Code of Ethics

As a member of the Midland Lhasa Apso Association I agree to abide by the rules of the club and at all time to endeavour to behave according to the following standard of ethical ownership.
As an owner, I will undertake to provide proper care and attention for my dogs in the matter of proper feeding, grooming, companionship, exercise and any necessary veterinary attention.
I will not allow any of my dogs to roam at large or cause a nuisance to neighbours or those carrying out official duties.
I will ensure that my dogs shall wear properly tagged collars and shall be kept fully leashed or under effective control when away from home.
I will clean up after my dogs in public places or anywhere my dogs are being exhibited.
I will agree without reservation that any Veterinary Surgeon operating on any of my dogs which alters the natural conformation of the animal may report such operation to the Kennel Club.
As a breeder, I undertake to abide by Kennel Club rules and at all times to act to the best of my ability with the interests of the breed at heart.  To this end, I will endeavour to breed with sound, typical stock of reliable temperament likely to produce good Lhasa Apsos.  I will not breed unless I can give proper attention to both dam and puppies and I will make every effort to see that future owners are suitable in every way and fully informed about the character and needs of the breed.  I will not breed from stock that is too young (ideally, bitches not to whelp under 18 months), too old or suffering from known hereditary defect.  I will not sell puppies under 8 weeks of age.  Bitches bred from on two consecutive seasons shall then be rested for twelve months.  I will support any Kennel Club schemes that the club may join to combat hereditary defects in the breed.
I understand that all dogs used for breeding should be KC registered and all puppies either registered or future owners made aware of the full implication of lack of registration.
I undertake to give the purchasers of my puppies full information on their previous upbringing and future care, to be available when needed and in the event of the necessity of re-homing to do what I can to help.  If I am unable to help personally, I will seek assistance from the breed welfare services.
I will not knowingly sell to commercial wholesale dealers, retailers or laboratories, nor will allow puppies to be used as raffle or competition prizes.
As a member, I will try to work together in unity with other members, putting the preservation and advancement of the breed above personal ambitions.

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