HOUND CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC.
member of the Basset Hound Club of Southern California will consider the welfare
of the breed above all else when engaged in any activities involving the
breeding or exhibiting of basset hounds, and will refrain from any activities
which would be prejudicial to the best interest of the breed or of this club.
who contemplates breeding a basset hound litter, or who allows the use of his
stud dog to the same end, shall direct his efforts toward producing basset
hounds of exceptional quality and shall exhibit the best of these as frequently
shall engage in false or misleading advertising or other misrepresentation of
his dogs; nor shall he malign his competitors by making false or misleading
statements or implications of a derogatory nature regarding his competitorís
dogs, breeding practices, or person.
showing serious inherited defects of type or structure shall be offered at stud;
and owners of stud dogs shall not accept for breeding any bitch the reproduction
of which is likely to be detrimental to the breed.
shall be bred more often than two out of three heat seasons; then only if she is
in robust health; and never at the time of her first season, unless this occurs
after 12 months of age.
If a dog or
bitch has produced any offspring with serious inherited defects, such as
blindness, deafness, lameness, orchidism or impairment of the vital functions,
and produces like results with a different mating partner, the owner shall
refrain from further use of this animal for breeding, and shall take
investigative steps to determine the source of the defective genes in order to
avoid both a repetition of the abnormality emerging in other breedings, and the
possibility of them spreading through the breed.
No member of
this club shall engage in the wholesaling of litters of basset hounds to such
places as pet dealers, catalogue houses, or other commercial sources of
distribution; nor shall he engage in over-breeding of his own bitches for the
sake of profit, and with no regard for quality.
puppies, adults, and stud services shall be based on individual quality.
All puppies and adults shall be sold in a clean and healthy condition and
shall be old enough to make the necessary adjustment to a new home safely.
No dog or puppy shall be sold without adequate protection against
adults which show a serious inherited defect shall be sold without papers to
discourage their used for breeding purposes.
This shall be clearly understood by the buyer, and the breeder shall have
a signed statement to that effect. All
other puppies or adults shall be registered or eligible for registration with
the A.K.C. and the purchaser shall be provided with accurate and valid papers.
of this club has an obligation to protect the interest of the breed by
conducting himself in a manner designed to reflect credit on himself, his breed,
and on the Basset Hound Club of Southern California, Inc.
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