Puppy Application for Fireside GSMD
Please copy and paste the form below into an email or Word document, add your answers, and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
BEFORE you fill out the application, please make sure you have read this:
Is the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Right for You?
Spouse/Significant Other’s Name (if applicable):
Occupation of Applicant(s):
Home phone number:
Names and ages of other adults and/or children that would be living with this puppy:
If you do not currently have children, do you plan to have children within the next two years?
Please describe where you live, including the size of your yard, fencing, and proximity to dog-friendly parks, yards, beaches, etc. Also, do you rent or own?
Do you have any other pets? If so, what kind and what ages?
Why do you want a Swissy?
Have you ever met a Swissy? When and where?
Are you prepared to have a dog for its lifetime of potentially 10-14 years?
How much research have you done regarding Swissys and their potential health issues and their related costs? Have you read my home page and all the links to the health issues?
What are you planning to do with your Swissy? Please list all activities. Examples include general family pet, conformation dog showing, obedience/rally, drafting/carting, weight pull, agility, pack dog hiking, guard dog work, tracking etc.
How do you plan to housetrain your puppy? Are you aware that Swissys can take up to 9 months of age to be reliable with housetraining?
How do you intend to socialize your puppy?
Who will be primarily responsible for taking care of the puppy?
How many hours a day would the puppy be alone in a given week?
Do you plan on taking the puppy to training classes? If so, what kind and where?
Have you owned a dog before? If so, what type?
What other breeds are you considering?
What is the most important trait you want in a puppy and why?
Do you have any experience with large dogs (100 pounds or larger)?
Please provide the name and practice name, including phone number, of your veterinarian or of the veterinarian you plan to use for a puppy.
Do you want a male or a female puppy and why?
Do you plan to spay/neuter your dog? If so, when and why? If not, do you want to breed your dog?
What do you plan on feeding your dog?
Have you spoken with other Swissy breeders? If so, which ones?
How did you find Fireside GSMD? Who referred you?
Do you plan on having pet insurance on a puppy? If so, what company will you work with?