OUR QUESTIONNAIRE

IMPORTANT INFO REQUIRED. PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTIONNAIRE AND GIVE US AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. THIS INFO IS REQUIRED BEFORE WE CONSIDER ACCEPTING DEPOSITS AND IT WILL HELP US SELECT YOU A SUITABLE PUPPY

Posted 21.7.20. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the very high demand for puppies I'm unable to accept any new puppy orders or even answer any puppy enquiries at the moment. I'm getting up to 3 or 4 puppy enquires A DAY and unfortunately my daily busy work load with my dogs and pups does not permit me to be able to reply. This is the first time I have had to take this action. Our next unborn litter due to be born in mid Novemeber is already booked out and the litter due within a week of that one also has several orders. I now won't have puppies available until early next year. PLEASE GET BACK TO US IN OCTOBER FOR ANY NEWS IF YOU ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A PUPPY. Sorry but these are unprecedented times for people wanting puppies and there is a huge shortage and most breeders now have watiing lists.

PLEASE NOTE: DO YOU WANT A LONG COAT PUPPY OR A NORMAL COAT PUPPY? (Known as Long Stock Coat and Stock Coat)

Although the majority of pups in most litters are normal coats, we also get the occasional long coat puppy as our imported males carry the long coat gene and have produced long coats in previous litters. However we don't often get long coat puppies as not all bitches carry the long coat gene.

Male or female puppy, or either. If you don't have a preference it gives you a better chance of getting a puppy sooner rather than later. For example, we may have a litter of 6 males and 1 female and if you wanted a female you would possibly have to wait for another litter.

Are there young children, or grand children who visit regularly, as we would like to select you a puppy with a suitable temperament.

Are you prepared to have the puppy in the house as part of your family? 

Ideally puppies should sleep inside at night and be inside on hot, rainy or windy cold days, and spend as much time as possible inside or outside with family members. If you don't intend to have the puppy inside, please do not contact us as we won't sell you a puppy.

Do you have another dog? (details please, what Breed, age of dog, size of dog etc)

Is that dog 100% trustworthy with little dogs/puppies? If you're not 100% sure, it's best not to buy a puppy. Does your dog have contact with young pups and small dogs regularly? If so what is their reaction when face to face?

Do you have a pool? Is it fully fenced off? 

PLEASE NOTE: Puppies can squeeze through standard pool fencing for the first few weeks so you would need to buy wire mesh to put all around existing pool fencing. We won't sell a puppy unless this is done, as it will protect the puppy from accidental drowning, which can happen in minutes!

Is someone home during the afternoon, as it's not advisable to leave a young puppy all day by itself?

Do you have a suitable, safe, fully fenced back yard with plenty of shade/shelter from the hot sun, cold weather, wind and rain? 

A yard too small or without much green grass or with lots of wood chips or pebbles IS NOT a suitable yard for a puppy or growing dog. Pebbles and stones can easily be swallowed by an inquisitive puppy and can be life threatening. If in doubt as to the suitability of your yard, please send us photos. A young puppy ideally should spend as much time as possible in the house with the family, and not be left outside for many hours on end to get into mischief or dangerous situations. However, puppy WILL need to spend some time outside in the daylight hours to get adequate amounts of Vitamin D from the sun and also so that their muscles will develop. It's not suitable for a young puppy to live indoors 24/7, but ideally should sleep in the house every night.

Have you or your family owned German Shepherds or large dogs before? Details please.

Do you have the time for a growing puppy who needs regular socialising, exercise and training?

Are you prepared to enrol in Puppy Classes run by most Vets? We suggest puppy attends as soon as possible after you get him/her home. Socialsing a puppy several times a week, taking it to new places to meet new people and children and friendly pups and dogs when very young is IMPERATIVE for the first 12 months and will help shape your pup's temperament. We don't usually sell our puppies unless the new buyers are prepared to join an obedience club by the time the pup is 3 months old. We can't stress this enough.

What suburb/town do you live in? Are you in WA? 

If you live in Perth, are you able to train and socialise your puppy at the main grounds at 23 Passmore St Southern River.

Please google the German Shepherd Dog Assoc of WA for further info. They also have a Facebook page.

IMPORTANT INFO: Cocos Palms and Lillies of most varieties are toxic to pups and dogs. Heliotropes are DEADLY to dogs and wlll cause liver damamge. ALL lillies are deadly to cats! Please google "Plants and foods that are toxic to dogs" and remove anything that appears to be harmful. Some garden mulch is also highly toxic to dogs and will cause dogs kidneys to fail! Rocks and pebbles can also be dangerous to pups and dogs as well as spiky plants.

Please let us know if you are under 20 years old so we know we are dealing with someone possibly inexperienced with German Shepherds or other dogs. 

Your age bracket please: 20 to 30, 30 to 40, 40 to 50, 50 to 60, 60 to 70, 70 plus. This info helps us select you the most suitable puppy. The rogue of the litter may not be suitable for an older inexperienced person or a younger person.

We ask questions because we care about where our puppies are going and we try to choose a suitable puppy for you. Some breeders don't care as much as we do and don't ask as many questions. That should concern you. We take our breeding program and placement of our puppies very seriously.

Where you are on our waiting list has no real bearing as you may be 4th in line for a puppy, but the 3 people in front of you may want the opposite sex to what you want or they may want a long coat.

Owning a dog is a full time commitment for the dog's life span and it isn't part time. Dogs depend on us for everything.

Thank you for taking the time to answer.

 

 

 

 


Contact Details

Penny Alder
Forrestdale, PERTH WA Australia
Ph: (08) 9397 0535
Email:
[email protected]

Quality German Shepherd Dog Breeders since 1972