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Comply with all American Kennel Club rules and
Maintain a high standard of health, care and
cleanliness for our dogs and
dogs entrusted to our care.
Act in a sportsmanlike manner and not deliberately
degrade other exhibitors/breeders or their dogs.
Make every effort to learn about the structure,
anatomy, action, behavior and other inheritable
traits of the Irish Setter.
this information to adhere to the breed standard and
produce sound, healthy dogs with good temperaments.
To use or give service only to registered stock that
is believed to be free of serious abnormalities
which are considered inheritable.
To provide a written contract/agreement,
signed by both parties,
for each sale or service which includes all special
conditions related to the sale
(or service), at the time of the transaction.
Provide each buyer with accurate
records regarding health and pedigree for the Irish
Setter being purchased,
leased or used at stud at the time of the
transaction or when services are provided.
Truthfully and realistically represent the Irish
Setter being sold in terms of quality, health and
Refuse to sell to commercial wholesalers, retailers
or to research laboratories.
When selling an Irish Setter known to manifest
hereditary defects considered to be detrimental to
the breed, use written contracts or spay/neuter
agreements to prevent the dog from being bred.
Must agree that if any Irish Setter, on whose papers
you are shown as the
breeder or co-breeder, should become a part of any
breed rescue program, that upon written
notification, you will assume financial
responsibility for those expenses and assist the
Rescue Chair in placing in a suitable home, or
assume custody of said Irish Setter.
According to the ISCA bylaws, failure to adhere to
these Principles of Integrity may result in
disciplinary action including, but not limited to,
suspension of membership and/or other privileges.