Code of Ethics

  • I maintain a safe, clean, and sanitary facility for all pets.
  • I comply with all federal, state or provincial, and local government laws and regulations concerning the keeping of dogs that I breed.
  • I breed only for the purpose of improving the quality of the breed.
  • I follow all AAHA standards and protocols for properly vaccinating and deworming all litters.
  • I properly socialize my puppies on a daily basis with my family and other pets.
  • I am knowledgeable about inherited health problems in my breed and will do appropriate health clearances on all breeding animals.
  • I conscientiously plan each litter of pets for sale by carefully selecting a sire and dam to be mated based on their pedigrees, conformation, and temperament.
  • I do not breed any sire or dam until they are both physically and mentally mature enough to breed.
  • I will not continue to breed any sire or dam beyond the appropriate age for the breed.
  • I will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed, nor falsely advertise, or mislead any person regarding the performance of any of my dogs for sale.
  • I refrain from releasing any puppy until it is at least eight (8) weeks old, regardless of possible lesser requirements in my state or province. In addition, I will not release any puppy weighing less than two (2) pounds until it is at least ten (10) weeks old.
  • I keep accurate records and retain those records for a minimum of five (5) years. These records will include: stud services, pedigrees, all litters of dogs for sale, and all dogs sold.
  • I will provide all new dog owners with appropriate health certificates and vaccination records within 24 hours of puppy delivery and all registration paperwork within 60 days.