Be an Informed Puppy Buyer Important questions to ask…
- What genetic screening/testing do you routinely perform on ALL of your breeding stock?
- How long have you been a breeder?
- Do you breed other breeds? Which ones?
- Are you a member of any Dog Clubs?
- How many litters do you have a year?
- Do you show your dogs and what other certifications do they have?
- Do you temperament test your puppies before placing them?
- Will you take the dog back/help find another home for it if for some reason in the future I can no longer look after it?
- Do you require spaying/neutering?
- What Health Clearances/procedures to you require from puppy buyers?
- What Guarantees are given under the written contract?
- May I have a copy of your contract to review?
- Do you have any puppies or will you have any in the future?
- Do you have the parents on site? Can I see them?
- How old are the mother and father of this litter?
- Are there any special health problems I might need to watch for in this particular breeding?
- How much does a non-show or show quality puppy cost?
- What are the parent’s temperaments and personalities like?
- Where were the puppies raised? How have you socialized them?
- What is the likelihood that I might be able to get a puppy from this litter?
- After receiving my contract, how and when do you notify me if I am on your approved list?
- What do I have to do to reserve a puppy and do you need a deposit?
- If I place a deposit with you, under what conditions will/can my deposit be returned?
Useful Chart to help keep your records in order…
PHONE #________________________ LITTER DUE_____________________
Hip OFA #/Rating________________________________________________
Elbow OFA #/Rating______________________________________________
Eye Cerf #/Rating________________________________________________
Heart OFA #/Rating______________________________________________
Von Willebrand #/Rating__________________________________________
Hip OFA #/Rating_______________________________________________
Elbow OFA #/Rating_____________________________________________
Eye Cerf #/Rating_______________________________________________
Heart OFA #/Rating_____________________________________________
Von Willebrand #/Rating_________________________________________