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Eurasier Society of the UK
General Code of Ethics

All members of the Eurasier Society of the UK undertake to abide by its general Code of Ethics.

Society members:

1. Will properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under their care and arrange for appropriate veterinary attention if and when required.

2. Will agree without reservation that any veterinary surgeon performing an operation on any of their dogs which alters the natural conformation of the animal, may report such operation to the Kennel Club.

3. Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled. Puppies which may not conform to the Breed Standard should be placed in suitable homes.

4. Will abide by all aspects of the Animal Welfare Act.

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

6. Will agree not to breed from a dog or bitch which could be in any way harmful to the dog or to the breed.

7. Will not allow any of their dogs to roam at large or to cause a nuisance to neighbours or those carrying out official duties.

8. Will ensure that their dogs are microchipped, wear properly tagged collars and will be kept leashed or under effective control when away from home.

9. 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 available.

13. 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).

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.

Furthermore, Society members will be expected to follow the breed-specific recommended practices and:

15. Undertake to ensure the well-being of the Eurasier as a breed.

16. Conduct themselves at all times in a manner that is a credit to the Society and to ownership of Eurasiers.

17. Take every opportunity to promote the interest of Eurasiers, for example by welcoming and encouraging new owners and informing and educating people about the breed.

18. Always demonstrate good sportsmanship when taking part in competitive canine activities.

19. Not use any method of communication in a way that could be considered defamatory, insulting or detrimental to another Member, or the Society, or to the breed in general.

20. Not use or distribute information or photographs not owned by them, without prior written consent of the owner.

21. Always publicise show wins and other accomplishments in a precise and factual manner.

Members who own Eurasiers agree to:

22. Ensure that all dogs in their keeping have their emotional needs satisfied. This means, among other things, allowing Eurasiers to be with their human family whenever possible; not leaving them alone for long periods and never keeping them in a kennel (boarding kennels excepted), chained, or otherwise restricted outdoors.

23. Provide appropriate socialisation and training.

24. Maintain the best possible standards of canine health and care (including proper grooming and attention to teeth and nails) and provide protection from known diseases where such protection is available. Proper veterinary care should be obtained when required.

Members who breed Eurasiers agree to:

25. Breed Eurasiers according to the UK Kennel Club Interim Breed Standard (version dated June 2006).

26. Always undertake breeding with the welfare and improvement of the breed in mind and not for financial gain. Volume breeding is not in the best interest of the breed.

27. Plan matings selectively and conscientiously. It is strongly recommended that breeders approach the Society, via the appropriate Officer(s), to discuss the suitability of the dam and the choice of sire, prior to the mating. Before breeding, thoroughly screen and make a careful analysis of the health, temperament, conformation, pedigree, inbreeding coefficient and known hereditary and genetic defects of the sire and dam and those of their extended family if possible.

28. To breed only with stock who are confident and balanced animals. No excessive nervousness, shyness or unwarranted aggression should be tolerated.