Code of Ethics

1. As a member of the Leonberger Association, you agree that you:
2. Will properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under your care and arrange for appropriate veterinary attention if and when required.
3. 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.
4. Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled. Puppies which may not conform to the Breed Standard should be placed in suitable homes.
5. Will abide by all aspects of the Animal Welfare Act.
6. Will not create demand for, nor supply, puppies that have been docked illegally.
7. Will agree not to breed from a dog or bitch which could be in any way harmful to the dog or breed.
8. Will not allow any of your dogs to roam at large or to cause a nuisance to neighbours or those carrying out official duties.
9. Will ensure that your dogs wear properly tagged collars and will be kept leashed or under effective control when away from home.
10.Will clean up after your dogs in public places or anywhere your dogs are being exhibited.
11.Will only sell dogs where there is a reasonable expectation of a happy and healthy life and will help with the re-homing of a dog if the initial circumstances change.
12.Will supply written details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsible ownership when placing dogs in a new home.
13.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.
14. The Committee recommend that all members will know the health test results for any tests advised by the K C for both dog and bitch before any mating takes place and that said results be given to any prospective puppy owners when asked for.
15.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).
16.Will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics if the breed nor falsely advertise dogs nor mislead any person regarding the health or quality of a dog.
17. Breach of these provisions may result in expulsion from the club membership and/or disciplinary action by the Kennel Club and/or reporting to the relevant authorities for legal action, as appropriate.