Code Of Ethics
  • Members of The Nanaimo Kennel Club will endeavour to enhance the role of dogs in society as an essential member of its communities where it functions as a companion and, above all, “man’s best friend”.
  • Members of the Nanaimo Kennel Club recognize that dogs are social animals. As such, members agree that our dogs are part of the family and should be included in our day-to-day activities wherever possible.
  • Members of the Nanaimo Kennel Club who decide to breed their dog(s) agree that the welfare of the puppies is of paramount concern.
  • Members of the Nanaimo Kennel Club who breed their dog agree to take responsibility for the lifetime of the resulting puppies.
  • Members of the Nanaimo Kennel Club shall ensure that any person(s) acquiring dog(s) from them clearly understand their responsibilities for the care and welfare of the animal(s) and that they have the time and facilities to fulfill their obligations to the dog(s).
  • No member of the Nanaimo Kennel Club shall sell, raffle or cause to be auctioned any dog or puppy through any retail outlet, wholesaler or auctioneer.
  • Members of the Nanaimo Kennel Club will encourage the spaying and neutering of pet dogs.
  • Members of the Nanaimo Kennel Club shall ensure that at all times all dogs under their control are properly housed, fed, watered, exercised and receive proper veterinary attention when required.
  • Members of the Nanaimo Kennel Club shall not allow any dogs under their care to roam at large and when in public places, shall ensure they are leashed as required or under effectual control at all times. This includes waste removal.
  • No member of the Nanaimo Kennel Club shall transport uncrated and unsecured dog(s) in the back of a pickup truck.
  • Members of The Nanaimo Kennel Club hereby pledge to practice good sportsmanship toward fellow club members and other dog owners, and to conduct themselves in a manner that will reflect well upon the Nanaimo Kennel Club at all
  • Members of the Nanaimo Kennel Club will undertake the task of educating and encouraging Members, newcomers and the general public to the world of dogs, no matter what their interest, be it pet owner, competitor or breeder.