Eye and Hip Dysplasia Guarantee 
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The eyes are guaranteed to be certifiable free and clear from congenital problems.  Diagnosis must be made by a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist before 26 months of age.


The dog is guaranteed to be O.F.A. certifiable at two years of age.   X-rays must be taken by a Board Certified Veterinarian before 26 months of age.


Any dog covered by this guarantee that is to have retinal or hip dysplasia and has followed the guidelines stated below, will be given a replacement puppy of comparable breeding and same price by discrection of Samish Bay Retrievers.  If you choose to receive a puppy of a higher breeding and price, the price of the dog covered by this guarantee will apply toward the higher price of the new puppy.


We do not give refunds, dogs covered under this guarantee are by replacement only.  This guarantee covers the purchase price of the dog only.  Any expenses incurred on any returned dog or replacement dog are the responsibility of the purchaser.




  • The dog carries Kent's or Samish Bay in its name, when registered with the American Kennel Club.  For example, Samish Bay Top Gun or Kent's Buckshot Butch.
  • It is x-rayed by a competent veterinarian and evaluated by O.F.A. between the age of 6 and 26 months of age.
  • The results of such x-rays must be reported to Samish Bay Retrievers immediately along with copies of the x-ray and O.F.A. written report to be submitted to our veterinarians for verification.
  • O.F.A. shall be the sole judge regarding hip dysplasia.  Hips must be rejected by O.F.A.
  • CERF shall be the sole judge of hereditary eye problems.  Eyes must be rejected by CERF.
  • The dog must not be used for breeding until x-rayed and approved by OFA and CERF.  If dog has sired or whelped a litter, the guarantee is voided.
  • This guarantee must be in original owner's name, and is non-transferable to new owners if the dog is sold.




  • If the affected dog is returned to Samish Bay Retrievers, you are entitled to a replacement puppy of equal value.
  • If the owner wishes to keep the dog, you are entitled to 50% of  the value paid for the affected dog to apply to the price of the replacement puppy when you are ready to bring a new puppy home.
  • In either case, the AKC registration papers must be signed back to Samish Bay Retrievers
  • If you choose to keep the affected dog, you must submit a veterinarian letter stating that the dog has been spayed, or neutered.
  • All the freight charges are to be paid by the owner for both the replacement dog as well as the dog being returned.