CODE OF ETHICS
All breeders who register their puppies, and new owners who register ownership
of their dogs with the Kennel Club, accept the jurisdiction of the Kennel Club and
undertake to abide by its general Code of Ethics.
All Members of the Midland Collie Club undertake to abide by its general code of
ethics as follows:
i. To maintain the best possible standards of health and environment for
my dogs, not keeping more than I can maintain or properly care for.
ii. To sell only puppies or adult dogs which, to the best of my knowledge,
are of sound health and temperament.
iii. To refuse to sell to dealers, pet shops, or any buyers where I have reason
to believe the dog will not be properly cared for.
iv. To maintain, and pass on to buyers of stock, accurate records of health,
pedigree and registration. To advise on feeding and rearing.
v. To refuse a stud service to any bitch that is known to be suffering from
any defect which renders it unlikely to breed good, normal puppies. Nor
shall I use a stud dog known to have these failings.
vi. To accept that dogs, like people, grow old and need special care and
attention. I am, therefore, prepared to love and care for a dog for all of
its life whilst in my ownership.
vii. To not knowingly allow any of my pure bred dogs to be mated to a dog of
a different breed, to a cross bred dog, or to an unregistered dog of the
viii. To not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed, nor
falsely advertise or mislead any person regarding the health or
temperament of any dog.
Breach of these provisions may result in expulsion from club membership,
and/or disciplinary action by the Kennel Club and/or reporting to the relevant
authorities for legal action, as appropriate.