PBGVCA Breeders' Tool ChestTo preserve the well‐being and unique character of the Breed.



Potential New Puppy Owners

Sample paperwork provided by our breeders. This includes;

  • Puppy Inquiry Response, Puppy Deposit Agreement, Puppy Buyer Sample Contract, Puppy Detail Records for Buyer, etc. GO
  • Breeder follow-up with new puppy owner to help new owners with any issues (needs additional material)
  • Interviewing potential puppy buyers: what questions to ask & what do the answers tell you. (needs to be developed)

Pack Puppy's Suitcase for Their New Home

Tips for your new puppy owners:

    If you do not like something your puppy is doing, take steps right away to alter that behavior. They won’t simply “grow out of it.” Similarly, if your puppy is behaving the way you like it to, you need to find ways to reinforce that behavior.
    Like any living being, your puppy will grow and develop right before your eyes. You really need to understand what is considered normal development and when you might want to have your puppy evaluated. A great resource can be found at the AKC's Pupdate Every week the AKC will alert you to how your puppy should be developing, what changes you should be seeing and how you should be reacting.
    Don’t be surprised if you really have two puppies. The puppy that feels safe and secure because it is just the two of you and the puppy that is trying to understand the world outside your home with all of its interesting people and other animals. Cynophobia is the fear of dogs. Keep in mind, your puppy may suffer from Anthropophobia: the fear of people. Just because you dog enjoys playing with you, it may not enjoy meeting others. A great resource for helping people approach your puppy and other travel trip can be found at GoPetFriendly. You are your dog’s protector. Do not be afraid to be very direct with family, friends, and strangers on how they should approach your puppy. Very direct. The more comfortable your puppy is around people, the easier it will be for you to travel with you four-legged family member.
    The crate does not have to be a prison. The crate does not have to be punishment. Rather, a crate can be a sanctuary for your puppy. Its own safe space. Remember, dogs are den animals. So an enclosed environment may be exactly what your puppy needs. SEE How to Crate Train Your Dog in Nine Easy Steps. The crate will give you piece of mind when you have to leave your dog alone for a few hours and they will not harm themselves roaming around the house. Again, a dog cannot be trusted any more than a three-year old with household items. The crate keeps them safe. Of course, if you do have a dog in a crate, in case of fire, you need to make sure the fire department understands that your dog is locked in a crate. That way they will make every effort to rescue your dog. Otherwise, they will assume that, like people, a loose dog will try to escape by any means possible.
    On a list of very important decisions you will need to make on behalf of your puppy, selecting a vet is second to none. Where is the vet located? What are the clinic hours? How do they treat emergencies? How readily can you get an appointment? Do you like the person? Is your puppy comfortable there? And, if for whatever reason you are not comfortable using a particular clinic, do not be afraid to change clinics.
    • An excellent resource can be found at pets.webmd, Finding the Right Vet for Your Cat or Dog. Your vet can help you with everything from routine health checks to knowing the right food to serve your dog. Keep in mind, vets will often ask about your dogs appetite. If you elect to free feed – leaving a bowl of food out at all times – you may not be able to honestly answer that question. You may find it better to create a regular feed schedule so that you are better equipped to know if your puppy’s appetite has changed.
  • PLANNING FOR EMERGENCY CARE FOR YOUR DOGS (and other pets) by Mandy Smithers: A good plan implemented today is better than a perfect plan implemented tomorrow. George Patton GO

Things to pack for your new puppy owners:

  • Registration papers, vaccinations & worming history, future vaccination list, pedigree & photos sire & dam; AKC/CAR Microchip enrollment info and your fully executed contract between yourself and the new puppy owner.
  • Feeding: several days of current food, coupons or literature from food manufacturers, feeding schedule, recommended treats
  • Your recommended vaccination schedule. Example: 2016 Dr. Dodds Vaccination Protocol for Dogs
  • Gear: new puppy collar, harness, leash, new toy, old toy scented with mother & littermates.
  • PBGVCA Puppy Packet is 36 pages ~ Click Here. Recommended print settings using Adobe Acrobat Reader are:
    • Pages to Print: All
    • Page Sizing & Handling:
      • Select "Booklet"
      • Booklet subset: Both Sides
      • Sheets from 1 to 10
      • Binding: Left
    • Orientation: Landscape
    • can print in grayscale or black & white or color.
  • PBGVCA club membership paid by breeder at discounted rate of $25. Breeder completes Associate Membership application and sends check to our treasurer.
  • AKC Puppy Folders Released For Breeders by AKC Staff May 10, 2021 Cost $25 for a 5 pack. As a breeder, you spend time and energy finding the perfect homes for your puppies. Once you find the best match, you want to be sure your puppies’ new families have all the information they need to get their pups off to a great start.

Other Information for New Owners

  • How to Groom "The Pet" PBGV Presentation Designed by Robyn Wallis, 2012 GO
  • PBGV Informational Card Templates: For Avery two-side printable clean edge business cards #8871
    • PDF GO
    • Microsoft Word Template GO
  • Pet Trusts: Your love for your dog is unmatched. But what if you weren't there to care for him or her? The AKC Canine Health Foundation understands how important it is to you that your dogs are well cared for, even in the event of your death. We encourage you to make plans for your current and future pets so your wishes will be honored. GO
  • Best Practices from AKC (9/12/2020) GO
  • Planning for Emergency Care for your Dogs (and other pets) by Mandy Smithers GO