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East Anglian Bull Terrier Club General Code of Ethics


All members of the East Anglian Bull Terrier Club undertake to abide by its general Code of Ethics.

Club 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, or who carries out a caesarean section on a bitch, 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 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.


15) Will not engage in any fight related activities. I will pass on such information to the appropriate

authorities and will encourage all others to do likewise.


16) Will not breed from any bitch until she is mature and in no case under the age of 18 MONTHS. I will

consider the health and well being of the bitch when determining the frequency of breeding. In any

event, I will not breed from a bitch more than once in a twelve month period.


17) Will provide stud dog services to bitches who are proven to be registered with the Kennel Club only.


18) Will produce puppies with the sole aim to improve the Breed only.


19) Will not offer deaf Bull Terriers for sale, but these will be given free to the correct home on the proviso

that the said animal is neutered when appropriate to do so. (The Club considers a deaf dog to be one

that cannot hear in both ears).


20) Will, when breeding dogs, adopt as a minimum standard the principles, requirements and

recommendations as embodied in the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme. It is strongly

recommended that members who breed should apply to join the Scheme.’


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.


KC/GJ April 2012