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R&V Kennels, LLC

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Hip, Eye and Health Guarantee

1) The puppy you are purchasing, on this Date: ___________.  DOB: ____________. Micro Chip #__________________________  is guaranteed to be free of hip & elbow dysplasia, any CERF eye defects as long as the following criteria is met. The dog will be replaced with an approximately eight-week-old puppy from similar breeding provided that all the below criteria are met.

2) The dog’s hips should be x-rayed between 24 and 27 months of age by an approved veterinarian, and x-rays sent to Orthopedic Foundation For Animals (OFA) to be examined or a Complete Pennhip exam.



3) The following conditions will void the warranty/guarantee: Dogs over 27 months of age are not covered under this guarantee, x-rays or Pennhip done before 24 months will not be covered under this, or pups being allowed to jump off objects higher than they are prior to one year of age. Dogs neutered or spayed before 18 months. The dog must not be used for breeding until x-rayed and approved by OFA or a Pennhip score of 50th percentile or higher.  If the dog is used for breeding or has been bred before being approved by OFA or Pennhip, guarantee is VOID. Feeding a puppy or adult food over 26% protein.


4) If the dog was certified to be dysplastic, the owner must submit proof in writing from the OFA (a copy of OFA’s certification) or Pennhip certification and from a veterinarian that the dog has been spayed or neutered. R&V Kennels reserves the right to request vet records of injuries occurring prior to 2 years of age, food fed and other health records as warranted. (Micro Chip number must be present on written documents.)

5) The dog must have its eyes examined by 1 year of age by a certified veterinary ophthalmologist. The ophthalmologist must state in writing that the defect is definitely of a hereditary nature and not caused by injury or illness. (Micro Chip number must be present on written document.) Dogs over 12 months are not covered under this guarantee. No other health conditions are covered.

6) No dog will be guaranteed unless it carries the word RVK in its registered name with the AKC or UKC and has not been transferred to a new owner. R&V Kennels may or may not for any conditions requesting a dog replacement require a second opinion from a different veterinarian.



7) If at any time you are unable to keep or care for the dog, you must surrender the dog, and registration back to the kennel at no cost to the kennel.


8) We guarantee not to produce an affected (positive) dog with EIC, CNM, SD2 or PRA-PRCD


9) _________ (Int)  You must feed your puppy good premium Low Protein food which has 26% protein or less. Life’s Abundance Large Breed Puppy is what we feed for the first 10 months to one year of age. This is very important for your puppy’s proper development and health throughout their life. When they turn 10 months to a year of age, move them to Life’s Abundance All Life Stages to continue your dog’s health. You may order Dog food from our web page, under the Upcoming Litters Tab, Thanks   We may extend the Puppies Health Guarantee to 36 months of age, if you are feeding Life’s Abundance Dog Food.


New Owner's name (Print)____________________________________________________________________



By Signing This document, you agree to all terms and conditions of this 27 months Guarantee. May extend Guarantee to 36 months by feeding Life’s Abundance dog food.


 Signature: ____________________________________________________________Date: ________________






                                                                                                  Richard McCullough

                                                                                                   R&V Kennels, LLC




Note: A copy of this guarantee will be supplied to the new owners that must sign to acknowledge.

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