CODE OF ETHICS

BREEDING:

  • von Seiger Boss' intent is to protect and advance the German Shorthaired Pointer by maintaining high breed standards, responsible breeding practices, and integrity in dealing with purchasers of the GSP dogs. 
  • I will provide information on the characteristics and properties of the breed to interested individuals.
  • I will maintain a safe, clean, and sanitary facility for all stud dogs, bitches, adult dogs for sale, and puppies for sale.
  • I will breed only with the intention of maintaining the conformation and performance standards of the breed and for the purpose of improving the quality of the breed.  I will not engage in cross-breeding.  I will conscientiously plan each litter of puppies for sale by selecting a stud dog and bitch to be mated based on their pedigrees, conformation, and temperament.
  • I will breed only healthy, mature dogs and bitches of good temperament and qualities substantially conforming to the official standard of the GSP.
  • I will not breed any bitch more than twice in any two year period.
  • I will properly socialize dogs and puppies.
  • I will not breed any male or female dogs until they are both physically and mentally mature, and I will not continue to breed any male or female dogs beyond an appropriate age for the breed.
  • I will comply with all federal, state or provincial, and local government laws and regulations concerning the keeping of dogs.