The Dachshund Club of St. Louis, Inc. Code of Ethics
- To abide by and uphold the principles of the bylaws of the Dachshund Club of St Louis, the Dachshund Club of America and the American Kennel Club, Inc.
- To devote myself to the betterment of the breed.
- To keep my dogs in healthy condition and in a healthy environment.
- To ensure that my dogs are not a nuisance to my neighbors or my community.
- To cover my written agreement all stud service terms and keep accurate written records of matings, births, registration, etc.
- To accept full responsibility for every dog that I breed. To sell on a contract that ensures that I am contacted whenever the owner cannot keep a dog at any time in the dog’s life. To assist in the placement of the dog or accept its return. As owner of a stud dog, to offer stud services only to those breeders who accept full responsibility for what they breed.
- To under no circumstances, voluntarily surrender a dog or puppy to a humane society or shelter. If the animal is not able to be placed because it has a destructive temperament, is seriously injured, terminally ill or it would be inhumane to prolong life, to take responsibility for the euthanization of the dog.
- To refrain from any deceptive or erroneous advertising and openly discuss health and temperament situations that may occur in the breed.
- To cover, in writing, all bills of sale with detailed accuracy including:
a. Requirements for registration/litter papers
b. A three-generation pedigree
c. A complete medical history (record)
d. Conditions and terms of sale
e. Details on proper feeding and care
f. Details on pet-quality versus show-quality prospects
- To consider issuing limited registration papers, subject to the rules of the AKC, or withholding registration papers until proof of spaying or neutering is presented on any dog sold or placed as a companion (pet).
- To never supply a Dachshund to pet shops, commercial brokers or dealers, raffles or similar projects.
- To never participate or allow any of my dogs to participate in organized (as in Greyhound) commercial racing.