American Hairless Terrier Association
Code of Ethics
The American Hairless Terrier Association is a non-profit dog breed club for the preservation and promotion of the American Hairless Terrier. The Association has set forth certain rules and regulations that it expects all of its members to abide by. Failure to abide by these set rules and regulations may cause loss of all member's rights and privileges in the American Hairless Terrier Association.
Rule 1: No one may knowingly make final decisions for the AHTA. Ideas or suggestions should be presented to an AHTA Officer who will then distribute the idea to the other officers. We want input from our members and your ideas are always welcome but they must be discussed between the Club Officers before being made final. Important decisions will be voted on by the entire membership.
Rule 2: The AHTA will not tolerate threatening, intimidating or abusing of any other member of the Club or of anyone affiliated with any other club that accepts the American Hairless Terrier.
Rule 3: When attending events such as dog shows, matches, field trials, agility trials, etc. all AHTA members must abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the sponsoring club.
Rule 4: The AHTA expects all members to present themselves in a manner that best represents our Club and our Breed. We expect everyone to exhibit good sportsmanship and integrity at all times.
Rule 5: The AHTA expects our members to treat all dogs with respect and in a humane manner.
Rule 6: No member will be involved with puppymills or dog brokers. It is also forbidden for a member to be involved with breeding for the purpose of selling puppies to pet stores.
Rule 7: It is advised that all "pet" quality dogs be sold on a spay/neuter contract or spayed/neutered before placing in its new home.
Rule 8: The AHTA will not tolerate falsifying of any kind of records on your dog or any other dog. This includes registration certificates, pedigrees, show wins, or health certificates.
Rule 9: The AHTA has the right to inspect any kennel that it deems necessary. The breeder must be willing to allow our representative to come out and inspect without notice.
Rule 10: The AHTA expects members to take the best possible care of their dogs with proper veterinary care; up-to-date vaccinations. All dogs must be presented in a healthy manner when on public display.
Rule 11: Failure to abide by the AHTA Code of Ethics by any member may be cause for expulsion from the AHTA. This expulsion could affect future registration of dogs and puppies.
Rule 12: AHTA members will be expected to follow the rules and regulations set forth by UKC.
I have read the above AHTA Code of Ethics and do agree to follow the rules as stated. I understand that refusal to abide by these rules and regulations may result in my dismissal from the AHTA.
This Code of Ethics is intended as an expression of goals for breeders, exhibitors, and fanciers. It is not to be construed as a rule or regulation to be enforced by punishment. Breeders are expected to police themselves in a civil and responsible manner.
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