Please send a puppy inquiry to stay up to date on our plans and so we may figure out if one of our puppies will fit your family. If you don't receive a reply within the month, please resend an email. Sometimes our emails don't come through the way we hope they would.
Puppy Questionnaire, please copy and paste, I know the form seems like a lot, but it helps us to get to know you better and learn more about what you're looking for in your puppy.
PROSPECTIVE BUYER INFORMATION Name: State: Home Phone: Work Phone: Cell Phone: E-mail address:
GENERAL INFORMATION Why do you want a dog?
Are you acquiring a dog for yourself or for someone else? If for someone else, are they aware of your intentions, or is the dog to be a surprise?
If you are married, how does your spouse feel about the addition of a Doberman?
Do you have children living with you or visiting regularly? If yes, please note ages.
How do they feel about the addition of a Doberman?
Are you prepared to teach any resident or visiting children the proper way to conduct themselves around dogs?
How would you describe your household activity level? Very quiet Rather easygoing Usually something going on Lots of activity
How did you learn about Dobermans? Why do you want a Doberman?
For each dog you currently own, please list the following: Name – Breed or mix – Sex – Age – Is pet spayed or neutered?
Do you have other pets? If yes, please list.
Have you or anyone in your household ever been charged with animal cruelty or had any animal taken away from you or any member of your household for suspicion of animal cruelty? If yes, please explain.
Have you or any person in your household ever been suspended privileges by the American Kennel Club, the United Kennel Club, the Canadian Kennel Club, or any other such club? If yes, please explain.
LIVING ARRANGEMENTS Do you live in: apartment house mobile home condo other (describe)
In which type of area is your home located? urban suburban rural
Are there any dog restrictions or laws in your area? Have you checked into local ordinances in your area pertaining to owning/housing an animal (e.g., leash laws, required vaccinations, dog licenses, etc.)? Are you willing to comply?
Do you own your home or are you renting? NOTE: If you rent, a signed letter from your landlord stating that dogs are permitted on his/her property must be received before a puppy will be placed with you. The Breeder reserves the right to contact the landlord before placing any puppy.
Please provide your landlord’s contact information: Name Address Phone E-mail
Where will the dog spend most of its time? Where will the dog be when you are away? How long each day will the dog be alone? Where will the dog be when you are at home? Where will the dog sleep?
Have you ever used a crate in housetraining a puppy or dog? Do you intend to use a crate for this dog?
What will you do with the dog when you go on a vacation trip?
In the event of emergency (e.g., hospitalization, natural disaster, etc.), who would take care of your dog? If you have to be away from home for a few days and are unable to take the dog, what arrangements will you make to provide for its care?
When you travel with the dog, where will he/she ride?
How do you envision a dog fitting into your home (schedule, indoor/outdoor activities, exercise, etc.)?
Do you have a fenced yard? If yes, size of yard, type and height of fencing. If no, please explain what arrangements you will provide for housebreaking and for safe and adequate exercise.
If you were to move, what would happen to your dog?
YOUR INTERESTS/GOALS Are you interested in a puppy, an older pup, or an adult dog?
Do you prefer a male or female?
Please describe any physical attributes that are of particular importance to you in the puppy/dog you are seeking at this time?
Do you prefer a pet/companion dog or a show/performance dog?
Are you prepared to spay/neuter your dog, or are you interested in breeding?
What are your goals for your dog? Breeding Conformation/Showing Obedience Rally Agility Flyball Therapy Dog Assistance Dog Tracking SAR Schutzhund Other (specify)
What do you expect of your Doberman?
Please describe any character attributes that are of particular importance to you in the puppy/dog you are seeking at this time?
What do you expect of your dog’s breeder?
EXERCISE AND TRAINING
In addition to the normal routine at home, what activities will your Doberman have? Walk routinely with a family member Go to classes Compete in dog shows or performance events Go to your place of business with you Travel with you Be a playmate for your children or pets Other (specify)
Have you ever trained a dog? Attended training classes? If yes, please describe how you trained and what commands were taught.
Are you aware of the SOCIALIZATION AND TRAINING requirements of a Doberman?
Are you prepared to spend time SOCIALIZING AND TRAINING your Doberman?
How do you intend to obedience train your Doberman? On your own? With a club/trainer?
Do you belong to any dog or dog sports club(s)? If yes, please list.
Have you ever experienced any behavior problems with past or present pets? If yes, how did you handle those problems?
OTHER Are you prepared for the responsibility of caring for this dog for its entire life (10-14 years)?
How did you learn about Firelite Dobermans?
Please add any additional information or thoughts that you feel would help me to understand you as a potential Doberman owner and the home you can offer the dog.
What questions do you have for me?
VETERINARIAN INFORMATION / REFERENCES If you have a veterinarian, please provide contact information below Name Address Phone E-mail
Please supply two references (dog trainers, Doberman owners, friends, neighbors, etc.—not including immediate family) who know you well enough to recommend you as a good dog owner. Name Phone E-mail Relationship to you
Name Phone E-mail Relationship to you
By signing this questionnaire, I affirm that all statements made above are true to the best of my knowledge. (If you are submitting this form via e-mail, please type your name in the signature line.)