A photo of a red tri Australian Shepherd puppy



Amy Hiscock
Coldwater, MI


Tricia Speed
College Station, TX


Puppy Questionnaire

Please Note: Catera interviews prospective buyers carefully. Catera puppies are available to approved homes only. Please do not take offense when we ask very specific questions about your home and lifestyle; we are simply trying to determine whether or not an Catera puppy will be appropriate for you. We strive to place our puppies where both puppy and people will be happy.

All puppies (pet and show quality) are sold with a complete contract and are guaranteed against hereditary defects. We also insist that all pet puppies be spayed or neutered by 18 months of age. Catera will take a puppy back if a situation does not work out. We maintain first right of refusal on all puppies.

All dogs we use in our breeding program have received yearly eye clearances, OFA certification, and are sound in mind and body. We work hard to produce the best possible puppies with each litter and will place these puppies in only the best homes.

If you are interested in a Catera puppy, please fill out the following questionnaire. The easiest way to accomplish this is to copy and paste the text into the body of an email and answer the questions listed below. Please send your response to Amy Hiscock. Thank you.

Your Name (Required):

Your Street Address:

Your City, State, and Zip :

Your E-Mail Address (Required):

Phone Number :


Personal reference: Name address and phone number. How do you know this person?

Why are you interested in an Australian Shepherd?

What color do you prefer?

Would you consider a puppy of another color if your color preference is not available?

What gender are you interested in (male/female/either)?

Would you consider a rescue dog?

Are you a ASCA member?

Are you a ASCA affiliate member?

What affiliate club are you a member?

Do you belong to a AKC club?

What affiliate AKC club are you a member?

What are you interested in doing with your Aussie? Family Pet, Obedience, Conformation, Agility, Herding, Breeding?

What plans do you have for this Aussie?

Who referred you to Catera?

Do you have children?

Do you live in: Apartment... Townhome... Single-Family Residence... Other

Do you rent or own your residence?

If you rent: Do you have your landlord's permission to keep a dog?

Landlord's Name & Phone (area-code) xxx-xxxx

Do you have a fenced (totally enclosed) yard? And if so, how high is the fence?

If not, how will you provide security for your puppy when it's outside or when you're away?

Where will the puppy sleep?

Are you planning on attending obedience training with this dog?

Where do you train your dogs?

Have you ever owned an Aussie before?

If you haven't owned an Aussie before, what other breed of dog(s) have you owned?

Do you still own the dog(s) mentioned above?

If not, what happened to the dog(s)?

Who will have primary responsibility for the care of this puppy?

Do all family members agree on the addition of an Aussie to the family?

If not, who is not in favor of getting an Aussie and why?

Please give us the name, address, and phone number of your vet:

What type of personality are you looking for in your dog?

Please provide us with any additional information you think will assist us in placing a puppy most suited to your family/lifestyle.

Thank you for your interest in a Catera puppy!