1. What reference materials have you read? How many individuals of this breed are you acquainted with?
2. Have you researched this breed thoroughly?
3. Do you know or have you spent time with a Portuguese Water Dog?
4. Do you live in a house or an apartment?
5. Who will be the primary care giver?
6. Where will the puppy be kept during the night?
7. Where will the puppy be kept during the day?
8. Is anyone home during the day?
10. Have you ever owned a dog before? If so what breed and for how long?
11. How long did your last pet live? What were the circumstances of its death?
13. Do you own other animals in the house?
14. How many children are in the house and what are their ages?
15. Does anyone in your household have allergies to animals? (If yes, to what and how severe?)
16. Are you interested in a male or female puppy? Please explain why.
17. How did you hear about this breed?
19. Will you crate train the puppy?
20. What do you expect the activity level of this breed to be:
21. What type of floor surfaces will the dog be on in the house?
23. How will he be confined when he is outside?
24. Do you have a fenced in yard or suitable pen?
25. Have you ever house trained a dog before?
27. Will you be attending any training classes?
28. If yes, at what age will you start, which activities or competitions are you interested in, who is the trainer?
29. Have you ever returned a pet to the breeder? If so, what were the circumstances?
30. Have you ever taken a pet to a pound or animal shelter? If so, what were the circumstances?
33. Have you ever shown a dog to its championship?
34. Are you interested in competition in performance events such as obedience, agility, hunting, herding, etc?
35. Have you shown a dog to any performance titles?
37. Can you briefly describe your family’s lifestyle and interests?
39. Do you understand the grooming requirements, commitments and costs involved with this breed?
40. Is there any other information which you can provide which will help us in selecting the best puppy to fit your particular situation?