BBG Health Guarantee
We go to great lengths to ensure our dogs meet the orthopedic and genetic standards for Labradors. A dog’s health is a two-part equation, balancing quality genetics and the environment in which they are raised. A dog can have parents with the best hips and elbows, but if he jumps off the tailgate and jogs on concrete every night, his hips will likely be compromised. That said, we offer a 26-month guarantee on hips and elbows. If your pup does not receive a passing OFA score for hips (fair, good or excellent) or elbows (normal), we will give you a credit of the original purchase price of the puppy. This credit can be applied to another puppy or started dog from our kennel.
We also guarantee that your pup will not be affected by the following genetic disorders: Centronuclear Myopathy, Degenerative Myelopathy, Exercise-Induced Collapse, Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis, Macular Corneal Dystrophy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration, Retinal Dysplasia/Oculoskeletal Dysplasia 1, and Skeletal Dysplasia 2.
Despite this guarantee, your dog could be a carrier for one of the genetic disorders listed above. If this is the case, your dog’s health will in no way be affected. Although many breeders shy away from breeding a dog that carries a genetic disorder, some of the best dogs in the world are carriers. By refusing to breed to such dogs, you miss out on some fantastic genetics. With careful consideration and genetic testing, it is easy to guarantee that no puppy in a litter will be affected by a genetic disorder. We are happy to share any of our health testing results to interested clients.
Our guarantee will only be applied if your puppy meets the following conditions:
- Maintained a healthy weight and has not been neglected
- Has not been spayed or neutered before the age of two
- Has not been bred
- Has not been injured due to trauma or neglect
- Lives with the original owner
- Has been examined by a veterinarian or DNA interpretation laboratory
(With failing hip or elbow scores, we may ask that our veterinarian verify the results.)