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Treasure Coast Kennel Club - Code of Ethics

The Treasure Coast kennel Club of Florida, Inc (TCKC) requires that all members subscribe to the following Code of Ethics to promote and foster the highest standards among breeders, owners and fanciers. TCKC is a club devoted to the continued protection, betterment, advancement and welfare of all dogs. The following Code of Ethics is predicated upon this fundamental philosophy:


  • TCKC members will be expected to follow the rules and regulations set forth by AKC.

  • TCKC members attending events such as dog shows, matches, field trials, performance events, etc. must abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the sponsoring club.

  • TCKC members are expected to observe a high standard of conduct and good sportsmanship while encouraging sportsmanlike competition among club members and event participants.

  • As a TCKC member you agree to promote and practice responsible canine ownership.

  • The TCKC expects members to provide proper and routine veterinary care for all your dogs; proper feed, care, affection, exercise, training, and housing, for all their dogs.

  • The TCKC will not tolerate the falsifying of any kind of records on your dog. This includes registration, pedigrees, certificates, show wins and titles, or health certificates.

  • A TCKC member will not offer dogs to participate in/with dog auctions or raffles, dog wholesalers/brokers, or be involved with or breed with the intent of selling puppies to pet stores.

  • TCKC members pledge to observe good breeding practices in connection with any purebred dogs they may own, including adherence to the AKC Breed’s Parent Club Code of Ethics, if such exists.

  • Failure to abide by the TCKC Code of Ethics will be cause for expulsion from the TCKC.

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