refund 50% of the purchase price.
of the refund or return must be completed within 30 days of notification,
or other arrangements agreed upon in writing.
12. If the dog
has been bred before being cleared by CERF and OFA, this warranty is
If you cannot
keep your dog for any reason, please contact me first. I want to make
sure these dogs have the good homes they deserve.