HEALTH GUARANTEE FOR FRENCH BULLDOG PUPPIES

In reality, we can only guarantee that the puppy we sell to you is in healthy condition when you
purchase it,
and that the parents of the puppy are healthy dogs without genetic health problems,
and that we believe the parents are breed-worthy, which means that we believe they have good
conformation, good dispositions, and are healthy dogs.  We can guarantee that you will be getting
a puppy in healthy condition, but we have no way of predicting the future, nor controlling what
you do with your dog, how you raise it, what type of physical problems may arise from
environmental stress, what climate conditions it may be exposed to, what type of regional health
concerns/issues may be found in your area, what type of vet care you provide for your dog, what
dangers it may encounter while in your care, etc. --
these are all things we cannot control nor guarantee.  So our guarantee is as follows:

All of our French Bulldog puppies are
100% SATISFACTION and health guaranteed
for 60 days from date of purchase.

If you are not 100% satisfied with your puppy FOR ANY REASON, you can return it to us for a full
refund of the price
within 60 days of purchase.  Transportation is not included as we want serious,
committed buyers only.  In order for us to honor this type of guarantee, the dog must not have any signs of
mental or physical abuse, or neglect, and must have been vaccinated appropriately.  A vaccination schedule
will be provided for each puppy so you know what future vaccinations are due, and when.  If there are any
health problems with the dog that require a vet office procedure and/or surgery, we need to be notified and
give approval
PRIOR to the procedure/surgery being done.  If any procedures or surgeries are performed
on the dog without our approval, the health guarantee is void.
 All vet bills are the responsibility of the
puppy owner; we are not responsible for any vet bills you may incur.  

NOTE:  French Bulldogs are prone to more health problems/issues in general than many other breeds.  
Some common health concerns in French Bulldogs are cherry eye, entropian, ectropian, skin allergies, heat
stroke, hyper thyroidism, and hip dysplasia.  They are also more prone to upper respiratory infections and
bacteria/parasite problems during stressful times such as transitioning to a new home environmental, so it's
very important to make the puppy feel safe and secure and not be left alone for long periods of time during
this transition because they can easily get sick.  

We guarantee that the French Bulldogs that we are breeding do not have any health problems.  Both
parents are healthy dogs or we would not be breeding them because we are trying to improve the breed
overall, not make it worse!!  And we don't want to see any dogs suffer with health problems, so we do our
best to make sure we are only breeding top quality healthy dogs from good bloodlines.  

We feel this is a FAIR and REALISTIC health and satisfaction guarantee.  
NOTE:  Be sure to do your research on other breeders who offer a one-year health guarantee that may
sound better because it is a longer guarantee, but beware because I believe that a lot of breeders will make
you return your dog to them to get a replacement puppy (they typically do not give cash back, and you
have to surrender your dog to them).  And in my opinion, this guarantee isn't worth much because at that
point, most dog owners are way too attached to their dog and will not surrender their dog to the breeder
(knowing it will probably be put down).  Our guarantee is for 60 days, and it is a
full price of puppy money
back guarantee
(shipping not included), and it is a SATISFACTION guarantee, not just a health guarantee,
because we want to make sure the puppy is working out in it's new home, that it is a good match for the
owners, and that the owners are happy with it.  We give this type of guarantee to try to ensure that none of
our puppies end up in shelters, or in unwanted homes.  

Any legal action must take place in the county and state (Taylor County, Wisconsin) in which the seller resides.  Sorry, I know this
sounds rude, but after traveling all over the country competing dogs and being a small hobby breeder for 23+ years, people still cease to
amaze me, so we have had to implement a more extensive written health guarantee and sales policy to keep up with the times.
   

**We reserve the right to refuse sale to anyone for any reason.**

If shipping is requested, all shipping charges are the responsibility of the buyer.  Shipping charges are not
refundable.  We charge $350 for shipping an 8-week-old puppy into a major airport during normal cargo hours.  
This price includes the airline fee, crate, extra vet check, and health transport certificate.  All the puppies from
a litter are to be shipped on the same day.  If you request a separate shipping day other than the scheduled
day, we charge an additional $150 because we live 3 hours one-way from the airport, and it takes a whole day
to go there and back to do the shipping.  If you require a smaller airport that requires a higher fee, or arrival
after normal cargo hours, the airline charges more, and you would be responsible for those extra charges.  
SHIPPING PRICES GET HIGHER AS THE PUPPY GETS OLDER/BIGGER -- it is based on their weight and
kennel size.  All shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.  
Puppy prices may vary per litter and per puppy.  I have listed an average price range on the "Frenchie Pups 4 Sale" page
for a rough idea on our prices in general.  We require a $300
non-refundable down payment to reserve a puppy.  **Since
down payments are non-refundable,
please be 100% committed to getting a puppy before you reserve one with a
down payment**

Puppies can be picked up at 8 weeks of age, and must be a minimum of 8 weeks old to ship via airlines (federal airline
regulation).  Depending on how the litter progresses, they should be ready to ship by 8-9 weeks of age.  French Bulldog
puppies are more susceptible to stress during pick-up/shipping and transition to their new homes, so we want to ensure
they are socially prepared and familiar with a crate and being separated from the litter for short periods of time before
they go to their new homes because that helps reduce the stress on them at time of sale.  

Our French Bulldog puppies will have a 6-week vet check-up, 6-week puppy shot, and will have been de-wormed.  If any
puppy is diagnosed to have a health problem at the 6-week vet check-up, the puppy buyer can get a full refund of the
$300 down payment, or have the option to purchase the puppy at a reduced price determined by the seller based on the
relevancy of the health problem, or they may opt to transfer their deposit to the next available litter.  

Our French Bulldog puppies are sold without registration papers in an effort to protect them from ending up in
puppy mills.  The puppy buyer will be able to review the parents' registration paperwork
in person at the time of pick-up,
but no registration papers will be provided with the sale, nor will we mail or e-mail copies of the parents' registration
paperwork because the papers contain information which could be used to falsely register puppies or falsely claim stud
service, etc. with the registration numbers and issue dates which are printed on the akc registration papers.  The reason
we do not provide akc limited registration papers with our puppies (which means you do not have breeding rights) is
because we were told that anyone can take an akc limited registration and transfer it to another registry that is not as strict,
and then have breeding rights with that registry.  So to avoid that possibility, we do not provide registration papers with
our French Bulldog puppies, and we hope you understand why,
because this breed is very popular and sought after by
puppy mills
.  And we just don't want to take any chances and have to worry about our puppies being any part of that.  

Deposits and final payments should be made payable to:   

Lila Birkenholz
N7884 Sunnyside Road
Sheldon, WI  54766
(715) 668-5783

NOTE:  We do not accept credit cards or paypal, so please do not fall prey to an internet money scam by someone else
claiming to be us.  We only accept cash or checks made payable to Lila Birkenholz
at the address listed above.  By doing
this, we hope to protect our customers from internet fraud.  
We recently had someone try to impersonate us on a puppy
sale website, and they were using my name and an alias e-mail address with my name in it.  
**We now only have one
e-mail address that we use for our kennel, and it is
bigrockvonkennels@gmail.com

If you are having your puppy shipped to you,
the balance due plus shipping costs are due 10 days prior to
shipping date
.  

If you are picking up your puppy in person, the balance due must be
paid in cash at time of pick-up.  Sorry
no checks or money orders accepted at time of pick up due to previous bad experience with check payments.  
You can
pay with a check or money order for the balance due
if the check or money order is received at least 10 days prior to
pick-up date
.  Otherwise it must be cash at time of pick-up.  

If you haven't raised a puppy in a while, I would recommend reading a few puppy books to brush up on your house
training and puppy obedience skills.  The first few months of raising a puppy are
so important in forming good behaviors
and habits and structure for your dog that will last a lifetime -- whatever you put into your puppy, you will get back
10-fold -- your hard work and extra time put into your puppy will pay off -- they will be so much happier if they have a
strong leader and daily structure and lots of interaction, and SO WILL YOU IN THE LONG RUN!!

If you have any questions about our sales policy or satisfaction/health guarantee, please let us know.  Thanks for visiting
our site!

Lila & Bernie Birkenholz and family