CODE OF ETHICS
OF PAPER CITIES KENNEL CLUB,
- Each member of the Club shall keep accurate
and complete records of all his stock, their matings, and
pedigree. Under no circumstances shall registration papers be
falsified or pedigree information be misrepresented.
- With each dog sold, the breeder shall
furnish a signed registration application or transfer and a four
generation pedigree. If a dog is sold without registration papers
because of undesirable qualities, both buyer and seller must sign
a statement indicating such an agreement.
- Breeding shall be done selectively and
scientifically by mating stud and matron so as to reduce faults
and secure in puppies the type, quality, and temperament called
for in the breed standard.
- Dogs that are excessively shy, those with
malocclusion, congenital hip dysplasia, with entropion or
ectropion eyelids, or cryptorchidism (monorchidism) shall not be
used as breeding stock. Any person using stock of this quality or
breeding from lines with these faults has the right to and/or duty
- A bitch shall not be bred more often than
two out of three heats or prior to one year of age.
- With the sale of each puppy or dog, the
breeder shall give written statement regarding dates and types of
shots already administered as well as those still required and
written or verbal instructions on the care of the dog, feeding,
health, needs, and grooming tips. The purchaser shall be advised
to place the dog under veterinary supervision at an early date.
All puppies shall have health check-ups, serum shots, or vaccine
against distemper, hepatitis, and leptospirosis, and be de-wormed
before being released to the purchaser.
- Breeders shall concern themselves with the
type of home offered the puppy and shall be discriminating
regarding to whom their puppies are sold. Because the commercial
breeding of dogs as a sales item is deplored, since improvement of
quality ceases to be a breeding aim, stock is not to be sold or
placed with a dealer or a pet shop. Should a personal emergency
situation arise making it impossible to place puppies with the
proper individual supervision, members shall assist the distressed
breeder who has bred selectively. Neither should members buy
litters or individual dogs purely for the purpose of resale.
- All advertising must be factual. It is not
worded so as to attract undesirable buyers or to encourage raising
dogs merely as a money making scheme. Breeders shall give
consideration to code seven before supplying dogs for raffles,
give-aways, prizes, or other such projects.
- Good sportsmanship shall be expected not
only in the show ring but outside as well.
- Membership in Paper Cities Kennel Club
indicates approval of this Code of Ethics and a willingness to
comply with its provisions. Any just complaint shall be brought
to the attention of the Board of Directors and the situation will
be thoroughly investigated. All parties concerned will be heard
by the Board of Directors.