In keeping with my dedication to further the
betterment of the German Shepherd Dog Breed, I HEREWITH PLEDGE TO MAINTAIN
THE FOLLOWING PRACTICES:
1. To maintain the best possible
standards of health and care in my kennels.
2. To refuse to sell to or
recommend unethical breeders and unethical dog wholesalers or retailers,
not to sell to any buyer where I have reason to believe that the puppy
or dog will not be properly cared for.
3. To keep and pass on to
the buyers of puppies or adult dogs accurate health, breeding registration
and pedigree records. Papers may be withheld or breeder's rights
retained only by mutual agreement.
4. To clearly state to the
buyer of a puppy or adult dog, whether sale is of a show, showable or pet
(as designated by Bill of Sale referred to in section 7) or other type.
5. To urge all buyers to have
a puppy or adult dog, sold by me, examined by a licensed veterinarian within
24 hours of receipt. Said examination to be paid for by the buyer as previously
6. To deliver or ship only
puppies or adult dogs of sound health and temperament. Where the
buyer or his authorized representative did not personally see and chose
the puppy or adult dog shipped by me, a period of 24 hours is granted to
advise of the final decision and an additional 24 hours is provided if
the dog is to be returned.
7. To use a sales contract
or written agreement to cover any sale or purchase involving a dog.
The Sales Contract offered by the GSDCA, Inc., which covers guarantees
and agreements, or one similar to it, must be used with a signed copy to
each party involved. A 4 generation pedigree must be given by the seller
to the buyer at the time of sale. The buyer should be informed that a certified
pedigree may be obtained from the AKC for a fee.
8. To refuse stud service
to any bitch I consider in poor health. At the time of breeding an
exchange of pedigrees must be made.
9. To allow one repeat stud
service where a bitch has failed to conceive after being bred to one of
my studs. If the stud is still in good health and available, and
at such time and place as mutually agreed by the owner of the bitch and
NOTE: Only GSDCA, INC. members
in good standing may be official signers of the Breeder's Code.
PET: Companion animal,
purebred and AKC register able, that is sold as a pet with no warranty
that the dog will be show quality or breedable stock.
SHOWABLE: A puppy or
adult that goes beyond and above the definition of a pet dog. This
animal must be free of all disqualifying faults. This dog is in no
way guaranteed to win in the show ring unless this is agreed to in writing
in the contract at the time of execution. It is understood that with
proper care on the part of the buyer, in due time, the dog should be of
acceptable temperament and structure and should embody the basic standard
of the Breed.
SHOW: An animal that
has all the qualifications of showable, plus being one that, with proper
training, nutrition and proper handling, can and should win in the conformation
ring. If there are any further guarantees, they must be in writing.
THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG
CLUB OF CANADA INC.
CODE OF ETHICS
As a MEMBER I resolve
to abide by the constitution, By-Laws, and standards as set down by the
G.S.D.C.C. Inc. and always conduct myself in a manner that will be beneficial
to the G.S.D.C.C. Inc., the Breed, and its image. As a BREEDER I resolve
to devote my efforts to the improvement of the Breed by maintaining high
standards of temperament and physical soundness in my breeding stock and
insisting that the stud dogs I use for breeding purposes are of the same
high standard. As an INDIVIDUAL with a special interest in the Breed, I
resolve to maintain personal contact with all animals under my care and
insure that they are kept properly and parasite free, to share my knowledge
with other members, and to support the G.S.D.C.C. Inc. in all its endeavours.