All members of Dachshund Breed
Clubs undertake to abide by their general Code of Ethics. Club members:
- Will properly house, feed,
water and exercise all dogs under their care and arrange for appropriate
veterinary attention if and when required.
- 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.
- Will agree that no healthy
puppy will be culled. Puppies which may not conform to the Breed Standard
should be placed in suitable homes.
- Will abide by all aspects
of the Animal Welfare Act.
- Will not create demand
for, nor supply, puppies that have been docked illegally.
- Will agree not to breed
from a dog or bitch which could be in any way harmful to the dog or to the
- Will not allow any of
their dogs to roam at large or to cause a nuisance to neighbours or those
carrying out official duties.
- Will ensure that their
dogs wear properly tagged collars and will be kept leashed or under
effective control when away from home.
- Will clean up after their
dogs in public places or anywhere their dogs are being exhibited.
- 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.
- Will supply written
details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsible
ownership when placing dogs in a new home.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.