Apprentice Breed Questionnaire

Apprentice Breeder Questionnaire

Applicant Name: _______________________________________

Applicant Age:

Physical Address:

Email address:

1) Schwarz Dogs Related

  • How did you first hear about the Schwarz Dogs? (Schwarz Dogs-owners, friends, Website ….)
  • Why do you want to breed? Why Schwarz Dogs?

  • What is your (ultimate) goal with regard to breeding Schwarz Dogs?

  • Are you currently in contact with Breeders regarding the purchase of one or more breeders? If yes, with whom?

  • Have you ever had or do you currently have a Schwarz Dogs?
  • Do you currently have any other types of animals? Please list type, breed and age.

2) Experience

  • Have you ever bred a Schwarz Dogs before?
  • What are your references? (Vet, Breeders…..). Could you give us the name and address of people willing to give you a reference? Please include your Vet and other Breeders, if possible.

  • Did or do you work with other breeds or animals? If yes, since when and which one(s)?

  • What is your opinion regarding showing Schwarz Dogs?

3) Family

  • Is your family supportive regarding your plan to become a Breeder?
  • Do you or anyone else in your family suffer from allergies?
  • Do you have children? If yes, what age(s)?
  • Are you working – full time or part-time? How many hours per week? Does your occupation require travel?

  • If you work, what are your plans for overseeing delivery of Puppies?
  • Who will take care of your Schwarz Dog when you are travelling or have to be away from home for other reasons?

  • In case you are living in a rented apartment or house – what does your contract say regarding pets?

  • Have you checked all legal requirements for breeding (municipal and state law, permits needed etc.)?
  • How do you plan to provide housing for the breeding Schwarz Dogs? Please be as specific as possible regarding housing for male Schwarz Dogs and for females that are in heat.

  • Has an experienced breeder explained to you the realities of housing breeding Schwarz Dogs?
  • How many Schwarz Dogs do you plan to start with? How many females and how many males?

4) Finances

  • Are you aware of the cost of acquiring breeding Schwarz Dogs?
  • Are you aware of the costs involved with breeding and raising healthy, well cared for puppies?

(Please consider your personal financial situation and think about whether or not you will be able to allow for the expected – and even more so – the occasional unexpected expenses one has to face as a breeder. Emergency veterinary care for things such as c-sections, mastitis, etc. may sometimes cost thousands of dollars to treat.)

5) Registry

Schwarz Dogs Name: ________________________________________

Schwarz Dogs Number (if assigned): ___________________________

I am currently a member of or have applied for membership in the following:

NAAC ____

6) Current Schwarz Dogs Information

Name of mentor if currently an Apprentice Breeder in another organization: _________________________________________

Start date of Apprentice Breedership: ______________________

Website: _______________________________

Registered names of Schwarz Dogs:

Have your breeding Schwarz Dogs been DNA tested? Do you have the documentation of the results of such testing? ________________________________________

Number of litters born to date: ____________________________

Were the labors and deliveries uneventful?

Are all the puppies from litters born to date placed in their forever homes?


(You may enter your replies on a separate sheet or the back of the page, if you so desire)