pups are guaranteed for 30 months for hip and elbow dysplasia as well as
any hereditary retinal impairments.
If the dog is documented to have dysplasia by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, and is documented to have hereditary retinal impairments by the Canine Eye Registration Foundation, then Snake River Pointing Labs will refund the purchase price of the dog, or will offer another pup from a similar breeding at no charge. Either way, the buyer may keep the original dog.
30 months and under are covered providing that the owner complies with the
dog is sterilized and the owner submits proof in writing from a
the dog is not used for breeding until examined and approved by
CERF and OFA. If dog is bred before being approved, this guarantee is null and
dog has not been transferred and is in possession of the original owner
D. the dog’s microchip number is listed on all documentation from CERF, OFA, and veterinarian
E. the dog's registered name must carry the SNAKE RIVER'S prefix. There must be an apostrophe in the RIVER'S part of the prefix.
any one of the above requirements are not complied with by the owner, this
guarantee is null and void.
be aware that according to the OFA website (www.offa.org), dogs can have
preliminary x-ray evaluations done on their hips and elbows after 4 to 5
months of age. The
evaluations are about 90% accurate when compared to follow-ups at 24
months of age.
Also, according to the CERF website(www.vmdb.org), retinal dysplasia and retinal folds can be detected as early as 6-8 weeks on a CERF exam; however, because the size of the eye is small and young puppies are usually wriggling during the exam, a six month recheck is recommended in order for the ophthalmologist to better see the back of the eye. CERF exams are done by veterinarian ophthalmologists who hold the title of Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)