Health Guarantee



Health Guarantee/Purchase Contract

This puppy is the product of two purebred AKC &/or ASCA registered Australian Shepherd parents without any visible health problems, known hereditary conditions, is guaranteed to be in good health & free from communicable disease at time of sale. You are allowed a 72-hour health guarantee period for any communicable diseases (excluding external and/or internal parasites as these are common and easily treatable) and a one-month guarantee period on any genetic/hereditary defects beginning at the time puppy is received into your care, to take your new puppy to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) for a health examination, at your expense, if you so desire. If within the above listed timeframe(s) a veterinarian finds anything related to the above, a full refund will be returned to you in exchange for the puppy, at buyer's expense. An official report from the veterinarian listing the reason for return is required. Report MUST include the veterinarian's contact information and any testing results that were completed to support the claims. This puppy also comes with a hip/elbow guarantee for up to three years. If the puppy has and does not pass an OFA evaluation between the ages of two and three years of age, a replacement puppy from a different breeding will be provided to the buyer. An official OFA report with this puppy’s registration numbers listed on it is required.

Health guarantee does not cover any parasite, internal or external, as these are common treatable conditions in puppies & dogs. Every effort on the breeder's part will be made to eliminate parasites before the puppy is transferred to the buyer; however, shedding of parasites may still be occurring at that time and is normal after treatment.

This contract is between La Dolce Vita Farms, LLC, and the buyer listed below ONLY. La Dolce Vita Farms, LLC, reserves the right of first refusal and should be contacted first if at any time this puppy/dog needs to be placed in another home. This contract is null and void if there is evidence of abuse, neglect, or accident after the sale. Breeder will not be responsible for injury or accident to puppy, or cost for repair, once he/she leaves breeder's care. In addition, breeder makes no guarantee on eye color, earset, size, working ability, or reproduction ability of puppy. Puppies WILL require medical attention at some point during their lifetime. Do not make this purchase if you are not prepared to pay vet expenses as all vet expenses will be buyer's responsibility from this point forward. Do not make this purchase if you believe this puppy is not in good health at time of sale. Buyer has been informed that puppy has recently been de-wormed & worms may be present in the stools as wormer is designed to rid the intestinal tract of parasites. Buyer should also be aware that vaccinated puppies are still susceptible to contagious disease though every effort has been made to prevent this unfortunate occurrence.

Buyer agrees to have puppy spayed or neutered at recommended age by a veterinarian if they have purchased a “pet” or “companion” puppy with a limited registration certificate. Buyer agrees to not expose or breed, by accident or on purpose, the purchased puppy before the spay or neuter.

If Buyer received a “full rights” registration and decides to breed the Aussie (even if only once) Buyer understands and agrees to the following:

  1. This puppy will be registered with a co-own registration with Andi Sheperd until proof of passing OFA or equivalent hip/elbow evaluation and eye exam has been provided. Puppy is to have this done between 24 and 30 months of age. Once proof is provided, puppy will be transferred solely into purchaser’s name.
  2. I agree to breed responsibly & never sell offspring produced by a La Dolce Vita Farms Australian Shepherds to a broker or pet store but rather be committed to placing each & every puppy produced directly with his/her new family.
  3. I agree to NEVER register this dog, or any of his or her offspring, as any other breed & will require the same contract of any offspring produced by this dog.
  4. I agree to never register this dog with any substandard registry & will only register with AKC, ASCA, &/or UKC & will require the same contract of any offspring produced by this dog.
  5. I agree to always remove tails from offspring produced, as this is breed standard, & to restrict breeding rights for any puppy produced not meeting breed standard because I understand the importance of breeding only with the intention of improving the breed & that means only allowing breeding rights with the best quality puppies in each litter. If the quality of a puppy in the litter I produce is questionable I know the option to consult with La Dolce Vita Farms is always available to me.
  6. I agree to provide a lifelong commitment to address questions or concerns with each buyer over the lifetime of the puppy I produce & place as that is the example that has been set forth to me by La Dolce Vita Farms.
  7. I understand & agree that breach of contract on any of these issues will result in the dog & his/her paperwork being returned & surrendered to La Dolce Vita Farms at buyer's expense.

No other guarantees expressed or implied. This contract is under the jurisdiction of the State of Oklahoma. In the event of any dispute, it is agreed the place of venue to resolve said dispute shall be Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

Buyer is responsible for continuing puppy vaccination & de-worming schedule provided by breeder at time of sale, flea & tick control, adequate QUALITY nutrition, fresh cool drinking water, a warm/dry place to sleep, a fenced area for regular exercise & bathroom needs, & lots of love.

We hope we made your buying experience enjoyable, convenient, & professional.

Buyer Information:

Printed Name: _____________________________________

Address: _____________________________________


Phone: _____________________________________

Email: _____________________________________

Signature: _____________________________________

Date: _____________________________________