Puppy Questionnaire

Here at Western Hills we try to place every puppy with the right home. To do this, we feel we need more information on the prospective buyer, not only for the puppy's best interest also yours. Not all families are right for an Australian Shepherd. Sometimes we might suggest a breed more suited to your lifestyle and personality.

Our puppies are raised underfoot so to speak. They are raised in the house with our family. We try to provide a stable environment to promote confident, outgoing puppies. We are constantly watching each puppy each day for structural and temperament observations. Actually they get pretty tired of me always looking at them!

We try and produce a puppy that can do it all, but first be a loving healthy companion. We enjoy numerous dog sports and want to have a dog that can participate in everything we ask for it to. To be able to do so much, they have to be sound, body and temperament.

Please fill out the below questionnaire if you are interested in a puppy. Please remembered that we sell to approved homes only. If you have not heard from us within 3 days please email us.

For immediate consideration, you must fill out all fields.

Email Address:
City, State and Zip
Phone Number
How did you find us? (Referral from another buyer, website, etc.)
Have you ever owned and Australian Shepherd before?
What made you decide to purchase an Aussie?
Which do you prefer? Male
Do you have a color preference? If so, what color?
Would you consider a puppy of another color or sex if your preferences are not available?
What is the time frame you would like to get your new aussie in?
Do you plan to participate in any of the following activities with your aussie? (Check all that apply) Agility
If you are not planning on breeding or showing, would you be willing to have your aussie spayed or neutered? Yes
All our pet/companion puppies are sold on ASCA/AKC limited registration and spay/neuter agreements. Do you have a problem with this? If so, why?
What other breeds of dog have you owned? (If you haven't owned a dog before, please state)
Do you still own the dog(s) mentioned above? If not, what happened to the dog (s)?
Do you currently own any other animals (non-canine) If yes, please list them below:
If you currently do not own any dogs, can you tell me about your past exposure to dogs and dog ownership?
Do you have children? Yes
If yes, please list their names and ages below and give me a brief idea of their exposure to dogs:
What are your plans for housing and exercising your Aussie?
On average, what do you plan to spend per year on food, veterinary care, etc for your Aussie?
How much do you expect to pay for your Aussie puppy?
Have you spoken with any other Aussie breeders? If yes, please list them below:
Are you currently on the waiting list for any other litters?
Are you at all interested in being contacted about rescue dogs or older dogs needing placements if we should come across a dog that we feel would suit your needs?
Do you own or rent your home?
If renting, do you have your landlords permission to keep a dog?
Do you have a totally enclosed fenced in yard?
Fence height and type?
Where will this dog spend the day? (Check all that applies) Loose indoors
Fenced yard
Kennel run
Loose outdoors
On average, how many hours alone will this dog spend alone?
Where will your Aussie spend the night? (Check all that applies) Loose indoors
Tied up outside
Fenced yard
Kennel Run
Loose Outdoors
Have you ever given away a dog to a friend, family or shelter? If so, why?
What type of personality are you looking for in your dog?
Please list two references (Veterinarian, person active in dogs or close acquaintance preferred) Please include a phone number and email address.


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