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Male or female puppy desired (being flexible about the sex does not hurt your chances of getting your preferred sex).
Prefer a male but would be happy with a female if there aren't enough males
Prefer a female but would be happy with a male if there are not enough females
Which litter(s) are you interested in?
I am interested in your first available puppy.
I am interested in your Piper/Micah litter due in late December.
I am interested in Connor, your Paris/Micah 12 week old puppy. Connor's price is $6500.
I am interested in your 6 year old retired girl, Paris. Paris's price is $1500.
The base price for Piper's puppies is $3900.
First pick puppies are an additional $4400. If there are 4 or more puppies of a sex, there will be a second pick puppy for that sex for $4300. If there should be 6 or more of a sex, there will be a third pick puppy also for $4300. In the unlikely event of there being 8 or more of a sex, there will be a 4th pick for $4300.
First pick puppies are only reserved to those who want our full Focused Puppy Training program (until their puppy is at least 10 weeks of age). If there should be a 2nd or 3rd or 4th pick, those who are signed up for the full Focused Puppy program will be offered those picks before we offer them to those picking up earlier.
If you want training, training fees are additional and discussed in the next question.
Do you want a pick puppy should one be available or would you prefer the less expensive price?
I am interested in a pick puppy but I understand that these are usually already spoken for. I also understand that these puppies are offered first to those getting puppies enrolled in our 8-10 week training and at times might even be kept by us.
I am interested in a less expensive puppy.
Do you want to pick up your puppy between 7 1/2 and 8 weeks of age or do you want to leave your puppy for training? See our trained puppies page for details. The price for our Focused Puppy program is a minimum of $1200 for puppies picked up right at 9 weeks and then $100/day starting at 9 weeks 1 day. For the full benefit, we recommend picking up after 10 weeks. As an example, a puppy picked up right at 10 weeks would have a training fee of $1900 which is computed as follows: $1200 + ($100 X 7 additional days from 9 to 10 weeks). At 10 weeks 1 day, the fee would be $2000 which is $1200 + ($100 X 8 days). At 10 weeks 2 days, the fee would be $2100 which equals $1200 + ($100 X 9 days) and so on. The longer you leave your puppy, the more solid the training. If you pick up your puppy between 11 and 12 weeks, the charge is $50/day for boarding and just enough training to maintain the training done prior to 11 weeks. If you need to pick up your puppy between 8 and 9 weeks, we offer boarding with minimal training that is an extension of what we do with all of our puppies up until 8 weeks for $50/day starting at 8 weeks 1 day.
I am interested in a 7 1/2 to 8 week old puppy. (This is not an option for a Tara/Luke puppy.)
I am interested in a start in training for my puppy and would like to pick him/her up between 10 and 11 weeks of age.
I am interested in a start in training for my puppy and would like to pick him/her up between 11 and 12 weeks of age.
I am interested in leaving my puppy for a very short period of training and picking up my puppy at 9 weeks of age. I understand that training at this age has barely been started and is therefore not even halfway to where our puppies are at 10 weeks
I am interested in a start in training and haven't yet decided how long.
Have you read our payments and policies page which you can get to through the website and do you understand that if we don't receive your payment in full on time you will loose your deposit as well as your opportunity for a puppy? We need to focus on the puppies themselves the last few weeks that they are here and don't have the time to be pursuing late payments and more importantly we want our puppies to go to responsible homes.
Have your read our contract and do you agree to do everything that is under the buyer section? Click on our Contract page to open another tab and read now. Do you understand that you cannot breed this dog, that minimal vaccines are required, that late spay/neuter is required, and that high quality food is required.
Have your read all of the questions about Summer Brook on our FAQ page?
How did you hear about Summer Brook Acres?
How many people will be living with the puppy? If any of these people are there only part time such as kids in college, mention that here also. Do you have children? If so, how old are they?
Please give us detailed answers to the next several questions. The answers to these questions are all very important to us and in order to place a puppy in a particular home, we need detailed answers. Thank you for giving your time to this questionnaire!
I will answer all parts of each question honestly and accurately and completely.
Please tell us about your experience with dogs. Do you currently have any dogs? If so, please list each one’s breed, age, if they are spayed/neutered, and how you think he/she would adapt to a new puppy. Have you had any dogs in the past? If so, describe your experience with them and tell us what happened to them.
Describe your typical daily routine and what the typical daily routine for your puppy will be. Please be very detailed in answering this question telling us if everyone in your family works, how much the puppy will be left alone, how the puppy will be cared for while he is alone, where he will be left, etc. We won't place a puppy in a home unless we can feel assured that he/she will be well cared for and that he will get plenty of love, exercise, and training.
Where will the puppy/dog sleep?
What percentage of the day will this puppy/dog be kept outside and inside?
This is the most important question to us on the questionnaire. Do all adults in your family work full time? If so, what is your plan for the puppy while you are at work? If no one will be home during the day, what provisions will you make for your puppy at that time? Please tell me if your puppy will be left in a crate or loose in a room or e-pen or outside, if you'll have a dog walker or friend come and how often, if the puppy will have another canine friend, etc. If someone is home
Do you have a fenced yard? If so about about how big is the enclosed area. What kind of fence is it? ie. wood, rod iron, etc.
Do you have a pool? If so, is it fenced separately from where the puppy will be spending its time outdoors? If not, How do you plan on keeping the puppy safe until he/she learns to swim and learns to get out at the correct end?
About how many hours will the puppy/dog be without people each day? Please answer this question with an approximate average number of hours instead of a vague answer such as "not many".
If you currently have a dog, what do you feed?
If you got a puppy from us, are you willing to feed this puppy either a food that is listed on our preferred dog food page on our website or a food that is rated at 4 or 5 stars on the website www.dogfoodadvisor.com or an approved raw diet? Are you willing to change your current food if necessary to comply with our contract?
Do you own or rent your home? If you rent, does your landlord agree to your having a dog?
About how many stair steps are there to get inside your house from where your puppy will be pottying?
Are you willing to keep your puppy off of any inside flights of stairs until he/she is at least 16 weeks of age?
Our home only has one level so this is no problem at all.
We have 2 levels but keeping the puppy off the stairs is no problem. We have no plans for the puppy to ever go upstairs.
We have 2 levels and want our puppy to be able to go upstairs. We will, however, keep the puppy off the stairs until he/she is over 16 weeks of age.
It is important to us that our puppy do stairs as soon as he/she gets home with us but we understand that this will void any guarantees on hips/elbows.
What type exercise do you plan on providing for your new puppy and how will your puppy get exercise when he's over 6-8 months. This is a 2-part question. The exercise needs for puppies is very different from the needs of dogs over 6 months.
Is everyone in the family wanting this puppy? Who will be the puppy's primary caretaker?
What vet do you plan on using? Please give their name and number.
What will be your plan for your puppy when you travel? Will he/she always go with you? Will you have someone come to your house? Will you board your puppy?
How would you describe your dog training abilities?
I have successfully raised more than one puppy and feel confident in my abilities.
I have raised a puppy but it has been awhile.
Some in my family are skilled at raising puppies, but there is at least one in my family (including young children) who need to learn from scratch how to treat and raise a puppy.
Though I may have grown up with dogs, this is our family's first puppy.
The next two questions are to help us in matching puppies to families. Though we do a good job in matching puppies to families with a high success rate, what is actually born is out of our control.
If there were only two puppies in a litter, which of the following puppies would you choose? 1. The puppy that was more active, confident, and outgoing. With proper training, this puppy would be the best obedience dog or working dog and could probably even be trained to be a good therapy dog as an adult. However, without good training, this puppy could be a handful. This puppy isn't so active that he/she couldn't be trained to be a calm, well-mannered adult with a good "off-switch". He/she would need more exercise than the other one.
2. The least active, least confident, and most submissive puppy. This puppy would prefer to be at home. He/she is not so shy that if taken out a lot while young and desensitized to the things scary to him/her, he/she could be trained to be a confident adult.
Almost all puppies are scared of some new things but some need more work getting used to them than others. Also, almost all puppies are somewhat active and like to play but some need more work developing self-control than others.
I would prefer the more confident more active puppy.
I would prefer the calmer, less confident puppy. (These puppies are sweet as sugar and do well with our Family Companion program but these are not the best choice for our competitive training program.)
If there was a puppy in between these two, I'd choose him/her, but my 2nd choice would be the confident one.
If there was a puppy in between these two, I'd choose him/her, but my 2nd choice would be the calmer one.
If there were only two puppies in a litter, which of the following puppies would you choose? 1. The puppy that was most independent. Every puppy we've ever bred has loved people, but the more independent ones are happier being alone, not as needy, are usually easier to crate-train, and less ready to come to you when called when there is something better to do.
2. The more "velcro" puppy that always wants to be with you, the one that will tend to follow you from room to room. This dog as a puppy and until trained might tend to cry when left alone in a crate. He would be happiest with someone who wanted a constant companion.
I would prefer the more independent puppy.
I would prefer the velcro puppy.
Are you willing to make the necessary sacrifices that raising an 8-10 week old puppy will require? A new puppy will require many hours per day to train. 8-10 week old puppies will require your being available to take them outside to potty every hour or 2. Some 8 week old puppies need to potty every 30 minutes. 8-10 week old puppies like to chew and they must be trained as to what to chew and what not to chew. (We start this training with puppies leaving at 10 weeks but it is by no means solid.) They need outside exercise several times a day. 8 week old puppies usually don't sleep through the night (keeping you from sleeping through the night). They will potty in your home if you fail to take them out often. 8 week old puppies need basic obedience training in order to grow up to be well-trained, well-mannered adults. Starting by 10 weeks of age, they need to be taken out and exposed to many different people, places, and environments to develop self-confidence. Are you ready for this kind of responsibility?
I'm not sure and would like to discuss this further with you.
No, I'm hoping my puppy will be an easy puppy. I don't remember my last dog being this much work.
How would you get your puppy? Will you drive to our home in Alabama? Will you fly and carry your puppy back with you in the plane? Puppies under 10 weeks can fly in the cabin with you. We do not ship our puppies.
Is there anything else that would be helpful for us to know?
Do you state that the information provided by you in this questionnaire is true and accurate and do you understand that falsifying information on this questionnaire will result in a loss of a deposit if we accept you on our list and later find out that we accepted you based on false information given here.