Dal-Rhe Goldens and ECS – Puppy Application
Please complete this application in its entirety. Puppies are assigned to their new owners using based on the info provided (we match the puppies with homes based on the best fit for the puppy; taking into consideration the puppy’s personality and the family’s desires). These questions help us to choose a puppy you will be happy with. It also assures us that our puppies will be going to good homes. These questions are not meant to be judgmental in any way, so please feel free to be candid in your responses! WE APPRECIATE YOU TAKING TIME TO COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION. Thank you!
Intended use is for Dal-Rhe only and will not be shared with others.
Name of applicant(s):
City, State, Zip:
Spouse / significant other occupation (if applicable):
Are you interested in a specific litter?:
From what source did you hear about Dal-Rhe Goldens?
Do you have a gender preference and why?
Would you take a puppy of the opposite sex if your preferred gender is not available?
Would you be willing to wait for a puppy from a future litter (no longer than 6 months)?
For what purpose are you purchasing a Golden Retriever (Please check all that apply)
______ Breeding______ Showing______ Tracking______ Family Companion ______ Obedience______ Agility______ Therapy______ Field/Hunting
If inquiring about a show/performance puppy, have you completed an AKC or CKC title?
If you hunt, please tell us how often / how "serious" you are about the sport. There is no guarantee a puppy will grow into a super hunter, but we do our best to evaluate natural field ability / "birdiness" when selecting matches for our hunters (and our non-hunters alike!).
We think it's important to talk about "gun shy" dogs (especially for our hunters). Do you realize that gun shy dogs are created, not born, and proper, positive introduction to wing and shot can make all of the difference in your dog's success? If you need more information about how to do this properly, we are happy to share this with you.
If inquiring about a family companion, are you willing to spay/neuter your golden at the appropriate age? (7-8 months for females and 14-18 months for males)
Are there children in your family? If so, please state gender and age and whether or not they have been around busy, nippy puppies before (teething puppies tend to want to chew little hands – and steal toys, shoes, and socks!) .
Do you own any other pets? If so, please state type and age. How do they get along with other animals / dogs?
What type of housing do you live in (single family, apt, condo, etc)?
Do you have a secure area where your dog can exercise? If no, how do you plan to keep your pet fit and trim and safe?
How many hours a day will your puppy be alone?
Will you be crate training your puppy or do you use another method of house breaking?
Are you willing to take your new puppy to basic obedience and socialization classes to ensure that he/she becomes a well mannered dog?
What type of personality are you looking for? Please be very specific.
Are you aware that dogs shed all year long and need to be groomed on a regular basis?
Are you aware of the health issues associated with the breed? Do you understand that regardless of whether the parents have all health clearances a problem could still arise in their offspring?
Please state any other information you think will help me get to know you and your needs with respect to placing a puppy most suited to your family/lifestyle.
**I understand that completing this application does not automatically entitle me to a Dal-Rhe Puppy.
**I also understand that if I was not totally honest and truthful in answering any of these questions, I forfeit my deposit (if one was given).
By submitting this application, I agree and understand the above statements.