Puppy Questionnaire - Please Fill Out if Interested in a Pup
Questionnaire for prospective Puppy/Dog Owners:
Thank you for inquiring about my Patterdale puppies. I am a dedicated owner who participates in various dog related events. I breed occasionally to produce what I believe to be quality Patterdales that conform to the breed standard, are intelligent, and able to do what the Patterdales was meant to do -work. I also focus on doing all I can to produce physically and mentally sound dogs.
Through competitions, I am exposed to other points of view, educational programs, updated rules and regulations and more importantly have an opportunity to share concerns, information and ideas with other concerned and knowledgeable dog people.
When I have litters, I make sure my puppies are sold to loving committed homes. I do my best to screen the owners to ensure a good match between the puppy and the buyer. Before the puppy leaves our home, it has been well care for and socialized. The puppy does not go to it's new owner as a trained, well-mannered finished product. It is up to the puppy buyer to complete the job I have started. The new owner is responsible for the further development of the puppy’s personality, through structured discipline, training, guidance, and love. In an effort to ensure that my puppies are going to receive the love and care they will require throughout their lives , I ask all potential buyers to complete this questionnaire. If you wish to be put on my waiting list you must complete and return the questionnaire to me.
As much as possible I attempt to evaluate each puppy’s personality by observing them during their development. And as much as possible I attempt to match the puppy to the buyer to produce the best fit of puppy and family.
Prior to taking the puppy home you will be given information on training and care of your puppy and a list of the proper equipment and supplies to obtain prior to bringing your puppy home. At the time you purchase your puppy you will be given a completed sales agreement (which you must sign), I will fill out the UKC papers which I will mail from here, parents health certifications, our health records, the puppy's microchip information as well as any additional information that we feel may be needed.
I make every effort to ensure that my puppies are free from inherited defects, by screening perspective breeding stock for those problems common to our breed. However due to complex genetic interactions and environmental factors beyond our control we cannot guarantee that a puppy purchased from us will be free of genetic disorders. Please see the Puppy Guarantee for more information.
Please research Patterdales before commiting to buy one. Do not make the mistake of buying ANY puppy on impulse. It could be the worse mistake of your life, and cost you and the puppy months of sorrow. A puppy is a cute little bundle of fur. A Patterdale is only a cute little puppy for a few short weeks.
These questions may seem tedious, but they do help us find the best homes for my puppies. Thank you.
Your Name (first and last) (Required):
Your Spouse's Name (if applicable):
Your Street Address (Required):
Your City, State, and Zip (Required):
Your E-Mail Address (Required):
Phone Number (Required):
What is your occupation:
What is your spouse's occupation (if applicable):
How did you find us? (Referral from another buyer, Breeder Directory, etc.)
PLEASE BE SPECIFIC
What sex are you interested in?
A specific color do you want?
Would you consider a puppy of another color if your color preference is not available?
When were you planning on getting a puppy?
For what purpose(s) are you interested in a Patterdale (pet companion/working)?
Are you prepared to care of a dog for 10-15 years?
Yes No Not Sure
Do you have children under the age of 7?
Please list the ages of your children, if any.
Are your children (if any) okay around dogs and other animals?
Do you rent or own your residence?
Do you plan on moving anytime soon?
Are you an active military family?
Are you a full time student?
Do you have a fenced yard?
If not, how will you provide security for your puppy when its outside or when you're away?:
Is there someone home during the day, or able to get home to "potty" a puppy?
Where will this puppy spend the day?
Will this puppy have regular contact with its family during the day?
Where will this puppy spend the evening?
Will this puppy have regular contact with its family during the evening?
Where will this puppy sleep?
Are you willing to attend group puppy training classes with this dog as a condition to adopting one of our puppies?
Have you ever owned aPatterdale before?
What attracts you to this breed?
What don't you want in a Patterdale?
If you haven't owned a Patterdale before, what other breed of dog have you owned? (If you haven't owned a dog before, please state.)
Do you still own the dog(s) mentioned above?
If not, what happened to the dog(s)?
If any of the dogs owned are deceased, what were the circumstances?
Have you or a neighbor lost a dog to parvo within the past 3 years?
Please list all pets currently in your household
Who will have primary responsibility for the care of this puppy?
Do all family members agree on the addition of a Patterdale to the family?
If not, who is not in favor of getting a Patterdale and why?
Please give us the name, address, and phone number of your vet (or one that has worked with you in the past):
Do you mind if we contact them for a reference?
If not, why?
Have you ever given up a dog to a shelter or pound?
If so, why?
Have you ever been charged with animal abuse or neglect?
What type of personality are you looking for in your dog?
Please give us any other information you think will help us get to know you and your needs with respect to placing a puppy most suited to your family/lifestyle: