DireWolf Dog Guarantee


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FYI: Under no circumstances will the purchase price of the puppy be returned. 


General Puppy Guarantee:

When you acquire an American Alsatian from DireWolf Dogs of Vallecito, we guarantee it to be in good health to the best of our knowledge.  A health guarantee written by a licensed veterinarian will be extended to you for 7 days, at which time you must have your new puppy checked by your own licensed veterinarian.  If your veterinarian finds anything seriously wrong with your new puppy (meaning it will parish or live in severe pain if not dealt with medically) it will be exchanged for another dog of equal value of the customer's choice, at once or when available, provided a letter from the examining veterinarian is offered as evidence of the puppy's illness.  You then agree to sign back registration and return the dog sold to us, if we so desire.


DireWolf Dogs of Vallecito also extends a health guarantee to you for the life of your American Alsatian or 12 years whichever comes first.  If a licensed veterinarian finds a dog from us to have a serious illness (see above) due to genetic reasons anytime between the time you buy your new puppy and its 9th birthday, it will be replaced with another American Alsatian from our kennels of equal value of your choice, when available, provided a letter from the examining veterinarian is offered as evidence of the dog's serious genetic illness.  We reserve the right to personally exam the dog before awarding this guarantee.  The dog will then not need to be returned to us as we understand that a pet is a family member and that you are attached and bonded.  


If an American Alsatian from our kennels is found by a licensed veterinarian to have a serious genetic illness that is detrimental to its health (see above) after its 9th birthday (the life expectancy of many other large dogs) but not exceeding 12 years, Vallecito Alsatians will extend to you a credit for half the price of your original dog to go toward another American Alsatian of your choice.   Again, we reserve the right to personally exam the dog before awarding this guarantee.  The dog will not need to be returned to us.

We assume no responsibility for your dog beyond this guarantee after leaving the premises of DireWolf Dogs of Vallecito.



Show Quality Puppy Guarantee Only:

A show quality puppy may also be replaced by another puppy of equal quality/value if the following disqualifying faults appear.  

1. Bad temperament: This must be able to be proven that it came from genetics and not from training.

2. Hanging ears:  If weakness is noted after 6 months of age, the buyer is urged to contact the breeder for advice on taping.  Under no circumstances will the dog be considered as having soft ears until one year of age, and must be proven by a licensed veterinarian as a permanent condition due to heredity and not injury, poor care, or mistreatment.

3. Monorchidism or cryptorchidism: if your male show puppy's testicles do not hang properly your pup will be replaced.

4. Hip dysplasia: Any dog that does not at least certify excellent or good by an OFA diagnosis at the age of 18 months will be replaced.  



The American Alsatian is solely bred to be a companion dog. As such, there are some qualities that are necessary of a companion dog.


1. The companion dog must be our friend for as long as possible without major health concerns that cause both our furry one and us shared pain.  


2. The companion dog must want to please and want to be with us at all times.  


3. The companion dog must not have destructive tendencies, such as barking excessively, whining, digging up the flower bed, jumping over 6 foot fences, wandering the neighborhood, ruining the house when you are away, getting into the garbage, chasing rabbits, squirrels, or the neighbor's dog.


4. The companion dog must not be aggressive or fearful, but remain calm and confident upon meeting new challenges and events, such as people, other dogs, scary noises, etc.



We, breeders of the American Alsatian, take these qualities in a companion dog very seriously and breed strictly with these things in mind.  (We worry about the looks part after the other things are solid.)  That is why we can guarantee our dogs when breeders of other dog breeds cannot.  We stick by our guarantee.  What we mean, we say.  It would not be good business sense to guarantee these things unless they were really rare events.  Although this breed is not exempt from health issues, they are extremely rare.  When they do occur, if they do occur, we will honor our guarantee each and every time.  This keeps us honest and cautious in our breeding and you happy with your healthy new pup.    



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