Southern Pride Puppies
One Year Health Guarantee
Shipping and ear cropping are not a part of this guarantee and will not be refunded.
Please read the following agreement. If you have any questions, please ask for clarification. When purchasing one or more of our fur babies, you are accepting this agreement.
To the best of my knowledge this puppy is in good health at the time of delivery. The buyer has three working days to have the puppy vet checked by their vet. If a licensed veterinarian discovers the puppy to be unsound, it can be returned for another puppy of equal value when it becomes available. No money is refunded. This is provided the puppy is returned within the three-day period and is accompanied by a letter from the examining veterinarian stating in what respect the puppy is unsound. This guarantee is void should the buyer fail to have the puppy examined within the three day period.
Breeder will not replace puppy for any reason but not limited to allergy, mortality, landlord’s disapproval, disagreement of family, or any other problems not related to health especially ear cropping. That is an elective (cosmetic) surgery & doesn’t have to be done. That procedure is the sole responsibility of the buyer. I do not offer ear cropping!!! Nor for a puppy’s illness caused by neglect, evidence of abuse, exposure to weather, injury, choking, poisoning, etc. No warranty or guarantee is made to the disposition, life-span, size, color, show quality, or breeding quality of any puppy. Breeder will not be liable for any expenses including but not limited to any veterinary bills, shipping a replacement, or other expenses. Should a licensed veterinarian diagnose the puppy with a life threatening genetic defect, having been there from birth, the breeder will replace the puppy, limited to one year from the date of birth. Buyer must return the puppy with the genetical defect along with documentation to recieve a replacement when it becomes available.  No replacement will at any time be made on a deceased puppy until an autopsy is performed to determine cause of death. Such an autopsy must be performed by an accredited institution set up for such procedures such as The University of Tennessee. Autopsies performed by a local veterinarian will not be accepted. The autopsy will accompany any request for a replacement. Bad bites, retained testicles & hernia’s are excluded from this health guarantee. If it is evident before the puppy leaves, the puppy will be sold as a pet only & should not be bred. If a puppy is being sold as a pet only, no registration papers with any registery (AKC, CKC, ect.) will be given. Buyer agrees to spay/neuter the puppy at the proper age agreed by a licensed vet. No Exceptions!!! The buyer must contact the breeder immediately upon discovery of a genetic defect. Any delay in doing so, voids this guarantee. The breeder also reserves the right to have the puppy examined by his/her vet before he/she agrees to replace the puppy in question. We do not refund money at any time, only the puppy is replaced with a puppy of equal value when available. Buyer will be responsible for the shipping costs. This guarantee is null and void if the buyer fails to maintain annual check ups with a qualified veterinarian. This guarantee is non-transferable. Proof of said maintenance must be furnished upon request of breeder. No guarantee is given for any kind of worm, coccidiosis, kennel cough, or giardia. These parasites are all too common to pups  and can be contracted from your water, soil, or boarding facility & they are treatable. Your puppy has been wormed frequently from two weeks of age until your possession. It is your responsibility to continue to worm your puppy and check for parasites. No guarantee is given for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). This condition is not hereditary & is very preventable. Vaccination schedules must be no less than three weeks apart and no more than four weeks apart for a series of four. Rabies vaccines & heart worm preventive cannot be administered before 16 weeks of age. If you allow your veterinarian to do any of these procedures too early, your guarantee is void. Any dog that has sired or whelped one or more puppies is no longer covered under this guarantee. All legal disputes are to be settled in county & state of breeders residency. If for any reason the buyer cannot keep the puppy, please contact the breeder to help place him/her in another home & don’t surrender him/her to a shelter.
Acceptance of this puppy or puppies constitutes acceptance of this agreement.
More Info Below
The first thing you want to do when you get a new puppy is wanting to show him/her off to friends & family. This is not something you want to do. DO NOT take to pet stores until your puppy is fully vaccinated. Give your puppy time to become familiar to his/her new home, to you as his/her parent, & keep things as stress free as possible. You can always share pics on FB or Instagram until your baby is ready to be shown off.  DO NOT switch their food quickly. This must be done slowly to help with them from getting an upset stomach. Also when your puppy sleeps, let him/her sleep until they wake up. When you take your puppy to the vet keep him/her in their kennel, your lap & always take a blanket to lay on the table for when the vet exams your baby.  Your puppy is not fully protected until he/she has received all of their required vaccines. Never set your puppy on floor, chair or let others pet or touch your baby when you are at the vet.  You don’t know why their baby is there. It could be anything from shots being updated or PARVO. You never know.
Always sanitize the bottoms of your shoes when leaving the vet. 
When registering your puppy that is a rare color with AKC it is necessary to include two photos along with the puppy application. The photos must be of front & side view. You will also need to label the back of each photo with the puppies registration number, date of birth, & the name you are registering your puppy in. I also include my name & phone number incase they need to contact me for any reason. You should address the envelope to AKC & mark it with
“ATTN: Special Services”
P.O. Box 37902
Raleigh, N.C. 27627-7902
in order for your paper work to be processed more quickly. Below are the color codes for AKC.
Liver Tan-124
Liver Pepper 498
Black Silver-016
Salt Pepper- 167
Parti (markings section) 038
Here are some suggestions to make this important training period a success.  Buy a crate and during the first few weeks, keep your puppy in it whenever you are not playing, holding, or watching him explore his new surroundings.  Spend as much time as you can with your pet, but when you can’t watch him, crating him can prevent mistakes from occurring.  In addition to providing the safe, secure refuge your dog needs and wants, crates are critical to house training because as den animals, dogs are naturally inclined to not soil their bed.  The most important thing house training dogs learn in a crate is that they can control their urge to eliminate until the proper time and situation.  Establish a schedule and don’t deviate from it.  The “when” and “how” you house train needs to be consistent so make sure all family members follow the same guidelines.  Pick a soiling spot in your yard and take your pup there on a lead when it is time to eliminate.  The odor from previous visits to this spot will stimulate the urge to defecate and/or urinate.  Many new owners confuse their pup by using different words for the same command.  In the housebreaking process, it is a good idea to use the same word like “You need to go out” every time you take the puppy out to eliminate.  Consistent use of the word with an activity will help to build a level of communication between you and your pup.  Later, while you are watching television and notice your pup staring at you, you can say the word” Need to go out” and your pup will go to the door.  Be patient. Do not do the pee pad training & the crate training at the same time. Do one or the other because this tends to confuse the puppy. 
  A large percent of toy size puppies experience a condition called, Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Hypoglycemia is not genetic. Hypoglycemia is preventable & treatable.  It can be caused from missing a meal, overexertion from playing, or even from digestive upset. Symptoms of hypoglycemia is lethargy, depression, trembling, confusion, gums are white, teeth are clenched, and in extreme cases seizures. Should a seizure occur, death could be eminent. You must immediately give your puppy Nutri Cal or Nutri Stat. You can get Nutri Cal from your vet. You can also substitute Karo syrup, corn syrup, honey, etc.  You can also give them Pedialyte. Do not try to use artificial sweeteners. Do not let one meal go by uneaten or unnoticed. Your puppy needs to eat three to four times a day until your puppy has adjusted well into it’s new surroundings.
Sometimes a little canned food is a necessary or even soaking your puppy’s food with warm water. Supplement your puppy two to three times a day with Nutri Cal before feeding . This is to keep your puppy’s blood sugar level up. A veterinarian should be called at once, regardless if the puppy is awake or unconscious.