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1. Have you ever owned a
Miniature Australian Shepherd or Australian
2. What made you decide to
purchase a Miniature Australian Shepherd?
3. What other Breed(s) of dog(s)
have you owned? If you have not had a dog
before, please state
4. Do You still own the dog(s)
mentioned above? If not, what happened to the
5. Do you currently own any
other animals (non-canine)? If yes, please list
6. If you currently do not own
any dogs, can you tell me about your past
exposure to dogs &/or ownership.
7. Do you have children? If yes,
please list their names & ages along with a
brief idea as to their exposure to dogs.
8. What are your plans for
housing and exercising your puppy?
9. How many hours will your
puppy be alone? And where will your puppy spend
his time when you are not home?
10. Have you ever given up a dog
to the shelter or rescue? If so, why?
11. Do you have any concerns
about getting a new puppy?
12. What do you see as being a
“problem” with a new puppy or dog?
13. Do you prefer a Male or
14. Do you have a color
preference? Please give a 1st and a 2nd choice.
(red/blue/black - bi/tri/merle)!
15. Do you have a time frame for
purchasing your puppy?
Yes, I would like it by:
No, anytime is good.
16. Mini Aussies range from 14”
- 18”. Would you be upset if your pup exceeds
17. Are you planning to purchase
a breeding animal or a pet/companion animal?
18. All our pet/companion
puppies are sold on a spay/neuter contract. Do
you have a problem with this? If yes, why?
19. Check any of the following
events in which you plan to participate with
your new Aussie:
20. If you breed, do you agree
to have your dog’s eyes cleared (CERF), hips
OFA, and PRA (if needed) beforehand?
21. How did you hear about Hot
House Kennels Mini Aussies?
If you are interested in a
co-own, this is how it works. The puppy would
live with you. You would provide the loving
home, care and training. We would strive to make
the puppy a champion, determine the best mates,
help market the puppies or stud dog. We would
pass on information/education to you. You can be
as involved as you want or not.
We will be
keeping our number of dogs here at our house
very limited. We are not a puppy mill!! Our
desire is to enjoy our dogs and give them the
attention they deserve and at the same time we
want to be involved in improving our Mini
Aussies as a breed. So, occasionally, we would
like to have a co-own family (preferably local)
for a show/breed quality pup.
At about 8 weeks old, we will be testing our
pups for personality/temperament and structure
(called puzzling). This helps us to determine
the puppy’s potential as a pet/companion or
performance/breeding prospect. It also helps us
find the best fit for your family. The most
important thing for our puppies is that they
have a loving, permanent home. First come is not
always first serve. It’s very important to us
that the pup is a good fit for you and your
family. Would you be willing to allow us to
assist you in choosing a pup, based on your
Do you have any other questions
Please take the time to learn
about Australian Shepherd health issues and
ASGHI site. Dogs can have every health issue
that people have including epilepsy, eye
disorders and hip dysplasia even with a
breeders’ best intentions, careful planning and
testing of breeding dogs and litters. There is
no way to breed every pup to be free from all
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