Our working/show/breeding quality pups are sold with a guarantee to be free from serious infectious diseases, genetic, and congenital defects. If a puppy acquires a life-threatening infectious disease such as parvo within the incubation period after leaving the Boyds, and the sickness can be traced to our kennel within a reasonable likelihood, we will cover the veterinary expenses up to the dollar amount paid for the dog. If the pup is treated immediately and completely after discovering the malady, yet dies anyway, the Boyds will cover the vet bills as stated above and offer a replacement puppy of comparable value and the buyer's choice as soon as one becomes available. The buyer is encouraged to have their puppy vet-checked (including a fecal test for common intestinal parasites such as roundworms, coccidia, and giardia) as soon as possible. Common puppy infections of roundworms, giardia, and coccidia respond well to treatment and are not covered by this guarantee.
Those genetic defects included under the replacement guarantee are crossed eyes, entropion or ectropion eyelids, hip dysplasia (defined as a failure of OFA or PennHip D.I. of greater than 0.60, certification required, x-ray done between the ages of 1 and 3 years), elbow dysplasia, luxating patella, hypothyroidism, generalized demodectic mange (five or more spots), deafness, congenital heart problems, and epilepsy. Other problems will be dealt with as they arise, but our general policy is that if both our and your vets consider the defect to be serious and heritable, we will replace it. As many of the above problems can be caused or complicated by environmental conditions, we encourage owners to avoid highly strenuous activity with their dogs before the age of 15 months, as well as keep them in lean condition and on soft surfaces, and feed a joint supplement such as glucosamine while growing. If a problem develops anyway, the Boyds request certification of spaying or neutering , and we will ship out a similar quality replacement pup of your choice as soon as one becomes available. Shipping and spaying/neutering costs are the responsibility of the owner, not Boyd's Bulldogs. This guarantee is void if the dog has been bred, so please have your dog thoroughly examined and PennHip or OFA x-rayed prior to breeding.
Temperament: First, and most importantly, all puppies must be properly socialized. We only replace dogs for temperament if the dog is returned to us at the owner's expense, with registration papers, and intact (not spayed or neutered). As breeders, we retain the right to evaluate the dog's temperament and put it down, place it in a pet home of our choice, or re-sell it. A replacement pup of equal value will be sent to the owner, at the owner's expense, as soon as one becomes available. People may also choose to wait for a more suitable time for a replacement. If the owner decides the AB breed is not good for them, and does not want a replacement pup, they forfeit their investment. No cash refunds. Of course, we will always take back any dog we have bred, if the owner cannot keep it for any reason. Again, shipping would be at the owner's expense, we would owe nothing to the owner since it is a rescue situation, and we reserve the right to decide what to do with the dog.
I have read and fully understand the information on The Breed, Our Breeding Program, and the Guarantee offered, and agree to the above terms and responsibilities. I will be a responsible dog owner of the AB breed and will indemnify and hold harmless Boyd's American Bulldogs and Matt and/or Susan Boyd regarding my dog's actions.
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