When we were breeding Maltese ourselves, we also provided a warranty over our own pups. For breeders out there who are considering taking up this suggestion, a guarantee does provide a great deal of assurance for prospective puppy purchasers that you stand by the quality of your breeding program.
A reader of the #WeeklyWoof Newsletter has emailed us with a summary of their practice when selling puppies that goes even further in that they provide buyers with a warranty / guarantee.
Narelle F writes:
once again another great newsletter.
I just had to reply and let you know that I send a folder with my puppies and in that folder is a guarantee whereby if any of my puppies die from a medical condition ( ie, not if dropped on their head or ran over by a car) but a condition accompanied with a veterinary certificate stating that the condition was unpreventable within 1 month of purchase then I replace the puppy free of charge out of my next litter. And if the puppy is diagnosed with a genetic condition within 3 years of purchase I will again replace the puppy.
I do this because I am confident in my breeding stock and confident how my puppies leave my place. I think this should be an “across the board” standard of practice.”
To assist in the process, we’ve attached several examples of guarantees/warranties publicly published by breeders for your reference, which you may like to consider using as a template for your own puppy sales.
Click on the images themselves to be taken to the pages where they are located on the Net and you can then decide for yourself whether they are of use to you or not.
(Editor’s note: For those who value English grammar, we realise “practice” is the “Americanised” version of the verb “practise” in the Queen’s English. For everyone else…please keep calm and carry on!)
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