Puppy Purchase Agreement
and Health Warranty
Mallard

Pine Acre Retrievers' Puppy Purchase Agreement covers the health and working ability of our puppies.  This overview of our warranty is for informational purposes only.   Purchasers of our puppies are given a written agreement that may contain additions or changes that will be agreed upon prior to purchase.  Our written agreement covers the following areas...

Three Day Return Policy
Five Day Health Warranty
Hips
Eyes
Terms

Three Day Return Policy
If within three days of taking possession of the puppy, the buyer determines that he cannot properly care for the puppy, the buyer may return the puppy to Pine Acre Retrievers for a refund, minus the original deposit.   

Five Day Health Warranty
The puppy must be examined by a veterinarian of the buyer's choice within five working days.  If the veterinarian determines that the puppy is unfit and unhealthy then the puppy may be returned to Pine Acre Retrievers (at the buyer's shipping expense) and a full refund will be given.  Pine Acre Retrievers will not be held responsible for any veterinary care or exam fees. Pine Acre Retrievers retains the option to have the puppy reexamined at a veterinarian of Pine Acre Retrievers' choosing to verify its state of health.  If Pine Acre Retrievers' veterinarian feels that the puppy is healthy and sound, no refund will be given.  If the puppy proves to be unhealthy, but its condition was caused by neglect on the buyer's part, no refund will be given and ownership will transfer back to Pine Acre Retrievers.  Pine Acre Retrievers will not be held responsible for any veterinary care or exam costs and written proof from the buyer's veterinarian with an explanation of the puppy's health must accompany the puppy. 
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Limited Twenty-six Month Warranty on Hips
If the buyer intends to breed this puppy and/or wishes to keep this warranty valid, then within twenty-six months of age, the buyer must have the puppy x-rayed for the presence of hip dysplasia.  If in the opinion of the buyer's veterinarian, the dog shows signs of hip dysplasia that would prevent it from obtaining a hip rating from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), the buyer may apply for a refund or replacement.  The x-rays must be sent to Pine Acre Retrievers for examination by them or a veterinarian of Pine Acre Retrievers' choosing.  Pine Acre Retrievers also retain the option to have the dog x-rayed again at a veterinarian of their choosing.  The final determining authority as to the state of the dog's hips will be the OFA.  If the dog subsequently receives an OFA rating then all costs associated with the exams will be the buyer's responsibility.  If the dog fails to receive a rating, then a full refund of the original purchase price will be given, or a credit towards a puppy from a comparable breeding will be given at Pine Acre Retrievers' discretion and Pine Acre Retrievers will pay for only the x-ray that Pine Acre Retrievers had taken, all other costs are the responsibility of the buyer.  In either case, the dog must be spayed/neutered and proof of such forwarded to Pine Acre Retrievers.  Pine Acre Retrievers also retain the option to assume ownership of the dog, in which case the dog must be returned to Pine Acre Retrievers at the buyer's expense. 
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Limited Twenty-four Month Warranty on Eyes
If the buyer intends to breed this puppy and/or wishes to keep this warranty valid, then the buyer must have the dog's eyes examined yearly by an American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) Diplomate. If these exams are not performed and submitted to the Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF), this warranty is void.  Pine Acre Retrievers guarantee that this dog is free of inheritable, genetic defects that prevent it from functioning as a field retriever.  This guarantee is valid for twenty-four months. If any genetic eye defects are found in that time that prevents the dog from performing up to reasonable expectations, the buyer may apply for a full refund of the original purchase price or replacement.  Pine Acre Retrievers retains the option to have the dog re-examined by an ACVO Diplomate of their choosing.  Should the dog prove to have said defects, Pine Acre Retrievers will only be responsible for Pine Acre Retrievers' exam and will either refund the original purchase price, or issue the buyer a credit toward a puppy of a comparable breeding at Pine Acre Retrievers' discretion.  Any eye defects that are not genetically proven to be inheritable are not covered and the Canine Eye Registration Foundation will be the final determining authority as to the health of the dog's eyes.   If the eyes are found to be healthy or the defects are not inheritable eye defects, then no refund will be given and the cost of all exams will be the responsibility of the buyer.
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General Terms
If within the first two years of ownership of this puppy, the buyer chooses to transfer full or partial ownership to another person, or to place the puppy with another person Pine Acre Retrievers retain the right of first refusal.  The buyer must contact Pine Acre Retrievers with the specifics on the transfer and give Pine Acre Retrievers the option of taking over ownership under these same conditions.  If Pine Acre Retrievers do not wish to assume the ownership, Pine Acre Retrievers will so inform the buyer within a reasonable time.

The puppy must be registered with the American Kennel Club, and the kennel name "Pine Acre" or "Pine Acre's" must precede all other words in the registered name. 

If the buyer is entitled to a full or partial refund under these terms and conditions, a check will be sent to the buyer within a reasonable time.  If the buyer is entitled to a credit on a puppy from a comparable breeding, the buyer will be credited only the amount of the original purchase price, and the buyer must pay the difference if the replacement puppy's price is higher.

The warranties as expressed are limited to their terms and conditions.  At no time will Pine Acre Retrievers be held responsible for any costs associated with the buyer's puppy except those spelled out in the above terms and conditions.  Pine Acre Retrievers will not pay for exams, medications, surgeries, etc. authorized by the buyer unless agreed to in writing.  This includes any shipping charges to return a dog, or to receive a replacement puppy.

This warranty is nontransferable and is void if the puppy is sold and/or full or partial ownership is transferred to another person, if the puppy is bred before obtaining the appropriate OFA and CERF certifications or is bred while under two years old.

This warranty is void if the pup is not properly fed, kenneled, provided routine veterinary care/vaccinations, or if the pup is subject to physical abuse.

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Copyright 1998, 1999 Pine Acre Retrievers.  All Rights Reserved.  If you wish to use this agreement, you must obtain written permission from Pine Acre Retrievers.  

 

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