EXTRACT FROM TTA CODE OF ETHICS

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ii) BREEDING

a) Dogs which are clinically affected or genetically affected for PLL,PRA or NCL should not be bred from.

b) All breeding stock should be tested in accordance with the KC Health Schemes for the breed.

c) When carriers of inherited diseases are identified from DNA testing they should only be mated with a genetically clear dog. All the resulting progeny should be tested prior to sale or sold as potential carriers.

d) All information on hereditary defects should be made available for open publication in the T.T.A Registers, T.T.Talk, and should then become the property of the Association’s B.R.H.S.C.

e) Breeding stock should be wormed, and possess a current clear eye certificate and should be X-rayed for HD in accordance with KC/BVA schemes.

f) Ideally, bitches should be 18 months or older, when bred from, and not have reached 8 years at the time of whelping.

g) Ideally bitches should not be bred from more than once in a 12-month period.

h) Stud dog owners should satisfy themselves as to compatibility and soundness of any bitch together with discussion about hips, eye and NCL status (with documentation available) before agreeing to a mating.

i) The Association does not support to any degree, the breeding of T.T.’s on a commercial scale.

j) Members will, when breeding dogs, adopt as a minimum standard the principles, requirements and recommendations as embodied in the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme. It is also recommended that members who breed should apply to join the Scheme.