To ensure that you get the right breed for your life style and your expectations you should consider the following question:
- Have you had a dog(s) before? What happened to them?
- Do you currently own a dog(s)?
- Have you owned a Terrier before? Other breeds?
- What other pets do you currently have?
- Do you intend on having more than one do in the future?
- Have you ever bred dogs or any other animals? If yes which breeds?
Acquiring Your Dog
- What made you think that a Norwich Terrier was right for you?
- Do you have a preference of male or female?
- Is colour important to you?
- Are you willing to travel to pick up your puppy/dog?
- When did you want a puppy? Are you willing to wait?
- What age appeals to you most?
- Is this the right time in your life to get a new puppy/dog?
Selecting the Right Dog for You
- Why do you want a Norwich Terrier? What are your expectations of the dog? (Companionship, Obedience, Conformation (showing), Agility, Breeding, Protection, Child's friend, etc.)
- What is the most important aspect of the puppy/dog to you? Consider appearance, trainability and obedience, temperament, size, etc. 3.What do you consider important in temperament of your puppy/dog?
- What traits would you consider unacceptable?
- Are you interested in a retired show dog (occasionally available)?
Your Family and a new Puppy/Dog
- What type of dwelling do you live in? (single family home, condominium, etc)
- Do you have a fenced yard or access to one?
- How many adults and children live in your home?
- Are there children that require supervision around a new puppy/dog?
- Are all members of your household aware and welcoming of acquiring a dog?
- Will all members of your household help raise the dog?
- Who will be the primary care giver?
- Where will the dog stay during the day? and at night? and when you go on vacation?
- What is your family activity level and routine? Is anyone home during the day?
- How may hours a day will the dog be alone?
- Do you really have the time for a dog and are you totally committed to investing the time and money the dog will require?
- Are you ready to be responsible for a dog for the next 12-16 years? Are you prepared to provide the necessary annual preventative and general veterinary care and unforeseen emergencies that might arise?
- Are you prepared to bring your dog to obedience training?
- What other training might you consider for your new puppy/dog?
- Are there any other things that we, the breeders, should be aware of that might be important to know when bringing the puppy/dog into your home? (i.e. allergies, upcoming retirement, moving, caring for a family member, etc.)
- Do you have any other questions for us?