Our policies

Shibas are known to live 12 -16 years and New Owner understands he/she is taking full responsibility for all aspects, financial and otherwise, for the new puppy’s health, comfort and safety during this time. This includes such things as:

· Providing plenty of socialization and training to assure new puppy with not become the dominant member of the household

· Keeping the new puppy on leash when not in a fenced area, as most Shibas are not trustworthy off leash

· Providing clean indoor living, with appropriate food and water access

· Completing a 72 hour vet check after receiving new puppy

· Your lifetime responsibility for all liability in case of accidents while new puppy is in your care, including emergency treatment

· Maintaining new puppy’s health in up to date vaccinations, checkups, and preventative care, such as worming and heartworm medications.

· Spaying or neutering is to be done at the new owner’s expense between the ages of 6-12 months. See Spay/Neuter Contract for details

· Contacting the breeder, Breonna Canova, if there is ever any reason you can no longer care for new puppy. The breeder, Breonna Canova, must be given the first opportunity to take the dog back.

The new owner shall assume full responsibility for the health, appearance, temperament, and training of new puppy. The breeder shall assume no responsibility for the future outcome of new puppy health, appearance, and/or temperament outside of hereditary defects. A Texas Chic Shiba bred puppy has a year guarantee from genetic defects if examined by a licensed practicing veterinarian within 72 hours of purchase. Failure to do so, will void this contract and its guarantees. In the event a puppy should succumb to a hereditary defect, the breeder will replace the puppy upon receipt of written necropsy report from a certified veterinary pathologist within two days of diagnosis. Under no circumstances will refunds be made in lieu of a replacement. If the new owner rejects a replacement puppy, all sales become final. The new owner is responsible for all expenses in the return of a canine. Under no condition will the breeder provide a replacement where the breeder was not notified of the puppy being ill within the agreed time frame.

The breeder also has first rights to the puppy if the new owner is no longer able to or no longer wants to care for the dog in question. The new owner agrees not to resell this puppy for profit and not to rehome this puppy without notifying and giving the breeder first rights to the puppy. The breeder will assist in finding the future home for the new puppy. At no time will the dog be given to a humane society, animal shelter, or non-approved home. In the event the breeder is no longer available, the puppy must be turned over to The National Shiba Club Rescue organization.

The breeder makes no further guarantees once the care of the puppy is no longer under their control. The breeder only guarantees a pet quality dog and in no way implies the ability to breed or show this dog. Therefore, making no guarantees as to the dog’s adult size, weight, coat, skin conditions or trainability. Making no warranties other than those mentioned in this transfer of ownership.

Health Guarantee

Guarantee & Purchase Agreement:

All puppies have a wellness check by breeder's veterinarian at 6 weeks of age. If puppy is being shipped to new owner, either by air or ground, the total cost of the puppy and shipping expenses must be received by the time the puppy is 6 weeks old unless the new owner is picking up the puppy, then remaining balance can be paid in cash at that time. Puppy is ready for its new home at 8 weeks of age.

For the protection of the new owner of the puppy and the breeder, breeder requires the puppy be examined by a licensed veterinarian, at the expense of the new owner, within 72 hours of receiving puppy. A copy of this exam must be emailed (chicshibas@gmail.com), or mailed, to breeder within in one week of puppy’s arrival or the guarantee will be null and void. If this puppy is found to have a serious health issue at the 72 hour exam and is unable to be medically treated, a replacement puppy will be given to the new owner. This will be determined by the breeder. To qualify for a replacement, the new owner must return the puppy alive at their expense, to the breeder within 24 hours of exam. New owner must provide a signed document from the veterinarian stating the problem. Registration papers given at the time of sale must accompany return. Breeder reserves the right to require a second veterinary exam on returned puppy before any replacement or refund is given. All veterinarian expenses are at the expense of the new owner and are not refundable.

Breeder does not guarantee against conditions brought on by stress or environmental changes that cannot be controlled once the puppy leaves Texas Chic Shibas. Breeder will not be responsible for parvo or distemper after 7 days, as these are such highly contagious disease they can be contracted immediately after leaving the facilities. Also, the breeder does not guarantee against hypoglycemia, coccidiosis, viral or bacterial infections (including puppy flu), or parasites.

Keeping a Shiba free of ticks, fleas and worms is important to its overall health. The medical pamphlet included in the paperwork gives details about the preventative wormings and vaccinations the puppy has already received. Always follow the veterinarians instruction to maintain a healthy parasite free life.

Breeder also guarantees, for one year, this pup to be free of detrimental genetic defects. Again, the breeder would require a statement from a licensed veterinarian confirming such a defect with a laboratory report backing the veterinarian’s statement (at new owners expense) before any action will be taken. Breeder's vet must confirm diagnosis. Puppy will be replaced with a new puppy, to be determined by the breeder.

Spay & Neuter Contract

When to spay/neuter:

Generally, this should be done when the puppy has reached at least 4-6 months old. The older the dog, the better it will be able to withstand the anesthesia. Your vet will be able to offer input about what he recommends.

It must be done by one year of age though in order to stay in compliance with our spay/neuter contract.

Why spay/neuter:

Fixing your dog prevents pregnancy and the birth of unwanted puppies. It avoids the need to restrain the dog during estrus. It keeps both sexes from roaming away from your house in search of a mate. It reduces the tendency of male dogs to urinate in the house. Additionally, it avoids reproductive-related problems such as tumors, pyrometra, false pregnancy, prostate infections, and reduces the risk of developing reproductive related cancers.

Spay/Neuter Agreement Permanent ownership of this dog is contingent upon your compliance with this Addendum. Proof of the spay/neuter must be received by the breeder within fourteen (14) days after the surgery. You can e-mail me a copy of the procedure records at: chicshibas@gmail.com . In the event that the dog's health does not allow this agreement to be honored, Texas Chic Shibas must be provided with a statement from your veterinarian that this dog is not yet in physical or emotional condition for surgery. Based upon the veterinarian's evaluation of this dog, the new owner will contact the veterinarian and establish the earliest date that the procedure can be performed. The new owner will notify the breeder of this amendment in writing, at which time all other conditions of this agreement will apply and be enforced. This is the responsibility of the new owner, not the veterinarian, to ensure that Texas Chic Shiba's has received verification that the surgery has been performed. A copy of the medical record, as well as the receipt, is necessary verification along with the veterinarian’s phone number to follow up about procedure. Failure to comply with this agreement by the date below, unless otherwise agreed to in writing, will be considered a breach of this contract, and the new owner will transport this dog back to Texas Chic Shiba's and will not be entitled to a refund. In the case of the puppy's demise on or before the above listed date, a written statement from your veterinarian must be sent to Texas Chic Shiba's, stating that the puppy has indeed passed away, and the cause of death. This is an unfortunate step but necessary. New owner may also be fined $500, if the spay/neuter contract is violated.

In a perfect world, we would like to have each puppy we place to stay in their original purchasing home. Things do happen, and should you need to transfer ownership before spay/neuter has been performed, you agree to contact Texas Chic Shiba's, in writing, or email, and let us know BEFORE the puppy has been placed into a new home. We require a right of first return or reclamation, that the puppy be returned to us if you cannot keep him or her. You are not free to give the puppy away to another family member or anyone without receiving permission from us first. If you decide to go ahead and give the puppy to someone without contacting Texas Chic Shiba's, this contract is still your responsibility to enforce in the puppy's new home. Should we not receive conformation of the puppy's spaying or neutering by the above listed age, as the original purchaser, you will then be liable for the dog’s full purchase breeding value, which is $500 more than the pet price.