These are initial screening questions I utilize when someone is interested in a puppy.
Granted most folks do have Boston experience, but some don't, and I want them to do their research on brachycephalic (short nosed) breeds before hand.
Boston Terrier Questions
~Have you read through the buyer’s info page on my website? If not, please do so: https://www.mzbostons.com/buyer-info.html
~In what instance are deposits refundable?
~Is everyone in your household on board with a new puppy?
~Anyone have any allergies to dogs?
~Are you familiar with the Boston Terrier breed?
(It is typical for short nose breeds to vomit by eating/drinking too quickly or just because, pass gas, and snore)
Puppies tend to be a lot of work. They are babies when they go home so they are not housebroken/potty trained or crate trained (they are newspaper trained here), those things take time. They sometimes whine/cry for a week or 2, especially at night. There is a period of adjustment and transitioning for them. No 2 Puppies are the same. Each has their own unique personality. They might be easier or harder than a previous puppy.
~Is this something you are prepared for?
~If renting, is the landlord on board with a new puppy?
~Do you run a daycare inside of your home?
~Will this puppy grow up to be a pet or do you have plans for breeding?
(Effective September 2023, I will no longer sell puppies with full AKC rights.
What you do with your dog is your business, not mine, but I am no longer mentoring up and coming breeders as my faith and trust has been tested too many times)
~Do you understand that puppies can get injured if they are dropped by kids and/or adults or fall off of furniture or from heights?
Puppies can/do get sick and injured, will this be something you are able to handle and are prepared for?
~Are you able to pick up your puppy in person when he/she is 8 weeks old? Puppies go to the vet at 8 weeks of age and can go home during the week that they are 8 weeks old, prior to turning 9 weeks old unless I would need to hold back a puppy dependent upon my discretion.
Vets are very booked out right now, it is important to have a vet visit scheduled within the timeframe I require to ensure a healthy puppy.