If you are considering a Deep Run puppy, we are flattered. We know that you have done your research, and have learned that we work very hard to breed and raise pups that are genetically sound, athletic, intelligent, and tractable. We feel that we may have the best puppy rearing program in the country: our pups and handled and played with every day of their first 56 days with us. By the time you get a Deep Run puppy, he or she has been exposed to all types of surfaces, noises, and sights. Your pup has been on a leash to walk, sit, come and retrieve. Your pup has been exposed to pigeons, and been swimming in our ponds (weather permitting). Your pup has been for rides in the car and walks through the fields and woods. Your new pup has been on solid food for at least 2 weeks, and been wormed and vaccinated appropriate for his or her age.
Deep Run pups are always a member of our family. By filling out this questionnaire, you are accepting the responsibility of lifelong care for your dog, and if, for any reason, you cannot keep your dog, your dog will come back to Deep Run Farm.
We feel our puppies are special, and want their new homes to be special. Our pups will need love and attention and training. Pups do not "settle down" as they get older, they must be taught correct behaviors and learn to be good citizens and members of the family. You must be willing to devote a substantial number of hours to caring for and training your new pup, or arrange to have the dog trained.
The questionnaire will give you an idea of some things we consider important in determining which of our pups go to your home. There are no right or wrong answers. Many of the questions are intended to provoke you into thinking about how you will handle certain issues related to your pup. Others are to aid in your pup's selection from the litter.
Once we have received and reviewed your questionnaire, we will be in touch with you to discuss the choice of a litter, and puppy, that will be perfect for you.
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