All our puppies are vet checked, fecal checked, microchipped, and current on vaccinations at time of sale appropriate to its age. We vaccinate for DHPP(Distemper/Hepatitis/Parainfluenza/Parvo} every 3- weeks starting at 7 until 16 weeks. Rabies is given at 14-16 weeks of age or older and should be separate from any other vaccinations, and Bordetella is given at 9-11 weeks of age. Puppies are also dewormed if necessary. They are well socialized, groomed several times, and crate trained, plus started on potty training. When you receive your puppy, it is important to know that vaccinations are not complete. It is also important to discuss with your vet a safe vaccination schedule. Stacking of vaccinations can cause autoimmune breakdown in a healthy puppy. Your vet should be willing to work with you on a staggered vaccination schedule. They should also be willing to discuss all risks of giving highly reactive vaccinations like Lepto or Lyme. We void all health guarantees and void all contracts if any of our puppies or adults are given ORAL flea and tick medications. When given, if they have a reaction, there is no way to remove it from the dog’s system for the next 45 days. All you have is supportive care. These medications can cause autoimmune issues.
Puppies sold as conformation/performance/companion quality are guaranteed for 3 years against life threatening or crippling hereditary disease and/or temperament. Any known health issues with a puppy would be predisclosed in the contract. Preexisting health issues that have been disclosed, and accepted by purchaser by signing of a contract, are not covered by our health guarantee. We also will null and void a health guarantee if it is found that a puppy has been vaccine overloaded or given oral flea/tick medications against our recommendations. This can cause autoimmune overload in a healthy puppy.
Puppies are socialized starting at 3-4 weeks of age and exposed to many types of people and children. They are also already well traveled, crate trained, and potty training has been started. It is up to the new owner to continue the socialization of their puppy to make it the best puppy for all. A great website is ultimatepuppy.com. They focus on the importance of the 16 week window and teach you how to socialize your puppy.
Puppies sold as conformation quality are sold with the understanding that, at the time of evaluation, they possess the qualities necessary to compete in conformation. It is up to the buyer to complete its championship unless otherwise stated in the signed contract. If a puppy develops a disqualifying fault, verified by myself, and a 3rd party in the poodle field, then the buyer has the option of keeping the puppy at companion cost on a limited registration or returning the puppy for either a replacement show puppy from a future litter, or a full refund. At Horizon Poodles we know not every dog is a “show” dog, and not every “show” dog is perfect, but we want only the best of the best to represent us in the show ring. When we sell one of our kids as show quality, that is exactly what they are. We don’t believe in quantity, we believe in quality – of both mind and body.
Puppies sold for performance/companion are sold only on a spay/neuter contract. These puppies are just as healthy and are from the same litters as conformation puppies, but may not possess all of the strict qualities and requirements necessary for the conformation ring. They still make wonderful pets and/or performance prospects!! Spaying may be done at anytime from 6 months to a year. Neutering, on the other hand, is not recommended until as close to a year as possible to allow for hormonal growth influence to be complete.
New sports medicine research also recommends that performance dogs should not be jumping over wrist height or doing repetitive motions, like jumping, quick turns, bouncing, or even excessive repetitive obedience motions until at least 15 months. Even though bone growth may end at 10-12 months for miniatures, ligaments, tendons, and cartlidge are not mature until 15-24 months. The fastest
Refund Policy: We offer 2 weeks for a full refund minus a $300 re-acclimation and transport pick up fee, after that we offer 50% minus re-acclimation fee up to 1 month. After 1 month we will still willingly take the puppy back but there is no refund unless there is a life threatening or crippling hereditary disease and/or temperament issue not predisclosed to the potential purchaser.
At ANYTIME if you are unable to keep the puppy and/or adult for personal reasons, it may be returned to us, but you will forfeit the purchase price or a portion of the purchase price as stated in the signed contract. As responsible breeders we do not want any of our dogs to contribute to the overcrowding of shelters. They are always welcome home.
Purchase price or replacement puppy are only offered if there is documented proof from a veterinarian of a life threatening or crippling hereditary or temperament issue not predisclosed to purchaser. As breeder, I have the right to request a second opinion from a third party veterinarian, and my own.