Questionnaire for prospective Puppy/Dog Owners

Thank you for inquiring about my Labrador Retrievers. I am a dedicated "fancier" who participates in various dog related events. I breed occasionally to produce what Ibelieve to be quality Labrador Retrievers that conforms to the breed standard, isintelligent, and able to do what the Labrador was meant to do - Retrieve. I also focus on doing all I can to produce physically and mentally sound dogs.

Through competitions, membership in both the local and national Labrador Retriever Clubs I am exposed to other points of view, educational programs, updated rules and regulations and more importantly have an opportunity to share concerns, information and ideas with other concerned and knowledgeable dog people. When I have litters, I make sure my puppies are sold to loving committed homes.

I do my best to screen the owners to ensure a good match between the puppy and the buyer. Before the puppy leaves my home, it has been well care for and socialized. The puppy does not go to its new owner as a trained, well-mannered finished product. It is up to the puppy buyer to complete the job I have started. The new owner is responsible for the further development of the puppies personality, through structured discipline, training, guidance, and love. In an effort to ensure that my puppies are going to receive the love and care they will require throughout their lives, I ask all potential buyers to complete this questionnaire. If you wish to be considered for one of my puppies, you must complete and return the questionnaire to me.

All of my pet puppies are sold on a Limited Registration--without exception, which means that if the dog is bred, the resulting offspring will not be recognized or able to be registered with the AKC. Pet puppies are required to be spayed/neutered--no exceptions. As much as possible I attempt to evaluate each puppy’s personality by observing them during their development. And as much as possible I attempt to match the puppy to the buyer to produce the best fit of puppy and family. In other words, I will pick what I feel is the best puppy for you based on your questionnaire answers.

Prior to taking the puppy home you will be given information on training and care of your puppy and a list of the proper equipment and supplies to obtain prior to bringing your puppy home. At the time you purchase your puppy you will be given a completed sales agreement (which you must sign). I will fill out the AKC papers which I will mail from here with your check. I will fill out the microchipregistration which I will mail from here with your check.

I make every effort to ensure that my puppies are free from inherited defects, by screening perspective breeding stock for those problems common to our breed. However, due to complex genetic interactions and environmental factor's beyond mycontrol, I cannot guarantee that a puppy purchased from me will be free of genetic disorders.

Please research the Labrador Retriever before wanting to buy one. Do not make the mistake of buying ANY puppy on impulse. It could be the worse mistake of your life, and cost you and the puppy months of sorrow. A puppy is a cute little bundle of fur. A Labrador is only a cute little puppy for a few short weeks. Very quickly, it becomes a big teen-aged dog who has a great sense of humor, and boundless energy. Do not expect a Labrador to be a mature dog for two to three years. Do expect to spend a good amount of your time troubleshooting many "growing-up" issues, including training and every day living with your Labrador.

Please click here to get the questionnaire in a PDF document that you can complete and email back to me.