Code of Ethics

BREEDING

I shall plan each breeding with the paramount intention of improving the breed.

I will select the stud dog and brood bitch with an eye to conformation, temperament and working instinct and ability, with a careful study of the breed standard and the principles of genetics.

I will not breed any male or female until they are both physically and mentally mature.

Before entering into any breeding arrangement, I will scrutinize the pedigree, conformation and working potential of both the sire and dam, keeping in mind the ideal of the breed. I have an obligation to refuse the breeding if, in my opinion, it is not in the best interest of the breed.

As a responsible stud dog owner, I understand that should I refuse a breeding, I will fully explain my reasons to the owner of the bitch.

I believe that only those dogs known to be free of serious or disqualifying defects should be used for breeding. I will not breed monorchids, cryptorchids, dogs with vicious or shy temperaments, or dogs with serious defects or disqualifications addressed in their breed standards.

As a responsible breeder, I will refrain from using a dog that, although free from serious or disqualifying defects, consistently produces afflicted puppies.

I will encourage the buyers of pet quality puppies to spay or neuter them when they reach full maturity at 12 months. I will avoid encouraging buyers regarding the breeding potential of a dog/puppy. I believe breeding purebred dogs involves certain responsibilities, and I will not take it lightly.

HEALTH

I will maintain high standards of health and care for my dogs, and guarantee the health of my puppies at the time of sale.

Any birth defect or minor health  issue will be cleared by my Veterinarian prior to going up for sale and only if  in his opinion it should not adversely affect the puppy’s health now or later in life will the puppy go up for sale. This will be noted on the sales agreement and may include a reduction in price.

All parents will be health checked prior to being used for breeding.

All puppies and adults will be vaccinated and de-wormed per my Veterinarian’s instructions.

All puppies and adults are identified with Home Again or AVID Micro chips.

SALES

I will be discriminating in the sales of my puppies, and concerned with the type of homes in which they are placed. My dogs/puppies will not be sold to dog wholesalers or retailers.

Unless noted the buyer of a dog/puppy, will be provide with a properly executed UKC registration certificate.

All dog/puppies, along with a 1 year health guarantee, will receive about 2 weeks supply of their diet, inoculation and parasite control record and a puppy care and training packet.

I will refrain from releasing any puppy until it is at least ten (10) weeks old, or twelve (12) weeks old if the puppy is to go any distance from my kennel.

I will never ship a dog/puppy in cargo. It is too dangerous both physically and emotionally. Buyer must come to me.

I believe, unless there is no option a person should be able to physically pick out the puppy/dog that wants them and best suits their family or lifestyle.
AFTERCARE  

I will try to always be there for my buyers.

I will promote responsible pet ownership by providing cash incentives when graduating training classes. I will offer discounts on training at my kennel.

When one of my customers competes with their dog in Obedience, Rally, Agility or Master Hunt and acquires a degree in any of these events a $50 cash award will be given.

If the puppy/dog becomes a certified Therapy dog from a recognized organization they will receive a $50 cash gift.

If for any reason buyer must give up their dog/puppy, I will either assist in re homing. If that fails or they do not want to do the re homing  I will take the dog/puppy back . I back up my no fault return policy with a $5000 penalty made payable to an animal charity of my choice if one of mine is turned into any shelter private or public. If something happens making it impossible for an owner to keep the puppy/dog and they cannot find a good home they may return him or her to me. There is no reason anyone of my dogs should ever be put into the shelter system.

If due to a disaster (fire, flood, earthquake or terrorist attack) leaving buyer evacuated or homeless, I will board their puppy/dog up to one month, pending space, at no charge.

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