Questionnaire for prospective
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
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.
to get the questionnaire in a PDF document that you can complete
and email back to me.