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Puppy Policies & Guarantees
All puppies are guaranteed to be in good health and free of any communicable diseases to the best of the breeder’s knowledge. Breeder will provide the documentation of current vaccinations and other pertinent medical information performed based on a licensed Veterinarian. 
The breeder has done everything possible to produce healthy, sound puppies both by breeding only purebred healthy dogs (parents) and by raising the puppies in the best way possible in regards to diet, exercise, socialization and veterinary care. 
Terms of Warranty:
Breeder guarantees against any life threatening or painful genetic problems, which results in euthanazation of dog for a period of 12 months, unless otherwise noted at the time of sale. In the event that a warranty is necessary, Breeder will offer a replacement puppy comparable to the original purchase, from the next available litter. Warranty will be at the breeder’s discretion.  
Replacement puppy will be of the same sex and color as originally purchased, with a maximum of one replacement per purchase.
In the event of death of a puppy, an autopsy must be performed for warranty to be valid. Results of the autopsy must be shared with the breeder and the breeders veterinarian.  
All puppies are guaranteed against crippling hip dysplasia until the age of twenty four (24) months. A second opinion is required by Bureau Valley Vet, Princeton, Illinois at the expense of the breeder. This warranty excludes dysplasia by environmental factors; injuries; or Buyers mishandling. Sublaxation and OCD can be a result of poor nutrition, improper exercise and/or excessive crating. It is also the Breeders opinion that Unilateral Dyspalsia and DJD grade I is non-genetic and of injury or nutritional origin. No warranty will be provided for the above mentioned conditions. 
Buyer agrees to keep the puppy in a secure environment with proper shelter without tying or chaining, provide adequate food and water; provide lots of love and attention; provide regular veterinary care; properly socialize puppy; protect puppy from injury such as allowing the puppy to jump downstairs; off furniture, or out of the back of a truck.  
Breeder agrees when puppy leaves for his/her new home that puppy is healthy and has had all current shots for puppies age. Breeder agrees that puppy has not been exposed to any un-vaccinated animals while in breeders possession.  
Buyer agrees to keep puppy at home until the final Parvo shots are administered to puppy. The Parvo virus is extremely dangerous and is deadly to a puppy. A simple visit to the dog park with your puppy can expose your puppy to this very dangerous virus. Buyer agrees to keep puppy away from all other dogs, dog parks and other areas where dogs frequent until all parvo shots are given. Please use extreme caution with this virus. This contract does not cover any health conditions associated with this disease. Please consult with your veterinarian about this very deadly disease.  
It is agreed between the Breeder and Buyer that this puppy is being acquired as a family companion or to be used for tasks appropriate to the Australian Shepherd breed, or for exhibition in conformation, obedience, or agility competition.  
The buyer agrees that the puppy is not purchased for resale nor will it at anytime be raised as a guard/attack dog nor will the puppy be used in fighting; puppy shall not be used in any puppy mill operations, nor produce puppies for resale in pet shops or experimental labs.
The buyer agrees that the purchase of a puppy is a lifetime commitment and should be taken extremely seriously. If you can no longer provide care for the puppy, the Breeder will take the puppy back, along with all registration documentation (signed appropriately to return ownership to the breeders), all vaccination and veterinary treatment records including all health testing. With this commitment, the Buyer should never take the puppy to an animal shelter or place the canine in another home. Buyer should contact the Breeder immediately if there are thoughts of re-homing the puppy. The Breeder will not issue a refund or provide another puppy if the animal is surrendered.  
Puppies must go to their new home between 8 and 10 weeks of age.  Once 10 weeks of age is hit - there will be an additional $50 a week owed as board.  
A violation of the terms of this contract nullifies all guarantees stipulated in this contract.
​The waiting list deposit of $100 is non-refundable.  This deposit goes towards the cost of the puppy.  I will not hold a spot on the list without the deposit.  Spots will be given in order by color and when the deposit was received.   Please be aware that I do not guarantee when or if litters will be born, litter size, colors and sexes in those litters.  If we do not have a litter or the color/sex combo you are looking for in the first litter your deposit will be applied to the following litter.  If you have questions, please ask in advance.  Deposits are non-refundable.
All puppies are guaranteed for health.  The parents are DNA tested against diseases and also hip & elbow tested.  If you have questions, please ask.  

2022 prices:  
            Tri colors (Black and Red) - $1400
            Merles (Blue or Red) - $1600

All pups are sold with limited registration.  If you are looking for a breeding dog, please inquire ahead of time -  for full breeding right registration pups will be an additional $500

Below is a copy of the terms of the contract you would be signing if you decide to purchase a puppy from us.  Please read and let me know if you have any questions.
Australian Shepherds for Sale in Illinois

Blackhawk Aussies
Jacki Musser & Bradley Musser
McNabb, Illinois