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MAXHAVEN GOLDENS

Quality Golden Retrievers

 

 

Purchase Agreement and Warranty

Overview

All puppies produced by Maxhaven Goldens carry a 24-month (from date of purchase) congenital health warranty. This warranty covers hip, eye, and heart defects, deemed congenital in nature by a Veterinary Specialist, practicing in their respective specialty. All parents of Maxhaven litters are required to have hip certifications from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals - OFA, eye certifications from the Canine Eye Registration Foundation - CERF, and heart certifications - SAS.

OFA, CERF, and SAS validations of both of the parents Does Not preclude that the offspring they produce will be free from genetic defects affecting their hips, eyes or heart. Breeding dogs is not an exact science and there is no possible way to guarantee, regardless of the genetic health of the parents, that a puppy will be free of any or all, genetic defects. This Warranty is therefore offered as recourse if a problem develops.

All puppies are sold in good faith. No dog is sold for any specific use or guarantee of performance, such as stud dog, brood bitch, field trial contender, show contender, etc.

The Purchaser is the sole responsible party for the care and maintenance of the puppy upon leaving our premises. Maxhaven Goldens will not assume financial responsibility or liability for Veterinary exams, vaccinations, diagnosis, or treatments. This Warranty covers Genetic Defects that prevent the dog to function normally as determined by a licensed Veterinarian.

ONLY in the instance of Severe Traumatic Injury or Terminal Medical Illness should euthanasia be considered for the dog.

 

Registration

This Puppy is sold to the Buyer under Limited Registration Only.

Full Registration will be granted at no charge to the Buyer after the dog surpasses two years of age and ALL of the following conditions are met:

    1. The dog's hips must be certified Fair, Good, or Excellent by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). No Substitutes.
    2. The dog must be certified "free of congenital heart defects" by a Veterinary Cardiologist. (SAS)
    3. The dog's eyes must be examined and cleared by a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist (CERF).
    4. The dog MUST achieve one or more of the following AKC or GRCA Titles: FC, AFC, ***, MH, SH, JH, WCX, WC, TDX, TD, UDX, UD, or CH. Equivalent Titles from UKC/HRC will be considered equally acceptable.

The costs imposed by the AKC for updating the registration will be the responsibility of the buyer.

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The buyer hereby agrees to notify Maxhaven Goldens prior to selling or placing the dog with any Animal Shelter or Rescue Organization.

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Our Guarantee

Maxhaven Goldens Warrants the Health and Structure of the animal to be free of the aforementioned congenital defects through 25 Months of age. The buyer agrees to provide the animal with suitable food, water, shelter, exercise, and Veterinary care as outlined below. Documentation of compliance of the requirements specified in Parts 1 through 4 will be required to execute enforcement of the warranty.

Failure to provide the animal with the proper care listed in Parts 1 through 4 herein will VOID this Agreement and Warranty.  Performing a PennHip Exam on a puppy younger than twelve months of age will VOID this agreement.

Part 1 Suitable food & Feeding Practices

  1. Provide and feed the animal with a quality food source, possessing substantial amounts of highly digestible, high quality protein. (Suggested products include Eukanuba, Nutro, and Pro Plan.) Grain based foods DO NOT meet this requirement. Foods may and should contain some grains, but they should not be the primary ingredients.
  2. Feed the animal A Large Breed Puppy Food until the dog is 18 months old, or as directed by your Veterinarian.
  3. Feed the animal in accordance with your veterinarian's instructions. DO NOT overfeed the puppy. Overfeeding the puppy will cause the animal to quickly put on too much weight, at too early an age, thereby causing unnecessary stress on its joints and skeletal structure.
  4. Provide the animal with a constant supply of fresh clean water.
  5. Do NOT feed the puppy a grain free diet unless so directed by your Veterinarian.  If not so directed by a licensed Veterinarian, feeding a grain free diet will VOID this agreement. 

 

Part 2 Shelter

  1. The Buyer agrees to provide the animal with suitable shelter to protect the dog from undue heat, cold, wind, precipitation, or insects. This normally means an enclosed run complete with insulated doghouse, preferably inside a fenced yard, or keeping the dog indoors. Keeping the dog outdoors attached to a chain IS NOT acceptable and will void this agreement.
  2. Adequate provision for fresh water at all times must be provided.
  3. Adequate protection from wind driven elements including but not limited to; sand, rain, ice, sleet and snow must be provided.
  4. Protection from swarms of wasps, hornets, mosquitoes, biting flies, ticks, and other dangerous insects must be provided. This usually means bringing the dog indoors or providing a screened run during the peak times of the year when the offending insects are prevalent.

Part 3 Exercise

  1. The animal must be given substantial amounts of Low Impact physical exercise on surfaces that provide good footing, preferably swimming.
  2. Excessive running on hard or slippery surfaces IS NOT acceptable.
  3. Excessive jumping on hard or slippery surfaces IS NOT acceptable. Don't allow the puppy to jump from tailgates or other similar height structures.

Swimming is the best physical exercise for puppies and young dogs. Swimming promotes good strong muscular development with reduced risk of physical injury to joints and skeletal structure during the formative periods of development.

Part 4 Veterinary Care

Proper Veterinary care is critical for young puppies. Proper vaccinations, examinations, and Owner education are all necessary for proper development of the puppy.

  1. A Documented Examination of your new dog by your Licensed Veterinarian MUST occur within 48 hours of receipt of the puppy. Your veterinarian will inform you as to the schedule of the series of vaccinations that are necessary for puppies.
  2. Your pup will have received the first in a series of vaccinations at approximately 6 weeks of age. Booster shots should be administered at approximately 9 weeks, 12 weeks, and 15 weeks of age. Your Veterinarian will tailor the vaccines your dog receives to the region of the country in which you live. Compliance with your Veterinarians Schedule of Vaccinations IS REQUIRED.
  3. After the initial series of vaccinations, regular examinations are REQUIRED at a minimum of four month intervals for the remainder of the first year, six month intervals thereafter. This allows the Veterinarian to monitor the growth rate of the puppy, observe the physical and emotional development, and offer suggestions in care, to help you obtain optimum results with your dog.
  4. Altering your dog should not occur prior to 24 months of age for females and 36 months of age for males, unless a Licensed Veterinarian has determined there is a specific medical need to do so.   If the dog is altered prior to those dates, this warranty is null and void.  

 

 

Enforcement of the Warranty

If the aforementioned conditions are met and the dog is diagnosed by a Board Certified Licensed Veterinary Specialist Respective to their Discipline, with a congenital eye, hip, or heart defect, Maxhaven Goldens will offer the BUYER the CHOICE of ONE of the following options:

  1. Return the Dog along with supporting documentation from a Board Certified Veterinary Specialist (this usually means X-rays, test results, and a written statement), and the AKC Registration with ownership signed over to us. We will refund the PURCHASE PRICE of the animal.

 

  1. Return the Dog along with supporting documentation from a Board Certified Veterinary Specialist (this usually means X-rays, test results, and a written statement), and the AKC Registration with ownership signed over to us. We will REPLACE* the animal with another puppy from an upcoming litter.

 

  1. Keep the Dog and Spay/Neuter the animal. Submit to us the supporting documentation from a Board Certified Veterinary Specialist of the congenital defect, including X-rays, test results, and written statement. Provide supporting documentation of the spay/neuter procedure as well as a letter signed by the attending Veterinarian, Testifying that the procedure was performed. We will Refund the PURCHASE PRICE of the animal.

 

  1. Keep the Dog and Spay/Neuter the animal. Submit to us the supporting documentation from a Board Certified Veterinary Specialist of the congenital defect, including X-rays, test results, and written statement. Provide supporting documentation of the spay/neuter procedure as well as a letter signed by the attending Veterinarian, Testifying that the procedure was performed. We will REPLACE* the animal with another puppy from an upcoming litter.

 

 

Other than as specified above, Maxhaven Goldens offers no other guarantee, or warranty, expressed or implied that will be binding upon the seller.

 

 

 

 

I have read, fully understand, and acknowledge the conditions of this Agreement, and the conditions outlined in Parts 1 through 4 above as well as the guarantee options available to me.

 

 


 

 

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*Maxhaven Goldens produces litters only occasionally, a wait of three or more years between litters is not uncommon.