A Good Breeder will ask some Questions...
One of a breeder's most important responsibilities is to place a pup in a home that will provide a
lifetime of love, good care, training and exercise. A good breeder will ask you lots of questions about your lifestyle, living
situation and experience with dogs. These questions may seem detailed and personal in nature; however they help a breeder determine
if you and one of their pups will be a good fit.
Following are a few questions a good breeder may ask you:
- Have you owned a Dalmatian before?
- Have you owned or cared for dogs in the past? A specific breed, or a mixed breed?
- What interests you about Dalmatians? Why do you think a Dalmatian would be a good choice for you and your family?
- What pets do you currently have in your home?
- What is your average day like?
- Do you have children? If so, what are their ages?
- Where will your puppy sleep at night?
- Do you have a fenced yard?
- How do you plan to exercise your Dalmatian?
- Who will be the primary caregiver?
- Are you familiar with puppy kindergarten?
- Does anyone in your household have allergies?
- Will you be willing to spay or neuter your puppy at the appropriate age?
- Besides being a lifetime companion, do you hope to pursue any canine activities?
- If so, is it Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Therapy Work, or something else?
- Would you be agreeable to a home visit?
- Have you ever had to make the decision to euthanize a pet? If so, why?