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This Codes of Ethics links collection includes everything from the worthless to the gold. Comparing the various codes can be enlightening. There are some principles that will appear in most of the codes, such as not selling to pet shops. Of those that spell out exactly what health tests are required most tend to be rather conservative, requiring only the most widely known tests (such as hip x-rays). This is, sadly, true even where more serious problems can readily be tested for and risks reduced, such as cardiomyopathy.

In many cases you can use links on the pages to get more information on the breeds, on their health problems, and on locating responsible breeder. In most cases there is no connection between complying with the codes and getting a dog registered. The non-AKC breed registries are the most common exception. Some of those registries withhold registration if breeding guidelines are ignored.

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Breed Specific clubs
Multi Breed Clubs, International Kennel Clubs


Codes of Ethics by Breed

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A

Affenpinscher
Affenpinscher Club of America Breeder Guidelines
Affenpinscher Club of America Code of Ethics
Afghan Hound Afghan Hound Club of America
Airedale Terrier Airedale Terrier Club of America Breeder's Guidelines of Responsibility
Akita
Akita Club of America
Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamute Club of America Code of Ethics
 
American Chinese Crested Club
American Eskimo
American Eskimo Dog Club of America, Inc
American Pit Bull Terrier
Pit Bull Owners Alliance
American Water Spaniel
American Water Spaniel Club, Ethics Guidelines
Anatolian Shepherd Dog Anatolian Shepherd Dogs International, Code of Ethics
Australian Cattle Dog Australian Cattle Dog Club of America Breeder's Code of Ethics
Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherd Club of America Code of Ethics
United States Australian Shepherd Association Code of Ethics
Australian Terrier, The Australian Terrier Club of America, Inc.
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B

 
Basenji
Basenji Club of America, Code of Recommended Practices
Bassett Hound
Basset Hound Basset Hound Club of America
Beagle
Beagle, Columbia Willamette Beagle Club
National Beagle Club of America
Bearded Collie
Bearded Collie Club of Canada
Bearded Collie, Guidelines for breeding, selling and exhibiting
Bearded Collie Club of America Code of Ethics
Bearded Collie Club (UK) This site is a UK resource
Beauceron
North American Beauceron Club
Bedlington Terrier
Bedlington Terrier Club of America
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Malinois, American Belgian Malinois Club
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Sheepdog Club of America, Code of Ethics
Belgian Tervuren
Belgian Tervuren, American Belgian Tervuren Club, Code of Ethics
Bernese Mountain Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America Code of Conduct
Bichon Frise
Bichon Frise Club of Canada, Code of Ethics
Bichon Frise Club of America, Inc
Bichon Frise Club of America, Health
Bloodhound
American Bloodhound Club
Border Collie
Border Collie Society of America, Code of Ethics
Border Terrier
Border Terrier Club of America, Ethical Standard
Borzoi
Borzoi - Guidelines For Breeders
Borzoi Club Of America Code of Ethics
Boston Terrier
Boston Terrier Club of America Code of Ethics
Bouvier des Flandres
The American Bouvier des Flandres Club
Boxer
American Boxer Club, Health
American Boxer Club's Code of Ethics
Boxer Club of Canada Code of Ethics
Boykin Spaniel
Boykin Spaniel Society Code of Ethics
Briard
Briard Club of America, Code of Ethics
Brussels Griffon
American Brussels Griffon Association
National Brussels Griffon Club
Bull Terrier
Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier Club of America, Inc.
Bulldog
Bulldog Club of America
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C


Cairn Terrier
Cairn Terrier Club of America, Breeder's Code of Ethics
Cairn Terrier Club of America, Health
Canaan
Canaan, Israel Canaan Dog Club of America, Code of Ethics
Canaan Dog Club of America
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America Code of Ethics
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, Ethical Guidelines
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, USA, Code of Ethics
 
Chesapeke Bay Retriever
Chesapeake Bay Retriever, American Chesapeake Club Code of Ethics
Chihuahua
Chihuahua Club of America
Chinese Shar Pei
Chinese Shar Pei Club of America, Code of Ethical Conduct
Chinese Shar Pei Club of America, Breeders Code Conduct
Chow Chow
Chow Chow Club, Inc
Clumber Spaniel
Clumber Spaniel Club of America
Cocker Spaniel (American)
American Spaniel Club
Collie
Collie Club of America
Coton de Tulear
Coton de Tulear Club of America Code of Ethics
Curly Coated Retriever
Curly Coated Retriever Club of America, Breeders List Requirements
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D

Dachshund
Dachshund Club of America - Code of Ethics
Dalmatian
Dalmatian Breeding Considerations
Dalmatian Club of America, Ethical Guidelines
Dalmatian Club of America, Health
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Doberman
United Doberman Club
Code of Ethics - Doberman Pinscher Club of America
Dogue De Bordeaux
United States Bordeaux Corporation
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E

English Cocker Spaniel
English Cocker Spaniel Club of America, Statement of Conduct
English Cocker Spaniel Club of America, Health
English Setter
English Setter Association Of America, Code of Ethics
 
English Shepherd The English Shepherd Club Code of Ethics
English Springer Spaniel
English Springer Spaniel Guidelines
English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association: What can be expected of a reputatble, responsible breeder.
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F

Field Spaniel
Field Spaniel Society of America, Code of Ethics
Finnish Spitz
Finnish Spitz Club of America
Flat Coated Retriever
Flat-Coated Retriever Society of America, Inc
Flat-Coated Retriever Society of Canada, Inc, Code of Ethics
Fox Terrier
Fox Terrier, American Fox Terrier Club
French Bulldog
French Bull Dog Club of America
French Bull Dog Club of America, Selecting a Breeder
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G

German Pinscher
German Pinscher Club of America
German Shepherd
German Shepherd Dog Club of America, Breeder's Code
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America, Guidelines for Responsible Breeders & Owners
German Wirehaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America
Giant Schnauzer
Giant Schnauzer Club of America, Inc., Code of Ethics
Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever Club of America, Code of Ethics
Gorden Setter
Gorden Setter Club of Amerca Code of Ethics
Great Dane
Great Dane Club Of America
Great Pyrenees
Great Pyrenees Club of America
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America, Inc
Washington Greater Swiss, Inc., Code of Ethics.
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H

Harrier
Harrier Club of America
Havanese
Havanese Club of Canada
Havanese Club of America
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I

Ibizan Hound
Ibizan Hound Club Of The United States
Irish Setter
Irish Setter Club of America, Principles of Integrity
Irish Setter Club of America, Getting a Puppy
Irish Terrier
Irish Terrier Club of America, Code of Ethics
Irish Terrier Club of America, Health
Irish Water Spaniel
Irish Water Spaniel Club of America
Irish Wolfhound
Irish Wolfhound Club of America, Standard for Ethical Conduct.
Italian Greyhound
Italian Greyhound Club of America
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J

Jack Russell Terrier
English Jack Russell Terrier Club Alliance, Inc Code of Ethics
Parson Russell Terrier Association of America
Jack Russell Terrier Club of America, Breeders Code of Ethics
Japanese Chin
Japanese Chin Club of America
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K

Keeshond
Keeshond - Dog Owner's Guide Profile
Keeshond Club Of America - Code Of Ethics
Kerry Blue Terrier
United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club, Code of Ethics
Komondor
Komondor Club of America
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L

Labrador Retriever
National Labrador Retriever Club Code of Ethics
Labrador Retriever Club, Inc (no written code of ethics)
Lakeland Terrier
United States Lakeland Terrier Club
Leonberger
Leonberger Club of America Code of Ethics
Leonberger Club of the United States
Lhasa Apso
American Lhasa Apso Club
Lowchen
Lowchen Club of Canada Constitution and ByLaws
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M

Maltese
Maltese, American Maltese Association
Manchester Terrier
American Manchester Terrier Club
Mastiff
Mastiff Club of America Code of Ethics
Mastiff Health
Miniature Bull Terrier
Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America (pdf)
Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Pinscher Club of America (pdf file)
Canadian Miniature Pinscher Club
Miniature Schnauzer
American Miniature Schnauzer Club, Code of Ethics
Miniature Schnauzer Club of Canada, Code of Ethics
Twin Cities Miniature Schnauzer Club.
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N

Newfoundland
Newfoundland Club of America, Ethics Guide
Norwegian Elkhound
Norwegian Elkhound Association of America
Norwich and Norfolk Terrier
Norwich and Norfolk Terrier Club, Code of Ethics
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O

Old English Sheepdog
Old English Sheepdog Club of America, Inc.
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P

Papillon
Papillon Club of America, Inc.
Parson Russell Terrier
Parson Terrier Association of America, Code of Ethics
Pekingese
Pekingese Club of America
Pembroke Welsh Corgie
Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Club of America (Code of Conduct not available)
Pharoh Hound
Pharaoh Hound Club of America
Pointer
American Pointer Club, Ethical Guidelines
Pomeranian
American Pomeranian Club, Code of Ethics
Poodle
Poodle Club of America
Versatility In Poodles Code of Ethics
Portuguese Water Dog
Portuguese Water Dog Club Of America, Inc. Code Of Ethics
Pug Dog
The Pug Dog Club, Code of Ethics
Pug Dog Club of America Code of Ethics
Puli Puli Club of America

 

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Q

 
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R

 
Rat Terrier
Rat Terrier Club Of America
National Rat Terrier Association
American Hairless Rat Terrier Club
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States Code of Ethics.
Rhodesian Ridgeback, Greater Valley Forge Rhodesian Ridgeback Club
The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States, Inc
Rottweiler
American Rottweiler Club Mandatory Practices
American Rottweiler Club, How To Abide By The Mandatory Practices
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S

Saluki
Saluki Club of America, Code of Ethics
Samoyed
Samoyed Club of America Code of Ethics
Schipperke
Schipperke Club of America, Code of Ethics (pdf)
Scottish Deerhound
Scottish Deerhound Club of America
Scottish Terrier
Scottish Terrier Club of America
Shetland Sheepdog
American Shetland Sheepdog Association, Guidelines for Ethical Behavior
Canadian Shetland Sheepdog Association,Code of Honour
Shiba Inu
The National Shiba Club of America, Membership Code of Ethics
Shih Tzu
American Shih Tzu Club, Breeder Guidelines
American Shih Tzu Club, Inc, Code of Ethics
Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky Club of America Guidelines for Ethical Breeding Practices
Silky Terrier
Silky Terrier Club of America, Inc, Code of Ethics (pdf)
Skye Terrier
Skye Terrier Club of America, Code of Ethics
Sloughi
Sloughis, American Sloughi Association, Inc., Code of Ethics
Smooth Fox Terrier
Amercian Fox Terrier Club
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America Code of Ethics
Spinone Italiano
Spinone Club of America
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club, Inc.
Standard Schnauzer
Standard Schnauzer Club of America, Code or Ethics,
Swedish Vallhund
Swedish Vallhund Club Of America Code Of Ethics
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T

Thai Bangkaew Dog
Thai Bangkaew Dog Club of America
Tibetan Mastiff
American Tibetan Mastiff Association
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Spaniel Club of America
Tibetan Spaniel Association, Code of Ethics
Tibetan Terrier
Tibetan Terrier Club of America, Guidelines for Responsible Breeders (pdf - page 5)
Tibetan Terrier Club of America - Guidelines for Breeders
Toy Fox Terrier
American Toy Fox Terrier Club
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U

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V

Vizsla
Vizsla Club of America, Code of Ethics
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W

Weimaraner
Weimaraner Club of America, Code of Ethics
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Welsh Springer Spaniel Club of America, Code of Ethics
Welsh Terrier
Welsh Terrier Club of America (pdf page 4)
West Highland White Terrier
 
West Highland White Terrier Society of Connecticut Code of Ethics
West Highland White Terrier Club of America, Code of Ethics
Whippet
American Whippet Club Code of Ethics
White Shepherd
White Shepherd, American White Shepherd Association Code of Ethic
Wire Fox Terrier
Amercian Fox Terrier Club
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association
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Y

Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier Club of America Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct
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Z

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Multi Breed Clubs, International Kennel Clubs

Australian National Kennel Council
Australian National Kennel Council Code of Practice for Hereditary Diseases
Irish Kennel Club
Ottawa Kennel Club
Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd
Tasmanian Canine Association Inc
United Kennel Club Code of Ethics
American Kennel Club Code of Ethics

I couldn't find an on line (accessible by web site) code of ethics for these breeds. That doesn' mean there isn't one, just I couldn't find it. An exact page reference would be helpful if there is an on-line code of ethics to compare and review.


American Foxhound Club, web site not found
American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier Club of America
Australian Kelpie, Working Kelpies: North American Australian Kelpie Registry, Inc
Black and Tan Coonhound Club American Black and Tan Coonhound Club
Brittany The American Brittany Club
Bullmastiff The American Bullmastiff Association, Inc
English Foxhound Club of America, no web site listed
English Toy Spaniel English Toy Spaniel Club of America
Greyhound Greyhound Club of America
Kuvaz Kuvasz Club of America
Lowchen Club of America, no web site listed
Otterhound Otterhound Club of America

Plott, American Plott Association, no web site listed
Sealyham Terrier American Sealyham Terrier Club
Sussex Spaniel Sussex Spaniel Club of America


                 

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