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Old 04-28-2008, 08:42 AM
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Ok, all you breeders out there, let's discuss how you qualify and select homes for your puppies.

Do you use a questionnaire?

Do you keep a waiting list?

If you have a breed with special considerations, such as a working or high energy herding breed, how do you make sure the homes you select are prepared for such a dog?

Does what has happened to the previous dogs of prospective buyers enter into your decision making process?

Do you or have you sold dogs to persons who are not of legal age?

Why or why not?
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:50 AM
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Here is my response to the questions.



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Ok, all you breeders out there, let's discuss how you qualify and select homes for your puppies.

Do you use a questionnaire?

Yes I do.

http://redyrerottweilers.bravehost.com/pupquiz.html



Do you keep a waiting list?

Not at this time

If you have a breed with special considerations, such as a working or high energy herding breed, how do you make sure the homes you select are prepared for such a dog?

I ask lots of questions, and I want to see training experience. If there is no training experience, I want to see a person who has made plans, and sought out training opportunities in their area. Good fencing is also a plus, altho I have placed puppies with persons who have no fencing, but experience with having large dogs without fencing.

Does what has happened to the previous dogs of prospective buyers enter into your decision making process?

Most definitely. I want to know what has happened to the previous dogs a person has owned. I would be reluctant to place a puppy with persons who have lost dogs to HBC, dogs which have escaped and been lost, or persons who have given up a dog(s) unless for very good reasons.

Do you or have you sold dogs to persons who are not of legal age?

No.

Why or why not?

I have not been approached by a junior to purchase a dog. With a breed like a Rottweiler, if I WERE to place a dog with a person under legal age, it would have to be with excellent parental support, and the parent would have to have good experience with the breed. Larger working type dogs need a strong confident and in general experienced person, IMO, to help them become good adult dogs. Some juniors may be qualified to do this, but I would look even harder at them than I do adults when considering homes for puppies.
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:26 AM
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I didn't have too many litters and always had a waiting list . As I didn't advertise , all were known by me or someone who refered them to me . And yes , I did ask a lot of questions .
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:02 AM
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What's hbc?
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:03 AM
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:08 AM
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Ok, all you breeders out there, let's discuss how you qualify and select homes for your puppies.

Do you use a questionnaire?

Do you keep a waiting list?

If you have a breed with special considerations, such as a working or high energy herding breed, how do you make sure the homes you select are prepared for such a dog?

Does what has happened to the previous dogs of prospective buyers enter into your decision making process?

Do you or have you sold dogs to persons who are not of legal age?

Why or why not?
I'm not a breeder but when I place rescued dogs I do have a questionnaire. I pretty much want to know everything from soup to nuts about their history with dogs, vet references, why they want a Rottie (most rescues are Rotties or Bully type breeds).

The kind of family or individual is very much determined by the dog and the new owners lifestyle. I want a dog to go to their forever home and will not place a dog that has the slightest chance of being returned for a know issue, or a wrong fit.

I learn everyday so what has happened in the past definetly predicts my future placements. And no, I do not adopt out to underage people. Maybe to their parents but they would have to meet very specific qualifications so I would know that if the underage person has a backup for any issue or training advice needed if I am not available. The underage person would have to show that they are capable of owning such a breed and would require even more extensive research into their character, home life, plans for the future, etc.

OT, I run into this every once in awhile, how much personal info do breeders collect? My contract requires alot if info such as DOB, SSN, and DL's #. Almost all are very willing to give the info as there is no hidden agenda. Do you find this necessary, and has anyone ever failed to give info. If so, where they turned down as a perspective owner?
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:19 AM
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I do ask for that sort of person info, and would be reluctant to place with anyone unwilling to provide it.

I ask for this information not to invade anyone's privacy, but to hopefully be able to track them down should they drop out of sight with one of my dogs.

Great input, J's Crew, thanks.

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Old 04-28-2008, 10:20 AM
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Hmm would you ever consider giving a dog to someone that has given away dogs, but the were decisions made by the person's parents at the time, but they no longer live with the parents and would commit to never give away a dog again.

With hbc also, what if the person has taken lots of preventatives so it'll never happen again? In my case I was irresponsible and USE to walk my dogs offleash. Now no matter how well a dog's recall is, I won't ever do it again.

I would like to consider maybe getting a bull terrier from a breeder if I can't find a young bull terrier to adopt in the future. But not sure if I'll be qualified to get one from a breeder.

Thanks for posting this, its good to know what some breeders look for in new buyers. I know we always talk about looking for a good breeder, but never what a breeder looks for in an owner and this is good to know.
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:44 AM
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I am just starting out so I dont have all the wrinkles ironed out yets but so far:

Do you use a questionnaire? Yes. I have one made up. (Thanks Red)

Do you keep a waiting list? So far I have a couple people on the list for a Jazz puppy.

If you have a breed with special considerations, such as a working or high energy herding breed, how do you make sure the homes you select are prepared for such a dog? Right now I am breeding for the conformation ring. With the temperment to do agility or other sports.

Does what has happened to the previous dogs of prospective buyers enter into your decision making process? Yes. Each case is different and would be looked at seperately. If they gave a dog away, expessially for reasons that show lack of understanding then no puppy. As for HBC it would depend on why it happened, same as got loose and ran away.

Do you or have you sold dogs to persons who are not of legal age? It would really depend on the situation. If a Jr wanted a dog, then BOTH the parents and the Jr would have to qualify. I would want to know that if said Jr went off to collage then the parents would keep the dog as a member of thier family. Each case is different
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:46 AM
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None of my breeders ever asked for information like SS#, DL#, etc.

I would probably not be willing to give it up either... because I dont think you can ever know enough about a breeder to ensure that they wont lose the paper with the information, dispose of it in an incorrect manner, have it stolen,etc... and that information in the wrong hands can be detrimental to your life.
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