Evergreen Shiba Inu COE
ESIC Code Of Ethics
Respect for the Shiba Inu
The Shiba Inu a distinctively different canine. Membership of Shiba Inu owners, breeders, and fanciers in the Evergreen Shiba Inu Club ESIC) is needed to secure a group of truly dedicated people committed to maintaining the breed and assuring its proper management here in America. The Shiba Inu deserves only good owners, trainers, and judges so that future generations may also enjoy the noble characteristics of this unique breed .
The Code Of Ethics for breeders and owners of the Evergreen Shiba Inu was accepted by the ESIC Board of Directors and the general membership on Jan 1990.
Code Of Ethics
ESIC members shall always conduct themselves in a manner which will reflect credit upon themselves, their Shiba and the sport of purebred dogs, regardless of the location or circumstance; protect and advance the development of the Shiba inu through continued improvement of soundness, stable temperament, conformation as set forth in the official Shiba inu Standard.
Evergreen members shall maintain the best possible standard of canine health, cleanliness and veterinary care in an atmosphere conducive to the stable development of their dogs.
Evergreen members shall breed only with the intention of improving the breed by breeding only those Shiba’s who conform to the standard as recognized by the American Kennel Club and who exhibit soundness, stable temperament.
Evergreen members must exhibit a commitment to Shiba they have bred and sold by supporting rescue through involvement with any Shiba placed in rescue, produced by either dog or bitch that is member-owned of co-owned. Support may include but is not limited to financial, fostering and/or re-homing.
ESIC members shall:
- not breed, sell, consign puppies or adult dogs to pet shops or other commercial ventures such as lotteries or raffles
- honestly evaluate the quality of the Shiba sold, fairly represent that evaluation and urge puppy purchasers not to breed dogs which, for any reason should not be used for breeding
- not release puppies under seven weeks of age
- furnish details on feeding, care, inoculations, pedigrees and written sales agreements
- sell any puppy which will not be used for breeding on Limited Registration from AKC
- screen all prospective buyers to assure that puppies have safe and loving homes
- supply assistance and support to puppy buyers for the life of the dog
- encourage owners to become involved in The Sport of Dogs