Established 1964
Code Of Ethics
• To accept and uphold the Standard of the Chihuahua as developed by The Chihuahua Club of America and approved by
the American Kennel Club.
• To breed only A.K.C. registered Chihuahuas (does not apply to foreign members) with the aim of maintaining or
improving the qualities of the breed as set forth in the Standard, and not for personal gain. I will not participate in the buying
or selling of dogs at auctions and I will never
knowingly sell puppies to wholesalers, laboratories or to pet stores, and will encourage any puppy buyer to behave similarly.
• To serve as an example of good sportsmanship in every aspect of the sport of dogs, and to assist and befriend
newcomers and novices to the best of my ability.
• To keep myself informed in the areas of dog health and genetics and to carefully screen all breeding stock for hereditary
faults or disqualifying defects, removing any questionable animals from my breeding program. This includes cardiac,
patella and eye testing as recommended by the Canine
Health Foundation’s CHIC program.
• To conduct all my kennel practices in a clear, honorable and open fashion, and to use written agreements or contracts
whenever possible.
Laws, to encourage good sportsmanship in the sport of dogs,
and to set an example of honorable kennel business practices
when dealing with any person. Specifically, I further pledge: