Hayshaker Labradors Health Guarantee

Hayshaker Labs offers the following guarantee to the original buyer only.



We  guarantee the puppy to be free of PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) for  up to 1 year of age. If you suspect your puppy has PRA, it must be  verified by a certified Canine Ophthalmologist.

   We  guarantee the puppy to be free of hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia for  up to 25 months of age. 

If your veterinarian suspects a dysplasia  problem, the x-ray showing this condition must be verified by the OFA  (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals). This x-ray must be done before 25  months of age.   If any of  these conditions are verified, and the owner wants to keep the dog, we  will refund half of the purchase price upon receiving a veterinarian's  letter confirming that the dog has been spayed or neutered. Otherwise,  the breeder will replace the dog with a puppy of comparable breeding  when available. The first puppy will have to be returned to Hayshaker  Labs (if you choose to have your puppy replaced ) with its AKC  paperwork. In any case, all veterinary, diagnostic, return, and  replacement costs will be the owner's responsibility.   These  guarantees are dependent upon demonstration that the puppy has received  adequate care and nutrition. Anything that affects the development or  well-being of the puppy, such as abuse, neglect, trauma (i.e. jumping in  the air for Frisbees or other toys), or being used for breeding prior  to all health certifications and 24 months of age will void these  guarantees.   

Although  no breeder can truly “guarantee” that a dog will be free from hereditary  disorders, we DO guarantee that we have researched pedigrees and have done  health clearances to the best of our abilities, and Hayshaker Labs  guarantee that we breed only healthy and sound dogs.   Hayshaker  Labs uses only sound breeding stock to lessen the occurrence of defects  considered to be hereditary. 

While we cannot "guarantee" that your dog  will be free of genetic defects, we do guarantee that both parents were  reported to be free of hip dysplasia and hereditary eye diseases at the  time of the breeding. Copies of those reports will be provided in your  puppy packet. 

Listed are a few things to help avoid common health issues  in Labrador Retrievers.   

Dysplasia:  both hip and elbow dysplasia are influenced by hereditary factors. 

Note  that nutritional and environmental factors also play a role in joint  health. 

Poor nutrition and excess weight can contribute to these  disorders, as can injury. Therefore, the new owner assumes part of the  responsibility for the orthopedic health of their dog. As a condition of  sale, you agree to feed a good quality dog food /canine diet, and you  agree to keep the pup in good physical condition by allowing him or her  to exercise at will. You further agree to monitor the pup/growing dog’s  weight to ensure that s/he does not become overweight. We recommend that  you feed your puppy a top quality food, helping maintain his/her  health.   

Monitor  your puppy to make sure it receives proper exercise but does not get  injured. Over or under exercising your puppy can negatively impact its  health. Do not allow jumping on and off of furniture or stairs. Also,  keep the puppy off of slippery or damp flooring. Your puppy will benefit  from regular walks and from play sessions in your yard. Avoid strenuous  exercise and do not jog your dog until he is at least 18 months old.  Although “agility” is a fun sport to be involved with and offers an  opportunity for team work with your dog, it is well documented that  jumping can do major damage to growing joints, therefore you should not  participate in “jumping” activities with your dog until s/he has reached  at least 18 months old. Do not allow your puppy to roughhouse with  larger or older dogs to avoid injury. All guarantees are also void if  puppy is spayed or neutered before 18 months of age.   

Our  companion puppies are sold with AKC limited registration (non-breeding).  If the dog is registered with AKC the dogs name MUST start with  Hayshaker. When the puppies go to their new homes their vaccinations and  worming schedules will be up to date. We require that the puppy buyer  take the new puppy to their own veterinarian within 5 days to be  examined. If, FOR ANY REASON, the veterinarian is not happy with the  puppy, we will replace the puppy or refund the purchase price upon the  return of the puppy.   

If at any  time in the puppies life you are unable to keep him or her, you agree to  contact us, (we have the 1st right of refusal) so we can assist you in  finding a new home. We always want to know where our puppies / dogs are  throughout their lifetimes.   

Puppies  will receive their first Neo Par vaccination at 5 weeks of age, and  DLHPP at 7-8 weeks of age and be de-wormed at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks of  age.   

It is required puppy be registered with AKC (American Kennel Club) or the above guarantee will be NULL & VOID!