Questionnaire/Puppy Application

If you're interested in one of our puppies, please fill out this Questionnaire.
You can Copy and Paste, then e-mail completed questionnaire to: or e-mail me, if you prefer it sent to you.

Phone Number:
Day:                                               Evening:                               
Best time to call:
e-mail Address: 

Family Information:
1. Are you married?    
    How many adults live in your home?  
2. Do you have any children? 
    If yes, how many and how old:
3. What activities do you enjoy in your spare time?  
4. Do all members of your family want to get a puppy? 
5. Do any family members have allergies to dogs?  
6. Who will be the primary care giver for your puppy?  
7. Have you ever owned a dog before? If yes, what breed(s):
    What happened to that dog?
8. Do you currently own any pets? 
      If yes, list how many, breed(s), age(s) and is it (are they) spayed/neutered?
9. Have you ever given a dog away or taken one to a pound or shelter?  
    If so, what was the circumstance? 
10. If your family circumstances change (i.e., a new baby, change of residence or job), what will happen to the dog? Would you keep/take him with you? 
11. Do you have a veterinarian? If so, please provide name, address, and phone number:

Housing Information:
1.  Do you live in a house/apartment/condo/townhouse? 
2.  If renting, do you have your landlord’s permission to have a dog? (A letter from landlord may be required)
3.  Do you have a yard?  
     If not, how do you plan to exercise your dog?
4.  Is your yard completely fenced with secure fencing? How high?
5.  Do you have a swimming pool? Is it fenced off? 

Puppy Information:
1.  Why have you decided to buy a Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie)?
2.  Are you aware of health problems which may affect a Sheltie?
3.  Are you aware that Shelties are normally barkers, and might need consistent training?
4.  How do you feel about a dog that sheds (moderate shedding most of the year, heavy during spring and fall)?
5.  Do you prefer Male/Female? 
    What Age?
    What Color? 
    Any Size preference?

6.  Please rank each of the following factors in order of importance to you in your choice of a puppy (0 = less important/10 = most important):
     Structure/Looks _____
     Temperament _____
     Sex _____
     Color _____
     Family Companion _____
     Potential Show Dog _____
     Potential Breeding Animal _____
     Potential Obedience/Agility Dog _____
     Pet Therapy _____
     4H or FFA project _____
     Other (__________________) _____

7.  Where will your dog live (inside, outside, combination of both)?
8.  Is anyone home during the day? 
     How many hours on the average will your dog spend alone? 
9.  Will there be someone available to feed and exercise the puppy during the day? 
10. Where will your puppy spend the time when no one is at home?  
11. Where will your puppy stay if you go out of town (Friends, Boarding Kennel, etc)?
12. Where will the puppy sleep at night? 

13. Have you thought about how you are going to housebreak the puppy? 
14. Are you going to crate-train your puppy? 
15. Are you willing to take your puppy to obedience classes?  
16. Are you planning to "train" the ears to fold over, by either gluing or taping?
17. Do you know how to trim nails?
18. Do you know how to line-brush a Sheltie?
19. Have you completed any AKC titles on other dogs?
      If so please describe:
20. Do you plan to register you puppy with AKC?
21. Is this your first puppy or the first one in many years?  
22. Do you plan to spay or neuter your puppy? 
      If not, please explain:  
23. Would you come to my place and pick the puppy up?
24. How did you hear about our “kennel”?

To promote responsible breeding, all of our companion/performance puppies are sold on a Limited Registration basis. Limited Registration means that the dog is eligible for registration with the American Kennel Club, however, any offspring produced by the dog would not be eligible to be registered with the AKC. This does not mean that the dog is of lesser quality. It just means that they are ineligible to enter conformation shows or produce registered offspring. They are eligible to enter other AKC events such as hunt tests, agility, and obedience trials.

Thank you for taking the time to fill this out!


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