American Hairless Terriers Puppies
Our dogs are healthy and sound. Puppies are given the full set of
shots and vet checked prior to leaving our home. We provide a full
pedigree and genetic background of our dogs. We prefer families
to come and meet the parents of the puppies, and visit the puppies
as they grow up. Our puppies stay here until 10 weeks old at a minimum.
It is very important for puppies to spend that time with their mother
and father, and learn the complex social interactions of dogs. We
intensely socialise our puppies as they grow up with people, children,
other dogs, strange objects, noises, and any and everything they
might encounter as they grow. The puppy's family must take over
this social work and continue the process as intensely as the puppy
grows to adulthood. Classes are highly recommended both as a bonding
tool and a social event for both the puppy and the family!
Our goal at Valley AHTs is
to selectively breed toward producing a healthy, sound, structurally-correct
puppy with exceptionally loving and loyal temperament, that we feel
is above and beyond the American Hairless Terrier Standard. We take
pride in our continued success of producing puppies for the show
ring; as well as those shown to be versatile in obedience and agility
trials, in the field, and, most importantly, as loving family companions.Just
like you and your family are, each puppy is a unique individual
too, with their own personality and characteristics. Please complete
our questionnaire to help us start to get to know each other and
learn about what you're looking for in your AHT puppy. This will
help us place the right puppy in your home. Feel free to elaborate
on your your family's interests, activities and tell us as much
as you can about the puppy you hope to adopt.
Valley's Lexi McGurk!
Looking forward to getting
to know you! Just cut and paste this questionnaire into an email
and send it to us at Valley AHTs.
Do you rent or own your home?
About your Family:
Names of everyone in the
Relationships of everyone
in the home (ie) parents, children etc.
Age(s) of Children
How did you learn about us?
Best time to contact you is:
May we contact you at work?
Do all members of the family
want this dog? Yes No
If no, please explain:
What is your reason for wanting
an American Hairless Terrier?
Please indicate all that apply:
Personal preferences Purpose
(please check all that apply) (please check all that apply)
What size of AHT are you hoping
Gender of AHT you would like:
Do any family members have
allergies to dogs? Yes No
If you have allergies, have
you already allergy tested with AHTs?
What would you do if you developed
an allergy to your AHT, or if you had a mild reaction that did not
go away over time?
What would you feel would
happen if you had a new baby, who was allergic to your AHT?
Will this be your first dog?
How long have you wanted a
Are you financially prepared
to have a dog in your family?
Other breeds of dogs you have
List any other pets you may
Do they get along with other
pets? Yes No
Is your yard fenced? Yes No
Type and height of fence:
Are you willing to install
fencing prior to bringing your puppy home? Yes No
Are you willing to use a porch,
carport or install a covered dog run attached to your house for
a winter potty area? Yes No
Who will be dog's primary
Is anyone home during the
day? Yes No
At Night? Yes No
How much time per day will
you be spending with the puppy?
Where will the dog be kept
during the day?
Will your dog have the run
of the house, be in blocked off portions of the house, use a crate,
be tied outside or live in the yard? Please be specific in your
Are you familiar with the
use of a dog crate to train and/or confine the dog in your absence?
Are you willing to crate train?
If not, why?
Will your dog be allowed on
the furniture or bed? Yes No
How do you plan to exercise
Will the dog be walked daily?
Yes No Exercised in a fenced yard? Yes No
Taken to off-leash parks?
Be allowed to run free? Yes
Will you take the puppy to
socialization/kindergarten classes? Yes No
If no, why not?
Do you plan to take an obedience
course with your dog? Yes No
How many or to what level?
If no, why not?
Do you plan to show or breed?
If yes, please elaborate.
Have you ever bred a dog?
If yes, please give details
Do you have any intentions
on breeding this dog? Yes No
What would your reasons be
Have you had a pet die because
of age, illness, accident or euthanasia? Yes No
Have you sold, given away,
or surrendered a pet to an animal shelter? Yes No
If so, please describe the
Please provide name, full
address and phone number of your most recent veterinarian.
May we contact your vet?
If you are not looking to
show or breed, are you comfortable with spaying or neutering your
pet? Yes No
If no, please explain:
What types of activities do
you (or members of your family) most enjoy?
How will the puppy, and eventually
the adult dog, be included in these activities?
Please add any information
about you or your family relative to your interest in adopting an
American Hairless Terrier.
Thank you for taking the
time to fill out this questionnaire to help us in finding the right
puppy for you. Please feel free to e-mail
us if you wish more information or need questions answered.
If you would like to come and visit us and our dogs we would be
more that happy to set up an appointment for you.