Three Reasons You Need To Be Honest.
The excitement of looking for a new puppy can be overwhelming. We spend long hours researching the right breed, the breeder, and then the litter. We put a lot of time and effort into making our decision, and then right at the last moment, we get stonewalled by the dreaded questionnaire.
Don’t they trust us? We came to them. The breeder should be thanking us that we chose them. Even as a breeder, we’ve come across this issue.
It isn’t that simple for a breeder, however. We aren’t just selling a dog; we’re inviting you into our extended family. To do that, we must take a leap of faith that you’re telling the truth.
Here are three significant truths that a breeder is looking for in their questionnaire.
The Reason Why You Want the Puppy
Whether you’re getting your new GSP puppy to be a companion or for hunting, the most significant thing a breeder needs to know is that you won’t plan to breed her. A breeder invests a lot in proving their breeding animals and then getting their health checks performed. When someone pretends to be something they aren’t just to gain possession of a dog they can use in a puppy mill, then reputable breeders feel betrayed not only for themselves but for the pain and suffering it causes their puppies.
The Amount of Time You Have Available For Your Puppy
When it comes to German Shorthaired Pointers, you need a lot of time, not only for exercise but for training. Your GSP puppy lives to be engaged, both physically and mentally. You will often see several questions about time management and planning. With them, the breeder is trying to ensure the puppy will have an enriched life full of the most love the puppy can get.
As much as we want to think our homes are perfectly set up to bring a puppy home, that isn’t always the case. A breeder wants to know that you not only can train the puppy, but you have a fenced yard she can run without worry that she’ll slip out and be gone.
Selling a puppy isn’t just a transaction to a breeder. It’s about trust. The questionnaire is designed to reinforce that trust to make your relationship stronger.
Are you ready to fill out our questionnaire?