Members of the LaSalle Brittany Club agree to abide by the
Consitutional objective of the Club. To further the objective, members
who list litters and stud dogs in the LaSalle Brittany Club Puppy/Breeders'
Directory, agree to the following:
||Comply with all AKC rules and regulations.
||Act in a sportsmanlike manner and not deliberately degrade
other exhibitors, breeders or their dogs.
||Maintain a high standard of health, care and cleanliness
for your dogs.
||Truthfully and realistically represent the Brittany
being sold in terms of quality, health and genetic history.
||Refuse to sell to commercial wholesalers, retailers
or research laboratories.
||When selling a Brittany known to manifest hereditary
defects detrimental to the breed, use spay/neuter agreements and/or
consider the possibility of limited registration for lesser-quality
dogs and protect the long-term interest of the breed.
||Provide a five generation pedigree with each dog sold.
Keep the French and American strains of Brittanys separate.
||No dog owner should attempt a breeding without the ability
to distinguish between the correct and incorrect. Such ability presupposes
a careful study of the breed standard, the basic principles of genetics
and the pedigrees of prospective sires and dams.
||Prior to breeding your Brittany, consult with your breeder
or with knowledgeable and experienced members of the LaSalle Brittany
||Breeders should only breed stock which is temperamentally
and physically sound and in good health. No dog or bitch should be
bred that is known to have any serious inheritable defect or disease
such as listed below:
a. canine hip dysplasia
b. epilepsy - a seizure disorder
c. inherited heart defects
d. extreme shyness or viciousness
e. undescended testicles (male dogs)
||Breeding should be undertaken only when the breeder
is in a position to properly care for the bitch and litter. You should
recognize that it may be necessary to care for offspring for possibly
6 months or longer and you should be prepared to provide suitable
facilities and care during this period.
||No bitch should be bred more than twice in any 3 consecutive
seasons. The physical and mental well-being of the bitch is the prime
consideration at this time. All bitches should be given a pre-breeding
physical and a brucellosis check.
||The stud dog should be bred selectively. The owner of
the stud dog should discourage the individual who wants to breed an
inferior quality bitch or one who is unsuitable for the stud. A pre-breeding
brucellosis check is necessary. The stud dog owner should be certain
that the owner of the bitch has the necessary knowledge and facilities
to properly care for the puppies for as long as is required to properly
||Have OFA certification numbers (for canine hip dysplasia)
on both sire and dam.
||Sire and dam are not required to be title-holders.
||Upon sale of puppies, tails should be docked, dewclaws
removed, initial shots given and worming should be administered.
||Remember that your responsibilities as a breeder do
not end when you sell the puppies. A breeder's knowledge and reputation
should be enhanced through contact with puppy buyers throughout the
life span of the puppies. The information gained through this contact
will enhance your breeding knowledge, improving your foundation for
a good long-term breeding program, as well as pedigree and total litter