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Code of Ethics

Any violation of any provision of the Code of Ethics by a member could constitute grounds for suspension of membership or expulsion from the club;



  1. The well being of the Alaskan Malamute is of paramount importance. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that this is maintained at all times.

  2. No member shall offer for use at stud or, use at stud, any dog who has not been certified for hip dysplasia by the N.Z.V.A. or any other institute approved by the New Zealand Kennel Club or a written statement from a veterinarian, or a certified radiologist without a written stud contract stating that the stud has not been certified as indicated above.

  3. No member shall sell any puppy whose sire and/or dam have not been certified for hip dysplasia by the N.Z.V.A., or any institute approved by the New Zealand Kennel Club, a qualified veterinarian, or a certified radiologist unless there is a written contract of sale for said puppy which has been signed by both buyers and sellers and which sets forth that the sire and/or dam have not been certified for hip dysplasia as provided above.

  4. No member shall sell any dog or bitch (of any age) without furnishing proper transfer papers, unless, at the time of sale, both parties sign a written agreement of sale in which a stipulation is made concerning said papers will be furnished. However, the above provision shall not apply where a written contract of non-registration is signed by all parties to the sale.

  5. If the Chrondrodysplasia probability of any puppy or dog being sold or any dog used in open breeding is higher than 6.25% or if no C.H.D. number has been applied for, there shall be a written contract so stating, unless the animal is neutered or sterilised permanently.

  6. No member shall be involved in the deliberate breeding of cross breed malamutes, and no member shall knowingly sell a malamute to any person known to cross breed.

  7. No member shall be involved in the sale of puppies through pet shops or any other type of wholesale outlets, including mail order houses, individuals or institutions involved in research or for dog fighting.

  8. Wherever possible, members that are breeders shall endeavour to take back or assist in the process of re-housing their own progeny.

  9. No member shall bring the club into disrepute by their actions.




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