Puppy Application Form

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Our puppy application form is now active!

Please set aside a minimum of 20-30 minutes to complete the form thoughtfully.

Remember: This form is your FIRST impression to us, the breeder. Please give thoughtful consideration to your responses for each question.

Should you have any problems with the form, please contact:

[email protected]

BEFORE YOU BEGIN THIS APPLICATION…

This application cannot be saved and returned to at a later time. Over the course of the application, you will be required to provide (if applicable to your circumstances):

  • Landlord contact information
  • Two personal references including addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of each
  • Any information of training facilities you may be looking at working with
  • Expectations of us, the Breeder
  • Name and contact information of any person who has referred you to our Kennel
  • Questions you may have for me as the owner of the Counting Sheep Kennels

Please obtain ALL OF THIS INFORMATION BEFORE you start filling out the application. The form is lengthy so it will be more satisfying if you have everything ready ahead of time! Once you have all of this information handy, you can begin the application.

    First Name:

    Last Name:

    Email Address:

    Your Full Mailing Address:

    Home Phone #:

    Cell Phone #:

    Work Phone #:

    What is the BEST way to reach you?


    GENERAL INFORMATION:

    Why do you want to get a dog?

    Are you acquiring a dog for yourself or someone else?

    If for someone else, are they aware of your intentions, or is the dog to be a surprise?

    Is everyone in your household in agreement about acquiring a dog?

    Do you have children living with you or visiting frequently?

    If there are children living with you, please indicate their ages.

    Are you willing and able to help all residents and visitors interact with your new dog by teaching them the proper way to conduct themselves around dogs?

    Will you advocate for your new puppy in cases of inappropriate human interactions.

    Who in your family will be primarily responsible for:

    Daily Care of the Dog:
    Clean Up:
    Training:
    Exercise:
    Vet and Food Bills:

    How would you describe your household activity level?

    Why do you want a Border Collie?

    Do you currently own a dog?

    If yes, how many other dog(s) do you have?
    If you currently own one other dog, please list the following:

    Name:

    Breed:

    Sex:

    Age:

    Is pet intact, spayed or neutered?:

    If you currently own two other dogs, please list the following:

    Dog 1:
    Name:

    Breed:

    Sex:

    Age:

    Is pet intact, spayed or neutered?:



    Dog 2:
    Name:

    Breed:

    Sex:

    Age:

    Is pet intact, spayed or neutered?:

    If you currently own three other dogs, please list the following:

    Dog 1:
    Name:

    Breed:

    Sex:

    Age:

    Is pet intact, spayed or neutered?:



    Dog 2:
    Name:

    Breed:

    Sex:

    Age:

    Is pet intact, spayed or neutered?:



    Dog 3:
    Name:

    Breed:

    Sex:

    Age:

    Is pet intact, spayed or neutered?:

    Do you have other pets?

    If you DO have pets other than a dog, please list below:


    LIVING ARRANGMENTS

    Do you live in:

    In which type of area is your home located?

    Do you own your home or are you renting?

    NOTE: If you rent, a signed letter from your landlord stating that dogs are permitted on his/her property must be received before a puppy will be placed with you. The Breeder reserves the right to contact the landlord before placing any puppy.

    Please provide your landlord’s contact information:

    Name:

    Address:

    Phone:

    E-mail:

    Do you intend to crate train this puppy?

    Have you sourced puppy-sitting or a kennel for when you go on vacation?

    Do you have a fenced yard?

    If yes, size of yard, type and height of fencing.

    If no, please explain what arrangements you will provide for housebreaking and for safe and adequate exercise.

    If you were to move or experience a household crisis, what would happen to your dog?


    YOUR INTERESTS/GOALS

    Regarding your request of a canine from our kennel


    Do you prefer a male or female?

    Please describe any physical attributes that are of particular importance to you in the puppy/dog you are seeking at this time. You can indicate "No particular preferences" in the box if that is the case.

    Are you a First Time Dog Owner?

    Do you prefer a pet/companion dog or a show/performance dog?

    Will you agree to our non-breeding clause?

    What are the goals for your dog?

    If other, please describe.

    Please describe any character attributes that are of particular importance to you in the puppy/dog you are seeking at this time?

    What do you expect of your dog’s breeder?


    GROOMING, EXERCISE, AND TRAINING


    Are you aware of the grooming requirements of a Border Collie?

    Have you ever trained a dog?

    Attended dog training classes with a professional trainer running the course?

    If yes, please describe what method of training was used (eg. compulsion or positive reinforcement) and what commands were taught.

    Are you aware of the socialization and training requirements of the Border Collie?

    Are you prepared to spend time socializing and training your Border Collie?

    How do you intend to obedience train your Border Collie?

    Which club or trainer will you train with? Please provide a URL link if you have one for us to review at our leisure.


    OTHER

    Are you prepared for the responsibility of caring for this dog for its entire life (10-16 years)?

    How did you learn about Counting Sheep Kennels?

    If you know one of our puppies and their family, please indicate below the puppy AND the family who has referred you to our Kennel!

    Please add any additional information or thoughts that you feel would help me to understand you as a potential Border Collie owner and the home you can offer the dog.

    What questions do you have for me?


    VETERINARIAN INFORMATION / REFERENCES


    If you have a veterinarian, please provide contact information below

    Name:
    Address:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Please supply two references (dog trainers, Border Collie owners, friends, neighbors, etc. not including immediate family) who know you well enough to recommend you as a good dog owner.

    Name:
    Address:
    Phone:
    Email:
    Relationship to you:

    Name:
    Address:
    Phone:
    Email:
    Relationship to you:

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