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. Will properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under their care and arrange for appropriate veterinary attention if, and when required
2. Will agree without reservation that any veterinary surgeon who performs 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 operations to The Kennel Club
3. Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled. Puppies which may not conform to the breed standard (/breed -standards/) should be placed in suitable homes
4. Will abide by all aspects of the Animal Welfare Act
5. Will not create demand for, nor supply, puppies that have been docked illegally
6. Will agree not to breed from a dog or bitch which could be in any way harmful to the dog or to the breed
7. Will not allow any of their dogs to roam at large or to cause a nuisance to neighbours or those carrying out official duties
8. Will ensure that their dogs wear properly tagged collars and will be kept leashed or under effective control when away from home
9. Will clean up after their dogs in public places or anywhere their dogs are being exhibited
10. Will only 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
11. Will written details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsible ownership when placing dogs in a new home
12. Will ensure that all relevant Kennel Club documents are provided to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog, including a copy of this code and will agree, in writing, to forward any relevant documents at the earliest opportunity, if not immediately available
13. 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. Will not sell by sale or auction Kennel Club registration certificates as stand alone items (not accompanying a dog)
14. Will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed nor falsely advertise dogs nor mislead any person regarding the health or quality of a dog
15. Will under normal circumstances, not allow a bitch to 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. 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. Dogs/Bitches should be mature, both physically and mentally
16.Will give due care and consideration 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 (WSPA statement: At present there are virtually no controls on breeding/selling dogs or any effective animal protection laws in Japan, Korea, Thailand or China)
17. Will, when breeding dogs, adopt as a minimum standard the principles, requirements and recommendations as embodied in the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme
18. 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. Health testing and Screening results are available on the Kennel Club Website
19. Will not permit any pure bred dog to be mated to a different breed, to a cross breed or to an unregistered colour of the same breed
Acceptance of applicants for membership is solely at the discretion of the Club’s Committee.
Breach of these provisions may result in expulsion from club membership, and/or disciplinary action by The Kennel Club and/or reporting to the relevant authorities for legal action, as appropriate.