Potential Puppy Buyer
Initial Screening Questionnaire

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Home phone:________________ Work phone:_______________ Occupation:_____________________


Have you ever owned a Bloodhound before? yes___ no___.

Why have you decided to purchase a Bloodhound?___________________________________________


Do you prefer a male ___ female___ no preference ____ puppy and for what purpose are you purchasing a Bloodhound?  family pet___, obedience ___, show___, trailing ___, breeding ___, other ___.

Do all familty members want a new puppy?  _____.

Do you have young children? yes___ no___  Ages___________________________________________.

Who will train  and be the primary care giver of the puppy/new dog?_______________________________________________________________.

Do any family members have allergies to dogs? yes___ no ___.

Do you  own___ rent___ other___

How tall is your fence?_________ What type of fence?_________________________________________.

Do you live in a house____ apartment____ other_____________________________________________.

Where will your bloodhounds be kept during the day?  house___ dog run with doghouse___yard with dog-house___ combination___.

Is anyone home during the day?________

How many  hours on average will the puppy/new dog be left alone_________

Will there be someone available to feed and excercise the puppy during the day?  yes____ no____

Where will your bloodhound be kept at night? house___ dog run with doghouse___ yard with doghouse ___ garage___ shed___.

Would you consider tying or chaining your bloodhound outside ?  yes___ no___.

Will your bloodhound have direct access to the house or next to the house...supervised entrance___ dog door___.

Do you have a  kennel run___, yard___, crate___.

Will your puppy be raised as a member of  your household? yes___ no___.

Are you willing to spay/neuter your bloodhound? yes___ no___. If no, why?_________________________.

Do you currently own any other dogs? yes___ no___. If yes, list breeds and ages______________________.

    _______________________________________________. Any other pets?______________________.

Have you ever owned a Large Breed dog before? yes___ no___.

Have you ever  euthanized a dog before? yes___ no ___. If yes, why?_______________________________.

Since Bloodhounds are a high maintenance  care dog are you able to clean ears, eyes, coat, and trim nails on a

    regular basis? yes___ no___.

Is your Vet familiar with Bloodhounds and willing to consult  with our Vet  if needed and us in regards to care?

    yes____ no____.

Have you ever completed an AKC title in obedience___ conformation___other, list any titles_____________.

What type of personality  are you looking for in your puppy?_____________________________________.


Have you considered an older dog instead of a puppy?__________________________________________.

What do you expect the activity level  of the bloodhound to be  high____ moderate____ below average_____.

What kind of floor surface will the dog be on in the home? tile___ linoleum___carpet___wood___ smooth surface with throw rugs___

Have you ever housetrained  a dog before? yes____ no____

Have you ever returned a pet to the breeder? If so, for what reason_________________________________.

Have you ever given a pet away? If so,  what were the circumstances_______________________________.

Have you ever taken  a pet  to a  dog pound or animal shelter?  If so, what were the circumstances__________ __________________________________________________________________________________.

Are you committed to caring for this dogs needs for its entire lifetime?_______________________________.

Do you understand that the puppy purchased from us will recieve a Limited Registration (except those placed in

    show homes that will be shown) yes___ no___.

Do you object to signing a written contract, if you are approved , prior to the purchase? yes___ no ___.

Are you willing and do you agree to having your Bloodhound preventatively gastropexied  between the ages of

Do you understand that this dog must be returned to its breeder with signed registration  papers with no refund

    of monies at your expense if:

    you are unable to care for the dog any longer

    you no longer want the dog

    you violate the written contract signed at the time of  purchase

    unforeseen tragedy would leave the dog homeless

    you are no longer able to maintain the dog in the environment it  has been accustomed to and feel he is in

         distress or distressed

    yes____ no____

 Do you understand that this questionnaire will be made a part of the written contract at the time of purchase.     yes___ no___ .


CHURCHIL is not a kennel . Our dogs are part of our family, in fact, they are our family. Established since 1979 we began our roots in mantrailing and only later after several years did we begin showing and breeding on a limited basis. Although our dogs have the run of the house always supervised some are loose at all times. We do feed everyone in their individual Giant crates and on occasion confined to their crates when we have a girlie in season and we need to closely monitor . At times we have hounds from birth to 12 years old. Some are retired show dogs some are just our pets present and retired. We show as a hobby and breed on a very limited basis according to the AKC Breed standard. We breed a litter with specific goals in mind and planned and not for the fad tendencies nor to fulfill puppy demands. Therefore, every placement is critical and are carefully screened for a lifetime commitment. Our goal generally is based on the bloodhounds future soundness, type, mantrailing ability, and their gentle, clownish nature. The new owner must be prepared for their intelligence, creative and destructive abilities, and desire for a well structured and consistent lifestyle.

CHURCHIL has enjoyed through the years great success in the show ring, on the trail, obedience , tracking and champion couch potatoes. We enjoy the show ring and testing the mantrailing abilities of each puppy born but most of all we enjoy daily life with our bloodhounds as companions. Our bloodhounds are family members first, the rest is added pleasure. We are very proud of our bloodhounds in what they are today, what they have been, and where they are headed and we always will be.


Please complete this form and return to us at the following address:

Michele Mckinney

898 County Road 749

Valley Head. Alabama 35989-3612



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Please call or e-mail us 10 days after mailing your initial screening form and we can discuss whether you have been initially approved for placement and at that time discuss in detail what our plans are for puppies in the future. It takes a while to get to know prospective homes and both the prospective new home and myself must be sure about the decision. As I have said, each placement is critical for the well being of the Bloodhound and its new family.


Thankyou for your interest in the breed and in our lines........Michele