In order to make prospective members aware of our
club's philosophy and objectives, please read the following Code of
Each litter should be conscientiously planned
with parents of appropriate temperament, appearance and other qualities
described in the official standard and description of the
breed. All breeding stock should be as free from hereditary
defects as possible. Before deciding to breed a litter, the
breeder should consider the possibilities of properly placing
puppies into careful, loving homes.
Breeders should practice preventive medicine and
good sanitation to the best of their ability. Only healthy,
mature dogs should be bred. Stud service should be refused to bitches who are unregistered, in poor health, of unsound temperament
or otherwise might produce puppies who will not due credit to our breed. Owners of dogs should be urged to neuter those which will not be used for breeding.
All breeding stock and litters should be
registered with the American and/or Canadian Kennel Club. The
breeder shall provide a four-generation pedigree. All forms
necessary for registration should be completed, except that a
written, signed agreement may provide for withholding such forms
until the breeder receives a statement, signed by a veterinarian,
that the dog has been neutered.
Breeders should NEVER sell to pet shops or
commercial dealers. Breeders should sell only to people who
indicate they are prepared to give proper care and attention to
their dogs and who are in accordance with this Code of Ethics.
Puppies leaving the breeder's possession should be at least eight
weeks old or in accordance with the state law. Written details
on feeding, general care and data on worming and inoculations should
be given with each puppy.
All advertising must be factual. It should
not offer English Cocker Spaniels at bargain prices nor to be so
worded as to attract undesirable buyers or to encourage raising
English Cocker Spaniels for profit. Dogs should not be
supplied for raffles or "give-away" prizes.
Developed and written for the NECSC by
Muriel Clement and Janet Lawrence (2/10/79)
on to our acceptance procedures.
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