LEGARD Dobermans Guarantee's
LEGARD Dobermans offers the ultimate guarantee's that show We stand behind our Dobermans. LEGARD Dobermans provides a FULL LIFETIME GUARANTEE with every puppy we place! Our guarantee's cover all listed hereditary disease's for the lifetime of your LEGARD Doberman, AND in addition we provide you with a Two year temperament Guarantee Please note that our Guarantees are not just a promise from us, they are a written and signed document provided to you at the time of placement.
LEGARD Deposit Policy
It is a measure of good faith, that deposits are used, Deposits are a promise to return for and claim what You have reserved, and that the selected purchase will be there as you ordered it to be. Deposits are required to hold a puppy, or selection; Our deposits are fully refundable if at any time we cannot provide you with your "Pre selected choice", for whatever reason. Puppies cannot be pre-selected to be born exactly as we wish, per, sex, color, etc. So if we are unable to provide you with a puppy from a certain breeding/parents/color/sex/temperament/conformation/ability-work-show-companion/ and within a reasonable time frame, we will refund your deposit in full.
LEGARD Dobermans Show / Working Title's Guarantee
If your LEGARD Doberman was purchased as Show / Working, and carries the "Prefix" LEGARD in its registered AKC name and receives an approved Title LEGARD Dobermans will provide you with your next Doberman at no cost!
Our Temperament Guarantee
Your LEGARD Doberman is guaranteed to be suitable to your living arrangements, and if for any reason within the first two years your LEGARD Dobermans Temperament is not satisfactory to you, you may return the Dobe for an exchange, as to terms and conditions below
Our Health Guarantee
We have committed ourselves at LEGARD Doberman's to breeding in the Present and future for LONGEVITY in our Dobermans.If at anytime your LEGARD Doberman is diagnosed by a licensed Veterinarian to have a hereditary disease listed, We will replace your LEGARD Doberman with one of equal or greater value.
What is covered
Vwd Affected, with active bleeding issues - Cardiomyopothy-Hip dysplaysia- Elbows-CVI (Wobblers) and any Hereditary - Congenital defects that cause death, bone malformation, blindness, deafness, heart defects.
Terms and conditions
LEGARD'S Guarantee is for replacement only and assumes no responsibility other than for replacement.
Any shipping charges to and or from the owner and LEGARD Dobermans will be the responsibility of the owner and not that of LEGARD Dobermans.
All Dobermans that are sold as companion MUST be surgically altered - spayed or neutered for any replacement. All AKC papers MUST be returned to LEGARD Dobermans and properly signed if a replacement is made.
The ears must be cropped and standing in order for a LEGARD Doberman to be replaced under the "Temperament " replacement guarantee, as well as all of the above conditions and terms of agreement.
LEGARD Dobermans will have there own testing done by our own Veterinarian for accuracy in any possible diagnosis, the second opinion will be at our cost.
You will receive a written copy of the guarantee prior to the purchase of your new puppy that is to be dated and signed by both parties.
If the written guarantee is NOT signed by the buyer, and returned to LEGARD Dobermans, Prior to the sale, LEGARD Dobermans has the right to cancel the sale of said LEGARD Doberman.
The LEGARD Temperament guarantee is active up to the second anniversary date of purchase. We feel that two years is ample time to see your LEGARD Dobermans personality and temperament.
LEGARD Dobermans will at anytime take back any LEGARD Doberman that the owner is unable to keep for any reason!
All Guarantees' are the same on all "Custom Trained" Young Adults/ Dobermans
NO Cash REFUNDS on Custom Adults-Young Adults
All Custom Trained Dobermans are guaranteed by Replacement ONLY
All lifetime guarantees apply to LEGARD Dobermans purchased after 11-01-99.
Why Guarantee ?
In life nothing is certain, No matter what we can do to prevent some things, often mother nature has her own way of doing things, We can only test our breeding stock (For what there are tests for) prior to breeding to ensure that at the time in which they are actually tested they do not have any health issues. Some things we have the science to test for, and unfortunately some things that we cannot. We spend many countless hours researching the pedigree's and parentage to rule out any negative health issues, However again, often some may hide dormant for many years to only surface later, because we cannot honestly Guarantee that any living thing will remain 100% healthy, We offer these guarantee's should that happen. Some would be quick to blame the breeder for such an occurrence, So it is important to understand that when dealing with the genetics of living things there will NOT BE 100% success in all the litters all the time, that is nature.
Should the unfortunate happen we want to make sure that we can correct that with a replacement puppy.
About our Guarantee's
A great deal has been said about "OUR" guarantee's mainly by our "RIVAL'S" . We where one of the first to offer TEMPERAMENT and HEALTH GUARANTEE'S of the magnitude in which they are today.
One very famous breeder had this to say about our guarantee's. My goodness if they want a guarantee let them buy a refrigerator ! No kidding, that was some years ago. I believe that we set the standards for the guarantee's that we offer today. Our guarantee's allow our clients to know that in the event that something unexpected comes up with a LeGard Doberman, that we are here and want to help. We always offer a replacement even with NO QUESTIONS ASKED! I have replaced LeGard Dobermans for varying reasons, marriage,new baby, moving, owners poor health, in all cases I have always offered a full replacement once the situation changes and they are ready for a new LeGard Doberman. I have had to replace some that we have had health issues with over the years, and absolutely none of these LeGard Doberman Owners have ever been asked to return the Doberman to us, it has been left up to the owner to decide if they wanted to keep the Dobe or send it back to us. Either way they are offered a complete replacement. Nothing is ever 100% with Mother nature, this is why I offer the guarantee's that we do. I have also NEVER closed a door to anyone wishing to return one of our Dobermans. I have an open door policy. I have a problem with people who get a healthy 10 week old cropped puppy and are too lazy to keep the ears properly posted until they stand and then ask if they can get a replacement, this is ONE good reason why I stipulate into our guarantee's that the ears should be standing. I also have guarantee's that do require companion dogs and bitches to be altered, spayed or neutered, the reason behind that is so that one does not buy a companion bred it to whatever and then want a replacement for another litter, I am not in the business of feeding unscrupulous breeders who would want new breeders at their disposal. If you purchase a breeding potential and it turns out not so, then I offer that replacement.
In all cases I continue to offer replacements, however I must also protect our interest within the breed while doing so. Ask any breeder if they are willing to give you a replacement under any circumstances, weigh that with our Guarantee's. The things that I doubt that you will be able to find: Ask any breeder if they are willing to give you a full cash refund for anything that could go wrong with their puppy's, and if they are willing to pay all of your veterinarian expenses should you have the unforeseen problem of any ailment that should require veterinarian treatments and specialized care, regardless of you keeping the puppy/dog.