SANDCASTLE KENNELS
     

About Us   Available Puppies    Breed Information    Puppy Request Form    Choosing A Puppy    Puppy Picture Gallery

Our Boys    Our Girls    FAQ'S    Grooming    Care    Training    Medical    References   Congratulations 

 

Puppy Request Form

If you are interested in purchasing a Sandcastle Kennel's puppy, I would appreciate your answers to the following questions. It's important that I get a feeling for your family's structure, schedule and interests to help assure that the right puppy is placed in the right home.

By knowing the various requirements of both the puppy and his new owner(s), I can better help you with the choice of the correct puppy for your family. I hope you can understand that this is for your benefit as well as the puppy's.

Please answer the questions to the best of your ability, even if the puppy will not be living with you.  If the puppy will be for someone else, please answer the questions as regards the house where the puppy will live. 

When finished, hit the "Submit to Sandcastle`s" button at the end of the form. Once I have your answers from this form, I will contact you about available puppies that I believe might fit your particular situation. Thanks in advance for letting us get to know you and for considering one of our puppies!

Please let me know about you:

*First Name
*Last Name
City
*State
*Country
*E-Mail Address
*Telephone Number
Alternate Telephone
Age
Sex Male Female
Please let me know who the puppy will be for:

My family.
I want a family dog but want the dog to bond closer to me.
I want a family dog but want the dog to bond closer to my spouse.
I want a family dog but want the dog to bond closer to my child/children.
The dog is for another person/family.

 

Please let me know about the other person/family.
 

Please let me know if there are children in the household. Select any of the following that apply:

I do not have children.
I have children under 3 years of age.
I have children between 3 and 10 years of age.
I have children over 10 years of age.
I have frequent child visitors in my home.

Please add any comments:
 

Please let me know about adults in the household. Choose all that apply:

Myself
Other adult owner
Spouse
Roommate
Parents/Grandparents

Please add any comments:
 

Will the owners work outside the home? Will someone be available to let a puppy out?

All adults work full-time outside the home.
An adult would be home with a puppy most of the time.
I/we work all day, but someone will be able to let the puppy out at lunch.
I am able to take a puppy/dog to work with me.

Please add any comments:
 

If a puppy must be left at home alone, how many hours at a time would the puppy be alone?

A puppy would be alone less than 2 hours at a time.
A puppy would be alone less than 4 hours at a time.
A puppy would be alone less than 6 hours at a time.
A puppy would be alone less than 8 hours at a time.
A puppy would be alone over 8 hours at a time.

Please add any comments:
 

Does the home have a fenced yard or other area for exercising a puppy/dog?

I have a home with a fenced yard.
I have a home without a fenced yard.  I will walk the dog and NEVER allow the dog to roam free.
I live in an apartment and will walk the dog.
I have a fenced kennel area to exercise the dog.

Please add any comments:
 

Please let me know the new owner's history with dogs. Select any of the following options that apply:

I have never owned a dog.
I have owned a dog(s) in the past.
I currently own a dog(s).
I have owned or do own a Cocker Spaniel.

Please add any comments:
 

Are there other dogs currently in the new home?  Please let me know about him (them):

There is a dog that lives in the house.
There is more than one dog that lives in the house.
There is a dog that lives outside.
There is more than one dog that lives outside.

Please add any comments:
 

Please let me know if the new owner (or another family member) is interested in or has previously participated in training/showing a dog. Select any options that apply:

I am not interested in training/showing.
I am interested in conformation showing.
I am interested in obedience training/showing.
I am interested in agility training/showing.
I am interested in field trial/hunting training.
I have participated in conformation showing.
I have participated in obedience/agility training.
I have participated in field trials.
I am interested in Therapy Dog training.
I am interested in other forms of training.
I have participated in other forms of training/showing.

Please add any comments:
 

Have the new owner(s) ever crate or house trained a puppy? 

I have crate trained a puppy before.
I have house trained a puppy.
I am not willing to keep a puppy/dog in a crate. 
I do not intend to keep the puppy in the house. 

Please add any comments:
 

Will the new owner(s) be willing to pursue some basic training courses for a puppy/dog?  Will you read and use the information in the training articles on my web-site to help deal with a new puppy? Select any of the following options that apply:

I am willing to read and use the training information on the Sandcastle's web-site.
I am  willing to take a puppy to "Kindergarten" socialization classes.
I am willing to take the puppy/dog to a basic obedience training course to insure a new puppy/dog learns basic obedience skills and good manners.
I have trained a dog previously and will train the puppy at home.
I am willing to take a puppy out in public as often as possible for socialization with humans.

Please add any comments:
 

Are there any activities that the new family would like the puppy to participate in? Select any of the following that apply:

Regular walks.
Hiking.
Jogging.
Going to the lake/boating regularly.
Frisbee.
Traveling.

Please add any comments:
 

How would you rate the activity level in the home? 1 being low activity and 5 being high activity.

1 2 3 4 5

Please add any comments:
 

What activity level are you expecting in a puppy/dog?

Very quiet and laid-back.
Playful but will also lay quietly in my lap.
Moderately active, playful puppy.
Active puppy that can keep up with lots of physical activities.

Please add any comments:
 

Are you aware that an American Cocker Spaniel requires bathing and brushing about once a week? Do you also realize that a Cocker needs to be groomed (haircut) about every 4-6 weeks? Are you willing to commit to having the dog's grooming done by a professional if you cannot or do not do this at home?   Please check all that apply.

I understand that regular grooming is essential to a Cocker's continuing good health.
Basic hygiene (brushing and bathing) will be done at home and a professional groomer will do the rest on a regular schedule.
A professional groomer will do ALL of the dog's brushing and grooming.
I will learn to do as much grooming as possible and a professional will do anything I cannot.
I will do all of the dog's grooming.

Please add any comments:
 

Do you have a veterinarian or do you know who will be seeing your puppy/dog for medical treatment/care?  May we contact your veterinarian for a reference?   Select any of the following options that apply:

You may contact my veterinarian.
Please do not contact my veterinarian.
I currently own a dog(s).
I have owned or do own a Cocker Spaniel.
I currently own other animals.

Please provide your veterinarians name, address and phone number and any comments:
 

Are you aware that young puppies need several sets of shots and may require several visits to the veterinarian within the first few months of ownership?  Are you also aware that all dogs need to be tested annually for heartworms and that puppies/dogs over 4 months of age need to be kept on a heartworm preventative to prevent this deadly parasitic infection?   Are you also willing keep a purchased animal on flea and tick preventative to ensure they do not develop health problems from these parasites?  Do you understand and accept the financial responsibility of providing a dog with minimum yearly veterinary check-ups, the preventive care described above and any treatment necessary for illness, disease or injury the dog may contract/suffer from?   Select any of the following options that apply:

I understand that a young puppy will need continuing veterinary care to prevent illness and disease and I accept this responsibility.
I am willing to keep a puppy/dog on heartworm preventative.
I am willing to keep a puppy/dog on flea/tick preventative.
I am willing to provide regular, yearly veterinary check-ups (in addition to preventive maintenance care) and any emergency or other medical care as needed.

Please add any comments:
 

Please provide name, address, phone number & e-mail address for at least 2 people that may be contacted as references.  Please do not list anyone that lives with you or that is a relative.

Please list reference names and contact information here:
 

Where would a puppy/dog stay if you (the owner) have to be away from home over night or if they must travel out of town for a period of time?

A family member/friend/pet sitter would care for the dog at  home during any absence.
The dog would board at the veterinarians or a boarding kennel.
The dog will go with the owner(s) when traveling.
A friend/neighbor/family member would keep the dog if the owner(s) were out of town.
The dog could stay in the yard/kennel and adequate food and water could be left for the time the owner is away.

Please add any comments:
 

Please let me know what age puppy/dog you are interested in acquiring.  Please check all that apply.

I am only interested in a puppy that is less than 12 weeks old.
I would consider any puppy less than 6 months old.
I would consider any puppy less than 12 months old.
I would consider any age puppy or dog.
I would prefer an adult dog.
I would consider adopting a "special needs" Cocker.

Please add any comments:
 

Select any of the following colors of puppies that you might be interested in:

Any color Black Chocolate Blue Roan
Silver Black/Tan Chocolate/Tan Blue Roan & Tan
Buff, Golden, Blonde Black/White Chocolate/White Orange Roan (Red)
Red Black/White/Tan Chocolate/White/Tan Lemon Roan  (Buff)
Red/White Black Sable Chocolate Sable Liver Roan     (Brown)
Buff/White Black Sable/White Chocolate Sable/White Liver Roan & Tan
Red Sable Sable Merle Chocolate Merle Blue Merle
Red Sable & White Sable Merle & White Chocolate Merle & White Blue Merle & White
Red Merle Red Merle & White Choc Merle White & Tan Blue Merle White & Tan

Please let me know if you have a preference for a specific sex puppy:

Male
Female
No preference
Don't know

Please add any comments:
 

Is there a puppy (or puppies) on my web-site that you are interested in purchasing?  The puppies on my "Available Puppies" page are generally what I have available at any given time, although I may occasionally have something else available that is not pictured.

Please try to identify the puppy (color, sex) and the web-page where you saw this puppy:
 

Enter the date you would like to get a new puppy/dog:

-- dd/mm/yy

Do you understand the difference between AKC "limited" registration (non-breeding/pet) and "full" registration (breeding/showing)?  All "Pets" are sold with limited AKC (non-breeding) registration and are not eligible to show in conformation show classes.  They are eligible to show in most other AKC show classes - obedience/agility/field trials. Dogs sold as pets must be spayed/neutered and cannot  be used for breeding purposes.  "Show/breeding stock" are sold on contracts which require health testing before breeding in addition to meeting showing and/or other requirements as designated for each buyer/dog.  Dogs with "full" AKC registration are eligible for all AKC show classes.  Please choose the option  appropriate for the type of puppy you are considering:

Yes, I understand that all "Pet" puppies are sold with AKC limited (non-breeding) registration.*
Yes, I understand that all show/breeding puppies are sold on a show/breeding contract with full AKC registration.
*

If you purchase a Sandcastle Kennel's puppy/dog, will you agree to notify the breeder and return the dog if you are no longer able to provide the dog with an appropriate home, and will you agree to never give away, trade, surrender to a shelter, abandon or re-sell the purchased animal without the breeder's consent?

Yes
No

 

Please add any comments:
 

Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. Doing so will help assure that, if you do choose one of our puppies, we will have made every effort to be sure that the puppy you take home is the right puppy for your family.

Please use the space below to add any other relevant information, to make additional comments or to ask any questions you may have about us or our dogs:

* = a required field.

Thanks again,
Cindy

Copyright 2003 Sandcastle Kennels. All rights reserved.
Revised: 01/12/06