Health Guarantee 

Effective 07/01/2020

Texas Star Labradors (TSL) warrants the puppy to be in good health and free from illness at the time of transfer to purchaser.  Purchaser should have the puppy examined by purchaser’s veterinarian of choice within 72 hours of accepting ownership of the puppy.   Puppy will have at a minimum of 1 certified veterinarian health & vaccination visit.

Texas Star Labradors provides a detailed 26 Month Health warranty outlined below for DNA Disease Tests and for OFA Hip Certifications.

Texas Star Labradors certifies that parents have been tested for genetic disorders associated with CNM, Cystinuria, DM, EIC, HNPK, PRA-prcd – and that the parents are not 'effected" these genetic disorders.  Genetic test panel is recommended before age 2 yrs.  If the dog or puppy is tested and found to be "effected" - not carrier, as some labs will pass on a carrier gene - TSL will provide a credit for the full amount of the original purchase price to be used toward the purchase of an existing available puppy or a future litter with availability.

Hip Dysplasia is caused by genetic markers of a dog however there is no genetic testing that can identify the potential of any puppy to be predisposed.  As stated by the OFA, puppies from tested and certified parents may still exhibit Hip Dysplasia due to genetic markers from past ancestors.  TSL follows recommended OFA breeding guidelines of only breeding OFA tested and certified parents thereby greatly reducing the chances of dysplasia, however TSL can not guarantee that any puppy will be free of hip dysplasia as OFA states puppies from parents free and clear of dyplasia still have a 3-7% chance of developing hip dysplasia from either environmental conditions or recessive genetic markers.  If such an event transpires Customer agrees that TSL will not be liable for any medical or surgical costs a customer may choose to pursue.  TSL will provide a 25% credit of original purchase price minus any shipping toward the purchase of a replacement puppy from a current or future breeding as available provided:

1.       The dog must be sterilized and owner submits proof in writing from a veterinarian.

2.       The dog must not be bred before testing and certification is complete.  If the dog is bred prior to being certified the guarantee is                   null and void.

Texas Star Labradors (TSL) DOES NOT warrant the puppy against any genetic disorders that are not tested for by Embark DNA Testing.  There are many generations of genetics involved in the makeup of any dogs genetics.  Recessive traits and genetic defects can surface anytime but if it can not be tested for by Embark DNA testing we do not warrant it.  Embark provides the most comprehensive DNA testing of any service we have found, they test for 217 genetic diseases and disorders. 

Learn more about Hip Dysplasia Here:  Labrador Hip Dysplasia 

Learn more about DNA Health Testing Here: Embark DNA Testing