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Bountiful Dachshunds

Prospective Owner Questionnaire


 Thank you for your interest in our dachshund family. We ask that you take some time to read over the Prospective Owner Questionnaire so we can assist you in making the best decision for you as a prospective owner and for our pups. It is a privilege to help our owner's select the best-possible new family member, so there may be many years of joy to come. You're welcome to Copy/Paste and fill out to give us. We thank you!

* How many dachshunds have you previously owned?

* What do you like most about the breed?

* What challenges do you anticipate in adopted your pet?

* Is your puppy being purchased as a gift or surprise for anyone? If yes, who?

* How many adults are in your home?

* Are all adults in agreement to purchase a puppy?

* Do you have other pets? 

* How many hours a day are you available to be with a dog?

* Where will the puppy spend most of its waking time?

* Will your puppy be an inside or outside dog?

* Where will the dog sleep?                      Do you have a fenced yard?

* Would you be comfortable with sending photos of your home and yard or having us visit if we request? (Odd request for some but thank you for your understanding, as we're protecting our pups from getting into the wrong hands such as a puppy mill or irresponsible breeders).

* Are there minors in your household? If so, are you able to supervise and educate their interaction with your pup?

* Does anyone in your household have animal allergies or asthma?   Are there any special activities you'd like to enjoy with your pup?

* Is there a particular pup you're interested in? If so, please let us know the name of the pup.

* What is your preferred age, sex and weight?

* What is your preferred coat? Long or Short?

* What is yourpreferred color? Black/Cream, Clear Cream English Shaded Cream, "American" Red (lighter red, little or no shading), 
   Black/Tan, Red, Chocolate/Tan, Chocolate/Cream, Mahogany Red?
* Preferred Pattern? Dapple, Piebald, Sable?

* What's your ideal temperament of your prospective pup?  When would you like to have your new pup?  Are there any other things you
   would like for us to know about your ideal pup?

* Are you aware of the importance of vaccinating your pup once he/she leaves our care and following a protocol of preventatives? Please be 
    aware that some puppies can have a mild to severe (rarely...but life threatening) allergic reactions to Ivermectin (heartworm preventative)
    and discuss with your vet about applying a topical heartworm preventative in a very small amount. Commercial preventatives can be 
    dangerous on young puppies as they tend to be a larger amount than they need. When a pup is vaccinated (especially at the 12 week      vaccination), please keep a close eye on him/her the next
    24-72 hours. Extra care needs to always be taken with young pups, from birth to 18 weeks of age. 


* Who will be primarily responsible for caregiving?                                                  Do you have a Veterinarian you want to work with?

* How do you plan to train your new pup?                                                                  Preferred potty-training- yard, pad, leash?

* Preferred food for your pup?

* Are you planning to microchip your puppy? We do not provide microchiping as we have found most people rather have their own vet do this in the area they live in. Please be aware of the dangers collars post to puppies when left in a metal crate (they can hang themselves accidentally). 

* What preventatives are recommended for your local area?

* Would you be potentially interested in breeding your pup? 
   Please note: All canines are placed without breeding rights unless explicitly contracted in advance (approved homes) and no AKC papers
   are provided until proof of spay/neuter certificate from a certified veterinarian is shown. AKC Full Breeding rights are $2,000.

* Would you be willing to give us a follow-up reports about your pup from time-to-time?

* Do you have any other comments, questions or concerns you'd like to share with us?

* May we ask how you heard about us?