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Code of Ethics

The Midland Whippet Club

General Code of Ethics


All members of the Midland Whippet Club undertake to abide by its general Code of Ethics


Club Members:

01)     Will properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under their care and arrange for

           appropriate veterinary attention if and when required.


02)     Will agree without reservation that any veterinary surgeon performing an operation on

           any of their dogs which alter the natural conformation of the animal or who carries out a

           caesarean section on a bitch, may report such operations to the Kennel Club.


03)     Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled. Puppies which may not conform to the

           Breed Standard should be placed in suitable homes.


04)     Will abide by all aspects of the animal welfare act.


05)     Will not create demand for, nor supply, puppies that have been docked illegally.


06)     Will agree not to breed from a dog or bitch which could be in anyway harmful to the dog

           or to the breed.


07)     Will not allow any of their dogs to roam at large or to cause nuisance to neighbours or

           those carrying our official duties.


08)     Will ensure that their dogs wear properly tagged collars and will be kept leashed or under

           effective control when away from home.


09)     Will clean up after their dogs in public places or anywhere their dogs are being exhibited.


10)     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.


11)     Will supply written details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning

           responsible ownership when placing dogs in a new home.


12)     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.


13)     Will not sell any dog to commercial 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).


14)    Will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed nor falsely advertise dogs

          nor mislead any person regarding the health or quality of a dog.



Breach of these provisions may result in expulsion from club membership and or disciplinary action by the Kennel Club and or reporting to the relevant authorities for legal action, as appropriate.

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