3 Year Health Guarantee
To our knowledge, we are the only Chow Chow breeding kennel in America that offers a most generous 3-year Health Guarantee. On a one-time basis, (not including replacement puppies) we guarantee the health of puppies purchased from our kennel against debilitating genetic defects for their first 3 years with the replacement of the puppy…if diagnosed and properly documented by a certified veterinarian and confirmed by our veterinarian. The veterinarian must state in writing that the condition will prevent the dog from leading a reasonable normal life.
Note: Entropion is a health condition commonly found in Chows, in which the dog’s eyelid(s) turn slightly inward toward the eyeball rather than outward as they should. This causes irritation to the eye, excessive tearing, and if left untreated, could possibly lead to blindness. However, if it is properly diagnosed as a puppy, it is easily treated by a simple inexpensive procedure that permanently corrects the condition. Although this condition can be inherited, it also can develop as a result of an eye injury or infection. Therefore, due to the uncertainty, we cannot include this condition in our health guarantee.
The guarantee time period begins with the puppy’s birthday.
- 1st Year – 100% … From your puppy’s birth to its’ first birthday, we will credit you 100% of the cost for a replacement puppy.
- 2d Year – 50% … From its’ first birthday until its’ second birthday we will credit you 50% of the cost for a replacement puppy.
- 3d Year – 25% … From its’ second birthday to its’ third birthday we will credit you 25% of the cost of a replacement puppy.
This will require you to provide officially certified documentation from your veterinary that can then be evaluated by our vet. Once you have provided us with the necessary documentation and we have confirmed the diagnosis with our vet, we will provide you with a replacement puppy as soon as we have one available. We will agree to provide you with a puppy of the same sex, availability to be determined by us, since we are at the mercy of Mother Nature for numbers, colors and sex. People already on our waiting list have to be taken into consideration when considering a replacement puppy. Waiting time for a replacement puppy will vary depending on the number of litters we have at any given time. You can accept any replacement puppy offered you, but color will be based on availability. We will make every attempt to provide the same color, but there must be a second choice provided for color. The owner will be responsible for the costs of vaccinations, microchipping, and shipping costs.
D & M Farm Kennel cannot be held financially liable for any veterinary costs incurred with the treatment of your pet.
Puppies that are shipped (8 weeks old minimum) will arrive with a valid 10-day Health Certificate, based on a complete and thorough medical examination by a certified veterinarian.
However, if you are picking your puppy up directly from our kennel (we schedule pickups for as close as possible to 8 weeks old), then we recommend that you take your puppy to your own veterinarian for a complete health examination within 72 hours.
Any non-genetic health issues must be diagnosed within 72 hours of receipt of the puppy, documented, and will be dealt with on an individual basis. Please take your new puppy to your own veterinary for a complete and thorough health exam.
Note This health guarantee will remain valid as long as the current owners of D&M Farm Kennel, Darrell & Maleah Allen, maintain their kennel operation as a business. In the event they terminate their kennel business, this guarantee will cease to be valid and they will be absolved of future obligations under this guarantee effective the date of said termination.