Deposits of fifty percent of the purchase price are accepted
for upcoming litters and are refundable under the following
- Deposits are fully refundable prior to the whelping
date if it becomes known that the dam is not pregnant and
the buyer does not have interest in another litter.
Deposits are fully refundable after the whelping date if:
- Puppy of desired sex is not available
- Puppy of desired color is not available
- Puppy's character is not appropriate for the prospective
home as judged by the breeder
- Breeder or buyer that the puppy purchase is not advisable
due to information that was not available at the time of
Deposits shall be partially refunded under the following
- If buyer changes their mind after whelping and before
the puppies reach four weeks of age, fifty percent of the
deposit will be refunded.
- If the buyer changes their mind when the puppies are
between four and six weeks of age, twenty-five percent
of the deposit will be refunded.
- After the puppies reach six weeks of age any refund are
at the sole discretion of the breeder.
Note: Our deposit policy has changed as a result of a recent
pattern by some buyers to reserve puppies from several different
breeders, we regret that this change was made necessary.
Himalaya Tibetan Mastiffs will submit litter registration
to the American Kennel Club (AKC) and will also register
each puppy individually with the AKC, buyers will pay the
costs of registration of the individual puppies. Unless a
separate agreement is reached, each puppy will be restricted "not
for breeding" until the puppy has reached the age of two
years and has had its hips and elbows evaluated by the Orthopedic
Foundation for Animals and/or Pennhip. A copy of this report
along with a brief note certifying the general health of
the dog will be provided to the breeder and the breeding
restriction will be promptly lifted by the breeder. The prefix “Himalaya" or
Himalaya's" will be used on each original registration. Puppies
from each litter will have names that start with the same
letter of the alphabet. There will be no exceptions.
Every effort has been made to ensure that your puppy is
born from healthy, well-tempered parents. Your socialization
and proper care of the puppy will make it a welcome and loved
member of your family. The Breeder should be used as a resource
and contacted with any questions or problems. Guard training
and aggression training is not wise for the Tibetan Mastiff,
as they are natural guardians. In order to properly socialize
and train your puppy, you will need a great deal of patience
and time during the first two years of his life. Roughouse
play with children, adults or other pets may result in heightened
guardian instincts or downright aggression.
Every precaution has been taken to eradicate CHD (canine
hip displasia) from Himalaya Tibetan Mastiffs breeding lines.
Both parents of the puppy have been evaluated for hip and
elbow displasia and have been undergone health checks by
their veterinarian prior to breeding. The best veterinarian
care available has been provided to both sire and dam and
their offspring. Please note that sometimes dams are imported
for use in my breeding program that come from countries where
hip, elbow and thyroid tests are not routine. We will always
disclose that to prospective buyers. The Breeder follows
a rigid vaccination protocol and puppies are guaranteed to
have the vaccinations commensurate with their age at the
time of sale. A record of vaccination will be provided to
the buyer along with a schedule of remaining vaccinations
to be administered after the puppy is in its new home. The
puppy is guaranteed to be free of irregularities of health
at the time of delivery to the owner but should have the
puppy “well check” within one week by a licensed veterinarian.
If the airline loses or injures a puppy it will be the buyer's
responsibility to ask for compensation from the airline.
The breeder will assist in any way possible. It should be
noted, that I have found the airlines to be generally quite
careful with puppies.
Any puppy may be spayed or neutered at the owner's discretion.
Buyer promises that youngsters under the age of 8 months
will not be spayed or neutered. As the breed has only one
heat cycle per year, this will still allow adequate time
prior to the first heat cycle for the puppy to be spayed.
Dogs should never be spayed while in season. Surgery should
not be scheduled in conjunction with vaccinations.
The Buyer agrees to refrain from placing their Tibetan Mastiff
with a pet store, pet broker or shelter.
The Buyer agrees that the dogs will not be sold, traded,
leased or given away without the foreknowledge and written
agreement of the Breeder. If, for any reason, the buyer should
have to relinquish the dog, the buyer will notify the Breeder
and the Buyer will return the dog to the Breeder. The Buyer
promises to promptly notify the breeder of any health or
behavioral problems in the puppy. The Buyer recognizes that
this puppy is a living being that requires a lifetime of
total love, support and commitment. Failure to provide humane
care for the puppy will result in the buyer relinquishing
the puppy to the Breeder. Humane care shall include proper
nutrition, veterinary care, shelter and companionship. If
neglect or abuse is evident or if the buyer violates any
of the terms of this policy, the buyer will bear any legal
costs to reclaim the dog. Buyer agrees to take whatever measures
to make certain that their Tibetan Mastiff is provided for
and that their heirs or conservators are aware of the breeder’s
contact information. The buyer agrees to return the dog to
the breeder in the event that the buyer cannot care for the
Every puppy and every puppy buyer have the right to a complete
and honest disclosure of information about the breed, the
bloodlines of the puppy and the individual puppy. In the
event that a problem arises with the litter, the Breeder
must make every effort to inform the puppy buyers. The long-term
health, temperament and well being of the dog are of primary
interest to the Breeder and so the Breeder must make every
effort to maintain an open dialogue with the buyer and to
provide support and advice whenever possible.
The cost of any crate (used in transporting the puppy),
flight costs as well as cost of the puppy will be paid by
the Buyer by the time the puppy reaches eight weeks of age.
The Buyer will also pay the costs associated with the individual
registration of the puppy by separate check made payable
to the American Kennel Club in USD. Checks may be made payable
to Susan Ochsenbein.
In the event of the discovery of a health irregularity by
the veterinary during the puppy's first "well check" a full
refund will be given upon return of the puppy and a written
statement from the licensed veterinarian stating the nature
of any health problems. Puppies who are injured or ill as
a result of mistreatment will not be eligible for a refund.
Should unforeseen health issues arise after the “well check”,
the Breeder will not be held financially accountable for
any medical intervention. The Breeder will not be financially
responsible for any unforeseen health/socialization problems
that result from failure to follow the breeder's advice concerning
vaccination protocol, health/socialization management, failure
to provide proper diet or care, injury or mistreatment after
it leaves the breeder's care.
It is always the Breeder's preference to have the puppy
approved and picked up at the Breeder's home. The Breeder
reserves the right to refund deposits and payments and void
the contract if, in her judgment, the transaction is not
in the long-term interest of the puppy. In the case where
puppies are shipped, the Breeder will decide the manner of
travel based on the least traumatic impact on the puppy.
Costs (which may include a shipping crate, health certificate
and freight charges) will be born by the buyer.
No warranties other than those stated herein are implied.
I have read and agree to the above conditions.
Buyer's Signature: ____________________________
Buyer's Name: ______________________(please print)
Home Phone: _____________________________