When it comes to a puppies and genetic disorders, good breeders do everything they can to avoid producing problem animals. That said, odds are that somewhere, at sometime, a genetic disorder will crop up. It could be hip dysplasia, eye, elbow or other problems.

Good breeders will also usually stand by their pups and will guarantee them against hereditary defect to a certain point. A guarantee, however, can be a confusing and touchy subject for some folks, but getting one (in writing) can save the breeder and yourself a lot of hassle and heartbreak should something go wrong with your new puppy.

In this quick video, Justin McGill of Hunters Point Kennel in Marshalltown, Iowa, talks about the three things you should make sure a guarantee includes.

It’s well worth the viewing time at less than two minutes!