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RisingStar Australian Shepherds

Breed:   Australian Shepherd   |   Member Since 7/5/2008
Application
The application below has been created and posted by this member, and when this application is completed, the answers are submitted only to this member, and this member may choose to respond at his/her discretion. QualityDogs.com does not review any completed applications.
Introduction
The following questions are being asked of you so that the right puppy and the right placement of each puppy is made by bringing the various requirements of both the puppy and his new owner(s) into perspective, BEFORE a choice is made. I hope you will agree that the animal’s welfare must be my foremost consideration in considering a placement.
Contact Information
Name
Phone Number
Email
Questions
1. YOUR HOME:
• Where do you live (city and state)?
• Do you live in a house or apartment?
• Do you own or rent?
• If renting, please give the name, address, and phone number of your landlord?
• If renting, does your landlord approve of pets of this size?
Yes      No
• How long have you lived at this address?
• What size is your yard or how many acres of land do you have?
• Is your yard completely fenced in or do you have a secure kennel run?
Yes      No
2. YOUR FAMILY:
• How many adults and children live in the household?
• Ages/sexes of children?
• Does anyone in the household have allergies to dogs? If yes, how severe?
• What type of personality does the household have in general? (ie., quiet, noisy, structured, chaotic, etc)
• What type of personalities do each of the individual adults have? (ie., soft spoken, loud, submissive, dominant, etc).
• What type of personalities do each of the individual children have? (ie., soft spoken, loud, submissive, dominant, etc).
3. PET CARE:
• Who will be the primary caregiver of the dog?
• Is anyone home during the day?
• Will there be someone available to feed and exercise the dog during the day?
• How many hours on the average will the dog be left alone?
• Will the dog mainly live indoors or outdoors?
• Do you plan to crate train the puppy/dog? If no, why not?
• How do you plan to exercise the dog?
• How many hours a day do you plan to exercise/play/train the dog?
4. CURRENT AND PREVIOUS ANIMALS:
• Have you ever owned a dog before?
Yes      No
• Do you currently own any other animals? If so, what type?
• If you own other dogs, what is their ages, sexes, and breeds?
• Are they spayed or neutered?
Yes      No
• What is the name, address, and phone number of your veterinarian?
• If you currently do not have any dogs, how long did your last dog live? What were the circumstances of its’ death?
• Have you ever returned a pet to the breeder? If so, what were the circumstances?
• Have you ever given a pet away? If so, what were the circumstances?
• Have you ever takes a pet to a pound or shelter? If so, what were the circumstances?
5. AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS:
• Have you owned an Australian Shepherd before?
Yes      No
• Why did you choose this breed as right for you?
• What reference materials have you read pertaining to Aussies or dogs in general?
• How many individuals of this breed are you acquainted with?
• What type of temperament are you looking for in relation to strangers?
• What type of temperament are you looking for in relation to friends and family?
• What type of temperament are you looking for in relation to strange dogs?
• What type of temperament are you looking for in relation to strange situations?
• What type of energy level are you looking for: very high, high, moderate, below average?
6. ACTIVITIES:
• Do you know if there is a training facility in your area?
• Do you plan to attend any training classes? If no, why not?
• Is this dog going to be a companion only?
Yes      No
• Are you interested in showing the dog in the conformation ring?
Yes      No
• If yes, have you ever shown a dog to it’s championship?
Yes      No
• Are you interested in competition in performance events such as obedience, agility, herding, tracking, etc?
Yes      No
• If so, what areas are you interested in?
• Have you shown a dog to any performance titles?
Yes      No
• If yes, what titles have you received?
• Do you intend to breed this dog?
Yes      No
• Have you ever bred a litter before?
Yes      No
• What types of homes did the puppies go to?
• Have you ever owned a stud dog before?
Yes      No
• What are your main concerns when breeding dogs?
• How do you choose potential mates?
• Do you understand the difference between a limited registration and a full registration?
Yes      No
7. PREFERENCES:
• How old do you want the puppy/dog to be when you bring it home?
• If you want a puppy, have you consider an older puppy or adult?
• Are you looking for a male, female, or either?
• What color would be your first preference?
• Would you accept another color?
Yes      No
• If so, what would be your second color preference?
Please provide any additional comments you would like to make: