We at Crystalgene's Australian Shepherds want to make sure that all our Buyers and Aussies are truly
happy together.  Therefor we ask all our prospective puppy buyers to fill out this questionnaire. Please
understand that each individual puppy placement is determined according to that specific puppy's
personality, and by the role it will play within it's new family. We carefully evaluate each puppy as it is
growing up in order to make this determination so that the right match can be made the first time to make
a friendship that will last a life time.
Our Prices are as follows.
$1800.00- Show/Breeding prospects. These are puppies that fit both the ASCA and AKC
breed standard.  They are fully guaranteed for hips, eyes, teeth and health with a written contract.

$1250-Pet/Non-Breeding prospects.  These are puppies that are perfectly healthy, but should not be bred
or shown in AKC or ASCA reg conformation. These pups are sold on a  spayed/neutered contract with a
$50.00 refund on proof of spay/neuter and are guaranteed for health. They can also compete in obedience,
agility, herding, fly ball, tracking,  frisbee, etc. and the new ASCA Altered conformation program. They
will also make great additions to your family as a companion.

We do require a deposit of at least $100 to hold a puppy for you until it is time to send them home.
All  deposits are non refundable.

If you are interested in purchasing one of our pups please fill out the questionnaire below.
If there will be more than one "buyer" please fill out a questionnaire for each one.

About You
l.) Name of all buyers:
2.) Address:
3) Home Phone, Work Phone, Email address
4.) How long at this address?
5.) Is this an apartment or house? Do you rent or own?
6) If renting can you get a signed agreement from your landlord allowing pets?
7.) Do you have children? If yes what are their ages?
8) Has there ever been a problem with one of your children and animals before? If yes please explain.
9.) Do you have other pets? If yes what kind? How old? What sex? Are they spayed/neutered?
     How do they all get along? Who is your Vet and may We contact them?
10.) Have you owned dogs in the past? If yes what breed? and what happened to them?
11.) Have you ever taken a dog to the pound or back to it's Breeder or to a rescue? If yes what were the
12.) May we have the name and number of 2 references?

About the aussie
1.) Have you ever owned an Aussie before? If no, have you research the breed and are you
      familiar with the socialization needs of an Aussie? Are you sure you can meet these needs.
2.) What are your reasons for wanting an Aussie? (pet, obedience, conformation, herding, tracking,
        agility, flyball, Frisbee etc....)
3.) If co-buying who will the dog live with
4.) Are you willing to take responsibility for this Aussie for the next 10-17 years?
5.) Do you have a preference to sex and color? If yes what are your reasons?
6.) Do you have a fenced yard or kennel? If no then how will you exercise your aussie?
7.) If you work out side the home, where will your Aussie spend it's time while you are gone?
8.) Where will your aussie be if you go on vacation or suddenly become ill?

Our requirements
1.) All our Aussie are sold by contract only. We do this to protect our dogs and to assure all our buyers
      that We stand behind every dog produced at Crystalgene's.
      Do you have a problem with signing our contract?
2.) We require that both ASCA and AKC registration papers be filled out and sent in for individual
      registrations, and that the numbers are sent to us for our records. Will this be a problem for you?
      If so why?
3.) We ask that all OFA and Cerf evaluation results be reported to us, once again this is for our records.
     Will this be a problem?
4.) We recommend that all pups be taken to puppy obedience class. (or some type of training and
      socialization) Will this be a problem for you?
5.) We require all pet pups to be spayed/neutered and mark the non breeding boxes on their registration
      papers.  Do you have a problem with this?          If so Why?
6.) We as breeders strive to breed Aussies that are physically and mentally sound, this does not however
      mean that all our Aussie are perfect, if a problem arises We want to be contacted immediately with full
      details whether genetic or  otherwise. (including death) Again this helps us to keep accurate records.
      Will this be a problem? If yes why?
7.) Every now and then We send updates of Ourselves and our Dogs to All our aussie Buyers we would
      like and expect to here back from you at that time, (this helps us in keeping good records) will you
      agree to this? (of course you are encouraged to send updates to us at anytime throughout your Aussies
      life, We love Pictures! ! ! )
8.) We require that all dogs acquired from us be brought back to us if you can no longer keep the dog.
      (see contract) Will this be a problem? (this does not mean that you can't have a say in where the dog
 9.) If we do not have the Aussie for you, May we refer you to another reputable Breeder?

 Thank you for taking the time to fill out the questionnaire. We hope you understand the reasons for the
 need to have a questionnaire. (most questions arise because of past experiences) We only want our
 Aussies to have a happy and healthy life. We trust as a dog lover you too can appreciate this.
Crystal Ray
Crystalgene's Australian Shepherds