Soapstone Mountain Goldens promise

Buyer Agrees:

  1. To have your English Creme Golden Retriever puppy examined within 2 weeks of purchase by a licensed veterinarian to validate this guarantee.  If the puppy is returned due to illness, a verified letter from the veterinarian is required. 

  2. The puppy is not being purchased for resale and will never be sold to a pet shop, puppy mill or agent of same.

  3. To provide all annual vet exams, to continue all required vaccine shots as recommended by their vet and proper vet care.  It is important the puppy has all puppy shots, and their yearly boosters.  Failure to comply with and provide documentation of these requirements voids all guarantees.

  4. Buyer is to spay or neuter their dog within 30 months of age (2 ½ years old). No litters can be produced by their dog. Your English Cream Golden Retriever puppies AKC Limited Registration will be given upon pick-up of the puppy. 

  5. To provide adequate housing away from the elements. Your dog will NEVER be left on a chain.  The Buyer will groom, train, and care for this dog in the manner consistent with high quality animal husbandry.

  6. The value of the pet for the purpose of this guarantee is solely the original purchase price of the pet, and does not include any additional prices declared by the buyer, such as value of show dog, shipping or training fees.

  7. That the Buyer will return their English Golden Retriever to Soapstone Mountain Goldens if the Buyer is unable or unwilling for any reason to care for their English Golden. Buyer agrees that they will never surrender their dog to a dog rescue, animal shelter or a friend/family member without permission from Soapstone Mountain Goldens. 

    Breeder Agrees:

    1. Soapstone Mountain Goldens guarantees that puppy has had proper care to date and has been checked by a Veterinarian. The Puppy is current on  its  shots and dewormed. Shot records will be furnished at time of purchase. If within 2 weeks of receiving the puppy and he/she is examined by a reputable veterinarian and the health of the puppy is found to be at serious risk of euthanasia or death due to a congenital defect (existing at birth), owner shall notify breeder and provide a written statement from a licensed vet describing puppy's condition and shall return the puppy and papers to the breeder within three days of the examination. Breeder will replace puppy or refund the full price of the puppy (minus shipping fees) provided puppy is in the same condition mentally and physically as when originally purchased. This does not include worms, fleas, mites, coccidiosis, giardia, or any other parasites as they are common in dogs and puppies. Soapstone Mountain Goldens assumes no responsibility for veterinarian, training (Puppy Academy) or shipping fees. .

    2. Soapstone Mountain Goldens is not responsible if puppy contracts a communicable disease after leaving breeder's possession.

    3. Soapstone Mountain Goldens guarantees the puppy against any congenital defect causing death or making necessary euthanasia until 12 months of age. If this occurs then Soapstone Mountain Goldens will replace the puppy or refund the Full price of the puppy (minus shipping and training fees).  Soapstone Mountain Goldens will not assume any veterinarian bills.

    4.  Soapstone Mountain Goldens also guarantees against hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and any congenital eye defect causing severe impaired vision for 1 year.

    5. Soapstone Mountain Goldens offers 12 month hip and elbow guarantee on any puppy found to have moderate or severely affected hip or elbow dysplasia. The following applies:  The puppy must have a new x-ray by your veterinarian to confirm the diagnosis and it must be documented by an official OFA preliminary consultation. 

    6. Soapstone Mountain Goldens  offers 12 month heart guarantee on any puppy found to have a severe heart murmur (Grade 5/6 or 6/6). The following applies: The puppy must have a canine cardiologist perform an echogram to confirm the diagnosis.

    7. Upon receipt of a letter to Soapstone Mountain Goldens from a reputable veterinarian stating that in his/her opinion this condition is congenital, puppy will be replaced by a puppy of equal value at breeder's convenience.  We reserve the right to have a second opinion from our veterinarian.  We also reserve the right to acquire DNA to determine the dog or puppy as one of our lineages.

    8. Soapstone Mountain Goldens does not guarantee color, size, championship, or temperament of any puppy.

    To be covered by this guarantee, the following conditions need to apply:

    • Puppy must be owned by original owner named in this agreement.

    • In the case of sudden demise of puppy, Soapstone Mountain Goldens must receive a written notice of puppy's death from owner's vet, along with a necropsy report  indicating cause of death.

    Limitations Of Guarantee:

    This guarantee is non-transferable.  The puppy must be in good physical condition.  No replacement will be given if dog has been bred.  A licensed veterinarian must do all laboratory verification.   The buyer/owner is responsible for all transportation costs to and from the breeder.  The breeder is not responsible for any and all veterinarian expenses accumulated on returned or replaced dog or puppy. 

    The Following 1-6 will void all guarantees:

    1. Allowing your dog to become obese or underfed at any time.

    a. Underfed: Ribs are highly visible  ( Ideal Body Condition: Can feel and see outline of ribs. Dog has waist when viewed from above. Belly is tucked when viewed from the side.)
    b. Overfed: Dog has no waist when viewed from above. Belly is rounded when viewed from the side.

    2. Evidence of neglect or abuse.
    3. Previous related trauma (broken bones, related injuries, etc.)
    4. Dog has been bred.
    5. Feeding this dog anything other than a premium quality dog food.  First 2 ingredients meat or meat byproducts.
    6. Evidence of Strenuous Exercise – for example: No treadmill, no jogging, no extensive standing on back of legs or excessive tennis ball chasing and retrieving should be done – especially on slippery floors.