1. To maintain the best possible standards of health and care in my kennels.
2. To refuse to sell to or recommend unethical breeders and unethical dog wholesalers
or retailers, nor to sell to any buyer where I have reason to believe that the puppy or dog will not be properly cared for.
3. To keep and pass on to the buyers of puppies or adult dogs accurate health, breeding registration and pedigree records. Papers may be withheld or breeder's rights retained only by mutual agreement in
4. To clearly state to the buyer of puppies or adult dog, whether sale is of a showable or pet (as designated by bills of sale referred to in section 7) or other type.
5. To urge all
buyers to have a puppy or adult dog, sold by me, examined by a licensed veterinarian within 24 hours of receipt. Said examination to be paid for by buyer as previously agreed.
6. To deliver or ship only
puppies or adult dogs of sound health and temperament. Where the buyer or his authorized representative did not personally see and choose the
puppy or adult dog shipped by me, a period of 24 hours is granted
to advise of the final decision and an additional 24 hours is provided if dog is to be returned.
7. To use a sales contract or written agreement to cover any sale or purchase involving a dog. The sales
contract offered by the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, Inc., which covers guarantees and agreements, or one similar to it, must be used with a signed copy to each party involved. A four (4) generation
pedigree must be given by the seller to the buyer at time of sale. The buyer should be informed that a certified pedigree may be obtained from the American Kennel Club, for a fee.
8. To refuse stud
service to any bitch I consider in poor health. At time of breeding an exchange of pedigrees must be made.
9. To allow one repeat stud service where a bitch has failed to conceive after being bred to one
of my studs, if the stud is still in good health and available, and at such a time and place as mutually agreed by the owner of the bitch and myself.