Code of Ethics

Breeders/Owners

Will properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under their care and arrange for appropriate veterinary attention if and when required.

Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled

Will abide by all aspects of the Animal Welfare Act.

Will not create demand for, nor supply, puppies that have been docked illegally.

Will agree not to breed from a dog or bitch which could be in any way harmful to the dog or to the breed.

Will not allow any of their dogs to roam at large or to cause a nuisance to neighbours or those carrying out official duties.

Will ensure that their dogs wear properly tagged collars and will be kept leashed or under effective control when away from home.

Will clean up after their dogs in public places or anywhere their dogs are being exhibited.

Will only sell dogs where there is a reasonable expectation of a happy and healthy life and will help with the re-homing of a dog if the initial circumstances change.

Will supply written details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsible ownership when placing dogs in a new home.

Will ensure that all relevant Kennel Registration documents are provided to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog, and will agree, verbally or in writing, to forward any relevant documents at the earliest opportunity, if not immediately available.

No puppy/puppies should be sold until they are 8 weeks old or over

Mother/Dam must be over one year old before she is mated

Mother/Dam must not be bred from once she reaches the age of 8 years.

All Puppies where applicable should be vaccinated by a qualified veterinary surgeon (as required by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate) and wormed and sold healthy. Also Receipts/proof of purchase to be given at time of sale.

Breach of these provisions may result in expulsion from Kennel Registration.

We hope and expect all breeders to abide by this general code of conduct and behave responsibly - (although we cannot enforce all conditions mentioned).