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CODE OF ETHICS POLICY
The Dachshund Club of Wales strongly advises members to investigate closely any inquiries for stock from a country with a reputation for poor or inadequate dog care.
CODE of ETHICS
All members of Dachshund Breed Clubs undertake to abide by their general Code of Ethics.
Dachshund Club Of Wales Members:
1. Will properly feed, house, 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 performing 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 operation to the Kennel Club.
3.Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled. Puppies which may not conform to the Breed Standard 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 not agree 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 to 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 pubic places or anywhere their dogs are being exhibited.
10.Will only sell dogs where there is a reasonable expectancy of a happy and healthy life and will help with the re-homing of a dog if the initial circumstances change.
11.Will supply 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, 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 or mislead any person regarding the health or quality of a dog.
Breach of these provisions may result in expulsion from club membership, and/or disciplinary action by the Kennel Club and/or report to the relevant authorities for legal action, as appropriate.
DACHSHUND CLUB OF WALES MEMBERSHIP
If you wish to become a member of the Dachshund Club of Wales, please download and complete the attached membership form.
Completed forms should be fowarded to the Club Secretary:
Mrs J I Armstrong, 21 Cove Rd, Aberavon, Port Talbot, W. Glam. SA12 6TL
All members of the Dachshund Club of Wales are required to abide by the following Code of Ethics.