I recognize that as a Breeder / Exhibitor I am responsible for the future of the Chinese Shar-Pei. As such I agree to uphold the highest standards of personal and professional conduct and engage in breeding only for the betterment of the breed. I furthermore agree that I will take care in all my breedings to assure the protection and advancement of this breed according to the Standard.

To accomplish this goal I agree to:

1. Only mate dogs when a definite improvement in the breed can be realized, by realistically considering type, soundness, temperament, health, and the breed standard.

2. Not breed any bitch prior to the age of eighteen (18) months or after the age of eight years. In addition I will have the bitch, at a minimum, hip X-rayed and do any necessary screening for known and recognizable inherited diseases and disorders.

3. Have any of my breeding stock OFA, Penn hip, or OVC certified.

4. Use only studs who are OFA, Penn Hip or OVC certified and have had any necessary screening for known and recognizable inherited diseases and disorders.

5. Never sell or give any puppy or dog to pet stores either on consignment or outright.

6. Never place a puppy out of my home until it has reached the age of no less than 8 weeks from the date of birth.

7. To deal openly, fairly and honestly with clients.

8. To provide complete support to the client…before, during and after the sale.

9. To educate others about our breed, responsible dog ownership, and the pitfalls of irresponsible breeding.

10. Never offer any of my dogs or dogs I am responsible for, to any form of auction sale or raffle.

11. Sell or place any dog with a written contract that shall require the following clauses:

A. All pet or companion quality dogs will be sold or given on a spay/neuter agreement.

B. Contracts shall contain a right of first refusal so if the owner can no longer keep the dog I will either take it back or assist in finding it a suitable home.

C. Contracts shall contain a health guarantee, which will cover the dog for a minimum of thirty (30) days.

12. Commit that all my advertisement of puppies, and adult dogs, written or oral shall be factual and honest in both substance and implication.

13. Declare that, if any of my breeding stock dies for any reason prior to the age of nine (9) years old, I am strongly committed to have a Congo red stain performed to check for the presence of Amyloidosis. I will further provide the results of these tests upon request from any person who has a legitimate interest in the lines of the dog, which can be but not limited to:

A. Having get from the bitch or owning or having owned a bitch bred to the dog.

B. Having get from the first or second generation of that dog or bitch.

14. I will not knowingly sell to breeders, or to persons whose intention to resale is known or suspected.

15. Keep my dogs in clean; sanitary and safe conditions with the utmost care being given to their health and well-being.

16. Keep accurate records of all dog registrations, matings, litters, and buyers of their puppies as required by the CKC.



Enforcement of this Code will be the ultimate responsibility of the CSPCC Board of Directors. All members shall utilize the following guide when filing a complaint or asking for an exception to a clause(s) in this Code.

1. Complaints shall be in writing and signed by the complainant(s).

2. Complaints shall clearly outline the charge(s) and substantiating evidence to support the charge(s).

3. Complaints shall be sent to the Chairman of the CSPCC Ethics Committee along with a $ 100 filing fee for copies and distribution. If, after investigation and adjudication of the issue the complaint is found to be "Sustained" or Partially Sustained", $75.00 of the filing fee shall be returned to the complainant. If the complaint is not sustained, the CSPCC shall keep the $100 filing fee in total. The CSPCC Executive and the CSPCC Ethics Committee shall conduct the initial inquiry.

4. The Chairman and committee shall review the complaint for substance and, if the contents comply with the requirements of part 1 & 2 of this Section, it may be deemed sufficient to proceed with a hearing.

5. The person or persons named in the complaint shall be notified of the charges by registered mail, within thirty (30) days of receipt of the complaint.

6. The Chairman or his/her designee shall notify the interested parties and come to a mutually agreeable date for a hearing. Unless extraordinary circumstances prevail a hearing shall be held no later than sixty (60) days after receiving the original complaint.

7. A hearing may be held either with the parties in person or by teleconference call. The entire cost of the hearing shall be the responsibility of the one making the charges.

8. The CSPCC Ethics Committee Chairman shall preside over the hearing and shall allow reasonable time for both sides to present their cases and to ask relevant questions concerning these charges.

9. After the hearing, the Chairman and committee members of the CSPCC Ethics Committee shall review the testimony and evidence and issue a ruling that will consist of one of the following:

A. Sustained. There is probable cause to believe that the accused committed or caused to be committed the acts or omissions charged.

B. Partially Sustained. Probable cause was found to determine that a certain portion(s) of the allegations were found to be Sustained.

C. Not Sustained. The evidence does not support the charges.

D. Unfounded. Evidence does not support any fact that the accused person(s) did to violate the Code of Conduct.

10. The CSPCC Board of Directors shall be advised within thirty (30 days) of the findings.

11. In the event of a sustained complaint the Chairman of the Ethics Committee shall forward all necessary documents and testimony to the Board of Directors for final disposition.

12. Within thirty days the Board of Directors will conduct a final hearing and will consider any pertinent information offered by the accused person as well as the complainant.

13. The Board of Directors will determine whether or not there is reasonable cause to believe that the person(s) involved did in fact commit the act(s) or omissions. If it is determined the complaint is sustained or partially sustained the breeder will be removed from the CSPCC Breeders List and must cease to use the CSPCC/BCOC logo.