YORKSHIRE GOLDEN RETRIEVER CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT
This code of conduct is published for the guidance of Members and the well being of the Golden Retriever in general.
This code to be read in conjunction with any relevant Kennel Club Rules and/or Code of Ethics published by The Kennel Club.
1. Housing and Kennelling.
Members will provide their Golden Retrievers with adequate dry and airy accommodation. Bedding should be dry and clean at all times. Whelping facilities if required will be of the highest standard.
2. Health and Care.
(a) Properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under their care and arrange for
appropriate veterinary attention if and when required.
(b) Not allow any of their dogs to roam at large, or to cause a nuisance to neighbours, or those carrying out official duties.
(a) Stud Dogs.
Members will ensure that their stud dogs: -
(i) Are in possession of current clear eye certificates.
(ii) As far as practically possible; known to be free of any PROVEN hereditary defect; and to be in possession of BVA/KC Hip certificates.
(iii) That their dogs are NOT used on bitched which are not in possession of a current clear eye certificate or are suffering form any PROVEN hereditary defect; and to be in possession of BVA/KC Hip certificates.
(b) Breeding Bitches.
Members will undertake not to breed from bitches: -
(i) That are known to have a defect that has been PROVEN beyond all reasonable doubt, to be hereditary, and Members will not breed from bitches that have not been scored under the BVA/KC Hip scheme.
(ii) That are under the age of eighteen months at whelping.
(iii) That are over the age of eight years at whelping.
(iv) Breed from the same bitch more than once a year and, it is recommended not more than four times in total.
(v) That are not in possession of a current clear eye certificate.
(vi) To only breed from dogs of sound temperament.
4. Sale of puppies and/or Older Stock.
Members agree: -
(a) Only to sell puppies, or older stock, to homes where there is reasonable expectation of a happy and healthy life.
(b) Provide for new owners written details of all dietary requirements and supply guidance concerning responsible dog ownership.
(c) That they will not dispose of any dog to commercial dog dealers or retail outlets. Directly or knowingly allow any of their puppies or older dogs to be given as a prize or donation in a contest of any kind.
(d) To assist with rehoming if necessary any digs they have previously sold.
Members will not knowingly misrepresent any stock they sell nor mislead any person regarding the quality of the dog.
5. Members Agree.
When transferring a dog to a new owner: -
(a) To comply with the conditions of transfer as laid down by the Kennel Club.
(b) To bring to the attention of the new owners/s any conditions of sale or endorsement/s on the registration document issued by The Kennel Club.
rev. Dec 2008