I used the Lab breeder's puppy questionaire, I just changed a few things around.
Should I add anything? Take something out?
Personal Information: Name: Address: City, State, Zipcode: Email: Phone: Number of Family members: Ages of Children: Do any members of your family have any types of allergies? YES NO If Yes have they been tested for animals? Explain. Are you an active military family?: IF yes, have you been overseas?:
Housing Information: What kind of house do you live in?: Do you own or rent?: If Rent does your lease include pets: Or will your landlord give you a letter of permission: If you rent please list your landlords name and phone number:
Do you have a fenced yard?: What kind of fence do you have?: If No fence how will you properly exercise the dog:
What Type of Area Do You Live In? City Rural Suburban
Where will the dog live? (inside, outside, both):
Pet information Have you had a Basset Hound before? Yes No If yes, please tell us about your dog. Include how you acquired the dog, when & how long you owned it & what has happened to it:
Have you familiarized yourself with: The care requirements of a Basset Hound ? Yes No The grooming requirements of a Basset Hound? Yes No The amount of shedding experienced with Basset Hounds? Yes No The attention and exercise required by Basset Hounds? Yes No
Who will care for the dog?: Does everyone work (or attend school) all day?: How many hours an average day are you away?: If everyone works or goes to school all day have you thought who will come in during the day to "potty" the dog?: Please explain the arrangements you are making.
What happened to your last dog?: List all pets in the current household: List all previous pets in the last 5 years, and what happen to them:
Are you prepared to care for a dog for 10+ years?:
Are you planning on moving,? if yes, have you planned on what you will do if problems arise with housing the dog?:
Are you aware of the health benefits of spaying and neutering your pets?: Are your other pets spayed or neutered? Were your past dogs spayed or neutered?
Have you used a crate to housebreak a dog before?: Do you have a crate?: Do you plan on using a crate with your new dog? Would the dog be allowed free roam inside/outside, or would she be kept in a crate? If in a crate, for how long each day?
How much do you think it will cost to care for a dog each year? (veterinary care, food, grooming): What brand of dog food do you plan on feeding? Do you understand the benefits of feeding premium quality dog food? Yes or No
Please add what you are looking for in a dog; what you expect from a dog as far as companionship and temperament:
If I were you,I would eliminate the following questions:
~IF yes have you been overseas?
I would eliminate and add; ~If yes,how are you going to care for your dog with all the stress and concern? ~How will the puppy adjust to many new surrondings? (moving)
Anyone agree with me on this one,JMO...
If you would like add...........
~How many hours will the basset be alone each day(be truthful)--what will the dog do,stay etc when you are gone? ~Are you going to use a crate for this dog?Do you know about the flexibility of crates? ~Are you looking for a show,pet quality? -Are you willing to spend money for the vet bills and necisaire supplies?
~If you own a pool,is it fenced in for safety precaustions? .... ~Does everyone in household want to add a dog to the family? ~how much exersise will you give this dog? ~do you believe in training ?will you start training (daily routine)as soon as you get this pup? ~where will this pup sleep @night? ~are you aware of the health problems of bassets? ~have(if you have)your children been around dogs? ~do your children no how to treat dogs with care? ~do you own any other pets age ---- gender--- breed-----
***Edited By: animallover123 on 12/22/2006 2:45:24 PM*** Reason: edit
i would not add the breeding part animallover. no one should adopt a dog from a rescue/foster home and be able to breed that dog. animals should be spay/neutered before being placed in their new homes.