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TSSC of NC Code of Ethics

The purpose of the Club is to promote the Shetland Sheepdog as a companion, to serve as a source of education and information, and to perpetuate and improve the breed.  As a member, because I have love and admiration for the Shetland Sheepdog and because I realize the responsibility with which I am entrusted as a breeder and/or promoter of the breed, I will abide by the following Code of Ethics:

  • I pledge to conduct myself in a manner which reflects credit on and support of the breed.  I pledge to demonstrate honesty and integrity in my dealings with others, and to exhibit good sportsmanship in competitive events. I will comply with AKC regulations for showing and registration.

  • I pledge to provide good housing, care and affection for all animals in my possession.  Dogs I take to public gatherings will be clean and healthy.
  • I pledge that if I breed, the choice of sire and dam will be carefully considered, with the aim of producing puppies who will conform to the breed standard in both conformation and temperament.  A mating will be made only if both parents are AKC-registered (unlimited registration), and only if the owner of the dam agrees that no puppies are to be sold to pet stores or other wholesale outlets.
  • I pledge to use my best efforts to locate responsible, loving homes for all animals sold or placed, and to provide follow-up information and guidance to the new owners.

The Club supports the concept of testing breeding stock for genetically transmissible health problems.  The Club encourages the use of spay/neuter contracts and/or limited registrations in order to discourage uninformed or irresponsible breeding.

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