A pedigree will give you the genealogical table showing the ancestral line of descent for your dog.
What are the code of ethics for Canadian Kennel Club Member Breeders?
This Code of Practice shall apply
to all breeders who are members of the Canadian Kennel Club. Its purpose shall
be to provide breeders with a set of mandatory standards and requirements
relating to the proper maintenance, breeding, selling and overall protection of
their chosen breed(s).
It shall be the aim of every breeder to breed
dogs that are healthy and sound in both mind and body, to ensure that the dogs
are true to their heritage and that they meet the requirements of the CKC Breed
It shall also be the responsibility of every
breeder to adhere at all times to proper and ethical business practices when
buying, breeding, selling and placing their dogs.
What are the correct breeding practices for CKC members?
In order to attain the goal of producing quality
dogs that are healthy and sound in both mind and body, a breeder must give
priority to the following:
stock that conforms to the approved CKC Breed Standard to the highest possible
Use dogs that are
known to be of sound health and stable temperament.
Choose both a sire
and dam that have reached such maturity that they can produce and raise a
Assure that all
breeding documents and registrations are available for inspection and
completely in order.
As the owner of a
stud dog, ensure that the owner of the dam has the ability and the necessary
facilities to successfully whelp, raise and assure the future well being of any
As the owner of the
dam, ensure that the owner of the sire has the knowledge and experience to
provide a safe and proper mating, including the diligent care of the dam.