Puppy Questionnaire

Puppy Questionnaire

Please complete this questionnaire and return it to Photo51Pets@hotmail.com

Please copy this questionnaire into either a word document or an email in order to complete it and return it to me.  PLEASE answer all questions as honestly as possible.  I encourage you not to tell me what you think I want to hear, as you may be surprised as to what that truly is.  

Please state your name, the names of your family members (please include ages of children), address, phone number, e-mail address, and occupation:

What are your reasons for wanting a dog?

Do you own any other pets?  If so, please list all pets and their breed, age, sex, where dog was purchased from, whether they are spayed or neutered and what you have done with the care and training of the pet.

Are you looking for a puppy of a specific sex?

Do you work outside the home?  If so, how many hours a day will the dog be left alone?  And where will the dog be kept while you are at work?

Who in your family will be primarily responsible for the following:
  1. Daily care of the dog?
  1. The Clean Up?
  2. The Training?
  3. The Vet and food bills?
  4. The Dog’s exercise?

If you have children, do they have experience around large energetic dogs?

Where will the dog live?  House?  Outdoor kennel?

Where will the dog sleep at night?

    Do you have a fenced in yard? Where will your dog relieve himself or herself?

What is the environment of your neighborhood - urban, suburban or rural?  Approximate yard size?

Do you own or rent your home?  If you rent, have you made sure you may keep a dog on the premises?  

What will be your method of restraining your dog on your property?  

Has your family discussed the commitment of owning and caring for a dog?  Does EVERYONE agree?

Are you willing to take your dog to an Obedience Class?  Have you ever taken an obedience class with any previous dog you have owned?  What type of training are you familiar with?

What kind of temperament are you looking for in a dog?  (i.e. outgoing, quiet, spunky, loving, loyal, etc).  Please elaborate.

Samoyeds shed daily and blow their coat once to twice a year, does this pose a problem with your household?  Is ANY member affected with dog hair allergies?

How will you exercise your dog?

What Veterinarian will you use?  (Name, Clinic Name, address and phone)

What will you do with the dog when you go on a vacation or a trip?

Would you be willing to send photos of your dog yearly to us?  Would you be willing to keep me informed of how your dog is doing, health, training issues, etc.?

Please provide 2 references, which would have knowledge of your responsible dog ownership.  This may include dog trainers, other dog owners who know you, your veterinarian, friends, and neighbors.  Please provide name, address, and phone number, relationship and e-mail address if available.

Are you willing to sign a contract that may require the dog be spayed/neutered (or may require that he/she NOT be neutered) and that he/she not be bred without consent?

Are you open the possibility of showing, allowing your dog to be shown by the breeder or one of her partners, or in allowing your dog to be bred by the breeder?

Have you spent any time looking at my website (Photo51pets.com)?   Do you have any questions for me?

THANK YOU for completing this questionnaire.

Please send completed questionnaires to:
Amanda Van Eperen

A note about response times for emails:
My dogs are a GIANT part of my life.  This means that when we do not have puppies on the ground we go to agility or obedience class on Monday nights, swimming class on Tuesday nights, Rally class on Wednesday morning and agility again on Wednesday night, followed by a drop in class on Thursday afternoon and sometimes on Friday nights.  If you don't hear back from me right away, please don't panic!