Puppy Buyer Questionnaire
As a breeder, I feel an obligation to my puppies,
to you as a potential puppy buyer, and to myself and my breeding program to do everything possible to place the right puppy
in the best home. The following questions will help us to find the best puppy for you. Do the best you can in answering the
questions. There are no right or wrong answers.
Phone Number: Day:
Best time to call:
1. Are you married? ___________ How
many adults live in your home? ___________
2. Do you have any children? __________ Ages of children in the home:
3. What activities do you enjoy in your spare time? _____________________________
4. Do all members of your family want to get a puppy? __________________________
5. Do any family members have allergies to dogs? ______________________________
6. Who will be the primary care giver for your puppy? ___________________________
7. Have you ever owned a dog before? __________ What happened to that
8. Have you ever given a dog away or taken one to a pound or shelter? __________
If so, what was the circumstance?
9. If your family circumstances change (i.e., a new baby, change of residence or job), what
will happen to the dog?
10. Do you currently own any other pets? ___________________________________
11. Do you have a veterinarian? __________ If so, please provide
name, address, and phone number.
1. Do you live in a house/apartment/condo/townhouse? __________
2. If renting, do you have your landlord’s permission to have a dog? _________
3. Do you have a yard? _______ If so, how large? ___________ If not, how do you plan
to exercise your dog?
4. Is your yard completely fenced with secure fencing? ________ How
5. If not, would you be willing to do so before bringing home a new puppy or build a
secure run for the puppy to be in when not being safely supervised for its safety? ___________
6. Do you have a swimming pool? _________ Is it fenced off? __________
1. Why have you decided to buy a Labrador Retriever? __________________________________________
2. Are you aware of health problems which may affect a Labrador Retriever? __________
3. Are you aware that Labradors are not normally barkers, but they are chewers and diggers especially if left
alone for extended periods of time? __________
4. How do you feel about a dog that sheds (moderate shedding most of the year, heavy
during spring and fall)?
5. Do you prefer male/female and black/yellow/chocolate? ______________________
6. Why is that color/sex important to you? ________________________________ If a puppy of another sex and/or color was the only available, would you consider
that puppy as an alternate option? Yes
No If no, why not?
7. Where will your dog live (inside, outside, combination of both)? __________
8. Is anyone home during the day? ____________ How many hours on the average
will your dog spend alone? ___________
9. Will there be someone available to feed and exercise the puppy during the day?
10. Where will your puppy spend the time when no one is at home? __________
11. Where will your puppy stay if you go out of town? __________
12. Where will the puppy sleep at night? __________
13. Have you thought about how you are going to housebreak the puppy? __________
14. Are you going to crate-train your puppy? __________
15. Are you willing to take your puppy to obedience classes? __________
16. Is this your first puppy or the first one in many years? __________
17. How did you hear about our kennel? Please
be specific: Breeders.net, breeder referral, puppy owner referral, website, etc.
To promote responsible breeding, all of our puppies are sold on a Limited Registration
basis. Limited Registration means that the dog is eligible for registration with the American Kennel Club, however, any offspring
produced by the dog would not be eligible to be registered with the AKC. This does not mean that the dog is of lesser quality.
It just means that they are ineligible to enter conformation shows or produce registered offspring. They are eligible to enter
other AKC events such as hunt tests, agility, and obedience trials.
Most puppies purchased from Drake’s Bay Labradors are purchased as companion dogs by
owners who have no interest in breeding or showing; therefore, limited registration will have no bearing on these dogs and
their owner. However, should an owner decide to become involved with showing and/or breeding in the future, limited registration
will be a factor. When and if certain necessary criteria are met by the dog and owner, Drake’s Bay can remove the limited
designation and allow full registration of the dog after the dog is more than two years of age.
Now it is your turn to ask me questions or tell me more about yourself and your family. The
more the better!
Please send this back to me at your convenience. You can cut and paste this into an e-mail
or send by regular mail.