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PostSubject: Willing to answer a few questions on dog breed selection for school?   Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:36 pm

The purpose of this questionnaire is to learn more about dog breed selection. The survey is being conducted by a student in a Research Methods class at UCCS. Your assistance in answering the questions below is very much appreciated.

1. Are you male or female?

2. What is your age?

3. What is your ethnicity?
[ ] White/Caucasian
[ ] Black/African-American
[ ] Hispanic/Latino
[ ] Asian
[ ] Other (please specify) _________________
[ ] Prefer not to answer

4. Including yourself, how many people live in your household? ______

5. How many dogs do you currently own? ______

6. Who is the primary dog owner in your household?
[ ] You
[ ] Someone else in the household
[ ] All household members collectively

7. What breed(s) of dog do you own? ______________________________

The next three questions will deal with the first two (or only) breeds you listed above…

DOG 1
8a. If you were to get another dog, how likely
would you be to get this breed again?
[ ] Very likely
[ ] Somewhat likely
[ ] Undecided
[ ] Somewhat unlikely
[ ] Very unlikely

DOG 2
8b. If you were to get another dog, how likely
would you be to get this breed again?
[ ] Very likely
[ ] Somewhat likely
[ ] Undecided
[ ] Somewhat unlikely
[ ] Very unlikely

DOG 1
9a. What is the primary reason you got this dog?
[ ] Companion for family
[ ] Impulse buy
[ ] Exercise companion
[ ] Physical appearance / Popularity of breed
[ ] Children
[ ] Companion for existing dog
[ ] Empty home
[ ] Gift from someone else
[ ] Guard dog / Protection
[ ] Other (please specify) __________________

DOG 2
9b. What is the primary reason you got this dog?
[ ] Companion for family
[ ] Impulse buy
[ ] Exercise companion
[ ] Physical appearance / Popularity of breed
[ ] Children
[ ] Companion for existing dog
[ ] Empty home
[ ] Gift from someone else
[ ] Guard dog / Protection
[ ] Other (please specify) __________________

If measured from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the foot, what are the heights of the two dogs used above? Your best estimate is fine.

10a. DOG 1 is ______ inches tall.

10b. DOG 2 is ______ inches tall

11a. Have any of your dogs bitten you?
[ ] Yes
[ ] No

11b. Have any of your dogs bitten another person?
[ ] Yes
[ ] No

12a. If yes, how many times has it bitten you?
[ ] One time
[ ] Two times
[ ] Three or more times

12b. If yes, how many times has it bitten another person?
[ ] One time
[ ] Two times
[ ] Three or more times

13a. If yes, what was the primary reason it bit you?
[ ] Dominance reasons
[ ] Protection of territory/valuables
[ ] Fear
[ ] Maternal instinct to protect young
[ ] Redirected biting (breaking up dog fight)
[ ] Pain
[ ] Pestered beyond limits
[ ] Other (please specify) __________________

13b. If yes, what was the primary reason it bit another person?
[ ] Dominance reasons
[ ] Protection of territory/valuables
[ ] Fear
[ ] Maternal instinct to protect young
[ ] Redirected biting (breaking up dog fight)
[ ] Pain
[ ] Pestered beyond limits
[ ] Other (please specify) __________________

14. Do you now, or have you ever owned any of these breeds: Pit Bull, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Doberman Pinscher, Chow-Chow, Presa Canario, Boxer, or Dalmation?
[ ] Yes
[ ] No

15. On a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 means “tea-cup/toy” and 5 means “extra large,” what size is your smallest (or only) dog?

16. I will only own…
[ ] Small dogs
[ ] Large dogs
[ ] Size does not matter

17. Please tell me how strongly you agree or disagree with this statement: “Large dogs are less likely to bite than small dogs.”

[ ] Strongly agree
[ ] Somewhat agree
[ ] No opinion
[ ] Somewhat disagree
[ ] Strongly disagree

18. Please tell me how strongly you agree or disagree with this statement: “Any dog treated harshly will bite.”
[ ] Strongly agree
[ ] Somewhat agree
[ ] No opinion
[ ] Somewhat disagree
[ ] Strongly disagree

19. Please tell me how strongly you agree or disagree with this statement: “A dog will only bite if it is not raised properly from puppyhood.”
[ ] Strongly agree
[ ] Somewhat agree
[ ] No opinion
[ ] Somewhat disagree
[ ] Strongly disagree

20. In the space below, please describe the characteristics that you like about the particular breed(s) of dog that you own…

Thank you very much!!
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