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