Code of Ethics

 

As a member of the Bluebonnet Poodle Club, I will always:

  • Be honest in representing my dogs in registration, breeding exhibiting, selling, or advertising
  • Provide a pedigree at the sale of each puppy and disclose known possible defects or genetic abnormalities
  • Keep my dogs in clean safe housing with attention paid to their nutrition, grooming, and medical needs
  • Strive to improve the quality of the Poodle in my breeding program according to the Poodle Club of America’s Breed Standard
  • In the spirit of good sportsmanship, respect both the wins and the losses of others in competition
  • Avoid indiscriminate or excessive breeding for the purpose of selling puppies
  • Be supportive and loyal to the Club and to fellow members
  • Screen buyers and new homes for Poodles to avoid the risk of abandonment or the necessity of a rescue situation
  • Encourage the use of breeding stock that are screened and cleared from known hereditary problems; i.e., hip dysplasia (HD), sebaceous adenitis (SA), progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), chronic active hepatitis (CAH), epilepsy, Addison’s, etc. by supporting an Open Registry