Health Guarantee

All puppies purchased through EASTERNSHEPHERD.US are covered
with at least a 30-day health guarantee by the Dog Breeder. If you
have questions about what is covered, please view the Law associated
with your state.

Within ten days of purchasing your new puppy, you must take him/her to
a licensed veterinarian for an examination. If the veterinarian
determines, within ten days of purchase, that your dog is clinically
ill or has died from an injury sustained or illness likely to have
been contracted on or before the date of sale and delivery, you have
the following options:

  • Return the dog for a complete refund.
  • Return the dog for a replacement dog of equal value.
  • Retain the dog and receive reimbursement for reasonable veterinary
    fees, not exceeding the purchase price.
  • These options do not apply where a seller, who has provided a health
    certificate issued by a veterinarian, discloses in writing at the time
    of sale the health problem for which the buyer later seeks to return
    the dog.

If within 30 days of purchase, a licensed veterinarian determines that
your dog has a congenital or hereditary defect which adversely affects
the animal’s health or that your dog died from a congenital or
hereditary defect, you have the same option as outlined above.

You must notify the seller of the examining veterinarian’s name,
address & phone number within two days of the vet’s certification of
your dog’s illness. Failure to notify the seller within two business
days will result in forfeiture of rights. Each state has different
laws related to the sale of a puppy; please educate yourself on the
laws in the state which you purchase your puppy.

Each state in the U.S. has different guidelines in regards to
guaranteed health for sold puppies. For states that do not have a
mandatory health guarantee in place, any breeder advertising through
our site is expected to cover the health of their puppies for at least
30 days. In the event that a state guideline is in place offering a
guarantee longer than 30 days, that law holds precedence.

*Some breeders offer extended guarantees on their puppies. It is not
legal for a breeder to offer a health guarantee that is not at least
equal to state law. For a more detailed description of extended
genetic health guarantees, read below.

Extended Genetic Health Guarantees (when offered)

An additional guarantee specifically covering any disease or illness
that is proven to be of a genetic origin through proper veterinary
examination and testing.
These guarantees do not cover normal veterinary costs incurred while
providing general care for the puppy.
Proper documentation must be provided to the breeder before any
compensation being paid.
This guarantee does not cover any costs incurred related to injuries
caused by owner negligence or accidental injury.