Our Health Guarantee
At Hawksbill Farm Kennel, your puppy’s health record begins with their parents. From the very beginning, we’ve thoughtfully hand-selected extremely healthy, well-cared-for dogs from the far corners of our region. Each one has been genetically tested and deemed to be in excellent health, and our intentionally diverse gene pool ensures that each litter of puppies carries on that legacy.
Environmentally, we encourage a healthy lifestyle for all our dogs and puppies by providing them with a clean, comfortable, spacious living area. (You can read more the pups’ luxurious accommodations here.) Along with having plenty of room to stretch their legs, ample access to fresh air and sunlight, and a whole team of people committed to keeping them safe and entertained, our dogs also enjoy access to in-house veterinary care, on-site grooming, and high-quality food.
2-Year Genetic Health Guarantee
As noted, all the adult dogs in our breeding program are genetically tested—this means that when you adopt a puppy from Hawksbill Farm Kennel, you can be sure that your puppy will exhibit excellent genetic health.
While most breeders make promises of a year-long health guarantee, we take things one step further and back all of our puppies with a 2-year Genetic Health Guarantee. Simply put, if your dog is diagnosed with any congenital health issues in their first two years of life, you have the option to return the dog to us and receive a full refund on your adoption fee.
What Happens if a Puppy Is Returned to Hawksbill?
First, it’s important to point out that genetic abnormalities in offspring of genetically tested parents are exceptionally rare. It’s highly unlikely that your puppy would ever be diagnosed with a genetic health issue. However, if ever a puppy is returned to Hawksbill Farm Kennels under our Genetic Health Guarantee, we vow to simply give that dog the best life possible. If the dog could be rehomed with a family who was aware of the situation and well-equipped to handle their specific health issue, then great. If not . . . Well, there’s always room for four more paws in the Howan Family household.