For a Ridgewood Standard Poodle


  This completed questionnaire will help me pick out the very best puppy for you, your family, and your lifestyle. My Poodle puppies deserve the best.  The best homes.  The best owners.  The best food.  The best love.  As a breeder, I've spent countless hours researching pedigrees, dogs, doing health tests, attending dog related activities to ensure that the puppies I produce are high quality, healthy, and sound.

In other excellent companion for your family.

Combining this questionnaire along with a puppy aptitude test, will assist me in matching your family with just the right puppy.


It is important for you to realize that you do not have to be a professional Poodle person in order to purchase a dog from me.  You don't even have to have experience with Poodles - only a genuine desire to make one a member of your family!   

If your first impression is that I am too picky...GOOD,  I am very selective on my puppy's forever homes, they deserve the *best* homes possible.

please cut and paste into an e-mail, or print out and mail to me.   Please e-mail me for my mailing address

Cathy McGinnis


Contact Info

Your Full Name:

e-mail address:

Mailing address:

Phone number:


Your Home life

Tell me a little about yourself and your family - are you married or have a significant other?    Do you have children - if so, how many and what ages?

Occupation and average hours worked weekly by you?   spouse/significant other?


What member of the family will be taking the MAJOR responsibility for raising the puppy?

On average, how many hours per day is this person at home?

How much time during the day/night will the puppy be left alone?

Where will the puppy be when left alone?

Where will the puppy sleep at night?


Does anyone in your family have allergies to dogs?

Do all the family members agree to the purchase of this puppy?

Are you committed to caring for this dog for it's entire lifetime?


What other type of animals live in your household?

What are the major activities, hobbies, etc. that you and your family most participate in?

Your home

How long have you lived at your current address?

Do you own?      Rent?        A House?            Apartment?               Town home?                   Other?


If you rent, do you have permission to have a dog of this size?

Landlord's name and Phone number:


What type of area do you live in?  Urban, Suburban, Rural?


Do you have a securely fenced yard?  How high is the fence and of what is it constructed?

If you do not have a fenced yard, what are your plans for providing a safe exercise area?




Do you currently, or have you previously owned a dog?  If yes, what kind and for how long?

Do you believe in spay/neutering your pets?  If not, why not?

Have you ever acquired then sold or given away a pet?    If yes, why and under what circumstances?

Have you ever had a pet euthanized?  If yes, under what circumstances?



If you owned a Poodle previously, what variety and from where was it acquired?

Have you participated in any competitions or performance events with your dog?   Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Tracking, Hunting, etc.

Have you titled any dogs?   If so, what titles have you and your dog earned?

Do you belong to any dog clubs?  If so, which?


Are you willing to abide by a legally binding contract that includes requirements for registration, health & safety, breeding specifics and general care?


What are your plans and goals for this puppy?

Are you willing to take your puppy to training classes for basic obedience and socialization?

Do you believe in dog crates?


Who is the Veterinarian currently use, or will use? 

May we contact your veterinarian to ask for a reference?     Please provide name, address and phone number


Please provide names, address, e-mail or phone number of at least three (3) personal references that have known you for at least four (4) years and permission to contact them for references.



Owner input is critical if a breeder is to keep track of the quality of his breeding program.   Will you be willing to keep in contact with us?    Many people that get a puppy like to be in contact with the owners of littermates.   Do we have your permission to give your name, address, e-mail or phone number to owners of your puppy's littermates?


If you have any questions, please feel free to address them here.








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