Code of Ethics

  1. Members will properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under their care and arrange for appropriate veterinary attention if and when required.
  2. Members will not allow any of their dogs to roam at large or to cause a nuisance to neighbours or those carrying out official duties
  3. Members will ensure that their dogs shall wear properly tagged collars and shall be kept fully leashed or under effective control when away from home.
  4. Members will clean up after their dogs in public places or anywhere their dogs are being exhibited.
  5. Members will agree without reservation that any Veterinary Surgeon operating on any of their dogs which alters the natural conformation of the animal may report such operation to the Kennel Club.
  6. Members agree not to breed from a bitch which is in any way deleterious to the breed.
  7. Members agree only to sell puppies and old dogs where there is a reasonable expectation of a happy and healthy life and will help with the rehoming of a dog if the initial circumstances change.
  8. Members will provide written details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsible dog ownership when placing dogs into a new home.
  9. Members will not knowingly sell any dog to commercial dog wholesalers, retail pet dealers or directly or indirectly allow dogs to be given as a prize or donation in a competition of any kind.
  10. Members will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed nor falsely advertise dogs nor mislead any person regarding the quality of the dog.
  11. Members will ensure that all relevant Kennel Club documents are provided to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog, including a copy of this Code.
  12. Members will submit breeding stock to the KC/BVA Hip and Eye Schemes for screening and will make available copies of the relevant documents to the purchasers of their stock.