Canadian Shih Tzu Club recognizes that its responsibility is to
preserve and protect the breed. The Club membership has approved a
Code of Ethics to be abided by all its members. It further
recognizes that membership in the Canadian Shih Tzu Club
automatically obligates individuals to this Code of Ethics.
Violation of the Code of Ethics shall be reported to a Board of
Officers. The Boards investigating will include interviews and
correspondence with both the complainant and accused. And, on the
basis of the investigation, direct via registered mail, the member
involved to rectify the situation. Any decision may be appealed
twice to a full membership vote. Failure to comply with the
directive shall result in immediate expulsion of the member with
the subsequent publication of the expulsion to the members of the
Club, the Canadian Kennel Club, Dogs In Canada and wherever else.
member will knowingly sell any puppy to any pet shop,
catalogue houses, or wholesale dealers or, in any way
knowingly aid or abet the sale of any Shih Tzu through a
pet shop or catalogue house.
member-breeder will be familiar with the Canadian Kennel
Club rules governing record keeping, registration and sale
and transfer of dogs, and will abide by these rules. Any
warranties or other agreements pertaining to the sale of a
Shih Tzu will be put in writing with a copy provided to
the buyer, seller and the Canadian Kennel Club, if
required by the Canadian Kennel Club.
member selling a dog or puppy which he knows to have a
physical condition or a serious deviation from the
standard which indicates that the breeding of the animal
would be detrimental to the welfare of the breed will make
the sale subject to a Canadian Kennel Club non-breeding
agreement, signed by both the buyer and seller, that the
dog is not to breed. Additional agreements pertaining to
spaying, neutering and/or non-breeding of the animal are
breeding will be planned and aimed at improvement of
the breed. The member-breeder will be familiar with
the Standard and will do everything in his/her power
to discourage breeding from clearly inferior specimens
of the breed, or to any such specimen with his stud.
No dog exhibiting a serious hereditary defect, unsound
temperament or poor health will be bred.
a dog or bitch produces off-spring with the same serious
defect detrimental to the animals well-being, such as
blindness, deafness, lameness or impairment of the vital
functions, from litters of different mating partners, the
member owning that bitch or dog will refrain from further
use of the animal for breeding excepting test breeding
when absolutely necessary.
member will breed a bitch unless he/she has the time and
facilities to provide proper care and attention to the
physical and emotional development of puppies. No bitches
should knowingly be bred before twelve (12) months of age.
by members will be as factual as possible. Misleading
exaggerations or unfounded implications of superiority
will not be used.
will refrain from knowingly making unfair or untrue
statements about the dogs or practices of others.
purchaser of a puppy sold by a member shall be informed
that the puppy is guaranteed to be from disabling disease
or congenital defects. Should a defect develop and it is
confirmed by two (2) veterinarians that it is a congenital
or inherited problem, the vendor guarantees to refund the
purchase price and reclaim the puppy or replace it with
hereditary and transmissible conditions are discovered in
the breed, members are encouraged to have all stock tested
for same whenever possible.
member of the Canadian Shih Tzu Club shall provide stud
services to unregistered bitches.
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