Our Guarantee

We guarantee that our puppies leave the kennel in good health and will go home with a health certificate and it's complete medical record. If your puppy is found to be other than healthy by your veterinarian within ten (10) days of purchase we will replace your puppy with a healthy puppy (as soon as one is available) or refund you the price that you paid for your puppy. In cases where a replacement puppy is deemed necessary by a licensed veterinarian you may choose to keep your original puppy. In this case, Tait's Bassets responsibility for this puppy is thus ended. Before a replacement puppy is given to you the first puppy must be returned to Tait's bassets along with all AKC papers and veterinary records.

To preserve your rights under the law you must have your puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian within the ten day time period. Tait's Bassets Guarantee does not cover internal/external parasites, kennel cough, or illness covered by the puppy's received vaccines. Tait's Bassets shall not be held responsible for the development of non-genetically derived diseases or disorders which may be due to negligence/failure to protect your puppy from communicalbe diseases upon taking your puppy home.

If, within 30 days of purchase, a licensed veterinarian determines that your dog has a congenital or hereditary defect which adversely affects your dog's health you also have the option to return the dog for a complete refund or a replacement puppy. Failure to notify Tait's Bassets of your dog's illness within 2 business days of diagnosis will result in forfeiture of obligation from us.

If, upon maturity, inherited characteristics occur that do not affect the dog's performance as a PET (such as imperfect bite, one or no testicles, size, color or leg bone development) there will be no replacement or reimbursement. If treatment or surgery is required for an inhereted characteristic after ten days of receiving your puppy and within the first year of your puppy's life we can have a conversation about possible reimbursement for the treatment or surgery (up to the price you paid for your puppy) depending on the situation. We want you to have a healthy dog who lives a full life and will work with you and your veterinarian to ensure that happens.

NOTE: Tait's Bassets reserves the right to potentially deny reimbursement for treatment or surgery after the first ten days of ownership for any reason. Reimbursement decisions will be made after a thorough review of the dog's condition by our staff and veterinarians.

Behavior problems, if not evident within the first week of ownership and not reported to Tait's bassets within the first ten days, are considered the result of the owner's provided environment and lack of proper training and thus no replacement or reimbursement will be given. We at Tait's Bassets believe that training is crucial for the proper development of any puppy. Your puppy is being sold with the understanding that it was to go to your select home, socialized properly, given the proper training in it's first year of life, and become a member of your family. We strongly recommend taking your puppy to a puppy training class.

This puppy is being sold with the AKC Limited Registration (this is the pet registration and means that the dog can be registered, but cannot be shown for points and any puppies produced by a parent with this registration cannot be registered.)  Therefore, we fully expect your puppy to be spayed or neutered at six months of age.

With the breeding and raising of our puppies and the training of our customers we try to assure that they have a long successful life together. However, if during the life of this dog, you find that you can no longer keep it and you need help in finding a new placement we require you to contact us. We are more than willing to find a suitable home for any of our dogs, no matter what the issue is that brought them back to us. At no time will you EVER surrender this dog to a shelter or pound. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO KEEP YOUR DOG FOR ANY REASON YOU AGREE TO IMMEDIATELY RETURN THE PUPPY/DOG TO TAIT'S BASSETS WITHOUT FINANCIAL RESTITUTION.

To help with our breeding program, we want you to let us know of any significant health or temperament issues your dog may have.

Where the date is filled in, we have given that shot. The rest is a suggested schedule; your vet may want to do something somewhat different and that is all right.  However, do not skip the rest of the shots, especially the one at 17 weeks, as you don’t know which one of the shots will give your puppy protection from Parvovirus.  Parvo is a very deadly disease.  Law requires the rabies shot, and the timing varies from vet to vet.
Ask your vet about reactions to shots.  (It is rare, but puppies can have serious reactions).

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