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American Toy Fox Terrier Club

Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics of American Toy Fox Terrier Club:

The ATFTC's constitution requires its members to do all in their power to protect and to advance the interests of the breed. To that end I agree to abide by the provisions below, which apply to my particular circumstances either as an owner or as a breeder.

I agree that as an owner of Toy Fox Terrier(s) I will:

Follow the "Golden Rule" in that I will do unto others as I would have done unto me in all dog enterprises.

Always endeavor, with regards to my Toy Fox Terrier, to act in a courteous and responsible manner, which includes keeping my Toy Fox Terrier under control at all times, cleaning up after my Toy Fox Terrier and trying to leave public places we frequent in a better condition than we found them.

Be familiar with and abide by the rules of the American Kennel Club.

Consider the welfare of Toy Fox Terriers above personal gain/profit.

Be honest with others in all my representations about my Toy Fox Terrier, including issues of appearance and health.

I agree that as a breeder of Toy Fox Terriers I will:

Produce litters only to improve the breed and when adequate care can be provided in raising and placing the pups.

Always consider the age, health and well-being of the bitch in making my breeding decisions, including frequency and number of breedings.

Never breed a bitch before she is one year old and sufficiently mature.

Keep accurate breeding records and pedigrees, and aid in the prompt registration of all puppies in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations.

Offer a written agreement of sale to all puppy purchasers, reserving the right to provide a "Limited Registration".

Place puppies with new owners only after I am convinced that the buyer will provide responsible and humane care.

To the best of my ability, help re-home any puppies or dogs of my breeding should any occasion arise indicating that this assistance is needed.

Advertise honestly.

Not be a party to the breeding of Toy Fox Terrier for sale to "wholesalers", or to commercial distributors of any description, including research laboratory facilities.

Breed only healthy stock, free of genetic defects, transmittable diseases, unsound behavior, such as unwarranted aggression or shyness towards humans.

Provide stud dog services only to bitches registered with the American Kennel Club, or kennel clubs recognized by the AKC.

Act in a responsible and helpful manner to all of my puppy owners.

Encourage permanent identification, such as tattoo or microchip.

Be honest with respect to the health, conformation and disposition of all my Toy Fox Terrier, dams, sires and offspring.

Acknowledgment and Agreement:

As a condition of membership in the American Toy Fox Terrier Club, I hereby acknowledge that I have read and understood this Code of Ethics. I accept this Code in its entirety, and I agree to be bound by it.  I agree further, that membership in the ATFTC is a privilege, not a right, and that violations of this Code by me, may results in disciplinary action, up to the including the expulsion from the Club, consistent with Article VI of the Club's By-Laws.