Shorkie Club Of America
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The Shorkie Club of AmericaCode Of Ethics.
At all times I will have a goal of breeding to improve, restore or develop our Shorkie puppies via a process of selection over successive generations and, before breeding a litter. This will be achieved by ensuring that all adults being bred will meet all the genetic testing requirements prior to being bred.
I will give serious and equal consideration to construction, temperament, health and soundness, in the choice of breeding adults and will provide all genetic testing required before I will be qualifed as a Official Shorkie Breeder.
I shall aim all breeding to the improvement and the betterment of the Shorkie Breed
I will for no reason ever produce a litter of INBRED or Line bred puppies
No female shall be mated without due consideration and genetic testing done on both sire and dam.
No shorkie puppy shall be sold without having a minimum of 2 sets of vaccinations and regular-worming treatments and I will provide documented evidence of such to the my shorkie puppy parents
I will supply a full and accurate shorkie puppy care statement outlining health care information, heartworm control, flea control, reasons for desexing (spay or neuter) ,etc.
I will provide to the Shorkie Club Of America a full and detailed health record of any puppy I adopt out showing a complete history of that pup from the date of whelping to the date of delivery.I will keep breeding and health records for all dogs in my care
I will provide a written 5 year health guarantee for every shorkie pup I breed and adopt out .
I will provide on going support and advice for the life of the shorkie pup.
I will never knowingly adopt any out Shorkie puppy/adult dog to laboratories, pet shops or dealers in dogs or to person's known to do any of the above. I shall not provide any stud services to such persons (a dealer is defined as any person who regularly buys and resells dogs for sale at a profit).
I will screen prospective Shorkie parents for suitability and shall fully advise them of the characteristics of the Shorkie as a breed stressing the necessity for care, grooming and ample exercise.
I will register all pups with the breed's registering body. I will supply all SCA shorkie puppy owners with the dog's registration papers from the SCA registry
I will never allow a shorkie puppy or adult which has any apparent physical defects or which shows definite departure from the Shorkie Breed Standard to be knowingly adopted out without the shorkie puppy parent being made aware of such defects and its possible consequences.
I will only adopt put Shorkie puppies and adults, which, to the best of my knowledge and belief are in good health at the time of sale. I will impress on the Shorkie puppy parent that they should contact me in the event of any problem arising with the Shorkie puppy or adult and that I will make every effort to be of assistance in these circumstances.
In the case of a Shorkie is ever needing to be re-homed I will take full responsibility to assist as much as possible in achieving this end and will accept the return of that dog at any age if this in any way possible.
I will be co-operative in any measures aimed at eradicating hereditary diseases or genetic defects. I will seek information and understanding of genetic diseases and defects and use this understanding in my breeding program.
I commit myself to a positive breeding program aimed at eradicating such hereditary diseases or defects known or suspected within my shorkie breed by doing the required genetic testing.
I will be honest and forthright in notifying any genetic or heritable diseases found to be in any dogs I have bred and pass on any information required to help Shorkie breeders make necessary choices in their breeding program.
I shall not breed a litter unless I have the time at home to devote proper care and attention to the rearing of the Shorkie puppies and to the well being of the dam.
Any dog in my care shall receive immediate professional attention should it become ill. I will continue to offer helpful assistance to any puppy/adult Shorkie owner as long as such assistance is required.
I will allow representatives of the SCA have a licensed vet chosen by the SCA to inspect my home
All dogs in my care will live in my home as a part of my family as well as the Shorkie puppies I produce. My home will clean and comfortable for my dogs and Shorkie puppies. I will provide adequate exercise for the my dogs and Shorkie puppies with appropriate stimulation and companionship each and every day.
I will lead by example and advocate responsible dog and Shorkie puppy ownership. I will exhibit and promote excellence in the discipline and practice of Shorkie breeding.
I will encourage the exchange of knowledge, of technical, practical and ethical matters between members. I will uphold the dignity of Shorkie breeding and the status of members of the SCA . This will be reflected by the knowledge and understanding, skills and positive attitude toward the members of the SCA.
I will uphold and maintain the integrity of the SCA through impartiality and confidentiality.
I will act and advise in accordance and within the parameters of my experience.
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