Covenant Farm Puppies are a product of our unique breeding philosophy and our Christian worldview. Proverbs 12:10 says, "A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel". We treat all of our dogs and puppies as pets, as if we were keeping them for ourselves. Most run loose on our 112-acre farm. Some take turns "confined" in a quarter-acre fenced yard. They are never crated or tied. The kennels, on the rare occasions when they must be used are 10' wide by 20' feet deep, a full 200 square feet of space each. Our dogs are never left alone without companionship.

The puppies are whelped in our home, not in a kennel. They are handled daily. The puppies are exposed to our other dogs from 6 weeks old. Our females are kennelled only when they go into heat.

Veterinarian Examined

We work with a local veterinarian who gives our pups a complete examination at about 6 weeks. We do not allow the pups to be released for sale until they are a full eight weeks old. Studies have shown that staying with their Mom the extra two weeks after they reach six weeks is important for both health and socialization. Your puppy is guaranteed to be healthy and up-to-date on shots and worming when you purchase one, regardless of it's age. You will receive a Health Record detailing the shots and worming schedule, and the puppy's diet at time of sale.

Genetic Health Guarantee

We guarantee our pups to be free of life-threatening or life-shortening genetic defects up to one year from the whelping date, and guarantee hip and elbow soundness for 26 months. A diagnosis of moderate to severe hip dysplasia must be made by a licensed veterinary orthopaedist. Mild subluxation is relatively commonplace in large breeds, is easily managable, and is not covered under this guarantee. This part of the guarantee is null and void if your dog has been spayed or neutered before 18 months of age.

If your puppy is found to have any life-threatening or life-shortening genetic defect, we will be happy to refund all of the purchase price of the puppy upon certification of spay/neuter (if over 18 months of age) and an affidavit stating that the dog has not been bred. The other alternative for refund is upon the return of the dog. Any genetic defect claims must be accompanied by test results from a licensed veterinarian or animal hospital, and only after our consultation with that vet.

Also included is a guarantee that your puppy is healthy when you take delivery. You must have the puppy vet-checked within 7 days of taking delivery. If your puppy is found to be sick with any of the major canine diseases that are vaccinated for, your money will be refunded, and you may keep the puppy or bring it back, as you wish. We will not reimburse any veterinarian bills incurred by the treatment of the sickness.

Delivery

We offer personal delivery anywhere within a 200 mile radius of Covenant Farm in Concord, Virginia. We have regular meeting places in the Washington, DC and Richmond areas, and door-to-door deliveres can be arranged. The cost is $175 for delivery to Washington DC, Hampton Roads and Raleigh/Durham, NC areas, and adjusted down for shorter distances. Air shipping is $550 to anywhere in the continental U.S., though we prefer not to fly puppipes unless absolutely necessary. This is the lowest it can be done for, as we are almost 2 hours from the nearest major airport. That cost includes the airfare, delivery to the airport, crate and airline-required Health Certificate from the vet.

Longer-distance deliveries can also be arranged. We hire a puppy delivery van service that delivers most anywhere in the continental US.

Lifetime Return Policy

We realize that there are times when circumstances force a family to give up their pets. We do not ever want one of our puppies or dogs to end up in a shelter, a dog pound or just abandoned. When you purchase a puppy from us, we guarantee that we will take him back if necessary, whether he is 4 months old, 4 years old or 10 years old. No questions asked. We will arrange to pick him up as well if necessary.



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