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Applicants Full Name *

Full Name of Co Applicant *

Address: Please include City, State and Zip Code  and Country*( No PO Box) *                                                                                                                                                                  

Email and Phone Numbers *

Secondary Email *

List name and ages of all family/household members that will be living with your Cornerstone puppy. *

Who will be the primary care taker of your puppy? *

What is your occupation? *

What is the occupation of your partner? *

List names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses for three personal references. *

Do you have plans to add to your family within the first 18 months of getting a puppy (children, new animals)? If yes, please describe. *

What are your plans for the care of your puppy while you're at work? *

Will he/she be left alone during the day and if so, for how many hours? *

Will someone be available to feed and exercise him/her during the day? *

Is anyone in your household allergic to dogs? *

What is your home setting? *

What kind of home do you live in? *

Do you own or rent? *

Describe your yard. *

What kind of fencing do you have? *

Where will your puppy be kept while alone? *

Where will your puppy sleep and under what conditions (loose, crated, dog bed, your bed, inside, outside, etc.) *

Do you plan on utilizing a crate for house training? *

What type of vehicle will you use to transport your puppy/dog? *

How will the dog travel? *

Veterinary care for giant breed dogs can be very expensive, do you plan on purchasing pet insurance? *

How did you learn about Cornerstone? *

If referral from another GSMD breeder or Cornerstone home, who? *

Are you aware that the GSMD may take longer than average to housetrain? *

Why do you want a puppy from Cornerstone? *

What qualities attracted you to the GSMD? *

Have you met a GSMD in person? If yes, please provide details and names of owners if possible. *

Describe your ideal dog. *

What activity level do you expect this breed to be? *

What interest /activities do you have/plan to do with your GSMD? *

Examples: Family Pet/Companion Show Dog Breeding Carting/Drafting Herding Obedience Rally Therapy Tracking Search & Rescue Weight Pull Pack Hiking Attack/Guard Dog *

Would you be interested in co-owning a show/breeding quality Swissy with Cornerstone? *

How important are markings to you? *

Do you prefer a male, female or either? *

Explain your gender preferences (why do you want a male/female)? *

Would you take a red or a blue Swissy or one with a Blue eye or Blue eyes? *

Do you agree NOT to spay/neuter your companion until after sexual maturity (typically around 24 months of age - to be discussed in further detail)? *

On occasion we will have an adult to place (e.g. retired breeding dog, a re home, etc.) would you be interested? *

What method of training do you plan to use with your puppy? *

Do you agree to attend a minimum of Puppy Kindergarten and two Basic Obedience classes? *

Provide name, address, and phone number of the veterinarian you plan on using with your GSMD puppy. If you don't have one and need suggestion, please let us know and we will do our best to assist. *

Do you have any experience with showing/conformation? *

If yes, please provide details. (You previously owned a show dog, you have shown in conformation, you have attended dog shows, etc) *

Do you have any experience with breeding? *

If yes, please provide details regarding the circumstances.*

What kind of pets do you currently own? *

What is their breed/mix? *

What is their sex? Are they spayed or neutered? *

If you have more than one pet, please provide their additional information. *

How many dogs have you owned in the past ten years? *

How long did your last dog live and what were the circumstances of it's death? *

Have you ever returned a dog to it's breeder and if so, what were the circumstances? *

What is your past experience with regard to raising and training dogs? *

Have you ever owned and trained a large or giant breed? If yes, provide details. *

If there is anything additional you'd like us to know, please write a note here. *


At Cornerstone Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs we screen our breeding stock very carefully for any heritable problems and do everything in our power to make sure our puppies are free from the problems that prevail in the breed.  Our goal is to produce healthy, sound puppies and to place them in the home most suited for the puppy and the new family.  All of our puppies are evaluated for temperament at 7 weeks of age and for structure at 8 weeks of age.  When they go to their forever homes they have been dewormed, vaccinated, micro chipped checked out by our vet and of course very well socialized.  Due to complex genetics and Mother Nature we cannot guarantee that a puppy will be absolutely free of all genetic disorders.

Adding a dog to your family is a lifetime, serious commitment and we are dedicated to making sure our dogs always go to loving forever homes.  Our dogs are very special to us and therefore we take our responsibility to make sure they get the best possible home we can find for them very seriously. 

If you are interested in obtaining a puppy or an adult from Cornerstone Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs please fill out the following questionnaire.  This questionnaire will help us learn about you, your family, your home and your lifestyle.  That, in turn, will help us to match a puppy/adult to you and your specifics of your life.

Filling out this application does not guarantee a puppy/adult will be placed with you.

Thank you for your interest in our dogs and for taking the time to fill out the questionnaire.

Rita & Jenny

"Dogs of Form and Function"


Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs