Members of the
Affenpinscher Club of America, Inc. shall consider the
welfare of all Affenpinschers to be of primary
All dogs owned by
members of the Affenpinscher Club of America, Inc. shall
be maintained under sanitary and pleasant conditions,
treated humanely at all times and given necessary health
Members are responsible
for maintaining the quality and continuation of the
Affenpinscher as a purebred dog. In a breeding program,
they will always strive to breed the highest quality
Affenpinschers and will use the Standard of the
Affenpinscher as a guide. Members will keep in mind the
health, conformation, temperament, and possible
hereditary defects of the Affenpinschers being bred.
Members do not sell
litters wholesale, or sell to (or place Affenpinschers
with) pet shops, pet dealers of any kind, catalog
houses, or any other commercial distributors. Members
never breed using profit as a motive without regard to
quality or conformation.
All members shall take
full responsibility for every litter they breed. If it
becomes necessary, they agree to take back any dog or
puppy sold or placed by them. If the club rescues a dog
of a member's breeding, or by other means, the member
shall either take the dog back or the dog will be placed
in the Club's rescue system. The breeders will then be
asked to make a donation to the Rescue Fund.
No advertising shall be
false or misleading. All claims, both written and oral,
shall be factual and honest in both substance and
implication. All members should exhibit good
sportsmanship and feel personally obligated to protect
the interests of the Affenpinscher by conducting
themselves in a positive manner.
A co-owner of an
Affenpinscher shall have the same responsibilities that
a sole owner has. The breach of one member of this Code
of Ethics does not in any way absolve another member
from any obligations under the Code.
While showing, breeding,
or owning Affenpinschers, every member should be a
worthy representative of the Affenpinscher Club of
Any member who shall
disregard this Code of Ethics will be subject to
suspension or expulsion from the Affenpinscher Club of
America in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws
of the Club.