UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED, ALL PUPPIES BRED BY MIDDLEPOND LABS COME WITH A TWO YEAR HEALTH GUARANTEE...AS FOLLOWS....
Your puppy is guaranteed to be in good health at time of sale. Your pup has had one set of vaccinations and has been wormed at least three times as noted below. Your vet will want the information below in order to continue a schedule of health maintenance for your pup.
Take your pup to your vet of choice within 3 business days of pick-up. If your puppy is found to have a major problem at this time which is hereditary and not injury related, it is returnable with a full refund of purchase price. (proper documentation from licensed veterinarian required...seller reserves right to get a second opinion) Presence of parasites, protozoa or bacteria is not unusual in puppies of this age and is not considered to be a major problem. A continuing regiment is recommended to eradicate. Under no circumstances will any refunds exceed the purchase price of the puppy.
We furthermore guarantee for two years against heart conditions or other internal genetic malfunctions not injury related. Your pup is also guaranteed for two years against severe crippling hip dysplasia. If such a conditions exist, you must provide breeder with x-rays and letters from two licensed veterinarians stating the problem, and that it is hereditary in nature. A replacement puppy will be given upon receipt of above. This is a one time replacement and no further guarantees are made. In the event that any money is refunded to buyer for any reason, the amount of money will not exceed the purchase price of the pup.
We do not guarantee against infertility or other breeding problems, as our pups are sold and guaranteed as pets. Except as noted above, all sales are final.
Description of pup ________________________________________
*Your puppy is being purchased with an AKC Limited Registration. Your pup cannot compete in AKC conformation shows and any offspring of your pup cannot be registered with AKC. You may still compete in agility and obedience events, as well as dock diving and hunting trials.
Signature of buyer _______________________________________
Signature of seller _______________________________________
Price of puppy __________________________________________
Buyer paid deposit YES NO Amount ____________________
Buyer paid remaining amount ____________________________
WORMED TWICE WITH PYRANTEL, LAST ON _________________
WORMED WITH DRONTAL PLUS ON ________________________
SHOTS: DA2PP+CVK ONCE ON ____________________________
****FAILURE TO HAVE YOUR PUP VETTED WITHIN THE REQUIRED TIME PERIOD VOIDS ALL WARRANTIES****
BUYER HAS READ AND ACCEPTED THIS HEALTH GUARANTEE AND TERMS OF PURCHASE.
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Address of buyer:__________________________________________
Phone number ____________________________________________
SAMPLE PURCHASE AGREEMENT
YOUR PUPPY WILL COME WITH AN AKC LIMITED REGISTRATION. THIS IS AN AKC REGISTRATION WHICH IS PERFECT FOR PETS, OBEDIENCE DOGS, AGILITY DOGS, HUNTING DOGS, DOCK DIVING, THERAPY DOGS, ETC.
IF YOU ARE WANTING TO BREED OR SHOW IN AKC CONFORMATION CLASSES...YOU WOULD WANT A FULL REGISTRATION. OTHERWISE...A LIMITED REGISTRATION IS JUST FINE.
SOMETIMES WE WILL UPGRADE TO A FULL REGISTRATION UPON REQUEST. THIS IS NORMALLY ONLY TO PEOPLE WHO LIVE OUT OF THE AREA, AND THERE IS A $300 UPCHARGE FOR THIS TYPE OF REGISTRATION.
THIS IS JUST A COPY OF THE AGREEMENT YOU WILL SIGN WHEN YOU PICK UP YOUR PUP.
A $200 deposit will hold your puppy of choice until it is ready to be picked up at 7 weeks of age. The balance of $750 is due in cash on pick up. We normally let our customers pick out their pups at about the 5 week mark. It is approximately at this time that the pups are getting playful and displaying personality. If you are far away and would rather not make the trip twice...we will gladly send a video and photos of what's available so that you can pick out your pup at 5 weeks. We occasionally just let our buyers "pick and take" at the 7 week mark, when the pups are ready to go home. You must arrange to have your pup picked up within 3 days of the 7 week mark. We will occasionally board pups for the new owners if they have a schedule conflict...there is a $10 a day charge after the 3rd day.
Your pick depends on what position you are in when you send your deposit. For example...if you are the third person to send me a deposit on a female in a litter where there are 5 females...you will be 3rd pick, and you will have your choice of 3 females, after the 1st and 2nd pick person have selected theirs. Please ask which picks are available! Deposits are non-refundable except in the unlikely event that the pup gets sick, injured or dies, or if there is no puppy available of the sex that you reserved. Another option is transferring the deposit to another litter.
Deposits are not transferable to another person. Deposits are however, transferable to another puppy or another litter, providing that notice is given to seller before puppy is 5 weeks old. Buyer has 365 days from deposit date to choose another puppy. It is buyer's responsibility to check with website or seller to take advantage of this option. After 365 days...the deposit is forfeited. Seller accepts cash, checks, and PayPal. PayPal requires a 3.5% additional charge...but you get to use a credit card!
EXPLANATION OF "DEPOSITS"
EXPLANATION OF "REGISTRATION TYPES"
EXPLANATION OF "HEALTH CLEARANCES"
THERE ARE A NUMBER OF TEST PROCEDURES COMMONLY DONE ON LABRADOR RETRIEVERS TO SCREEN FOR POSSIBLE HEALTH PROBLEMS. THE MOST COMMON OF THESE IS THE OFA (ORTHOPEDIC FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS) X-RAY OF HIPS AND ELBOWS (OFEL)THAT SCREENS FOR ARTHRITIC CHANGES, PROPER JOINT CONFORMATION, AND POSSIBLE SIGNS OF HIP OR ELBOW DYSPLASIA. ANOTHER WELL KNOWN TEST FOR HIPS IS CALLED "PENN-HIP. (FOR "UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA"...WHO DESIGNED THE TEST)
EXPERTS AGREE THAT SOME, THOUGH NOT ALL, HIP DYSPLASIA CAN BE TRACED BACK TO GENETICS. (UNFORTUNATELY, IT CAN ALSO BE RELATED TO TRAUMA OR INJURY) DOGS ARE GIVEN A RATING BY THE ORTHOPEDIC VETERINARIANS. MOST AGREE THAT IF INJURY IS NOT SUSPECTED, DOGS SCORING LOW ON THESE PROCEDURES SHOULD NOT BE BRED.
THERE ARE ALSO NUMEROUS TESTS DONE FOR EYES. WE HAVE OUR DOGS SCREENED FOR PROGRESSIVE RETINAL ATROPHY (PRA) AND PROGRESSIVE ROD CONE DEGENERATION (PRCD). THESE ARE CONDITIONS THAT COULD CAUSE EVENTUAL BLINDNESS IN YOU DOG. THESE TOO, ARE CONSIDERED GENETIC...THEREFORE, OUR SCREENING PROCESS HELPS TO INSURE THAT YOUR DOG NEVER HAS THESE PROBLEMS.
WE ALSO SCREEN FOR "EIC (EXERCISE INDUCED COLLAPSE). IT'S A CONDITION THAT CAN IMMOBILIZE A DOG THAT IS IN THE PROCESS OF HEAVY EXERCISE...CAUSING WEAKNESS IN THE HIND LIMBS AND SOMETIMES COLLAPSE.
WE HAVE BEGUN TO SCREEN FOR CNM. (CENTRONUCLEAR MYOPATHY.) THIS IS A CONDITION IN THE DOG NOT UNLIKE ALS IN PEOPLE. SINCE THERE IS A DNA TEST FOR THIS GENE, WE FEEL IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TEST FOR IT, TO HELP ENSURE THAT NONE OF OUR PUPPIES WILL EVER BE AFFECTED BY THIS HEARTBREAKING CONDITION.