Owning a dog is a large responsibility and this puppy will be part of your life for many years.
A golden takes much time for both exercise and for grooming – more than other breeds may.
Completion of this questionnaire will assist us in determining if a golden puppy will meet your requirements
as an addition to your family as well as assisting you to understand the commitment you are making to the life of this puppy.
GROOMING CONSIDERATIONS: We request you not shave your dog. Research shows the coat of a golden
retriever serves a purpose to protect the dogs skin in both summer and winter. In summer the coat protects from
sunburn, shaving the dog risks a burn that can be severe. If you have questions about this, please do not hesitate to ask.
**** Part of my (our) job(s) as reputable breeders is to be there for you to answer any questions
you may have, concerns you need addressed or assist with any training issues you may have. Also,
we request that this puppy NEVER – AND WE STRESS THIS – be placed in a humane society or
pound, kill or non-kill facility. If for ANY REASON you would need to place your puppy in another
home, we require you contact us FIRST!!! Before any re-homing would become necessary, we would
request this puppy be returned to us for placement. ****
***NOTE: ALL PUPPIES GOING TO COMPANION/PET HOMES ARE BEING SOLD ON LIMITED REGISTRATION.
Limited registration means that your puppy is registered with AKC but no litters produced by this puppy are eligible
for registration. This is recommended by AKC and helps protect breeding programs and the health and conformation
of the individual breeds. It prevents indiscriminate breeding of dogs and the production of unwanted traits within a
breed, such as hip dysplasia and temperament disorders. If a puppy buyer later decides he/she wishes to show the puppy
at conformation events, the puppy can be re-evaluated by the breeder and if found to be show quality, the limited
registration can be arranged, breeder only, to a full registration and the sales contract can be amended to include the terms of our show contract.***
RESERVATION DEPOSITS: ****NO RESERVATION DEPOSITS WILL BE TAKEN UNTIL PUPPIES ARE BORN.
(Although you can be on the waiting list now.)
If you would like to purchase a puppy from Hoosier Heartland Goldens and are willing to give one of our puppies a
forever home and treat him or her properly, with gentle, loving guidance as a treasured companion,
we ask for a $500 deposit after the birth to hold a puppy. This $500 deposit will be deducted from the full purchase
price of the puppy. Deposits are refundable until puppies are 2 weeks of age! Puppies will be held only for persons
who are approved and have made deposits.
********Thank you for taking time to complete this questionnaire********
Important: Puppies will jump on people, knock down young children, bite during teething, and can grab clothing,
therefore, should never be left loose with young children. Also, young children be rough playing with puppies even
causing serious injury. All interaction between children and puppies should be supervised. Puppies (and children)
must be taught acceptable behavior through proper training – loving and gentle training for goldens (and children)
as their hearts and spirits are giving and they react easily to praise and can be hurt by anger and critisism.