Salhaus Old Fashioned German Shepherds
Health Guarantee: Our guarantees are only implied between the the breeder (Salhaus) & the original buyer, not to a 3rd party. Our pups are guaranteed to be in good health at the time of sale. They will have received at least their first set of booster shots in our care. A fecal will have been performed deeming it clear of puppy hood diseases & worms. Future vet visits by the buyer should include further worming and the balance of booster shots that are needed and any other needed medical treatment to keep the pup in optimum health. Neglect in worming, innoculations or nutrition will nullify any & all guarantees. If a life altering/threatening birth defect is found other than cosmetic (i.e. non erect ears, missing tooth, umbilical hernia, tail kink, etc.), within the first 2 years of the pup's birth, I will replace the pup with one of equal value of same sex from next available litter. If pup is bred (male or female), guarantee is void. Do not take the pup into parks, pet stores, or other public places where other dogs frequent until at least 4 months of age. Keep risk of exposure to parvo, corona, distemper, kennel cough, etc (all communicable diseases) to a minimum. I do not guarantee against communicable diseases.
To have the pup replaced the buyer must do the following: Pup must be diagnosed by a licensed veterinarian. His diagnosis must be signed with his license and telephone number and sent to the breeder. At the breeder's request, a second opinion may be required from a non-affiliated vet at the expense of the buyer. If pup is found to have a life threatening, hereditary defect, the breeder will then proceed with a replacement pup. No money will be refunded. All expenses for the above mentioned procedures are the sole responsibility of the buyer. If buyer wishes to return the pup, then any & all shipping charges are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
Hip Guarantee: This pup is guaranteed to be free of moderate or severe (crippling) hip dysplasia up to the age of 25 months. If pup is used for breeding, the guarantee is void. If this pup is found to have cripplilng, hereditary hip dysplasia at 25 months, I will replace the pup with one of equal value of same sex from next available litter. This guarantee does not cover dysplasia due to injury or improper nutrition or environmental conditions. If pup has not been x-rayed or diagnosed by the time pup reaches 25 months, all guarantees are void.
In order to have the pup replaced, the buyer must do the following:
Have the pup x-rayed by a licensed veterinarian. The diagnosis must be signed with his license and telephone number, and returned to the breeder. The x-ray must be mailed to the OFA for grading. A copy of the grade must be mailed to the breeder along with pup's AKC papers, along with an explanation of the buyers intents regarding the pup. Communication must be kept open between buyer & breeder. If the buyer does not wish to keep the pup, he must be returned to the breeder at the buyer's expense. If the buyer wishes to keep the pup, he must have it spayed or neutered and provide a letter of verification from his licensed veterinarian to the breeder. All expenses for the above mentioned procedures are the sole responsibility of the buyer. After all the above procedures have been completed, the breeder will then proceed with pup replacement. No money will be refunded. Any and all additional shipping charges are the sole responsibility of the buyer. The pup becomes the responsibility of the buyer at the time of sale.