As a breeder, I feel an obligation to my puppies, to you as a potential puppy family, and to my breeding program, to do everything possible to place the right puppy in the best home. The following questions will help us to find the best puppy for you. Do the best you can in answering the questions, there are no right or wrong answers. Cut and paste into an email or click on Document and return to me via email.
Name: Address: City, State, Zip:
Phone #: Day: Evening:
Best time to call:
1. Are you married? How many adults live in your home?
2. Do you have any children? Ages of children in the home:
3. What activities or hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
4. Do any family members have known allergies to dogs?
5. Do the other members of your family also want to get a puppy?
6. Who will be the primary caregiver for your puppy?
7. Have you ever owned a dog(s) before? What happened to that dog(s)?
8. Have you ever given a dog away before or taken one to the pound, shelter or back to the breeder? If so, what were the circumstances?
9. If your family circumstances change (a new baby, change of residence or employment), what will happen to the dog?
10. Do you currently own any other pets?
11. Do you have a veterinarian? If so please provide name, address, and phone #.
1. Do you live in a house/ apartment/ condo/ townhouse? If renting, do you have your landlord's permission to have a dog? Please list landlord's name, address, and phone number if applicable.
2. Do you have a yard? Is your yard completely fenced with secure fencing? How high? If not, would you be willing to do so before bringing home a new puppy or build a secure run for the dog to be in when not being safely supervised?
3. Do you have a swimming pool? Is it fenced in?
1. Why have you decided to buy a Labrador Retriever?
2. Are you aware of health problems which may affect a Labrador Retriever?
3. Are you aware that Labradors are not normally barkers, but they are chewers and diggers especially if left alone?
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 and black/chocolate?
6. What are your plans for your puppy; Family Companion; Potential Show Dog; Hunt Tests; Formal Obedience; Agility; Rally; Therapy Dog; Tracking; Search and Rescue, or anything else?
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 puppy 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?
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 the puppy?
15. Are you willing to take the puppy to puppy Kindergarten and obedience classes?
16. Is this your first puppy, or the first one in many years?
17. Do you plan to spay or neuter your puppy?
18. Have you completed any AKC titles on other dogs? If so, please list the titles:
19. Have you ever bred a dog /dogs before? If so, please elaborate:
20. If this is a show puppy, please list Breeder references. If you have other show puppies/dogs, please state the breeder from whom they were purchased as well.
21. If this is a show puppy, will you be showing the puppy or will you be hiring someone to show for you?
22. Do you understand that completing this application does not guarantee you a position on our waiting list, nor does it guarantee you the promise of a puppy from Shelquin Labradors?
23. How did you hear about Shelquin Labradors?
To promote responsible breeding, all of our 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 not eligible to enter conformation shows or produce registered offspring. They are eligible to enter all other AKC events such as Hunt Tests, and the many assorted Obedience Trials.
Most puppies from Shelquin Labradors are purchased as companion dogs by owners who have no interest in breeding or showing. However, should an owner decide to become involved with showing and/or breeding, Limited Registration will be a factor. If in the future the dog and owner meet certain criteria, Shelquin Labradors may consider removing the Limited Registration and allowing Full Registration of the dog.
Feel free to ask me questions and tell me more about yourself and your family! Please cut and paste this questionnaire into an e-mail or document, and return via email to Shelley Ellison firstname.lastname@example.org