Puppies are sold with a one week trial period, during which time the buyer is required to take the puppy to a vet of their choice to be examined. If the buyer is not satisfied with the pup he may return it at his expense, any time during the trial period for a full refund or a replacement provided that the pup is accompanied by a veterinarians certificate outlining the problem. All Taygold pet puppies are guaranteed against crippling hereditary defects for five years from the date of sale. Puppies so affected will be replaced, but Taygold maintains the right to obtain a second opinion from a veterinarian of their choice at the owners expense. This includes severe hip dysplasia according to Orthopedic Foundation for Animals ( OFA) readings and crippling hereditary eye problems (severe juvenile cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy) as determined by a certified Veterinary Opthamologist.
Puppies bought for breeding or performance purposes such as obedience, agility, field are guaranteed for 5 years against any hereditary defect, which causes it to be ineligible for breeding or performing. Taygold requires persons alleging to hereditary defects to provide them with a copy of hip, elbow, heart and eye certifications from OFA, a certified Veterinary Opthamologist, or a heart certificate from a certified cardiologist indicating a hereditary defect. Puppies so affected will be replaced, but Taygold maintains the right to obtain a second opinion from a veterinarian of their choice at the owners expense. Persons purchasing puppies for breeding purposes are required to obtain an obedience, agility, field, tracking or show title with the dog before the non-breeding contract will be lifted. Also Taygold would like to meet the dog or be assured the dog has good temperament before a non-breeding contract is lifted. Before a replacement is provided, we require that the buyers provide a veterinarians certificate stating that the animal was either neutered or euthanized if there was a hereditary problem. If a puppy was purchased as a performance puppy and does not have the drive or desire, we will replace that puppy.
The buyer agrees NOT to neuter the dog until he/she is 2 years old. This is to reduce the incidence of various types of cancers such as spleen cancer. bone cancer, bladder cancer, prostrate cancer, Lymphoma, hip dysplasia, cruciate ligament tears as outlined in the document Should I Spay or Neuter My Dog? by Jane Messineo Lindquist available at www.shoppuppyculture.com. If the buyer DOES neuter the dog before 2 years of age then this guarantee is null and void.