We are proud to offer a 26 health guarantee. We do require a signed copy of it prior to your puppy leaving us. Once you sign it, please send it to us via email or regular mail, and we will return a completed copy with our signature as well for your records. Our parent dogs have had the following tests done to prevent the chance of passing on genetic health issues: OFA hips, OFA elbows, OFA patella, OFA cardiac, PRA/prc-d (eye), CERF (eye), and vWD.
Love Your Puppy as Much as It Loves You
Rather you realize it or not you are your puppy’s best friend. It looks to you for comfort, love, interaction, food, playtime, and returns unconditional love. Your puppy will know when you are down and do it’s best to comfort you. It is very smart and can pick up on your moods and feelings. Just as we humans have bad days so do puppies/dogs. We ask that you promise, no matter the circumstances, to always love and protect your puppy and provide it with a healthy environment and welcoming home. Remember, a puppy lick is worth a thousand words! We recommend that you do not take your puppy for walks or potty breaks in public places until they are 16 weeks old and have had their full set of booster shots. This will decrease your puppy’s chances of exposure and increase their ability to fight it off if exposed. It is also best to keep your puppy away from neighborhood dogs, friend’s dogs, etc. until their full set of vaccinations have been administered or unless you know for sure that your friends/family member’s dog is full vaccinated.
All puppies are spay/neutered prior to leaving us. I am very hesitant to sell a puppy with breeding rights as there are multiple nasty kennel facilities within the doodle breeder and I’m not ok with that. I know my dogs are my pets and are members of my family, but I don’t know how other breeders treat their dogs, so it’s something I would have to heavily consider. There is an additional fee for breeding rights, should we reach that decision.
No Strenuous Activities
We ask that you do not allow your puppy/dog to participate in any activity that stresses the joints of the hips and elbows and could affect the development of healthy hips. Such activities include long distances of jogging, jumping down from an elevated area, slippery surfaces, frequent use of stairs, etc.
The puppy/dog must always be fed a nutritious, healthy diet. Being overweight can place undue stress on the hip joints and cause hip dysplasia. If it is found that overfeeding is the result of hip dysplasia the guarantee is void due to the purchaser’s violation of this policy. We recommend feeding a healthy, all natural, NO by-product or filler type of dog food. We feed our puppies Earthborn – Primitive Naturals (NOT the puppy formula – it’s a gimmick). We feed our adult dogs a rotation of foods to give them a variety, just like you wouldn’t want to eat pizza for every meal, every day, every month, forever….we mix 2 qualities foods together, for example:
January: Wellness and Canidae PURE Sky
February: Canidae PURE Sky and Taste of the Wild
March: Taste of the Wild and Earthborn
April: Earthborn and Wellness
May: The rotation starts over…
I would not recommend this diet for a dog under 6 months old, they need to be on a lower protein food and be used to one food before you start messing with their diet as it can cause diarrhea. A couple other quality dog foods are Wellness, Orijen, and Innova. Visit www.dogfoodanalysis.com. I wouldn’t advise feeding anything under a 4 star and highly recommend a 5 or 6 star food.
Never Place Puppy / Dog in Rescue Organization or Shelter
Puppies purchased from us (Kyle and Tera Mueller or Lonnie and Cari Brown) are never to be placed in a shelter or rescue organization. You must contact us in the event that you need to rehome (find a new home for) your puppy/dog. We may be able to take the puppy back here at our home. No money will be refunded in the event you need to rehome your puppy/dog. If we are unable to take the puppy/dog back we will place an ad and up to date picture on our website for prospective lookers.
Rehoming – Required to Provide New Owner Info
You can resell/rehome the puppy/dog on your own by placing an ad in a local newspaper but we do require you interview the prospective owner as to how they will care for the dog, other pets, young children and how their children will adapt to a new puppy/dog, etc as well as provide us with their contact information. We enjoy keeping in contact with the families that purchase puppies from us and since they will be the new owners of one of our puppies we want to let them know that we are always here to answer any questions about their puppy/dog and offer lifetime support of them and their new best friend.