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  HOSSC
The Heart of Ohio Sussex Spaniel Club has adopted the following Code of Ethics as a guide for members whose highest aim is the welfare and improvement of the breed.  When engaged in any activity involving Sussex Spaniels, members agree to follow this Code of Ethics and to refrain from an activity that would be detrimental to the breed or the Heart of Ohio Sussex Spaniel Club.

1)  It shall be the responsibility of each HOSSC member to actively strive to improve and advance the Sussex Spanielbreed by acknowledging the Standards as published by the American Kennel Club, Inc.

2)  Breeding stock should be selected and evaluated for all hereditary defects which could be a detriment to the breed through the use of currently recognized and available tests and registries.  Breeding should promote the outstanding characteristics of the ideal Sussex spaniel.

3)  The use of limited registration for all dogs that will not be shown or bred is strongly recommended.  

4) For the  protection the of Sussex Spaniels, HOSSC requires Sussex puppies will not be sold wholesale to retail outlets for resale, sell or donate dogs or puppies to dealers or pet shops, puppy mills, or for auction or raffle. However, the donation of puppies to be trained by non profit, service oriented organizations is strongly encouraged.

5) Members should provide their puppy buyers information about the Sussex spaniel.  They should inform their buyers of their willingness to be involved in the placement of the puppy if a situation arises that the original buyer cannot keep their Sussex spaniel. The member producing Sussex spaniel is responsible for the life of each puppy for its lifetime.

The members of Heart of Ohio Sussex Spaniel Club are encouraged to participate in and support multi purpose activities for the breed, always promoting improvement of type, quality and ability. They will exhibit good sportsmanship at all dog related activities, acting as role models for novices. They will make themselves available to assist novices and the general public with information concerning the Sussex spaniel. Only humane methods will be used when showing or training dogs and under no circumstances will mistreatment or brutality be tolerated.

Revised November 2009

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