Effective November 15, 1999
Revised April 14, 2007
Each member of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, referred to as the CWCCA shall consider the welfare of the Breed and Club paramount when engaging in any activities involving owning, breeding, leasing, exhibiting, and selling of the Cardigan Welsh Corgis. Acceptance of this Code of Ethics is a condition of membership in the CWCCA.
Section 1. CWCCA members are expected to comply with the following:
Section 2. Members are expected to comply with
the following rules. Failure to comply with the following may be
considered to be action(s) not in the best interests of the Club or
Breed. Leasing an animal does not exempt the owner from complying
with these rules.
- Each member shall take lifetime responsibility to ensure that Cardigans
of his/her breeding or ownership are cared for in a safe and healthy environment.
Should a Cardigan owner no longer be able to care for the dog, the owner
shall take all reasonable steps to secure a new home for the dog. If the
owner is unable to complete their commitment to the dog, the breeder shall
- Each member who contemplates breeding a litter, or who allows the use
of his/her stud dog to the same end, shall direct his/her effort toward
producing Cardigans of exceptional quality. Members should be forthright
and honest regarding their bitch's or stud dog's strong and weak points,
reproductive record and familial history.
- A member shall not use for breeding a Cardigan showing a serious defect
in type, structure, temperament and/or health. Owners of stud dogs shall
not accept for breeding a bitch, the reproduction of which is likely to
be detrimental to the breed.
- Each member shall make an active effort to become educated with regard
to inherited problems particular to the breed. Each member should screen
all breeding stock for appropriate hereditary problems.
- A member shall refrain from further use of a Cardigan for breeding if
that Cardigan has produced offspring with serious inherited defects detrimental
to the animal's well-being, such as blindness, deafness or impairment of
the vital functions, and produces like results with a different mating
partner unless such defects can be managed via the use of genetic marker
test, judicious breeding and offspring management. In such instances, only
superior animals should be bred and only with the informed consent of all
- A member shall not engage in false or misleading advertising or other
misrepresentations of his/her Cardigans, nor shall he/she malign his competitors
by making false or misleading statements regarding his/her competitors'
Cardigans, breeding practices or person. No photographs shall be retouched
to change the appearance of the dog.
- Members are encouraged to use the limited registration as provided by
the AKC and/or a signed spay/neuter contract when selling or placing Cardigans
not to be used for breeding.
- Each puppy or adult shall be placed or sold in a clean and healthy condition,
including appropriate immunization for its age, and shall be at least seven
weeks old (unless precluded by state law), namely old enough to make the
necessary adjustment to a new home safely. The breeder/seller shall provide
each new owner with a health record and written information on the feeding,
health care and training of the dog.
- All members should make themselves aware of and comply with their state
laws regarding the breeding and selling of dogs.
- Each member of the Club has an obligation to protect the interests of
the breed by conducting himself/herself in a manner designed to reflect
credit upon himself/herself, the breed and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club
- No member shall breed a bitch to cause her to produce puppies more often
than twice in 18 months nor breed her before 12 months of age.
- Blue Merles may be bred to blacks (with or without red or brindle points) only.
- No member shall dispose of a Cardigan in a shelter or pound.
- No member shall engage in the wholesaling of litters of Cardigan Welsh
Corgis or the selling of any Cardigan(s) to such places as pet dealers,
animal brokers, catalogue houses or commercial sources of distribution,
nor supply Cardigans for lottery, raffle or auction.
- When a member places or sells a Cardigan Welsh Corgi on a limited registration
as provided by the AKC, the reason(s) for such shall be clearly understood
by the buyer, and the breeder/owner shall have a signed statement to that
effect. All other puppies or adults shall be registered or eligible for
registration with the AKC. All new owners will be provided with appropriate
AKC registration documents, pedigree and health record unless otherwise
agreed upon in writing and signed by all parties.
- No member shall knowingly exhibit a Cardigan Welsh Corgi in conformation
with a disqualifying fault under the AKC-approved Standard for the Cardigan
- (1) No member shall knowingly exhibit a Cardigan Welsh Corgi in conformation
with a condition that renders it ineligible under AKC regulations, including
but not limited to a dog which has undergone any of the following procedures
to change its appearance by artificial means as set out in Chapter 11,
Section 8 of the AKC Rules Applying to Dog Shows.
- The correction of entropion, ectropion, trichiasis, or disichaisia.
- Trimming, removal or tattooing of the third eyelid (nicitating membrane).
- The insertion of an eye prosthesis.
- Correction of harelip, cleft palate, stenotic nares, or an elongated
soft palate resection.
- Any procedure to change ear set or carriage other than that permitted
by the breed standard (does not include taping puppy ears).
- Restorative dental procedures, the use of bands or braces on teeth,
or any alteration of the dental arcade.
- The removal of excess skin folds or the removal of skin patches
to alter marking.
- Correction of inguinal, scrotal or perineal hernias.
- Surgery for hip dysplasia, OC.D., patellar luxation and femoral
- Alteration of the location of the testes or the insertion of an
- Altering the set or carriage of the tail.
|Revised by vote of membership April 2007|
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