Reservations, Guarantee & Policies

Making an Inquiry or Reserving a Puppy

  1. Whether you are merely making an inquiry or actually reserving a puppy in an upcoming litter, fill out our extensive questionnaire, which we call a Puppy Preference Form as a Word document (which we prefer) or the same Puppy Preference Form as a PDF document, if your are unable to use the Word format. This questionnaire tells us exactly what you're looking for in a dog so that we can give you our recommendations for the litter(s) that will best fit your needs.
  2. If you already know exactly which puppy in which litter you want, you can skip completing the Puppy Preference Form and complete the our Reservation Form in Word format.
  3. Scan or take a photo of your completed Puppy Preference Form and a photo of your deposit check for $300 and send these to our email at
  4. Your emailed deposit check holds your puppy for you for up to 10 days. To finalize a sale, please send the hard copies of your check and/or puppy preference form to us at Marble Mountain Kennels, P.O. Box 159, Greenview CA 96037. If we do not receive a hard copy of your check and reservation within 10 days of receiving your emailed photo version, we will remove your name from the litter or litters you selected.
  5. NOTE: Deposits are non-refundable, but can be transferred to a future litter if desired. (Deposits can be refunded, however, if the puppy you reserved in litter after litter does not materialize.)

Health and Behavior Guarantee & Policies:

All pups will have dew claws removed, first shots and have a full guarantee on hips, eyes, general health and hunting desire. Your pick in the litter is determined by the date on which your $300 deposit is received. Deposits can be made with the condition that you get either the gender or the color puppy you desire. Any Marble Mountain bred and sold pup which lacks retrieving instinct, is untrainable, shows unstable or vicious temperament, or is unable to work or hunt due to a physical or genetic defect will be replaced with another puppy as per our guarantee, based on the written analysis of a veterinarian or professional dog trainer. However, in order to claim our guarantee, we must be notified before the puppy reaches his/her first birthday.

Our stud dogs and dams have either preliminary or full health clearances for the following genetic diseases: hip dysplasia, eyes, and EIC (exercise induced collapse). Some have extra health clearances for CNM (centronuclear myopathy), PRA (progressive retinal atrophy), and elbow dysplasia. Marble Mountain Kennels tests all males for CNM, but we do not test all of our females for this genetic defect at this time. Preliminary health clearances are conducted before a dog reaches 2 years old. It yields the same result as a health clearance after a dog is 2 years old, but we obtain the prelim' tests so we know which dogs will be allowed into our breeding program and which ones will not. We guarantee that your puppy will be cleared of hip dysplasia, hereditary eye problems (via CERF test), and serious genetic or congential physical defects. However, please note that this guarantee is only applicable if we are notified of any problems before your dog reaches 26 months of age.

Our guarantee is restated below:

  1. Hip Dysplasia. Any Animal purchased from Marble Mountain Kennels must be X-rayed by 26 months. Animals older than 26 months are no longer covered under this guarantee. Animals under 26 months are covered with the following conditions:
    1. X-rays must be sent to the OFA or Marble Mountain Kennels for evaluation.
    2. Animals with dysplasia may be treated as follows:
      1. The animal may be sterilized, with a letter by a vet confirming this to MMK.
      2. If the owner decides to sell the dog, the owner is not eligible for a replacement.
      3. If after discovering the hip problem, the owner wishes to retain the dog and run it in any test or competition, the owner then waives the right to a replacement animal.
      4. The animal may be euthanized, with the agreement of Marble Mountain Kennels,and a letter sent to that effect by a vet.
      5. Shipping charges on any replacement dog is the responsibility of the original owner.
  2. Hereditary eye problems / CERF = Canine Eye Registration Foundation (FYI: CERF exam records are now stored with the OFA = Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.) Any dog showing hereditary eye defects will be replaced as follows:
    1. Animals must be examined by 26 months. No animal over 26 months is covered.
    2. Animals must be examined by a certified veterinary opthalmologist, and the result of the exam sent to Marble Mountain Kennels. The opthalmologist must state that the defect is definitely of a hereditary nature, and not caused by injury, or illness.
    3. The defective animal will be treated with the same guidelines as those listed under "hip dysplasia."
  3. Physical defects. Animals showing any serious genetic or congenital defect will be replaced as follows:
    1. Animals must show the defect by 12 months of age, and be examined by a vet. Marble Mountain Kennels must be notified at once at the onset of a problem, in writing with a letter from the examining vet.
    2. Any physical problem that could be the result of an injury is not covered under this guarantee.
  4. Any animal which is used for breeding purposes prior to notifying Marble Mountain Kennels of any of the above covered defects is not guaranteed.
  5. This guarantee applies to the original owner of the animal named on this form only, and does not apply in any way if the animal is sold or transferred.
  6. Replacement will be mutually agreed upon by both parties, and will be of comparable bloodlines (It is understood that the replacement may not come from the exact same parents).
  7. All expenses for shipping for the original animal and any replacement is the sole responsibility of the purchaser and owner.
  8. Any animal which is euthanized without the knowledge and permission of MMK will not be covered under this guarantee.
  9. All animals are the responsibility of the purchasing owners and in no case will Marble Mountain Kennels be held responsible for the care or treatment of any animals after they are sold.
  10. Deposits are otherwise non-refundable, but can be transferred to a future litter if desired.