Sample Questions from the Breeder for the Puppy Buyer

  1. Have you had pets in the past? (Please tell me about them, how many, what kind, breeds, how long did you have them, what happened to them, etc.)
  2. Do you currently have pets and what kind?
  3. What made you decide on getting a Corgi?
  4. What are your expectations of this dog?
    • Watch dog
    • Pet (for whom____________________________)
    • Conformation Show Dog
    • Performance Events (Herding____ Agility____)
    • Obedience
    • Breeding
    • Companion for another pet
    • Other:
  5. What do you know about Corgis? Are you aware that they have a double coat that sheds seasonally and can shed continually if it is kept indoors?
  6. Do you own or rent? A house or apartment?
  7. If you rent, does your landlord allow pets? Would you object to our contacting your landlord? Landlord's name & phone number:

  8. Do you have a fenced yard?
  9. Do you have a dog kennel or run? How tall is the fence?
  10. Are you willing to spay or neuter this dog?
  11. What will you do with the dog if you move from your present home?
  12. Do all members of the household know you plan to get a Corgi?
  13. Are they all agreeable?
  14. What previous experiences do you have in training a household pet? (housebreaking, basic obedience, etc.)
  15. What training methods will you use to handle potential problems like whining, barking, chewing, etc.?
  16. Who will be responsible for the care of this dog? What happens if he/she doesn't follow through?
  17. Are you willing to obtain proper medical care for this dog, such as yearly boosters, cleaning teeth, etc.?
  18. Who is your Vet and/or Veterinary Clinic?
  19. Do you have children? How many? Ages:
  20. Is anyone in your household allergic to pets?
  21. Will an adult be home most days? If you work, what is your plan for caring for a young puppy during the day? (Example - plan on coming home during lunch to let the puppy out or have a neighbor do it or keep confined to a bathroom with newspaper down, etc.)
  22. Will this be an indoor or outdoor pet?
  23. What will you do with this dog when you go on vacation?
  24. Will you agree to return this dog to us if you can no longer keep it?
  25. Will you allow us to visit occasionally?
  26. Do you object to keeping in touch with us?
  27. Do you have any objections to signing a contract?
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