Member Rules

All members of the Lhasa Apso Club of Scotland undertake to abide by its general Code of Ethics.

Club Members

  1. Will properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under their care and arrange for appropriate veterinary attention if and when required.
  2. Will agree without reservation that any veterinary surgeon performing an operation on any of their dogs which alters the natural conformation of the animal, or who carries out a caesarean section on a bitch, may report such operation to the Kennel Club.
  3. Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled. Puppies which may not conform to the Breed Standard should be placed in suitable homes.
  4. Will abide by all aspects of the Animal Welfare Act.
  5. Will not create demand for, nor supply, puppies that have been docked illegally.
  6. Will agree not to breed from a dog or bitch which could be in any way harmful to the dog or to the breed, ideally, bitches not to whelp under 18 months of age.
  7. Will not allow any of their dogs to roam at large or to cause a nuisance to neighbours or those carrying out official duties.
  8. Will ensure that their dogs wear properly tagged collars and will be kept leashed or under effective control when away from home.
  9. Will clean up after their dogs in public places or anywhere their dogs are being exhibited.
  10. Will only sell dogs where there is a reasonable expectation of a happy and healthy life and will help with the re-homing of a dog if the initial circumstances change.
  11. Will supply written details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsible ownership when placing dogs in a new home.
  12. Will ensure that all relevant Kennel Club documents are provided to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog, and will agree, in writing, to forward any relevant documents at the earliest opportunity, if not immediately available.
  13. Will not sell any dog to commercial dog wholesalers, retail pet dealers or directly or indirectly allow dogs to be given as a prize or donation in a competition of any kind. Will not sell by sale or auction Kennel Club registration certificates as standalone items (not accompanying a dog).
  14. Will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed nor falsely advertise dogs nor mislead any person regarding the health or quality of a dog.
  15. As a breeder, I undertake to abide by Kennel Club rules and at all times to act to the best of my ability with the interest of the breed at heart. To this end, I will endeavour to breed the sound typical stock of reliable temperament likely to produce good Lhasa Apsos. I will not breed unless I can give proper attention both to the dam and the puppies and I will make every effort to see that the future owners are suitable in every way and fully informed about the character and needs of the breed.
  16. I will not breed from stock that is too young (ideally bitches not to whelp under 18 months), too old or suffering from hereditary defects. I will take care that my stud dogs are only used on suitable bitches. I will not sell puppies under 8 weeks of age. Bitches bred from at two consecutive seasons shall be rested for 12 months. I will support any Kennel Club schemes that the club may join to combat hereditary defects in the breed.
  17. I understand that all dogs used for breeding should be K.C. registered and all puppies should either be registered or future owners made aware of the full implications of lack of registration.
  18. I undertake to give purchasers of my puppies full information on their previous upbringing and future care, to be available for advise when needed and in the event of the necessity of re-homing to do what I can to help. If I am unable to help personally, I will seek the assistance of the breed welfare services.
  19. I will not knowingly sell to commercial wholesale dealers, retailers or laboratories, nor will I allow puppies to be used as raffle or competition prizes.
  20. As members, I will try to work together in unity with other members, putting the preservation and advancement of the breed above personal ambitions.
  21. All Breeding stock must be eye tested (B.V.A. Scheme) and tested unaffected of P.R.A. before being bred from. Must also have some form of identification.


Any breach of these provisions may result in expulsion from club membership, and/or disciplinary action by the Kennel Club and/or reporting to the relevant authorities for legal action, as appropriate.

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