the owner of Sampson was like I said trying to get a full refund as soon as she took Sampson home but insisted she was going to keep him too. Her dog was not diagnosed with hip dysplasia, when she went to court she told the judge her dog COULD have Hip dysplasia in the future
My head is spinning at the audacity! All the more since she was seeking $6K in the lawsuit.
With my older dog who has hip dysplasia, I did have a guarantee. But it was as follows:
1. The dog had to have the hips/elbows checked with OFA. <= This included prelims since people get the hips checked at the time of neutering. They just wrote into the contract that vet opinion alone was not good enough. It had to be something officially from OFA. This also guaranteed that the hips would be set up properly (ofa positioning).
2. I had to provide vet information showing the weight of my dog and health history. Because written into the contract - I had to show I did not allow my dog to get obese nor was there an injury that possibly could have caused hip issues. Also, had to prove I did not neuter my dog early.
^^^ If I had the above, I was then entitled to get 1/2 the puppy price back on proof of neutering. The first 1/2 portion paid was nonrefundable.
^^^^ I wasn't interested in getting my money back nor did I wish to neuter him for health reasons (the breeder and I fully discussed this at the time I was given the contract).
But that's a typical guarantee. Other kind would require that the person return the dog in order to get their money back.
Only other thing I've heard as far as people getting their money back is if something catastrophic goes wrong very early with a puppy....