Here you will find a copy of our Health Guarantee.  We require that each puppy buyer print a copy of the guarantee, read through it, sign it and return it to us prior to picking up their puppy.  We will not deliver a puppy without having a signed guarantee in hand, this protects you as well as us and most importantly the puppy.  So please read over the guarantee; if you have any questions at all, we will be more than happy to talk to you and answer them as best we can.  We love our puppies and believe that you will too!!


Young Ridge Golden New Puppy Guarantee

BUYER must have puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours of pickup, or this health guarantee is NULL and VOID, with no warranty of health, whether expressed or implied by law and is hereby voluntarily waived by BUYER. 

The puppy will have a thorough examination by our veterinarian.  When you pick up the pup it comes with the health certificate and kennel worming records.

ALL veterinarian fees or associated costs are the responsibility of the BUYER once the puppy is delivered.   There is no guarantee against fleas, worms, ear mites, coccidia, giardia, due to SELLER having no control over puppy’s new environment.  Every precaution has been taken to ensure the puppy is in good health at the time of delivery.

Additional Warranties:

Male pups are warrantied to have both testicles drop by 12 months of age at which time this part of the warranty expires.  We will not replace a male puppy until it reaches 12 months of age, testicles can drop as late as 18 months. The owner can choose one of two solutions; 1) return the puppy to Young Ridge Goldens Kennel in exchange for another puppy, OR 2) keep the puppy and we will sell the owner another male puppy at ½ price.  

The OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) certifies hips at 2 years of age. We will warranty a puppy up to 28 months old. This means the owner has a 4 month window to have the pup x-rayed and certified by the OFA. If the OFA recommends an additional x-ray in 6 months to issue a certification the owner will rex-ray the dog at 30 months of age. The majority of dogs who are re x-rayed come back with a certification.  We put much faith in NuVet Supplements, if you put your puppy on NuVet Plus and keep it on NuVet Plus for three years, we will guarantee that puppy against hip dysplasia the entire 3 years.

New owners need to be very careful of over exercising a pup. This means no jogging until after the dog is 12 months old. This also means that you should not exercise your puppy to the point of exhaustion.  You should not take the pup for really long walks, around the block is fine, a 2 mile walk is not fine. They should not be allowed to jump up and down on things like furniture.

In addition I will only replace a pup once. If someone gets two pups from my kennel and both have bad hips, then that person is doing something wrong in the way they raise their dogs and I will not cover any additional replacements.

Spay/Neuter:  BUYER agrees to not alter this puppy prior to 12 months of age, or any health guarantee will be voided.  Studies have shown spay/neutering prior to that age has caused many adverse health issues.

We do not warrant the temperament of our puppies. Temperament is determined by genetics and environment. Too often, nice puppies develop temperament problems as a result of the way they were raised. We have no control over environment.

First right of refusal:  If at ANY time, BUYER cannot or does not want to keep this puppy, SELLER has the right to first refusal.  If first refusal is denied to SELLER, then SELLER has the right to demand the entire price of the puppy refunded back by BUYER to SELLER plus a penalty of $1,500.  The puppy must be in good health, and BUYER must provide proof of current vaccinations, wormings, and vet records.  All AKC paperwork must also be returned to SELLER.  This puppy shall NEVER be turned over to an animal shelter ,animal rescue or pet store.

 Housing and Care:  This puppy will be kept at proper weight as per AKC standard, and never allowed to become obese.  This dog will be given adequate and proper housing and shade, as well as exercise.  This dog shall be given the proper amount of food and have fresh water available at all times.  In no manner shall this dog be mistreated or neglected in any way.  The dog shall receive adequate and proper vet care, parvo, distemper & rabies vaccinations must be up to date, preferably tittered yearly rather than over-vaccinated. This puppy will NEVER be used in a puppy mill.  If the dog is found to be in any of these conditions the Seller has the right to obtain the dog back from the buyer along with all AKC paperwork and Health records. 

If the dog is to be replaced, it must be returned to Young Ridge Golden Kennels (at the owner’s expense). There are no exceptions to this rule. The replacement puppy will be selected by Young Ridge Kennels and of equal or better quality. The shipping costs of the replacement dog will be the responsibility of the owner.

Our warranty is a replacement puppy warranty and NOT a money back warranty. We do NOT refund money on replacement dogs. There are no exceptions to this. THIS GUARANTEE IS NON TRANSFERRABLE AND APPLIES TO ORIGINAL PURCHASER ONLY.  THERE IS NO EXCEPTION TO THESE POLICIES.

 There are no other implied or intended warranties or guarantees.




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