Startop Labradors Puppy Questionnaire
We are very selective of whom we sell a dog to. If you would like to be considered for one of our puppies or adults, please take the time to complete this questionnaire I have designed in order help me get to know you better and to make sure our puppies will go to responsible and loving homes.
If some of the questions seem rather personal, I apologize but it's the only way I can get to know about the home you can provide, which is very important to me.
Please cut and paste this page to an email, fill in your answers with as much detail as possible and I will get back to you promptly. Your answers will also help me to place exactly the right puppy for your family with you!
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HOUSING / LANDLORD INFORMATION
Do you own or rent your home?
Do you live in a: House, Apartment , Townhouse , Other:
If you rent, do you have the landlord's permission to keep a dog?
**Landlords Permission must be obtained!**
How long have you lived at this address?
FENCE / YARD / CRATE INFORMATION
Do you have a completely fenced/enclosed yard suitable for a dog?
Describe type of fence or kennel - type, height and size:
If no fence or kennel how will you handle the dogs exercise and toilet needs?
Do you have a suitable dog crate?
If no, are you willing to purchase one?
How many adults in the house hold?
How many children in the household?
Age and gender of children:
Is everyone in your household in agreement on getting a new pup?
Are any members of you household allergic to animals?
Please describe your lifestyle: active, passive or in-between?
Who in the household will have the main responsibility of caring for this dog?
How many hours a day will the dog be alone, crated or free?
Where will the dog stay when you are not home during the day?
Where will dog sleep at night?
Do you plan on keeping this dog primarily indoors or outdoors?
Where will the dog stay when outdoors?
A. free in fenced yard
C. tied to something
D. free in unfenced yard
E. other (please explain)
OTHER ANIMAL INFORMATION
Do you own other dogs?
Spayed / Neutered?
Please list breed and gender of each dog:
Do you own cats?
If yes, how many?
Any other animals?
If yes, please describe:
How many dogs have you owned in the past ten years?
If none, have you ever owned and cared for a dog?
If you do not still own your previous dog(s), please describe what happened to it (them). Please be specific.
Have you ever returned an animal to the breeder?
If so, what were the circumstances?
Have you ever given an animal away?
If so what were the circumstances?
Have you ever taken an animal to the pound or shelter?
If so, what were the circumstances?
Have you owned a Labrador Retriever before?
Why did you choose this breed?
Will this dog be a …
B. Hunting/Field Dog
E. Breeding Stock
F. Therapy/Special Needs Dog
G. Search and Rescue Working Dog
H. Combination of above (please explain)
I. Other (please explain)
Will you be attending any training classes?
Do you have a regular vet?
If yes, what is his/her:
May I call for a reference?
At what age would you like to get the puppy (8 weeks is the absolute minimum)?
What is your ideal time frame to bring your puppy home (now, within the next month, 6 months from now, etc.)?
Are you willing to add your name to our waiting list for the ideal puppy?
SEX - I would like a Female, Male or no preference:
COLOR - I would prefer a Yellow, Chocolate, Black or no preference (please include a 2nd choice if you are flexible):
Have you considered an older dog or older puppy instead of an 8 week old puppy?
If so, what is your maximum age limit?
Do you plan on breeding this dog?
If so, why?
Do you agree to spay or neuter the dog NO EARLIER THAN the age of 12 months and before 24 months?
What activities do you plan to do with your dog?
What sort of traits are important to you in your dog?
Do you understand that Labrador Retrievers are social dogs that thrive in a family situation, given ample exercise, playtime, and training?
Do you understand that having a puppy is a big responsibility and commitment to the dog for the duration of its life (12 to 15 years)?
Do you understand that when you bring a new puppy into your home you can expect to lose sleep the first few nights because the pup will cry, wine, and bark a lot?
Do you understand that it will need to go outside every 4 to 6 hours overnight to relieve itself the first few weeks until it can hold it through the night?
Do you agree to take the dog to a vet regularly and as needed to keep the dog healthy and current on all vaccinations?
Do you agree that if for any reason you can no longer keep the dog anytime during it's life, to return it to Startop Labradors and receive no refund or replacement for the dog?
How did you hear about us, Breeders.net, friend or family member, somewhere else?
Do you have any additional questions that have not already been answered by the extensive information available on our website?
Is there any additional information you would like to add?
Thank you for investing this time in your search for a new puppy.
Remember - no matter who you choose to adopt your new puppy from, make sure they are a reputable breeder (not just in the business of selling dogs for profit) and that the parents have the minimum health clearances (OFA certified Hips and Elbows, CERF eyes, and at least one parent is Optigen Normal/Clear)
PLEASE NEVER BUY FROM A PET STORE!!!!!!!
Pet store puppies, no matter what the sales people tell you, ALL come from PUPPY MILLS. No responsible breeder would EVER allow one of their puppies to be sold at a pet store. No exceptions! Ever.