All members of the London And South East Rottweiler Club undertake to abide by its general Code of Ethics.

 

Club Members: 

  • Will properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under their care and arrange for appropriate veterinary attention if and when required.

  • Will agree without reservation that any veterinary surgeon performing an operation on any of their dogs which alters the natural confirmation of the animal, or who carries out a caesarean section on a bitch, may report such operation to the Kennel Club.

  • Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled. Puppies which may not conform to the Breed Standard shoud be placed in suitable homes.

  • Will abide by all aspects of the Animal Welfare Act.

  • Will not create demand for, nor supply, puppies that have been docked illegally.

  • Will agree not to breed from a dog or bitch which could be in anyway harmful to the dog or to the breed.

  • Will not allow any of their dogs to roam at large or to cause a nuisance to neighbours or those carrying out official duties.

  • Will ensure that their dogs wear properly tagged collars and will be kept leashed or under effective control when away from home.

  • Will clean up after their dogs in public places or anywhere their dogs are being exhibited.

  • 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 in the initial circumstances change.

  • Will supply written details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsable ownership when placing dogs in a new home.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • No breeding with dogs below the age of one year.

  • No breeding with bitches below the age of two years.

  • No back to back matings.

  • No bitch should be bred with past the age of seven years.

  • No more than five litters from any bitch.

 

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.