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Code of Ethics

I.        Members of the Ozarks Kennel Club, Inc. have an obligation to protect the interests of the Club and of their breeds by conducting themselves in a manner designed to reflect credit on themselves, their breeds, and on the Ozarks Kennel Club, Inc.

II.       Members are expected to observe the highest standards of sportsmanship; conduct themselves in such a manner as to reflect positively on the sport of showing dogs; and exhibit good will at all Club and AKC events.

III.     Maintain the best possible standards of health for their animals and care of their kennels.

IV.     Members who contemplate breeding a litter, or who allow the use of their stud dog to the same end, shall direct their efforts toward producing dogs of exceptional quality, temperament and condition.  Members are not to participate in breeding stud dogs or bitches that are totally lacking in breed type.

V.       Members shall refrain from selling puppies to pet shops either outright or on consignment; refrain from supplying puppies for auctions, raffles, or other such enterprises; refrain from selling to persons whose intention to resell is known or suspected; refrain from breeding litters primarily for the pet market.

VI.      Members shall not engage in false or misleading advertising or misrepresentation of their breeds, nor shall they malign their fellow club members or competition by making false or misleading statements regarding their fellow club memberís or competitorís dogs, breeding practice or person.


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