Breeder Code of Ethics
REGISTRATION: Dogs must be properly and honestly identified. Until such time as the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier is accepted into AKC's Foundation Stock Service, proper registrations under an acceptable registry shall be maintained and available to the American Teddy Roosevelt Terrier club for verification.
BREEDING: No member shall intentionally produce crossbred dogs and will never offer or advertise crossbred dogs for sale. No breeding of Rat Terrier Type B dogs shall take place before said dogs are accepted and registered with the American Teddy Roosevelt Terrier Club.
PLACEMENT: It is suggested that Teddy Roosevelt Terrier puppies not be placed before 10 weeks of age, however, no puppies will be placed before eight weeks of age. For each sale, the breeder shall give a record of dates and types of immunizations given, and suggested dates and types of immunizations required. Written instructions on proper care, grooming and feeding should be provided.
HEALTH: Dogs will be kenneled with adequate room and sanitary conditions. Puppies and adults will be de-wormed and inoculated. Any dog that has defects of a nature that will make it detrimental to the breed will be sold or placed as a pet, under the condition that it be spayed or neutered, further noting on the American Kennel Club transfer record that the dog must not be bred.
ADVERTISING: Advertising should be factual. It should not be worded to attract undesirable buyers or to encourage raising dogs for profit. Young puppies should not be described as show, and/or breeding stock.
SALES: No member of the American Teddy Roosevelt Terrier Club will sell at wholesale or to retail outlets, brokers, pet shops, mail order houses, or businesses of similar commercial enterprise, or donate a dog to be offered as a prize.
PROFESSIONALISM: Each American Teddy Roosevelt Club member shall pledge to help educate the public on the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier Standard and idiosyncrasies of the breed and in all other areas where qualified, and to help the new owner in every reasonable way for the life of any dog sold or placed. Member should be willing to take back any dog they sell or place, on a non-financial basis, in order to provide or find an appropriate home for the animal.
SPORTSMANSHIP: Good sportsmanship is expected of each American Teddy Roosevelt Terrier Club member in and out of the show ring. No member should malign another, either his person or his dog. Members will refrain from knowingly making unfair or untrue statements about the dogs or practices of others.