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Puppy Screening Questionnaire

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Initial Screening Questionnaire

Name :







Address :







City : State : Zip :







Home Phone : Work:







Email :







Occupation:















How did you hear about us?







Have you ever owned a Bloodhound before? Yes No







Why have you decided to purchase a bloodhound?







Do you prefer a Male Female Undecided







For what purpose(s) are you purchasing a bloodhound (Rank all that apply by number)







Family Pet Obedience Show Trailing







Other















Do all family members want a new puppy?







Do you have young children? Ages







Who will train the puppy?







Who will be in charge of the puppy's care?







Do any family members have allergies to dogs?















Do you Own Rent? Do you live in a House Apt







Urban Rural Do you have neighbors close? How close?







Other comments















Where will your bloodhound be kept during the day?







HouseDog run with doghouseYard with doghouseCombination







Other







Where will your bloodhound be kept at night?







HouseDog run with doghouseYard with doghouse







Other







Would you consider tying or chaining your bloodhound outside ? No Yes







Will your bloodhound have direct access to the house or next to the house , supervised entrance dog door?







Do you have a securely fenced yard?







Kind, Height and Size







Do you have a kennel run? Do you own a crate?















Will your puppy be raised as a member of your household? Yes No .







Are you willing to spay/neuter your bloodhound? Yes No . If no, why?







Do you currently own any other dogs? Yes No . If yes, list breeds and ages







Any other pets?







Have you ever owned a Large Breed dog before? Yes No .







Have you ever euthanized a dog before? Yes No . If yes, why?







Since Bloodhounds are a high maintenance care dog are you able to clean ears, eyes, coat, and trim nails on a regular basis? Yes No .







Is your Vet familiar with Bloodhounds and willing to consult with our Vet if needed and us in regards to care? Yes No .







Have you ever completed an AKC title in Obedience Breed







Agility Tracking Other







Please list titles















What type of personality are you looking for in your puppy?















Have you considered an older dog instead of a puppy? Yes No







What do you expect the activity level of the bloodhound to be: high moderate below average







What kind of floor surface will the dog be on in the home?tile linoleum carpet wood smooth surface with throw rugs







Have you ever housetrained a dog before? Yes No







Have you ever returned a pet to a breeder? Yes No















Have you ever given a pet away?







if so what were the circumstances?























Have you ever taken a pet to a dog pound or animal shelter?







if so what were the circumstances?























Are you committed to care for this dog's needs for his lifetime?







Do you understand that the puppy purchased from us will receive a Limited Registration (except those placed in show homes that will be shown) Yes No







Are you willing to sign a written contract, if you are approved , prior to the purchase? .







Do you understand that this dog must be returned to Ripple Creek Bloodhounds with signed registration papers with no refund of monies at your expense if:















you are unable to care for the dog any longer







you no longer want the dog







you violate the written contract signed at the time of purchase







unforeseen tragedy would leave the dog homeless







you are no longer able to maintain the dog in the environment it has been accustomed to and feel he is in distress or distressed







Yes No







Do you understand that this questionnaire will be made a part of the written contract at the time of purchase? Yes No .















Additional comments or concerns:























Please copy and e-mail to scenthound@comcast.net















or post to















Claudette & Bill Lyons







2 Bank Street







Browns Mills, NJ 08015















phone 609-735-1448



Visit our website at http://ripplecreekbh.tripod.com/





Please call or e-mail us 10 days after mailing your initial screening form and we can discuss whether you have been initially approved for placement and at that time discuss in detail what our plans are for puppies in the future. It takes a while to get to know prospective homes and both the prospective new home and myself must be sure about the decision. As I have said, each placement is critical for the well being of the Bloodhound and its new family.















Thank you for your interest in the breed and in our lines........Claudette & Bill Lyons















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