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              Health Guarantee

Great care has gone into the breeding of your Lebenshunger puppy and that is why your puppy is backed by our unprecedented, 5 year health guarantee. Each puppy is sold with the following in writing: 


Your Puppy’s First Year: 


If, within 10 days after receipt of the animal by the purchaser, a veterinarian states in writing that the puppy has a health problem that existed in the puppy at the time of delivery, or if within one year after receipt of the puppy by the purchaser, a veterinarian states in writing that due to a hereditary or congenital defect, the puppy has died or has a condition that will shorten its life or the puppy is found to be defective at the time of sale, the Seller agrees to provide the Buyer with one of the following options of the Buyers choosing: 


A. Return the puppy to the Seller for a refund of the       full purchase price. 


B. Exchange the puppy for a puppy of the purchaser’s choice of equal or greater value, providing a replacement is available. 


C. Retain the puppy and receive reimbursement for one half of the reasonable veterinarian fees not to exceed one half of the original purchase price of the puppy. 


After Your Puppy’s First Year: 

Lebenshunger German Shepherds will continue to warranty the health of your German Shepherd against any life threatening genetic defects including severe hip dysplaysia as determined by the OFA. Should any such anomolies arise and are documented by a veterinarian, and with the exception of transport fees, the Seller agrees to provide Buyer with a replacement puppy at no charge. 


It is important to note here that Lebenshunger understands the attachment you have to your beloved pet and companion, and so we would NEVER ask that you return your faithful family member in order to exercise this guarantee. 



           Hip and Elbow Dysplaysia 


Our German Shepherds are hip and elbow certified and every precaution has been taken to breed puppies that carry these solid hip and elbows forward to a lifetime of happy and healthy activity for the life of your Lebenshunger German Shepherd. You should know, however, that you can easily be the cause of both hip and elbow dysplasia in your dog. 

From puppy to adult, your Shepherds joints are growing, forming and solidifying. Moderate exercise during these times is essential to maintain good joint health. Any strenous exercise, i.e. jogging, jumping, frisbee, etc., can and will damage your dog’s growth plates and result in serious joint damage including dysplaysia. We cannot stress this enough. 

Here is an excellent article that shows in greater detail the growth of your dogs joints. I hope you will take time to read and understand it. It could mean the difference in a long and health life for your German Shepherd. After you have read this article, you can return to this site simply by using your back button. 


https://www.dailydogdiscoveries.com/tag/puppy-growth-plates/



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