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Midwest Chihuahuas Lifetime Genetics Guarantee

Terms & Conditions of Sale

 

MIDWEST CHIHUAHUAS shall hereafter be known as "Breeder/Seller."  The original purchasing party and soley the original purchasing party will be known as "Buyer."

Genetics & Hereditary Disease:


-- The Buyer must have puppy examined fully by a liscensed veterinarian within two (2) days of purchase excluding Sunday's and holidays.  The Seller must be notified immediately by e-mail or fax and veterinarian release form must be on file with Seller to confirm appointment with veterinarian.

--The buyer is responsible for the daily health care and maintence of the pet, including all immunizations and examinations recommended after purchase, as well as providing necessary medication and follow-up treatments from veterinarian visits. In order for the guarantee to remain in effect you must keep receipts and records to verify that you have regularly taken your pet to a duly licensed veterinarian for checkups and all required immunizations.  Seller requires a signed veteranary release on file to ensure permission to call and verify current immunizations on puppy/dog. 

--In the unlikely event of the death of the puppy within one (1) year from its birth due to documented genetic defect, the Breeder shall replace the pet with another of equivalent value at no cost to the Buyer within 12 months or 3 litters, whichever comes first. All limitations set forth below shall apply.

--In the event of life altering genetic defect between one-three (1-3) years of age, the Seller will offer a kennel credit in the amount of 70% of the inital purchase price to the buyer toward a puppy of equivalent value.

--In the event of life altering genetic defect after the third year of birth, the Seller will offer a kennel credit in the amount of 50% of the inital purchase price to the buyer toward a puppy of equivalent value.

--If the Buyer declines the replacement puppy, then the Seller and Breeder shall be under no further obligation and it will be deemed that the Buyer has released the Seller and Breeder from all further claims.

--In cases of possible life altering genetic defect, Seller requires a second opinion from a liscensed veteranarian chosen by the seller local to the buyer.  This second opinion is the financial responsibility of the buyer.

--In case of severe knee dysplasia, the radiograph should be permanently identified in the film emulsion with: registered name and/or number, name of the veterinarian or hospital making the film, date of radiograph taken. Furthermore, the radiograph and report must meet OFA's standard submission requirements.

--The value of the puppy for the purpose of this guarantee is solely the original purchase price of the puppy, and does not include shipping costs, health certificate, shipping crate or any additional prices declared by the Buyer.

--This guarantee is non-transferable. In the event this guarantee is exercised, the registration papers must be returned to the Seller.

--In the event of any litigation in connection with this contract, the Seller will be paid reasonable attorney fees by the purchaser. Venue and jurisdiction for litigation arising out of or related to this contract shall lie exclusively in Lucas County, Ohio.

--The Seller disclaims any and all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness.

--The seller will not accept any returns of said puppy for any monetary refund, including but not limited to allergy, Landlord/Tenant, marital, or adjustment problems, etc. If Buyer must return puppy for any reason, it will be on a mandatory surrender basis only with no refund or credit.

--Should Seller no longer be breeding Chihuahuas at the time of claim for life altering genetic defect is claimed, Seller will relinquish $250 to the buyer within 90 days of verified claim.

--If this contract is to be excersized due to a life altering genetic defect, Seller will NOT require the return of puppy, but will happily accept return of puppy if buyer is unable or unwilling to keep said puppy due to genetic illness.

Limitations of Lifetime Guarantee:

--The seller defines "Lifetime" referred herein as a period of ten (10) years from the puppy's date of birth. The guarantee is covered in three stages of life, under one (1) year, one to three years (1-3), and three (3) years and up. The dog must be in good physical condition. In the unlikely event said puppy is found to have a congenital or genetic defect that is life-threatening, a statement from 2 different licensed DVM's (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) confirming such an event and cause is required before any action will be taken by the Seller. If this guarantee is exercised and a replacement puppy is given then the buyer has the option to keep or return the original puppy to the Breeder. All shipping costs are paid by the Buyer. No replacement will be given if the female has been bred. All laboratory verification must be done by a licensed, DVM, Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine. No replacement will be given if breeds that are known to be prone to dysplasia are over weight or over exercised. Failure of the Buyer to provide puppy with timely inoculations or regular veterinary care will void this guarantee. This guarantee does not cover any Veterinarian costs. The Buyer is aware that owning a puppy means frequent visits to a Licensed Veterinarian and understands that he/she will be responsible for all payments. This guarantee does not cover any of the following conditions: intestinal parasites (ie Coccidiosis, Giardia, Tapeworms, Hookworms, Roundworms) Kennel Cough, Mange, Skin and Ear Mites, Cherry Eye, Allergies, and Inguinal, Perineal, or Diaphragmatic Herniation, Heart Murmur grades I or II, Patella Luxation grades I or II. This guarantee does not cover any Veterinarian costs associated with spaying or neutering, including undescended testes. You must follow Midwest Chihuahuas recommended nutritional program, including feeding only Canidae or Diamond brand dog foods and no other brands of food. You must maintain receipts for food to show you are abiding by this guarantee. All dogs must not be over exercised during their growth period. Over exercising is as follows: running with the dog or jumping the dog. All the above mentioned conditions must be met or all guarantees above mentioned will be void. Temperament issues are not covered under this guarantee as they can be caused by a lack of training, discipline or proper dog socialization. The owner is responsible for all transportation costs to and from the Seller. If within one (1) year from the date of purchase from Breeder, a dog is found and certified by two (2) duly licensed Veterinarian doctors to have congenital or hereditary disorders which adversely affect the health of the animal, and if Breeder is notified within two (2) business days of the veterinarian's determination, the breeder will provide a replacement puppy of equivalent value. The Breeder and/or seller are not responsible for any veterinarian fees, shipping costs or any other associated costs. Seller sells pets for companion purposes only. Seller does not guarantee against low-blood sugar (Hypoglycemia), or any other non-life threatening illnesses common to puppies. This contract is not valid outside the United States.

--This agreement represents the total agreement between the Seller and the Buyer and no other terms or conditions shall be valid to this sale. The Buyer has read this agreement and agrees to the terms and conditions herein.

*I, the purchaser of a puppy from MIDWEST CHIHUAHUAS, hereby acknowledge that I have received a copy of this document as well as described herein pertaining to my pet's health inspection signed by veterinarian. Further, I accept the terms and conditions of the guarantee for congenital or hereditary disorders printed in this document, and I waive and relinquish any other rights that I might otherwise have in the event of such occurrence. This agreement represents the total agreement between MIDWEST CHIHUAHUAS and the buyer and no other terms or conditions shall be valid to this sale. The purchaser acknowledges that he or she has read, understands and agrees to the terms of this document. No cash or credit/debit card refunds.