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A new dog means added responsibilities. It is *very important* that you have thought through all the factors involved in adding a dog to your family and lifestyle. AKITAS ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE! If you are first time owner we encourage you to visit our links page and research the breed. Even better, come out and meet us!
When you bring an Akita into your family, you are making a commitment to raise, train and care for your dog throughout its lifetime. Akitas are intelligent and powerful dogs that require training, exercise and socialization to become welcome additions to your life. Puppy socialization, training and obedience classes are highly recommended. This questionnaire is to help you think through the factors involved in becoming a puppy owner and for us to best make a decision regarding placement of our pups. Copy and paste this information into an email for us to :firstname.lastname@example.org Completion of a puppy questionnaire does not guarantee you will receive a puppy. Information submitted can and will be shared with other breeders upon request.
City, State, Zip:
What are you looking for in a dog?
Age of Akita you are interested in:_______________
When do you want to get a dog?_________________
Age of two-legged kids:________________________
Type of dwelling:_________________
Size of yard:_____________________
How long have you lived here?___________
Have you considered the costs involved in caring for your dog?
Does your budget allow for the costs of food, vet bills and vaccinations, licenses/fees, equipment costs and training classes?
Akitas like to play hard and need daily exercise. They want to be involved in your family.
Do you have time to housebreak and train a puppy?
Will you be able to interact with your dog throughout the day?
How will you exercise your dog?
What are your plans for socializing and training your puppy?
Who will be the primary caregiver?
Where will the puppy be kept during the day?
Where will the puppy be kept at night?
How many hours a day will the puppy be left alone?
Have you ever owned a dog before? ____
What kind (s)?_________________________
If you do not still have the dog, why not?
How many pets do you currently own? Please list all
Ever given a pet away?
Have you ever turned a pet over to a shelter, rescue or pound? If YES, please explain circumstances:
Does anyone in your household have allergies?
What are you looking for in an Akita?
Have you ever owned an Akita before?
Do any family or friends own Akitas?
Please list at least three references. We WILL be calling.
Looking for a male or female? __________
Show or Companion? ____________
Have you talked to any other Akita breeders?
If yes, please list:_________________________________________
Are you on a waiting list for any other Akita pup?
How did you hear about us?
Are you interested in showing your Akita in Conformation or other competitive events? Which events?
Have you ever finished a dog to its Championship?
Do you participate in any service/working dog programs? Which programs?
Do you intend to breed this dog?
Do you understand the difference between a limited registration and a full registration?
Are you willing to sign a spay/neuter contract if purchasing a companion?
If considered for placement, are you willing to put down a refundable deposit?
Please give the name and phone number of the vet you will be using:
I have read and understand this questionnaire, and I am an adult over 18 yrs of age.
* We will not sell puppies to brokers, dealers, commercial facilities or persons who do not maintain acceptable care standards, suspended persons or any person assisting a suspended person, or for the puposes of breeding to Akitas of import lineage (full or mixed).
BLACK KNIGHT AMERICAN AKITAS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY PLACEMENT FOR ANY REASON.
When your application is received we will contact you with the appropriate contracts for review.