Breeder Code of Ethics

Additional Information

  

Proposed Breeders Code Of Ethics For The Kuvasz Club Of Canada – Pending


Members of the Kuvasz Club Of Canada(KCC), when engaged in caring for, breeding, selling, or judging Kuvaszok shall abide by the Constitution and By-Laws of the KCC, The Canadian Kennel Club and the Animal Pedigree Act. In all questions of ethics, covered or not covered by this code, the individual member shall act solely in the best interests of the breed, and the membership as a whole shall willingly aid any Kuvasz owner in upholding these interests.

Members agree to protect and advance the natural qualities of the Kuvasz. In so doing the members agree to the following principles:

HEALTH:

  1. Members      shall maintain a high standard of care and cleanliness for their dogs.
  2. Members      shall provide health protection for them through worming, inoculations and      veterinarian care.
  3. Members      shall make every effort to learn about the structure, anatomy, behavior,      temperament and other inheritable traits of their Kuvasz.

BREEDING:

  1. Members      will not breed a dog or bitch which has hereditary defects or serious or      disqualifying faults listed in the adopted CKC breed standard that      adversely affect the overall soundness or working ability.
  2. Members      shall not use any dog or bitch for breeding until documented by licensed      veterinarians /ophthalmologists to be free of both hip dysplasia and      hereditary eye defects.
  3. Members      shall use only dogs for breeding which are temperamentally sound,      refraining from the use of animals which display vicious propensities      and/or extreme shyness.
  4. Members      shall not use bitches for breeding unless and until they attain their      second season or are eighteen months of age. A normal bitch (i.e. having a      six month cycle) should not be bred more than 2 out of 3 consecutive      seasons unless so directed by a licensed veterinarian.
  5. It is      strongly advised that a written agreement be established between the      owners of the stud dog and the brood bitch, stating the exact conditions      of the breeding.
  6. Members      will not agree to or purposefully breed any Kuvaszok to non-registered      Kuvaszok, dogs of other breeds or mixed breeds.SALES:
  7. All Kuvaszok      shall be sold in good condition and health at the time of release.
  8. Each      puppy/dog sold will be, to the best of the seller’s knowledge, free of      parasites and will have had adequate immunizations for its age. A record      will be furnished with each dog sold which states the dates and types of      immunizations given and information on further necessary immunizations, as      well as including the dates of fecal checks and worming medications. It is      strongly advised that written instructions be provided to the buyer on the      feeding, health, training, and grooming needs for the proper care of the      puppy/ dog.
  9. Members      will not sell or consign or donate dogs to commercial dog wholesalers,      retailers (pet shops) laboratories or raffles.
  10. All      advertising shall be of an honest and forthright nature and will not in      any way be misleading.
  11. The price      of a puppy/dog should be reasonable and dependent on the quality of the      animal.
  12. Members      agree to give each buyer a pedigree of at least four generations.
  13. Members      will not release puppies from their litter until they reach at least seven      weeks of age or a minimum age of 8 weeks old if required by law.
  14. Members      will comply with the CKC by-laws with respect to litter registration,      individual registration, and transfer of ownership*. (see note below)
  15. Members      will use a Non-Breeding Agreement, a Co-ownership Agreement and/or a Sales      Agreement when selling or placing un-spayed bitches or intact males and      strongly urge the spaying or neutering of animals not intended for      breeding by the purchaser.GENERAL CONDUCT OF MEMBERS:
    1. Members       shall be aware at all times the Kuvasz Club Of Canada exists to improve       and protect the breed and that these aims are to be uppermost in the       minds of the members in all of their activities within the breed.
    2. No member shall:
      1. Knowingly        falsify pedigree or breeding information.
      2. Sell to        unethical breeders or persons whose intention to resell the dog is known        or suspected.
      3. Maliciously        degrade another member’s Kuvasz or Kennel.

C. Members shall:

  1. Make        every effort to educate any new owner or interested person, and to be        both instructive and constructive in their comments.
  2. Demonstrate        good sportsmanship at all times.
  3. Always        behave in a manner that will be conducive to the advancement of our        breed and the Kuvasz Club Of Canada
  4. Whether        in competition or a working situation, the welfare of the dog must be        foremost.

*Note: The Animal Pedigree Act, a Canadian federal Statute, requires that when a person sells a dog as “purebred”, he/she must furnish a certificate of registration together with a fully recorded transfer of ownership to the buyer. The CKC by-laws direct that this shall occur at the sellers expense and therefore at no extra cost to the buyer

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