shall at all times act in the best interests of the breed in matters
of sportsmanship, breeding, courtesy and all dealings with fellow
breeders and the general public.
shall at all times properly care for our dogs, being especially careful
to keep shots up to date, keep dogs free of internal and external
pests, and will provide safe, clean and sanitary living quarters for
shall have sufficient exercise to maintain good health.
shall provide a loving and nonabusive home for our dogs and will provide
sufficient human contact to properly socialize our dogs. We will not
keep more dogs than we can properly and consistently socialize.
shall abide by all rules and regulations of the AKC and the ASCA and
will encourage all other owners to do the same. These rules include
the keeping of records of ownership on dogs owned and bred and abiding
by the dog show and registration rules.
shall at all times attempt to present the breed to the public in a
positive manner. Dogs taken to public gatherings will be clean and
healthy and temperamentally good examples of the breed. We will make
every attempt to be good neighbors, being careful to see that our
dogs do not annoy our neighbors due to noise, poor care, unsightly
living conditions, or running loose.
shall represent ourselves and our dogs honestly, and shall make ourselves
reasonably available to owners of dogs we have sold, to answer questions
and provide guidance when requested.
dogs used for breeding shall be free from communicable disease, in
good health, and free of known genetic defects which would affect
the health, lifespan, or suitability of the dog or its progeny. In
conjunction with the awareness of such problems, we will seek to determine
if breeding stock is free from defects by at least having stock x-rayed
for hip dysplasia using the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals),
PennHip (University of Pennsylvania) or OVC (Ontario Veterinary College)
as a clearing agency and having stock tested for eye anomalies with
a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology. A
copy of all test results shall be furnished for all dogs sold as show
or breeding stock, or if requested by the buyer of pet stock. If it
is later discovered that a dog is producing such defects, it will
be removed from the breeding program. Dogs with severe temperament
problems such as extreme fear or aggression, or dogs in noticeably
poor health will not be bred. Immunizations shall be kept current
on all dogs, as advised by our veterinarian.
shall not breed litters for profit, or without the expressed intention
of bettering the breed. We shall limit the number of puppies we breed
to those that can be sold into good and loving homes if we do not
wish to keep them.
shall make every effort to see that dogs we sell go to good and loving
homes and that pet quality dogs are spayed and neutered. Pet buyers
will not be asked to breed their dogs or be sold dogs with contracts
that require breeding. Pet buyers are to be expressly advised that
their dogs are not of breeding quality and are not to be bred. If
we sell a dog for show or breeding and the dog proves unsuitable for
the purpose, we will urge the owner to have the dog spayed or neutered
and will not insist that the dog be bred to fulfill a contract.
we sell a dog which the buyer subsequently does not want, we will
either offer to take the dog back or assist in finding it a new home.
shall not knowingly sell puppies or breeding stock to pet dealers,
catalog houses, or other commercial sources; nor will dogs be given
as prizes in contests or exploited to the detriment of the breed,
nor shall we make our stud dogs available to those known to be dealers
in dogs, nor shall we allow bitches purchased at pet shops to be bred
to our studs.
sold with AKC or ASCA papers shall be free from disease and health
guaranteed for reasonable length of time. Any known defects shall
be fully disclosed to the buyer.
shall make no claims in advertising which are untrue or can be misconstrued
by a reader. Wins listed will be for American shows and wins in foreign
countries will be listed separately. The same holds true for listing
of winning offspring. Dogs which have been tested clear of hip dysplasia
will have their names followed by the name of the facility that did
the evaluation. Dogs which have been tested clear of eye anomalies
will be listed as eye normal. Dogs that are used for breeding stock
that are advertised as eye normal shall be tested on an regular basis.