Most breeders have a contract that you must agree to and sign when buying a puppy. We do not. We do not make guarantees. Puppies are living creatures and they are a product of both genetics and environment. At von Tighe Haus, we do everything we can to make sure our breeding stock is healthy and we research pedigrees to look for any genetic health issues. Breeding by SV standards includes testing for working ability and evaluating our dogs both personally and through judges for temperament, biddability, drive and conformation. Our breeding philosophy ensures we do everything we can to produce a healthy well bred puppy.
Breeders use the word Guarantee when they mean Warranty. No breeder can offer you a guarantee, they cannot assure you nothing will ever go wrong. A hip guarantee is an industry standard rather than a guarantee of quality. What they will tell you, right after the word guarantee, is what their warranty is. Warranties usually consist of replacing the defective dog by returning the dog to the breeder or giving you a free second dog. You will have to take a pup of the breeder's choice and it may be related to your already compromised puppy. You will now have two dogs - plus the cost of treating the health issue. If the breeder requires you to give up your dog to take advantage of their warranty is because they know you will not want to do that. Our attachment to our dogs is strong and they know you will not give up your pet. They are then not saddled with the issue they helped create and do not have to 'warranty' their product.
We cannot force you to feed your puppy a specific food, we cannot force you to attend obedience classes and we will not ask you to sign a contract saying you will. We do hope you want to do the best you can for your new dog and we would like you to feel comfortable discussing any and all aspects of your German Shepherd Dog with us.
Our guarantee is this; if you purchase a puppy from us you will be assured that you are buying the best puppy we can breed. Because we do this for ourselves, we do not breed indiscriminately, we do not breed for colour, we do not breed out of the standard and we do not 'test' breed. We do not co-own dogs, we do not have guardian homes, we do not charge different prices for different colours or any 'quality' of dog, we do not charge more for males or females and we will not require you to breed a litter in the future. Our philosophy is clear; we breed to produce a dog that is better than its sire & dam, we breed to continue the German Shepherd Dog the way it was meant to be bred. We stand behind every dog we produce and we will stand behind them for their entire lives.
We will help you, we will support you, we will take back your dog at any point in its lifetime. We will not contribute to the problem of unwanted animals. We hope you will believe in our program and we will show our belief in you:
If you title the dog you purchase from us to SchH 3 (IPO/IGP 3) or CKC / AKC OTCh we will sell you another puppy half price*
*providing we are still actively breeding
We breed for ourselves - and we want a puppy that is bred to the highest possible standards
This is not an application to purchase a puppy - this is a questionnaire that will tell us if our dogs are what you are looking for. We will not reply unless you have a question that is not answered on our FAQ or this page.