CODE OF CONDUCT - SALES

  • I am knowledgeable about inherited health problems in my breed and will do appropriate health clearances on all breeding animals.  Copies of these health clearances will be available to buyers of adult dogs and puppies for sale.
  • I will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed, nor falsely advertise, or mislead any person regarding the performance of any dogs for sale or puppies for sale.
  • I will refrain from releasing any puppy until it is at least eight (8) weeks old, or ten (10) weeks old if the puppy is to be shipped.
  • I will honestly evaluate the quality of each German Shorthaired Pointer sold, fairly representing field and/or show potential, its possible faults, and make the buyer aware of the distinction between pet quality and performance quality.
  • I will show discrimination in the sale of my puppies and be concerned with the type of homes in which they are placed.  I will screen prospective buyers to assure that puppies will have the proper home and environment.  I will make buyers aware of their responsibilities as dog owners.
  • I will not sell or donate dogs to commercial dog wholesalers, dealers, brokers, retailers, pet shops or any other person or organization, for resale or "give-away" to the public.  I will not supply dogs or puppies for charity raffles or auctions.  I will not supply puppies or dogs to be trained or used for dog fighting.
  • I do not misrepresent in advertising, any dog or puppy for sale, or include misleading information regarding the background or potential of the animal.
  • I keep accurate records and retain those records for a minimum of five (5) years.  These records will include: stud service contracts, pedigrees, all litters of puppies for sale, and all dogs/puppies sold.
  • At the time of sale, I will provide the buyer with:

    - health record including a diet, inoculation, parasite control record, and health guarantee.

    - copies of health certifications of sire and dam, if requested.

    - basic diet and care information.

    - the time frame during which the puppy or dog may be examined by a licensed veterinarian, at the buyer's expense.  Upon written recommendation of the veterinarian for specific reasons, the puppy or dog may be returned to the seller for a full refund of all money paid.

  • I encourage purchasers of pet quality puppies, or those not intended to be used for breeding, to spay / neuter the animal at the earliest age suggested by their veterinarian.
  • I follow up on puppies after the sale to ensure their continued care.
  • I will not deliberately degrade any fancier, their dogs, or their kennel.
  • I agree to be a resource for buyers of puppies or older dogs that I have sold for the life of the dog.