Including keeping, welfare, breeding, selling and disposing of dogs.

  1. I shall ensure that at all times all dogs under my control are properly housed, fed, watered, exercised and receive proper Veterinary attention if and when required.
  2. I shall not allow any dogs under my care to roam at large and when away from home ensure they are kept fully leashed, or under effective control at all times.
  3. I shall breed only for the purpose of improving the standard of the breed and not for the pet market or any other commercial purpose
  4. I shall not breed from any bitch kept by me before it is twelve months of age.
  5. I shall not breed from any bitch kept by me causing it to whelp in successive seasons, in any succeeding period of eighteen months. Provided ONLY that the ANKC has accepted extenuating circumstances to breed from that bitch twice within eighteen months.
  6. I shall not permit any of my pure bred dogs to be mated to a dog of a different breed, to a cross-bred dog, or to any unregistered dog of the same breed.
  7. I shall not sell or otherwise transfer from my care any puppy under eight weeks of age, thus allowing for vaccination to be given at six weeks of age, and the necessary ten to fourteen days for the vaccine to take effect.
  8. I shall ensure that all persons acquiring dogs from me clearly understand their responsibility for the care and welfare of the animal, and that they have the time and facilities (i.e. adequate fences, sufficient room and proper shelter etc) to perform their obligations.
  9. I shall provide to all purchasers of dogs or placed by me, written details of all dietary and immunisation requirements and/or an appropriate publication relating to such requirements and responsible dog ownership.
  10. I shall not sell any dog to commercial dog wholesalers, retail pet dealers. or directly or indirectly to allow a dog to be given as a prize or donation in a contest of any kind
  11. I shall not knowingly, misrepresent the characteristics of the breed, nor falsely advertise or mislead any person regarding the performance of any dog.
  12. I shall ensure when selling or transferring a dog to another person that documents as required by Dogs ACT will be provided to the purchaser or transferee.
  13. I shall adhere to Dogs ACT Social Media Policy which applies to all Dogs ACT Members, Associates and employees.  To view policy click here