THE THOUSAND ISLANDS KENNEL AND OBEDIENCE CLUB ARTICLE 14 - CODE OF ETHICS
14:01 Members shall, when engaged in the normal course of maintaining, breeding, selling, exhibiting, handling and/0r judging purebred dogs, abide by and uphold the principles of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Thousand Islands Kennel and Obedience Club (T.I.K.O.), and those of the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC).
14:02 Members shall strive to promote purebred dogs in all activities and make any contribution to the health and welfare of purebred dogs as can be reasonably expected.
14:03 Members shall not engage in the breeding, buying, or selling of dogs for commercial purposes which are not purebred, either as principal agent, intermediary, or otherwise. A member becoming engaged in any of these practices shall automatically forfeit membership in the Corporation.
14:04 Members shall keep their dogs in clean healthy environments and provide health protection, for example: through worming, inoculations, and any necessary veterinary care.
14:05 Members shall:
(a) Strive to improve the breed by breeding only healthy, mature animals, free from known congenital defects, and of the breed type and temperament that could be reasonably expected to produce sound healthy offspring.
(b) Ensure breeding stock is free from permanent disqualifying faults set out in the Official Breed
Standards of the Canadian Kennel Club.
(c) Keep accurate written records of the details of all matings, births and registrations as normally required by the Canadian Kennel Club.
(d) Provide Canadian Kennel Club registration papers for all dogs sold as purebred.
14:06 Members when selling or offering for sale (and these expressions shall cover giving, trading etc. with or without the exchange of money) purebred dogs shall:
(a) Advertise only factually
(b) Document all transactions in writing with bills of sale reflecting all details. (c) Practice no deception of any kind.
(d) Not supply animals to pet shops, commercial brokers, or animal dealers. (e) Not supply animals for raffles, give-away prizes, or similar projects.
(f) Sell all dogs as “Purebred”. Dogs sold as “Show Quality” must, at the time of sale, have no known disqualifying faults.
(g) Comply with the provisions of the By-laws of the Canadian Kennel Club in respect of litter registrations, individual registrations and transfers of ownership.
NOTE: Effective January 1, 1995 The Animal Pedigree Act, a Federal Stature, requires when a person sells a dog or contracts to sell a dog as purebred, they must furnish, or agree to furnish, a certificate of registration together with a fully recorded transfer of ownership to the buyer. Article 30.1 of the By-laws of the Canadian Kennel Club requires the breeder to furnish these papers at no additional costs.
(h) provide purchasers with details of proper feeding, general care, inoculations already given and those which will still be required.