THE PULI CLUB OF AMERICA'S
GUIDELINES FOR OWNERS/BREEDERS/EXHIBITORS
Club of America, Inc. in accordance with the objectives of its Constitution,
expects its members to use these guidelines in establishing a standard of
conduct for themselves as owners, breeders, sellers and exhibitors of Pulik.
who owns a Puli has an inherent responsibility to protect our breed.
A. A PULI OWNER WILL
PROVIDE ALL DOGS WITHIN THEIR KEEPING WITH:
Appropriate food, water,
health care and shelter.
Emotional requirements of
attention, affection and appropriate training.
B. A PULI
the Standard of our breed.
Be aware that the purpose
of breeding is to maintain or improve the quality of the breed in accordance
with the standard.
Use all available means such as knowledge of ancestors, and CHIC testing to
determine that breeding stock is free of inheritable disease. PCA required
CHIC testing includes:
OFA or Penn Hip for hips
OFA for patella
OFA Degenerative Myelopathy (DNA test)
CERF (Canine Eye Registry) to be
updated every 3 years
Additional tests that can be performed but are
not required includes:
OFA for elbows
OFA for cardiac
OFA for thyroid
BAER (hearing) test
normal OFA/Penn Hip evaluation on all breeding stock before breeding.
Use only stock which is
itself sound in body and temperament.
Breed only when in a
position to properly care for the bitch and litter, recognizing that
offspring might need housing for a considerable length of time.
Not breed a bitch at her
first season, before the age of 2, nor breed her more than 2 out of 3
consecutive heat periods, taking the health of the bitch into consideration
at all times.
Enter into all breeding
arrangements with written contracts.
Keep accurate and thorough
breeding records in full accordance with AKC requirements.
Prevent all breedings that
are not carefully planned and provide adequate kenneling to prevent
accidental or unplanned matings.
Insist that a visiting
bitch be in the stud owner’s care and/or supervision before, through and
until completion of estrus, so that accidental mating to another stud not
Not substitute one stud
for another without the knowledge and agreement of all parties.
Pay careful attention to
physical and emotional needs of puppies produced.
Keep all puppies in the litter until they are a minimum of eight (8) weeks
aware at all times that producing puppies is a commitment and they remain
responsible for puppies they produce throughout the lifetime of those dogs.
Breeders are required to provide assistance to dogs of their breeding in
need of re-homing, including taking the dogs back and fostering them until
they can relocate them to a new home.
PERSON SELLING A PULI WILL:
Maintain a reasonable
price within one’s locale, which price should also be compatible with
Intelligently and honestly
classify stock as show prospect, breeding prospect or pet.
Provide AKC papers with limited registration if the dog is a potential
detriment to the breed.
Ascertain that the
prospective owner has the knowledge, ability and facilities to properly care
for a Puli.
Give the buyer an honest
appraisal of coat management, physical, mental and nutritional needs
peculiar to the breed.
Provide a pedigree of at
least 3 generations, typed or written legibly.
Supply records to the
buyer regarding immunization, feeding and instructions for future care.
Release only puppies which
are in good health and guarantee the health of the puppy for a reasonable
length of time.
Only release puppies after 8 weeks of age which is in keeping with most
animal welfare laws.
contractual proof of sale and guarantees. If registration papers are not
yet available, a bill of sale, giving names and registration numbers of sire
and dam and date of birth are required.
Avoid false and misleading
advertising, including internet and
Not sell or provide stock
to pet shops or commercial kennels.
Not donate dogs, puppies
or adults, for contests, raffles, or fund raising events.
A PERSON SHOWING A PULI WILL:
Show and encourage the
showing of high quality stock.
Exhibit only the most
creditable ring deportment and accept the services of only those
professional handlers whose behavior is exemplary.
Help the novice exhibitor
and breeder. Use kind, constructive and honest criticism.
Display good sportsmanship
and conduct themselves, whether at home, traveling, at shows, or in hotels,
in such a manner as to reflect credit upon the Puli Club of America,
themselves and the Puli as a breed.
Exhibit dogs that are
clean, in good physical condition and under control.
Updated March, 2012
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