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Our Warranty

Your new puppy is guaranteed to be virus free for two business days from the date the puppy is received. Parasites are a common problem in animals, especially young animals, and are easily treated; therefore these are excluded from this guarantee. A visit with your own vet within two business days is required, including a fecal exam, to confirm the health of your new puppy, and establish a relationship with him/her and your new puppy right from the start. (If any parasites are found, treatment is the purchaser's responsibility.)  

This dog has a guarantee that the hips will not receive a grade of moderate or severe for Hip Dysplasia at 24 months of age from the OFA, and that his/her eyes will pass a CERF test at 12 months of age, or we will apply the full purchase price of your puppy toward the price of a replacement puppy of your choice, from a future Northern Lakes Labradors' litter. (Replacement puppy will be provided when available, or should you choose to wait, must be received within 12 months of returning dog to us.) If the replacement puppy has a higher adoption fee, you will be responsible for the difference. If replacement puppy has a lower adoption fee, no refund will be given. OFA Certification must be completed before 25 months of age. CERF Test must be obtained by 13 months of age. NO REFUND WILL EVER BE GIVEN.  Replacement puppies will be considered "as is" and will not be guaranteed.  (i.e. only one replacement puppy will be provided.)

To qualify for a replacement puppy, all of the following conditions must be met:

  •  Dog has been registered with the AKC, and has been micro-chipped within 10 days of purchase.  We can provide this chip for an additional $55, or you may have it done at your own vet's office and send us a copy of the dated receipt for the microchip implantation and microchip number. 

  • You received a statement from the OFA, stating that your dog received a grade of moderate to severe for Hip Dysplasia. Or from CERF stating the presence of Retinal Dysplasia or Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA).

  •  Dog has never been bred, even if puppies were not produced or were not registered, if produced.

  •  Dog and AKC papers are returned to us. If you choose to keep your dog, he/she must be spayed or neutered, and original AKC papers must first be returned to us. A signed statement from the vet with the date the spay/neuter was preformed.

  • There must be no signs of injury, abuse, neglect, dog is not over weight, under weight and has not been used in agility, running, jumping or over exercised during their growth period of 24 months.  Any signs of the above will void this guarantee.

  • Dog must not be spayed/ neutered before 12 months of age.  Doing so can decrease bone health and cause future problems.

All Puppies are sold as pet quality only; no guarantee is made as to disposition, conformation, size, weight, color, markings, or hunting or breeding abilities.

We will also not guarantee undescended testicles, dew claws that grew back or micro-chips that have "traveled", or any other non-genetic situation/disorder.

If you choose to upgrade from Limited AKC papers (Pet only) to FULL AKC papers for breeding or show, you will void all guarantees, except that your puppy will being free of any virus for 48 hours from the time of adoption.


If you choose to continue feeding your puppy Life's Abundance Food, we will give you a Lifetime (up to 10 years) Replacement Warranty.  This means that if your pup/ dog should pass away due to a health related reason, we will replace him for you.  


To Qualify for the Lifetime Warranty:

  • You must use this link:, so that we know you are ordering through our account.  You must continue feeding only a Life's Abundance food.

  • There must be no sign that your pup was ever neglected or mistreated, over worked, or cared for in a way that would cause him/ her to become ill and pass away.

  • You must also have your pup microchipped with us or within 10 days of leaving our home.  Please send us your receipt showing that he/ she was microchipped.  This will help us know for certain that your pup is that same one that left our home to become a part of yours. 


**Lifetime Free Replacement Puppy - Does not include any shipping charges, microchip, vet charges, etc. This Lifetime Free Replacement Puppy Health Guarantee is for the health of your Labrador Retriever, and does not cover accidental death, neglect, abuse, or injuries that your dog may sustain while being a part of your family. We believe that Life's Abundance is a great product and will provide your dog with optimal health, so that your Labrador Retriever may live a long and happy life with your family! This Lifetime Free Replacement Puppy Health Guarantee will transfer to new owners (if you are unable to care for your dog), if we are contacted prior to his/her re-homing and only if there is no lapse in the use Life's Abundance Dog Food. **