WEIMARANER ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
CODE OF ETHICS
Item 1 Members will consider the welfare of their dogs and that of the breed above any personal gain or profit.
Item 2 Member will be expected to conduct themselves in a manner representative of the principles upon which the Weimaraner Association of Canada in founded, and will demonstrate good sportsmanship in the show and obedience ring and at field events. Members will not speak unjustly and without cause of others involved in the breed.
Item 3 Members will pledge to help educate the public as to the attributes of the Weimaraner and will help educate the novice whenever and wherever they can with training, breeding and in general care.
Item 4 Members will attempt as breeders to breed for the improvement of the breed as exemplified by the C.K.C. standard.
Item 5 Members will breed scientifically and selectively by mating only sound dogs of good type and with natural ability to reduce faults to a minimum and thereby attempt to secure puppies of type with soundness and natural ability that will be a credit to the breed.
Item 6 Members will keep accurate and complete records of their stock, their mating and their pedigrees.
Item 7 Members will refuse stud service to any bitch that is unregistered or registered in the restricted stud book or to any bitch less than 18 months of age, is in obvious poor health, has serious hereditary faults, of unsound temperament or has not been X-rayed clear of hip dysplasia. Nor should members use a dog at stud with these faults.
Item 8 Members will not breed a bitch more often than two heats out of three or prior to 18 months of age, and will breed only if a bitch is X-rayed and clear of hip dysplasia.
Item 9 Members will refuse to deal knowingly with unethical breeders, pet shops or wholesalers and will attempt to place puppies in a home with adequate facilities where they will receive proper attention and care.
Item 10 Members will maintain the best possible standards of health and care in all their dogs and will sell puppies that are docked, healthy, free of parasites, with the required immunization and are properly identified by tattoo or microchip and not before they are 45 days old.
Item 11 Members will maintain and pass on to the purchaser factual health, breeding and registration records and will furnish a C.K.C. registration certificate as promptly as possible. A three generation pedigree shall also be furnished to each purchaser. In case where, because of hereditary faults or because of the nature of the sale or at the discretion of the breeder, a non-breeding contract agreement containing the terms and conditions upon which the non-breeding agreement may be released will be entered into and signed by both parties. The purchaser will be furnished with a complete copy of the non-breeding agreement and the supporting agreement immediately.
Item 12 Members will advise purchasers of any fault as listed in the standard that the dog may have.
Item 13 Members will urge purchasers to have any puppy or adult examined by a veterinarian within 48 hours of receipt. A period of 48 hours is granted to return any dog sold for reasons of health.
Item 14 Members will advertise in an honest and fair manner and will not misrepresent themselves or their stock.
THE ABOVE CODE OF ETHICS WAS ADOPTED BY THE MEMBERSHIP BY A MAJORITY VOTE CAST BY WRITTEN BALLOT ON THE 27TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1977.