Health & Guarantee

We guarantee that all vaccinations and worming have been given as stated on the vaccination schedule. We encourage the buyer to have their pups examined by a licensed Veterinarian of their choice within 48 hours of taking possession of the pup.

Before bringing your new puppy home, we have a contract to be agreed upon and signed. The contract describes the rights and responsibilities of both Doberman Ranch and the Buyer.

We encourage you to compare our contract to those from other breeders. We believe our contract has one of the best guarantees you will find. We’re one of the few  with extensive health testing performed on our puppies. We also guarantee our puppies against serious congenital diseases and defects.

What’s in our Health Guarantee?

First of all, the term “health guarantee” isn’t quite proper. Nobody can guarantee that anything living won’t get sick, whether cats, dogs, or even humans. So think of it as a health warranty. You’re spending time locating a beautiful Dobie, and you’ll invest time, care, money, and love in your new companion. You deserve a reasonable degree or protection!
At Doberman Ranch, our health guarantee consists of two parts:
Part 1 protects you from receiving a sick puppy. You must have your puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours of leaving our care. If your veterinarian determines that the puppy is ill and/or unfit for sale, you may return the baby and we’ll refund the full sale price.
A few important details: First, we require an original written statement from your veterinarian. Second, we won’t reimburse for veterinary fees. Third, puppy shipping fees are not refundable.
Finally, we adhere strictly to the 72-hour time limit. We understand that vet offices are closed on weekends and holidays, but viruses don’t respect office hours! If we extend the limit, we could end up responsible for diseases a puppy encountered after leaving our care.
Part 2 protects you over the long term from genetic defects and congenital diseases. If your puppy  is diagnosed with a serious genetic defect or congenital disease before 1 year of age, we will provide you with a replacement puppy.
Examples of conditions that would entitle you to a replacement puppy include life-threatening heart conditions and degenerative nerve disorders. In other words, conditions that affect longevity or quality of life.
Examples of conditions that wouldn’t qualify for replacement are innocent heart murmurs or allergies. In other words, conditions that an otherwise healthy dog can live with and be happy.
In general, we would accept a veterinarian’s opinion of what constitutes a serious defect, but we may require a second opinion (which would be obtained at our expense.)