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Soundness Guarantee
 
Buyer acknowledges that Breeder has taken very reasonable precaution to prevent the puppy from acquiring hereditary faults such as hip and elbow dysplaysia, cystinruia, and SAS (a heart disease in Newfoundland Dogs).  However, due to the hereditary and environmental causes of such faults Breeder cannot guarantee or warrant that the puppy will not contract such diseases or ailments, BUT in the event the puppy is diagnosed within 24 months of the puppy’s birth of one (or more) of the above screened for hereditary fault AND the fault renders puppy UNABLE to function normally in the roll as pet/companion, the Buyer has one of the following options:
 
1.)  To keep the puppy and perform which-ever course of action they choose as long as it is in the best interest of the puppy and is agreed to as the reasonable course of action according to the attending veterinarian.  If suggested treatment:
 
  I.)  Is euthanasia, the veterinarian must forward to Breeder a letter outlining the issues (or discuss via telephone) with the puppy and why euthanasia is the appropriate course of action. Providing puppy isn’t in un-due pain, Buyer can choose to have the puppy live out the remaining days as comfortable as possible (under veterinary care and guidance), or, have the puppy euthanised per veterinary advice, whichever is best for the family and the puppy.  Copies of the health records are to be forwarded to Breeder to check with other puppy owners if similar issues have come up.  Buyer will be given a replacement puppy from a subsequent litter of equal quality and sex.  Costs of the veterinary care is the responsibility of Buyer.  The replacement puppy comes with a replacement puppy policy only.
   
  II.)  Is treatment (ie: surgery, long-term care, etc), and Buyer decides to pursue this course of action, Breeder will forward a maximum of 60% of the purchase price of the puppy directly to the practicing veterinarian to assist in the cost of the treatment bills.  Irregardless of the outcome, Breeder’s obligation has been filled and no replacement puppy or additional compensation will be provided.  Costs exceeding the total 60% purchase price refund amount to the practicing veterinarian is the sole responsibility of Buyer.
 
2.)  To return the puppy to Breeder, along with all health records and registration forms, so that Breeder may pursue treatment in the best interest of the puppy.  Buyer will be given a replacement puppy from a subsequent litter of equal quality and sex.  Costs of the veterinary care prior to return is the responsibility of Buyer, as well as shipping costs to return the puppy.  The replacement puppy comes with a replacement puppy policy only. 
 
This warranty does not cover developments that arise from preventable causes.  Preventable causes of death and/or injury include, but are not limited to:
 
- accidents (eg. motor vehicle accidents, choking)
- trauma (eg. rough play, slips, falls, sprains, broken bones)
- poisoning (deliberate or accidental)
- attack by an animal, person, or other
- failure to provide proper nutrition, exercise, and supplements suitable to puppy’s age
- lack of recommended preventative veterinary care
        
Unable to function as a pet/companion means the puppy cannot perform tasks associated with being a companion animal without undue suffering and  loss of quality of life that cannot be managed by diet change, supplementation, and/or medication.
 
 
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals  Extended Warranty (Optional)
 
Buyer agrees, within two months after the puppy reaches the age of 24 months, to obtain OFA X-ray screening for hips, elbows, patella, and shoulder, and to have the puppy examined by a certified cardiologist to aid in the research and development of into the understanding, treatment, and prevention of various forms of dysplasia and heart disorders; debilitating diseases that afflict the Newfoundland Breed.  Cardiologist reports and X-Ray films are to be forwarded to the Atlantic Veterinary College or directly to the OFA per Breeder’s instructions.  Buyer agrees to pay for the X-ray and all associated costs associated with these procedures.  Breeder agrees to pay for the OFA certification of the results (the OFA evaluation fees).  Results will be forwarded to the Buyer from Breeder to assist in the continued joint health of the puppy.
 
The continued research and understanding of degenerative joint issues in the Newfoundland Dog cannot take place without the complete understanding of the inheritance of this disease.  This research is made possible only with the cooperation of Buyers.
 
Because of the scientific significance of orthopedic screening of Alegup Kennels puppies, Breeder will provide an additional one year’s health warranty protecting against hip and elbow dysplasia and congenial heart disorders upon the completion of the OFA health certifications (extension of "Soundness Guarantee" until the puppy's third birthday).