CODE OF ETHICS FOR THE PTCGB.

All breeders who register their puppies and new owners who register ownership of their dogs with the PTCGB accept the jurisdiction of the PTCGB and undertake to abide by its general Code Of Ethics.
Breeders / Owners:
Will properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under their care and arrange for appropriate veterinary attention if and when required.
Will  agree to report any faults in litters born, in confidence to the club's breed registrar.
Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled. Puppies which may not conform to the Breed Standard should be placed in suitable homes.
Will abide by all aspects of the Animal Welfare Act.
Will work their dogs in compliance with the Hunting Act 2004 and the NWTF guidence " The use of dogs below ground".
Will not create demand for, nor supply, puppies that have been docked illegally.
Will agree not to breed from a dog or bitch which could be in any way harmfull to the dog or to the breed.
Will not allow any of their dogs to roam at large or to cause a nuisance to neighbours or those carrying out official duties.
Will ensure that their dogs will be kept leashed or under control when away from home.
Will clean up after their dogs in public places or anywhere their dogs are being exhibited.
Will only sell dogs where there is a reasonable expectation of a happy and healthy life and will help with the re-homing of a dog if the initial circumstances change.
Will supply details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsible ownership when placing dogs in a new home.
Will ensure that all the relevant PTCGB documents are provided to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog and will agree to forward any relevant documents at the earliest opportunity, if not immediately available.
Will not sell any dog to commercial dog wholesalers, retail pet dealers, or directly or indirectly allow dogs to be given as a prize in a competition of any kind.
Will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed nor falsely advertise dogs nor mislead any person regarding the health or quality of a dog.
Breach of these provisions may result in expulsion from the club membership, and or disciplinary action by the PTCGB.