Irish Setter Club
members of the Irish Setter Club of Wales undertake to abide by its general Code
Will properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under their
care and arrange for appropriate veterinary attention if and when required.
Will agree without reservation that any veterinary surgeon
performing an operation on any of their dogs which alters the natural
conformation of the animal, or who carries out a caesarean section on a bitch,
may report such operation to the Kennel Club.
Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled. Puppies which may
not conform to the breed Standard should be placed in suitable homes.
Will abide by all aspects of the Animal Welfare Act.
Will not create demand for, nor supply, puppies that have been
Will not agree to breed from a dog or bitch which could be in any
way harmful to the dog or to the breed.
Will not allow any of their dogs to roam at large or to cause a
nuisance to neighbours or those carrying out official duties.
Will ensure that their dogs wear properly tagged collars and will
be kept leashed or under effective control when away from home.
Will clean up after their dogs in public places or anywhere their
dogs are being exhibited.
Will only sell dogs where there is a reasonable expectation of a
happy and healthy life and will help with the re-homing of a dog if the initial
Will supply written details of all dietary requirements and give
guidance concerning responsible ownership when placing dogs in a new home.
Will ensure that all relevant Kennel Club documents are provided
to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog, and will agree, in writing,
to forward any relevant documents at the earliest opportunity, if not
Will not sell any dog to commercial dog wholesalers, retail pet
dealers, or directly or indirectly allow dogs to be given as a prize or donation
in a competition of any kind. Will not sell by sale or auction Kennel Club
registration certificates as stand alone items (not accompanying a dog).
Will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristic of the breed
nor falsely advertise dogs or mislead any person regarding the health or quality
of a dog.
Will properly groom all dogs under their care.
Will ensure that puppies over twelve weeks of age are fully
inoculated and that puppies under eight weeks of age are not, under normal
circumstances, transferred to a new home.
Will agree not to breed from bitches less than two years of age
and to ensure a minimum period of twelve months between litters for a bitch.
Will, as stud dog owners, agree to satisfy themselves as to the suitability of
the bitch and her breeding and the conditions in which the bitch and her litter
will be reared.
Will acknowledge that permanent identification by micro chipping
or tattooing is supported by this club.
Will ensure that a copy of the Club’s general Code of Ethics is
provided to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog.
Will, where a dog is to be exported, agree to treat the
suitability of the country as a prime consideration.
Will, as members of this Club, always act in a fair and honest
Will agree to co-operate fully with the committee of this Club
when it decides, supported by professional advice, to seek assistance from
members in eradicating hereditary complaints and illnesses from the breed.
Will undertake not to breed from any dog or bitch which is not
either DNA tested clear, or registered by the Kennel Club as hereditarily clear,
of CLAD and PRA-rcd 1.
of these provisions may result in expulsion from club membership, and/or
disciplinary action by the Kennel Club and/or reporting to the relevant
authorities for legal action, as appropriate