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  • 1. Are you an avid upland bird hunter and/or do you have plans to begin hunting upland birds / waterfowl / fur bearers with a Brittany?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 2. Will your Brittany be properly trained to hunt upland birds and will you take the Brittany bird hunting several times every year?  If your answer to the previous question and / or this question is 'no', stop, do not proceed with the interview as you may be disqualified.  Please consider calling the American Brittany Club Breeder Referral Contact Person and/or especially, Brittany Rescue:

    Yes No n/a

  • 3. Please read this carefully:  Our waiting list is chronologic and you must place a deposit to get on the waiting list after approval of this interview.  The order of picking is in order of surety deposits received and dependent upon mother nature. The estimated date of delivery that we give you is in fact, an estimate. This estimate is based on when the female usually comes into season, 'taking' upon being bred, the size of the litter, puppy mortality, whether you paid extra for pick of sex and picking order. You could actually end up waiting 12 months because we have so few litters, some years - none. If we have not at least offered you a pup within 12 months of receipt of deposit, you will get a full refund OR,  If you opt to continue to wait (past 12 months) but decide to withdraw after your puppy is already born, you will forfeit your deposit.  If you withdraw prior to 12 months from date of deposit received by us, for any reason, you will forfeit your surety deposit. We Always reserve the right of first pick / litter choice even if pick of litter is desired by the purchaser.  Do you understand and accept this?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 4. If you specify a particular litter to obtain a puppy from, we reserve the right to a 24 month wait time instead of 12 months. Are you specifying one litter in particular? (If so, please make sure you spoke directly to Dave and reference the conversation in the comments at bottom of form):

    Yes No n/a

  • 5. Have you read this entire puppy page, our puppy FAQ page and understand the "10 Steps" to obtain a puppy from us?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 6. Did you note the 'first right of refusal clause' on the puppy FAQ page?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 7. Do you understand the 'first right of refusal clause' (If no read the next paragraph)?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 8. In the right to first refusal clause do you understand that, if you can't keep your Brittany for any reason, you must give it back to us so that we can place it in another good home under another protective contract. Do you understand and accept this?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 9. Do you understand that if you return your dog, we will pay for shipping (lower 48 states only) and may refund the difference between deposit and puppy price, not started or finished dog prices ? (We can help you place the dog and negotiate a fair price if possible as well as place it under our protective contract):

    Yes No n/a

  • 10. We do not always refund a portion of the puppy price as it depends on circumstances. We will always pay for shipping if needed! If the dog has extensive training and value, we will attempt to place it in a good home that is willing to pay you for such training but we do not guarantee that you will receive any compensation. Do you understand and accept this?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 11. Do you understand that your dog is fully guaranteed in writing against genetic defects for life excluding breeding?  In the contract you will sign, there are exclusions and options regarding defects.:

    Yes No n/a

  • 12. Do you understand that we guarantee, in writing, our puppies to have the desire to hunt and that you must be a bird hunter to obtain one?

    Yes No n/a

  • 13. Do you understand that we offer discounted training with each puppy that we sell?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 14. Did you know that we strongly recommend you send your puppy to us for complete training?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 15. Do you understand that we offer unlimited guidance to families who purchase one of our Brittanys for the life of that Brittany (excluding bred dogs)?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 16. Do you understand that you could wait up to a year or more for one of our puppies?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 17. We are not a puppy mill and only breed 0 to 2 litters per year so the waiting list is often long. If after 12 months from date of deposit received, we have not delivered your puppy, we may offer a refund of your deposit, but only after 12 months.  If we have not at least offered you a pup within 12 months of receipt of deposit, you may opt to continue to wait past 12 months.  If you opt to continue to wait but decide to withdraw after your puppy is already born, you will forfeit your deposit.   Do you accept this?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 18. Brittanys should never be a surprise gift for anyone, especially at Christmas or any holiday.  Do you promise that this Brittany is not a surprise gift?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 19. Puppies are never offered FOR THIRD PARTY PURCHASES.  Also, we do not allow third party deliveries of your new puppy.  You must pick it up in person or arrange non-stop airfare to you personally, no third party pick-up on the receiving end.  Do you accept this?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 20. If you have never owned a Brittany, do you promise to follow our rules and guidelines (verbal, contractual and in writing)?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 21. Will the Brittany be a family member and given daily love and attention?  Please, Lifetime commitment families only:

    Yes No n/a

  • 22. Have you checked to see if their are pet ordinances for your home that may disallow Brittanys, pets or an additional pet?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 23. Will the Brittany have a safe, humane, fenced home/area to play away from traffic and other dangers?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 24. If there are young children, will the children be instructed on proper ways to care for their dog?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 25. Do you promise not to leave your young children alone with your Brittany so there are no 'accidents'?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 26. Brittanys sometimes climb fences, chew fences, dig under fences, destroy shoes, etc, due to boredom.  It can be easily controlled with professional training / guidance.  Do you accept this?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 27. Are you prepared to build a safe place for them to prevent them from getting out unsupervised?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 28. Most of our Brittanys live indoors a good bit, are you prepared to make the commitment to potty train the puppy properly and humanely?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 29. If you have other pets/animals, have you considered their interactions with your new Brittany bird dog pup?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 30. Are you willing and able to temporarily or permanently keep separate the new pup from other pets/animals if there are concerns and, if they cannot get along with one another, you have sufficient space / yard to properly separate them forever so that they are all happy?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 31. Will the Brittany be maintained with high quality dog food? (Not cheap foods with grains such as corn / wheat as a main ingredient):

    Yes No n/a

  • 32. Will your Brittany receive annual Veterinary health check-ups/vaccinations? (if you fail to maintain annual check-ups and recommendations by your licensed Vet, all guarantees are void):

    Yes No n/a

  • 33. Annual / Emergent / Recommended Veterinary health check-ups, proper nutrition, immunizations and the general well being of the Brittany is required in our contract. Failure to observe this requirement nullifies any guarantees. If you breed your Brittany all guarantees are void.  Do you accept this?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 34. Did you know that a Brittany pup is just as demanding as a toddler and that if you have infants/young children, it adds extra pressure to all involved?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 35. We don't recommend puppies for families with an infants/toddlers. Do you accept this?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 36. A trained dog is a happy dog and a happy dog lives with a happy family. Dogs must have a structured life where there are simple pack rules.  Are you willing to make the time and monetary investment to train your Brittany?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 37. Are you willing to crate train your Brittany to be safe?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 38.  Will you schedule your Brittany's training with us?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 39. If you are training your own dog, Do you have experience training Brittanys?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 40. Did you know that if you buy your Brittany from us, the training is discounted?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 41. Did you know that Brittanys, while very loving, are energetic and require daily exercise? (They become easily bored thus dig, chew, etc.):

    Yes No n/a

  • 42. Did you know that many bored Brittanys, left to their own devices, will destroy things you wish they wouldn't?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 43. Did you know they shed hair mild to moderately and should be brushed at least once per week (Brittanys are NOT hypoallergenic)?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 44. Will the Brittany be taken hunting every year to the best of your ability and are you willing to allow us to help if you can't do it?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 45. Will you agree to terms that includes a 'must return' (Chief's Brittanys first right of refusal) policy whereby if you have a situation arise that you can't keep the Brittany, you must give it back to us so that we can place it under another protective contract (repetitive question but emphasizing importance-our apology)?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 46. Have you ever or do you now breed or intend to breed any animal species including your Brittany from us?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 47. Have you ever been charged with cruelty to animals (whether the charges were dropped or not)?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 48.  If yes to question 47, Are you willing to explain?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 49.  Do you want to breed the Brittany you are interviewing for?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 50. Are you thinking that you Do Not want to breed the Brittany from us but want a full registration "just in case"?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 51. Assuming that we might grant a full registration and that if you choose to breed the Brittany you purchase from us, you should note that we do not guarantee ability to breed, conceive or produce.  Also, all guarantees are null and void if you breed or attempt to breed (litter produced or not).  We strongly believe that breeding is best left in the hand of Brittany professionals. Do you understand and accept this?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 52. Repeat:  Our written guarantees are voided once you breed the Brittany you acquired from us. The reason your guarantees are voided is because, as a good breeder, you should wait until your dog is proven, is at least 2 years old and is certified to be in good health by your vet before ever attempting to breed. When you attempt to breed, you assume all responsibilities of a breeder and your lifetime contract is voided! Do you understand and accept this?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 53. If not a breeder, nor do you intend to ever breed, Are you willing to spay / neuter your pup and purchase the pup with a limited AKC registration? (AKC does not allow dogs with limited registrations to register any pups born to parents on a limited registration.  Spaying/Neutering and/or a limited registration may limit their ability to compete).:

    Yes No n/a

  • 54. Do you participate in field trials, dog shows, hunt tests in venues such as NAVDHA, NSTRA, AFTCA, American Field, AKC, etc.?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 55. Are you willing to accept the name "Chief's" as the first word in the official AKC registered name of your dog (if not, tell us why below)?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 56. Do you understand that puppy price is separate of shipping fees?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 57. Shipping fees can be as high as 600.00 dollars. Are you willing to pay for a quality 'hub to hub' quality airline transport if not picking up in person?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 58. We require all fees, including shipping (Shipping is never included with purchase price), be pre-paid at least one week prior to the delivery date. Do you accept these terms and the terms of our written contract which closely follows this interview?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 59. Are you willing to take a less desired color pattern if your preferred color pattern is not available? WE DO NOT OFFER LIVER, TRI, or BLACK COLORS.  We do not offer French Brittanys / Epagneul Breton.:

    Yes No n/a

  • 60. What sex pup do you prefer?:

    Male Female Don't care

  • 61. Please understand, for a reason we don't understand, many people select female and that waiting list is always longer than the male waiting list.  Will you take the other sex if the preferred sex pup is not available?:

    Yes No Maybe

  • 62. We cannot guarantee the color pup you will get however, what dominant color do you desire - orange / white or white / orange (first color represents 51 percent or more dominance)?:

    O/W W/O Don't care

  • 63. Do you understand that submission of this interview is not guaranteed acceptance?  We reserve the right to refuse anyone.:

    Yes No n/a

  • 64. Do you understand that you must submit a non-refundable surety deposit, if this interview is approved, to get on our waiting list?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 65. Our waiting list is chronologic and dependent upon mother nature. The estimated date of delivery that we give you is in fact, an estimate- a best guess. When a female will be coming into season, 'taking' upon being bred and size of litter affects delivery date. You could actually end up waiting 12 months.  We are asking this again to make sure you clearly understand.  It has happened where someone finds another pup from another breeder that is available sooner than ours then wants their deposit back.  We do not refund deposits and We will never intentionally mislead you.  We want happy clients!  Do you agree with this policy?:

    Yes No n/a

  • 66. Completing this interview does not guarantee acceptance. If accepted, a non-refundable surety deposit is required to get on our waiting list for a Brittany which is usually 6 to 12 months. Please Be Certain You Are Willing to place a 250 dollar non-refundable deposit within 5 business days of Dave penciling you in, and, Wait The Full Period Of Time or you will forfeit your deposit. Do you understand and accept this::

    Yes No n/a

  • 67. What qualities do you expect out of a Brittany?:



  • 68. What do you want to avoid in a Brittany?:



  • 69. What do you expect from us, the breeder?:



  • 70. Why do you want a Brittany?:



  • 71. What percentage of time in a day will the Brittany live indoors vs. outdoors?:

    Greater than 50 percent Less than 50 percent Won't live indoors at all

  • 72. Do you have 2 references, one Veterinary and one personal (If you don't have a family vet, then 2 personal references)?  (Omission of info will delay our decision) Please list them here:


  • 73. Please write your full name, address, work/home/cell phone numbers (Omission of info will delay our decision):


  • 74. Any additional comments or questions you may have regarding our Brittanys or the interview go here.  If you make comments in reference to an earlier question, PLEASE reference the question number below:

    Additional Comments:


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