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Are You Ready for a
Mishna Chow Chow?

The intention behind these questions is for you to properly contemplate your readiness, and for us, the breeders, to best match puppies to families
in respect of temperament, energy level, dominance etc.
       
 
  • Do you currently own a Chow Chow?
  • Have you ever owned a Chow Chow before? What do you know about Chows?
  • For what purpose (breed, show, family, other) are you intending to get a Chow?
  • Where did you hear about us - referral from another buyer, puppy listings, website, veterinary recommendation, other?
  • Do you have a preference – coat – colour – gender?
  • Do you agree to adhere to our Puppy Contract?
  • Do you agree to do X-ray testing?
  • Do you have children – how many – how old?
  • What is their experience of dogs / other animals? How do they react to dogs & other animals?
  • Do you own or rent – how long have you been there – what is landlord policy on pets?
  • Do you live in a house or flat? Is there access to a garden?
  • Is your yard secure – fenced – puppy proof? If not, how will you provide security for your puppy while you are away?
  • Will the dog sleep inside or outside?
  • What arrangements will you make for the dog if you have to travel?
  • Have you ever had to give up an animal? Have you ever taken in a homeless animal?
  • Do you have other animals – species / breed / age? What health and/or behavioural issues to they evidence? What accommodations would they require in terms of a new puppy in the house?
  • Where will the dog spend its days – while you work? How many hours a day is it likely to be left alone?
  • Will this puppy have regular contact with its family during the day?
  • Are you aware of the socialisation needs of the Chow?
  • Are you prepared to attend puppy classes?
  • Do you have friends with dogs with whom you can walk regularly?
  • Who will have primary responsibility for the care of this puppy?
  • Are all family members in agreement about wanting a Chow?
  • How do you intend to discipline the dog?
  • Have you made provision to meet the medical expenses of this dog? Do you have medical insurance for your animals?
  • Is there any other info that might pertain to matching your family with the right puppy – temperament, energy level, dominance etc?
  • Are you willing to make a commitment to this dog for the entire duration of its natural life, even if this means compromising other family plans, eg relocating?
  • Do you agree that if, for whatsoever reason, you are unable to keep the dog, you will contact us first and we must approve all relocation arrangements?
  • Owner input is critical for us to keep track of the quality of our breeding programme - are you willing to stay in touch and report all illnesses, injuries, accidents, etc?
  • May we contact your vet for a reference?
 
           
         
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