Puppy Buyer Questionnaire

 Help us find you the right pup for YOU!

The purpose of this questionnaire is to find the right pup for your needs and the right home for the pup.  Your honest answers will help us match you with a pup that shows the beginnings of the qualities you seek.  Questions asked now help minimize problems later!

  

Name:

Address:

City:

State:

Zip Code:

Phone:

Cell:

Email:

Please rate the following characteristics of farm dogs in order of greatest importance to least importance:

Size              Looks              Herding                Hunting              Guardian

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Working Expectations:

  • Describe the ideal dog for your present needs.

  • What are your primary goals for this pup:         companion     farm work         agility         trialing
  • If a farm dog, what are the typical duties this pup might be expected to have?
  • Herding work? (how much and what types of animals?)Guardian duties?Hunting or pest eradication?

 

  • Do you need a dog with a lot of drive and high energy?  Or are you looking for a laid back mellow dog?

 

  • Describe a typical day for your dog:

 


Social Expectations:

  • How much of its day will this pup be with people?  What kind of social interaction will the pup experience in its life with you?  Would you attend many public events with your dog, have a lot of visitors in the home etc...

 

  • Do you work outside the home?How much time will the pup be by himself?

 

  • Where would the pup spend the majority of its daytime?(house, outside - yard, pen etc....)Bedtime?
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  • Are there children in the home (or frequent child visitors)?  Please list the names of all the people who will live with your dog.  List ages of children.  What do all these people think about getting an English shepherd?
 
  • Do you want a dog that is sociable and friendly with anyone it meets or do you prefer a dog that shows more reserve to strangers?
 
 
  • Think about the atmosphere of your home and please describe a typical day in your family.Is it calm and quiet?  Active and noisy?  Proper placement of a pup centers on what your home is really like.  You want a pup that would adapt and fit in with your style of living.


  • How consistent a dog trainer are you?  Would you be attending classes with your pup?

 

  • Add any description that you feel would help others to understand the kind of dog that you want. Use more sheets if necessary:

 

Character Expectations:

  • Do you desire a more independent, aloof personality or dependent, attention oriented dog?  Do you like a challenge or do you like a dog that responds easily to your commands?  A stronger more dominant pup may be more of a challenge than one that is in the middle to low end of the pack order.

 

  • What qualities would be a turn-off for you?

 

  • Do you have other dogs, pets, or livestock?Please describe briefly.

 

  • Describe the best dog you ever had and what you liked most about him as well as any characteristics that could be improved to make a better dog to fit your present situation:

 


Physical Expectations:

  • Do you have a preference in terms of sex and/or color?  How set are you in these preferences?  We prefer to place pups first based on temperament or personality, but if all things are equal, sex and color will be considered.

 

  • What size dog do you prefer and why? Size sometimes determines what type of work at which a dog will excel.

 

  • Do you plan to spay/neuter this pup?  Would you be open to leaving your dog intact for possible breeding later?
  •  Please provide the name, address and phone# for your veterinarian.

 

  • Will you be willing to return this pup to me or let me rehome him in the event that you cannot keep him?

 AS A BREEDER, IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE POTENTIAL BUYERS AND MAKE SURE THAT THE PUPPY HAS A SAFE, SECURE, AND SUITABLE HOME FOR THE REST OF ITS LIFE.  AS A BUYER, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE BOTH THE BREEDER AND THEIR DOGS TO YOUR SATISFACTION.

Goochland Acres English Shepherds

N3627 County Road DJ

Juneau, WI 53039