Boston Terrier Club of Canada



Code of Ethics

  • All animals owned, or in the care of members shall be given a healthy environment, good nutrition and proper care at all times. No member's dog shall be treated in an inhumane manner, nor be neglected or abused either physically, mentally or emotional. Nor shall members subject their dog(s) to cruel or unusual punishment.
  • Members will comply with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Boston Terrier Club of Canada and those of the Canadian Kennel Club when engaged in the breeding, selling and exhibiting of purebred dogs.
  • All bitches shall be registered with The Canadian Kennel Club and all stud dogs shall be registered with a kennel club whose stud books are recognized by The Canadian Kennel Club.
  • Members are expected to register each litter and all puppies they contain.
  • Members will, to the best of their ability and knowledge, breed dogs that comply as closely as possible to the Breed Standard as set down by The Canadian Kennel Club, to ensure physically and genetically sound stock.
  • Members will not sell or donate any animals to pet shops or for raffles or give-away prizes.
  • Members will endeavor to explain to prospective buyers all aspects of the breed as to temperament, grooming and exercise requirements.
  • Members will ensure that new puppy owners are aware of their responsibilities as dog owners in the community and will recommend the neutering of dogs or the spaying of bitches sold as pets.
  • Members will practice no deception of any kind in order to secure a sale or service. They will be concerned with the type of home in which their puppies or dogs are placed.
  • Individual Canadian Kennel Club registration papers will follow the completion of any sale and/or contract.
  • Breeders shall help to place any dog of their breeding for which a new home must be found and shall endeavor to place any other Boston Terrier who requires a home.





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