Vom Berk Haus German Shepherds
Puppy Hip & Health Guarantee
Thank you for purchasing a puppy from Vom Berk Haus! Our puppies are raised in our home and are important to us, as are you, their new owner.
Your puppy comes with the following guarantee:
HEALTH GUARANTEE -
Before going to their new homes, all of our puppies are given age appropriate de-wormer and vaccines. The puppy may be checked by your veterinarian within 48 hours after his arrival at your home. If the puppy does not pass the vet check (has a serious, life-threatening illness or problem), the purchase price of the puppy, less any shipping fees, will be refunded upon return of the puppy and a letter from the veterinarian describing the problem encountered. This guarantee is no longer in effect after the puppy has been in his/her new home more than 48 hours, as we have no control over his/her new environment. If it is determined that the health of the puppy has been affected detrimentally by his/her new environment, this guarantee will be null and void. This does not include the presence of parasites, viral or bacterial colds or infections such as Coccidia or Giardia, which are easily treated and are natural things that puppies can pick up. Puppies are naturally at risk for Coccidia or Giardia or worms, which is often brought on by the stress of a new home, new food, new people or just a change in environment. Serious genetic defects are covered by this guarantee for one year, including eyes and heart. Serious genetics defects are defined as a genetic mutation that greatly reduces the quality of life or greatly impacts normal, everyday life. A written examination from a veterinarian must state that a serious genetic defect exists and be accompanied by x-rays and other testing as appropriate. The breeder is not responsible for the vet bill, or the return shipping. Issues that do not greatly affect the quality of life are not covered, such as, but not limited to, an undescended testicle, an ear that doesn't stand, dental issues, etc. Puppies that become sick or die due to an accident or buyer’s negligence (chewing electrical cords, hung by collar, exposing the puppy to strange dogs before fully vaccinated, etc.) will not be replaced. VBH Shepherds reserves the right to have the pup examined by a different vet for a second opinion, if needed.
HIP GUARANTEE –
2 Year (26 month) Hip Guarantee against genetic, moderate or severe hip dysplasia. Because up to 85% of all canine hip dysplasia is related to poor nutrition, or environmental factors, we require that your precious puppy continue with the Life's Abundance Nutritional System for the first 26 months of his/her life in order to qualify for this 2 year health guarantee. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! If you continue with Life's Abundance Nutritional System for the first 26 months, this dog is guaranteed against genetic moderate or severe hip dysplasia until it is 26 months of age. The OFA is the sole and only judge in determining hip dysplasia. If the puppy were to have moderate or severe hip dysplasia, the buyer is to spay or neuter (unless already done) the puppy and keep him/her as a companion.
The buyer(s) shall provide proper nutrition, vet care, shelter and exercise. The pup shall be socialized properly after all immunizations given, to include other people outside the family, other dogs, and strange places. Obedience classes are recommended before the pup is 1yr old.
Your puppy is guaranteed to be free of hereditary hip dysplasia, providing the puppy has not been used for breeding (sired or whelped a litter), and that the defect is not caused by trauma, stress, neglect, abuse or any NON-inherited factor. If the hip dysplasia is determined by a veterinarian to be of NON-inherited origin, the guarantee is null and void, and will not be honored. We will replace the puppy with another puppy of equal value if the puppy is found to have severe hip dysplasia (moderate to extreme) in which the disease is crippling. The X-ray and a copy of the OFA letter of diagnosis must be given to the breeder. If the breeder so chooses, they have the right to have the X-ray’s re-done by their own veterinarian and submitted to OFA for a second opinion (many poor hip readings are inaccurate due to improper positioning by veterinarians and/or their staff).
To be covered by this Hip/Health Guarantee, the same person who originally bought the puppy from Vom Berk Haus must own the puppy. If the puppy is sold or given away to another person, the hip/healthguarantee will be null and void. Environment plays an important part in the development of healthy hips. If the puppy is allowed to become overweight or does not receive proper nutrition (Life's Abundance dog food), the hip guarantee will be null and void. If the puppy is over 26 months of age before being x-rayed and diagnosed, the hip guarantee will also be null and void.
Early spaying/neutering has been proven to have detrimental effects to joint development and overall health. VBH Shepherds requires pups to be at least 1 year old to be sterilized, in order to be covered by the Hip/Health guarantee. See the UC Davis study on our blog post. Under no circumstances will a refund be given. If a puppy is found to have a crippling genetic disease or crippling hip dysplasia, a replacement puppy will be provided. Only one replacement puppy will be provided, and the replacement puppy will not be covered under the hip and health guarantee.
Registering your puppy with AKC is optional. However, if you choose to register your puppy, you MUST register it in the name provided by Vom Berk Haus. If you change the registered name of the puppy, the guarantee will no longer be in effect.
We wish you and your puppy the very best. Give the love, care, and attention your puppy deserves and you will be rewarded with a loyal, devoted, and beautiful companion for many years! Please drop us a note and photo of your puppy every so often. We greatly enjoy knowing how puppies from our breedings are developing: firstname.lastname@example.org. We would greatly appreciate it if you would leave us a review on Facebook and Google at Vom Berk Haus German Shepherds. Thank you!
*LIFETIME Free Replacement Puppy. Because we believe so strongly that nutrition plays a very big part in the health of an animal, we are offering a *Lifetime Free Replacement Puppy Guarantee. Should you choose this, the lifetime guarantee stipulates that the puppy must be fed Life's Abundance Nutritional System & Agility Formula for their entire lifetime. The Agility Formula must be given starting when the puppy is 6 months old. The reason we have chosen to offer this distinctive guarantee, is because so many dogs are acquiring serious life threatening health risks through poor diet and vitamin deficiency. We believe that these products provide the optimum nutritional benefits ensuring good health and longevity for the dog, which is why we are willing to stand behind this guarantee. Average life expectancy of a German Shepherd is 10-13 years. If your German Shepherd does not reach it’s life expectancy of 10 years, you will be eligible to get a free replacement puppy of equal value.
Breeder shall not be responsible for death or injury of said puppy/dog due to negligence or carelessness of the Buyer, any airline, live animal carrier, it’s agents or employees.
Breeder has the right to, at any time; decide to stop breeding German Shepherd dogs. In this case, no replacement puppies shall be given and this contract is null and void.
Breeder makes no guarantees regarding the loss of the puppy due to accidental death, theft, sickness due to lack of vaccinations, etc., or any other loss beyond the Breeder control except as stated above.
For imported animals, Breeder acknowledges to have vetted all foreign breeders to the best of their ability, but does not guarantee neither accuracy nor thoroughness of any paperwork, documentation, vet records, pet passports, or other foreign documentation. Acceptance of these documents by foreign customs agencies on export, and domestic customs on import are considered final and complete. Purchaser may be asked by a local customs department to pay up to a $500 brokering fee and this will be the purchaser's responsibility, unless otherwise agreed upon.
We have the right to rescue this puppy/dog if we find that it is being mistreated, neglected, or abused and you do not voluntarily return it. Also, any mistreatment, neglect or abuse of the animal automatically voids all guarantees given by us. Vomberkhaus Imports and Solutions, LLC. reserves the right at any time to request a full veterinary workup be performed, with documentation provided, should abuse or neglect be suspected.
Lifetime Free Replacement Puppy Information: - this guarantee does not include the vet check, CERF exam, shots, worming, transportation, carrier, or other fees. This Lifetime Free Replacement Puppy Health Guarantee is for the health of your German Shepherd, and does not cover accidental death, neglect, abuse, or injuries that your dog may sustain while being a part of your family. We believe that Life's Abundance Pet Food and Supplements are a great combination to provide your dog with optimal health, so that your GSD can live a long and happy life with your family!
*All sales are final. Submission of either a deposit or payment in full are a legal agreement to all terms listed on the FAQ page of vomberkhaus.com.
I acknowledge that this is a legal & binding contract and have reviewed and agree to the terms listed above.
Protection Dog Release of Liability & Assumption of Risk, & General Information
The Releasor by signing below, hereby waives and releases Vom Berk Haus Imports & Solutions, LLC, its, owners, agents and employees from any liability and/or claim for personal injury or property damage that may arise from ownership and possession of a trained personal protection dog.
The undersigned does hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Vom Berk Haus free and harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, damages, actions, suits, debts, liabilities, causes of action, loss, cost and expense arising out of, or as the result of, the ownership and possession of their trained personal protection dog purchased from Vom Berk Haus Imports & Solutions LLC, including, without limitation, any and all claims of any third party for injury to person or property of any other negligent or wrongful act, or omission, of the undersigned.
Vom Berk Haus Imports & Solutions LLC personal protection dogs will have a thorough veterinary exam upon exportation and another exam upon domestic arrival. We guarantee the dog to be healthy at time of shipment. "Healthy" is defined as passing a health exam and deemed fit to travel, by the sending country's veterinarian. The dog will come with all veterinary paperwork and pet passport containing all health data. No other guarantee other than the one specified exists.
The presence of parasites, viral or bacterial colds or infections such as Coccidia, Giardia or worms are easily treated and are natural things that dogs can pick up. Dogs are naturally at risk for Coccidia or Giardia or worms, which is often brought on by the stress of a new home, new food, new people or just a change in environment.
Vom Berk Haus shall not be responsible for death or injury of said dog due to negligence or carelessness of the Buyer, any airline, live animal carrier, it’s agents or employees. We have the right to rescue this dog if we find that it is being mistreated, neglected, or abused and you do not voluntarily return it.
For imported animals, Breeder acknowledges to have vetted all foreign breeders and trainers to the best of their ability, but does not guarantee neither accuracy nor thoroughness of any paperwork, documentation, vet records, pet passports, or other foreign documentation. Acceptance of these documents by foreign customs agencies on export, and domestic customs on import are considered final and complete. Purchaser may be asked by a local customs department to pay up to a $1000 brokering fee and this will be the purchaser's responsibility, unless otherwise agreed upon.
Maintenance of Training: The buyer recognizes that the dog obeys the current owner, in order for the dog to obey the new owner, the following must occur:
1) The owner must understand the basic principles of training.
2) The owner must apply the basic principles of training.
3) The owner must not interact with the dog in such a way that rewards bad behavior and/or punishes good behavior.
4) The owner must regularly practice training the dog to maintain the level of training achieved.
5) The owner must not give commands that they are not ready to reinforce if the dog does not perform.
*No guarantees are made regarding training and abilities, buyers are asked to vet the provided videos thoroughly.
**All sales are final. Submission of either a deposit or full payment is considered a legal acceptance of terms as listed above.
I acknowledge that this is a legal & binding contract and have reviewed and agree to the terms listed above.
How does shipping work?
We can ship pups by air to any airport that Alaska cargo services. We can also sometimes ship by United or Delta. Shipping pups by air is $1000, and includes everything – crate, vet visit, health certificate, flight and transport. We can also ground ship puppies, door to door. We prefer to ground ship, since we don’t run into temperature restrictions, cancelled and delayed flights, etc. Ground shipping is available once or twice a month, and you must be flexible on the delivery time as routes change. Ground shipping is also $1000. We have shipped many puppies and have years of experience. We have shipped to multiple countries around the world, and to every state in the US, except Hawaii (they have very stringent and lengthy quarantine requirements). We have never had a puppy harmed by either method of shipping and all have arrived safe and sound. Puppies and dogs located in Europe can be imported into any major US airport, which employs a USDA licensed veterinarian, that is currently accepting cargo.
What food should be fed to my new puppy?
We feed Life's Abundance dog food, you can read all about it on our "Nutrition" tab.
What vaccinations do you give?
Pups are de-wormed at 4 and 6 weeks before they leave for their new homes. We use pyrantel pamoate de-wormer. We believe the 8, 12, 16 week schedule is best for vaccinating puppies. We vaccinate our pups at 8 weeks (if they are still with us and haven’t been picked up yet). We use the standard 5 way puppy vaccine, Canine Distemper-Adeovirus Type 2 –Parainfluenza –Parvovirus Vaccine, Modified live virus. We de-worm and vaccinate ourselves.
Training your Puppy
We recommend Dog Training Depot for all of our new puppy parents. They have a Canine Coach 12 week online puppy class that is phenomenal. You can learn at your own pace, and repeat parts as many times as necessary. The course covers the following:
- POTTY TRAINING ISSUES
- BARKING AND HOWLING AT EVERYTHING
- DIGGING IN THE YARD
- PULLING ON LEASHES
- PUPPY AGGRESSION AND REFUSAL TO OBEY COMMANDS
- URINE MARKING
- BEGGING FOR FOOD AT THE TABLE
- BARKING AT DOORBELLS
- EXCESSIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE CHEWING
- SEPARATION ANXIETY
- SOCIALIZATION ISSUES
- AND MUCH, MUCH MORE....
There is a 30 day money back guarantee and you can't go wrong!