The American Bloodhound Club
Code of Ethics

As members of the American Bloodhound Club:

  • We agree not to engage in the practice of providing any Bloodhound to any individual, commercial wholesaler, or retailer for the purpose of resale.

  • We agree that if any Bloodhound on whose papers we show as either the breeders or co-breeders becomes a part of any breed rescue program, we will assist the Rescue Chairperson in finding suitable re-placement, assume financial responsibility for the care of the Bloodhound until it is re-placed and/or will resume custody of the Bloodhound.

  • We agree that we will provide each buyer of our Bloodhounds with accurate records regarding pedigree and certificate of health which includes the name, address, and telephone number of the attending veterinarian.

  • We agree to provide a written contract/agreement for each sale or service which includes special conditions related to that sale.

  • We agree not to promote indiscriminate breeding practices by using the advertising of availibility of "breeding pairs", "stud dogs", or "bitches in whelp" for sale, in our effort to sell our Bloodhounds.

  • We agree not to release any puppy to its new owner prior to seven weeks of age or what the local ordinance states.

  • We agree to act in a sportsmanlike manner and not deliberately degrade other exhibitors/breeders or their dogs.