Observation of the Midland & Northern Counties French Bulldog Club Code of Ethics and Club Rules and Regulations as enclosed is obligatory on all accepted for membership.

 

CODE OF ETHICS

 

The registered owners of all Kennel Club registered dogs accept the jurisdiction of the Kennel Club and undertake to abide by this Code of Ethics.

 

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

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

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

  4. Owners will clean up after their dogs in public places or anywhere their dogs are being exhibited.

  5. Owners will agree without reservation, that any veterinary surgeon performing an operation on any of their dogs, which alters the natural conformation of the animal, or who carries out a caesarean section on a bitch, may report such to the Kennel Club.

  6. Owners agree not to breed from a dog or bitch, which is in any way deleterious to the dog/bitch, or the breed.

  7. Under normal circumstances, a bitch should not have more than one litter during a period of 12 months, nor should a bitch over the age of 7 years be bred from.  The Kennel Club rule on this subject should be observed.

  8. Owners of stud dogs should ensure that the bitches brought for mating are of suitable age and breeding and have not been bred from too frequently.

  9. Owners agree only to sell dogs where there is a reasonable expectation of a happy and healthy life, and will help with the rehoming of a dog if the initial circumstances change.

  10. Owners will provide written details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsible ownership when placing dogs in a new home.

  11. Owners will not sell any dog to commercial dog wholesalers, retail pet dealers, or directly or indirectly allow dogs to be given as a prize or donation in a competition of any kind.

  12. Owners will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed nor falsely advertise dogs nor mislead any person regarding the quality of the dog

  13.  Owners will ensure that all Kennel Club documents are provided to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog, including a copy of this code.

  14. Due care and consideration must be given to the physical and mental welfare of any dog when considering exporting.  If a dog is to be sold overseas, members should obtain references from a suitable person, for example a Veterinary Surgeon who has knowledge of the prospective owner, or on personal recommendation.  Members should only export dogs to countries where there are controls on breeding and selling dogs, and where there are effective animal protection laws, similar to those in the UK

  15. Members will, when breeding dogs, adopt as a minimum standard the principles, requirements and recommendations as embodied in the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme.  It is strongly recommended that members who breed should apply to join the scheme. (WSPA Statement: At present there are virtually no controls on breeding/selling dogs or ant effective animal protection laws in Japan, Korea, Thailand or China

  16. Members will inform those accepting their stock that there is evidence of certain breed-associated conditions in the breed for which no current control schemes are available.  Details of these conditions, as they affect the Member’s stock, will be made available to prospective purchasers.

Acceptance of applicants for membership is solely at the discretion of the Club's Committee