Israel Canaan Dog Club of America, Inc.
CODE OF ETHICS
As the health and welfare of the breed rests squarely in the hands of
its owners and breeders, we follow this Code of Ethics.
As an owner,
Additionally, if a breeder,
I will not commit any act that will risk the health and well-being of an
individual dog of my own, or of the breed as a whole.
I will provide appropriate socialization, attention and interaction, health
care, food and housing for my dog(s).
I will register my dogs with the United Kennel Club if in the USA, or otherwise
with the registry of my country, I will spay or neuter any Canaan
Dog without proper registry identification.
The health and welfare of my individual dog(s), and of the breed as a whole
are above my own personal gain.
I will honestly represent the breed in all advertising and promotional
material including verbal discussion with prospective purchasers.
I will not crossbreed, nor will I mate dogs that do not meet the breed's
official standard as set by the United Kennel Club, Inc.
I will safeguard against unplanned matings of my dog(s) and will breed
only adult dogs that are physically and temperamentally sound. I will not
breed bitches until they are at least one year old and past their first
heat. I will screen for common canine genetic defects and be scrupulously
honest in disclosing the genetic health of my stock. Dogs showing
any major hereditary defects will be spayed or neutered to prevent these
traits from spreading in our healthy breed.
I will register my litters with the United Kennel Club if in the USA, or
otherwise with the registry of my country. I will keep accurate records
of pedigrees, mating and whelping dates. A pedigree and registration application
will be provided with every puppy sold. I will only sell pet quality
puppies on spay/neuter contracts.
I will give and honor a warranty with every dog that I sell.
I will sell dogs only to individuals whom I believe will be responsible
owners. I will not sell puppies to wholesalers, pet stores or middlemen
of any kind. Puppies leaving my possession will be at least eight weeks
old, in good condition, and up-to-date on veterinary care. I will
provide new owners with suitable information regarding care of their dog(s)
and will continue to be a resource for information and advice.
© 2000 Israel Canaan Dog Club of America, Inc.