Black Alder Maremma Puppy Questionnaire

At Black Alder Ranch our mission is raising happy, healthy livestock guardian dogs with stable and confident temperaments AND matching each owner with just the right guardian dog for them and their livestock.
 
The following questions are being asked to give us some insight into what your needs are so that we can match the right puppy with the right owner; keeping the character, ability and temperament of the puppy in mind, as well as the desires and needs of the new owner.  The more information we have, the better we will understand your expectations. 
 
Please feel free to add any additional comments at the end.  Completion of this questionnaire does not guarantee that a puppy will be available for you.  Puppies' personalities and abilities are matched with each prospective owner's lifestyle and needs, along with what the new owner has told us that they are looking for in a puppy - with temperament, conformation and instinct testing being the final determining factor.
 
I hope you will agree that the puppy's welfare must be my foremost consideration when deciding on a placement.  Please answer the following questions as completely as you can, thank you.
 
*Questions marked with an asterisk* are required.*
What kind of area do you live in? *
Do you own or rent? *
What are your goals for this puppy? (please choose all that apply) *
 
If your Maremma Sheepdog puppy is to be a companion/pet are you willing and able to take your puppy to Puppy Obedience classes and provide ample continued socialization as the puppy matures?
Have you ever been around an adult Maremma Sheepdog in person? *
Have you ever owned a Livestock Guardian Dog before (of any breed)? *
If yes, what breed(s)?
 
If your Maremma will be working as a Livestock Guardian, what species of animal(s) will he/she be guarding? (select all that apply)
 
What sex of puppy do you prefer? *
Are you willing to stay in contact and keep me informed of your puppy's progress with regular updates and photos, as well as discuss any health and training issues? *
Have you read our Puppy Contract? *
Please have your veterinarian’s office put a note in your file authorizing Deborah Reid to speak to them.
Please provide the name, phone number, and address of 2 personal references that have knows you for at least 10 years.
May we, or our representative, conduct a home visit before placing a Maremma puppy with you?
If you decide you want a Maremma puppy from us, are you willing to sign a reservation contract and place a deposit to reserve a puppy?
Thank you!
~Black Alder Ranch~
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