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"Code Of Ethics"
A set of rules governing the behavior of members of the organization that has established the Code.
A breeder that states they are a COE breeder must have signed a Code of Ethics with their Breed Club, in most cases, their National Breed Club, and be in good standing with them. A Code of Ethics is set of rules governing the behavior of members of the organization that has established the Code. Most ethical COE breeders go above and beyond most club's Code of Ethics, as they have the best interest of the breed at heart.
The Rottweiler Club of Canada
The Code of Ethics is established in accordance with the objectives of The Rottweiler Club of Canada Inc. (hereafter referred to as the RCC or the Club). By joining the RCC our members agree to abide by the following items:
Note: Dogs shall refer to both dogs and bitches
Section 1: Purpose
To study and strive to conserve and improve the breed in structure, temperament and working ability, never sacrificing one for the others. To be truthful.
Section 2: Ownership
A) Members will follow the Canadian Kennel Club (hereafter referred to as the CKC) by-laws, and any federal, provincial or local laws.
B) Maintain the highest possible standards of health, cleanliness and care of all dogs. Dogs shall be contained within safe restrictions when the breeder/owner cannot personally supervise their safety.
All Rottweilers shall be raised with the highest possible level of human interaction and socialization where possible to best facilitate sound development of the dog both mentally and physically.
Section 3: Breeding
A) Breed only dogs and bitches, who have reached their 24th month, who are properly registered (by CKC or CKC recognized agencies, ie. ADRK,AKC,FCI countries).
B) REGULAR BREEDER MEMBERS:
Anyone found to be in violation of Section(s) 3.A and/or 3.B will be subject to immediate disciplinary action by the Board.
D) Further recognize that merely obtaining the necessary certification does not warrant breeding a particular animal.
E )i: Breed only dogs of stable temperament.
F) i: Offer at stud only dogs who meet the
G) No member of the RCC shall permit docking of a Rottweiler owned or co-owned after 7 days of birth unless medically necessary (Veterinarian letter* required). In such cases, the docking must be performed by a veterinarian.
H) Supply adequate time and resources for the ongoing care of any litter whelped, including, but not limited to; proper shelter/facilities, good health, proper nutrition, fresh water and protection against known diseases.
I) i: As a breeder, I will urge my puppy
purchasers to provide obedience training at the proper age.
J) If aware of the situation, the owner of a bitch or stud dog shall assist in the recovery and/or relocation of all progeny produced as a result of any mating of that bitch or stud dog which, for any reason, cannot remain with the original purchaser.
K) Any provisions for refunds or reimbursement of expenses shall be included in the contract between breeder and purchaser.
L) No puppy or adult dog bred or owned by an RCC member shall knowingly be disposed of in a Rottweiler Rescue, animal shelter or pound unless required to do so by law.
Section 4: Sales
A) Evaluate honestly according to the CKC Rottweiler Standard, and state clearly to the buyer the quality of any Rottweiler sold.
B) Inform the buyer if the dog or puppy has a physical condition, or serious deviation from the standard, and the sale will be made with an agreement in writing signed by both the buyer and the seller that the dog is not to be bred.
C) All advertising shall be honest and informative and shall in no way misrepresent the stock or services offered.
D) Sell only to responsible persons, never knowingly sell to pet shops, commercial brokers or any entity who engages in any activity which might exploit the breed.
E) Rottweilers shall not be given as prizes, offered in raffles, or sold at auctions or fur medical research.
F) Release puppies to their new homes only after they reach seven weeks of age and only after they have been properly identified by means of CKC recognized tattoo or microchip.
Section 5: Documentation
A) As per the rules of the CKC, all records of breedings of dogs owned, co-owned, leased or co-leased must be maintained and be available for inspection.
B) All matings involving dogs owned by different individuals (immediate family members exempt) will include a contract outlining the details of the agreement. Signed copies of all contracts will be maintained by both parties.
C) Sales contracts will be prepared for all transactions involving the transfer of ownership.
D) All dogs/puppies sold or placed must be guaranteed to be in healthy condition, including adequate protection against known diseases.
E) Keep and pass on to buyers;
F) All puppies will be registered with the Canadian Kennel Club and registration papers will be provided to the buyer within 6 months from the date of sale.
G) All puppies NOT purchased as show, working and breeding stock are strongly recommended to be registered with the CKC on a NON-BREEDING contract.
H) The sales contract will also outline the expectations of the parties involved and should encourage (as appropriate) the spaying/neutering of the animal.
Section 6: Communication/Behaviour
It is expected that all members will;
A) Conduct themselves with the highest standards of professionalism and sportsmanship at any event involving Rottweilers.
B) Assist newcomers to the breed as much as possible
C) In all communications (whether written or oral) are to be factual (to the best of the members knowledge). Special consideration should be given to any advertising to ensure that it is not misleading.
PLEASE NOTE: Any advertisement and/or brag, whether web based or published, claiming a year end standing (#1, #2 etc.) must provide a copy of the certificate issued by the awarding club ie: CKC,RCC,AKC etc... Any advertisement and/or brag claiming a year end status or an interim status must clearly state the club, the award and the date (eg: #2 Rottweiler RCC Breed Standings as at December 31st, 2007, #1 Rottweiler CKC Standings as at December 31, 2007, #2 Working Dog CKC standings as at December 31st, 2007 etc.). If any ads or brags are received which do not meet this criteria, they shall be rejected for reasons stated above. The RCC is the only club in Canada that maintains interim stats on the Rottweilers competing in conformation in Canada. The CKC uses all breed points only as their way of determining the #1 dog in each breed. While we appreciate the CKC’s method of tabulating the #1 dog in each breed, the RCC would like to recognize the top Rottweiler in both BREED and ALL BREED FOR EACH YEAR. Again, a member will not be allowed to advertise their dog as holding the #1 BRRED for (year) or #1 ALL BREED for (year) spot, until such time as the year has been completed and the results have been tabulated and official. If one is claiming an interim status, then it must follow the rules set out above.
Section 7: Complaints and Discipline
A) Canadian Kennel Club Suspension:
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