PUPPY BUYER QUESTIONNAIRE
Please Cut and paste this into an email and forward it to me at VanstoneAussies@hotmail.com 

Name: 
Address: 
City:
Phone Number:
Email Address:

  • Why have you decided to buy a Australian Shepherd and what attracts you the most about the breed? 
  • Can you Please describe your ideal dog, and the activities you hope to do with him/her? 
  •  Do you prefer a male or a female? If yes, please share the reason why?
  • What breeds of dogs have you owned in the past/ is this your first dog?
  • Do you currently own any other pets? If so, can you tell me a bit about them? Are these other pets neutered? 
  • Have you ever had to surrender a dog to the pound, give away or put down a dog? If yes please explain. 
  • Have you bred dogs before? If yes, please explain.
  • Please describe your family to me. Number of people, ages of children, who will be the principle care giver for the dog?  
  • Do you live in a house or apartment? (if you rent, are you certain you are allowed a dog? )
  • Do you have a Yard?  Is your yard completely fenced with secure fencing, if not, would you be willing to do so prior to bringing the puppy home? 
  • Are there people home during the day? How many hours would the dog be left alone on average during the week?
  • Where will the puppy be kept while you are away from home? Where will the puppy be sleeping at night? 
  • Have you thought about how you will housebreak the puppy? 
  • Have you thought about how you will provide exercise and training for an active dog, particularly in the first three years? 
  • Will you be attending puppy socialization classes?
  • Have you completed any CKC titles with other dogs? DO you plan on competing  with this puppy? 
  • Do you have a veterinarian? 
  • Do you agree to have your puppy spayed or neutered and submit to me a veterinarian certificate as proof of surgery for my records, no earlier than 1 year old? 
  • Are you financially prepared for the cost of a puppy? (Annual Veterinarian check ups, good quality dog food, de-worm/flea treatments thought it’s life, see a groomer if/when needed, participate in obedience classes, and in the case of emergency, pay for surgeries, etc.)
  • Will you be available to meet me in person before the pups are ready to go home? 


Thank you for your interest in Vanstone Aussies, 
Kim Van Biert