The purpose of this code of conduct is to make clear to members, on the basis of a number of concrete points, how the PRTCN expects them to act, in accordance with the objectives of the association and those of the breed.
Members adhere to the Statutes and Rules of Procedure of the PRTCN, the KR (Kynological Regulations) and the Basic Regulations on Welfare and Health of the Advisory Board.
Members act at all times in the interest of the breed, as well as that of the individual animal.
Members keep their dogs in such a way that animal welfare is guaranteed as well as possible.
Neglect, exploitation or cruelty will lead to cancellation of membership of the PRTCN, in accordance with art. 15.1.c of the articles of association.
Dogs that are suspected of suffering from a hereditary defect may not be bred and combinations that have previously produced a hereditary defect are advised not to repeat.
Every breeder of the PRTCN must adhere to the VFR (Association Breeding Regulations) and control of the RBC (breed guidance committee) for compliance with the VFR.
For coverages between dogs of members and non-members living in the Netherlands, members must be able to prove that the dog of the non-member meets the requirements of the VFR of the PRTCN.
CONCERNING PUPPY INFO
A breeder must be a member of the PRTCN for one (1) year before using puppy information.
With regard to the above, puppy information is provided for litters that can be shown to meet all the requirements of the VFR.
Pupinfo is free.
In the GMM of December 8, 2002, it was decided to convert the pupinfo payment into a nest payment that consists of a fixed part and a variable part.
Within three weeks of the cover date, a cover declaration must be made by post or digitally using the cover form.
The following documents must be enclosed with this form:
- Copy of the pedigree of male and female
- Copies of health results and qualifications as stated in the VFR
- Possibly copies of other health examinations, titles and work notes
At the same time as the breeding report, the fixed part of the nest payment is paid
As soon as it is received, the nest will be placed on the expected nest list.
Within 7 days after the birth of the puppies the litter registration will be sent in writing or digitally:
- The number of pups born - males / bitches
- Whether puppy information is desired and for how many puppies
- Take care of the payment of the variable part of the interest payment.
If puppy information is desired, the notification of the litter will be on the website for up to 15 weeks after birth and will then be deleted, unless the breeder has indicated otherwise in the meantime.
The breeder receives a certificate from the association confirming that the nest meets the requirements of the association.
Failure to comply with the VFR conditions does not relieve the owner of the bitch from the obligation to pay the nest payment.
Breeders are advised to make a purchase agreement based on the purchase agreement published on the PRTCN website.
Failure to comply with one or more points of this code of conduct will, depending on the violation, lead to measures to be taken by the board in accordance with Articles 15, 16 and 17 of the articles of association. These can vary from:
- A written warning
- Exclusion of puppy information with regard to violating the VFR