American Manchester Terrier Club
AMTC Code of Ethics
Membership in the American Manchester Terrier Club (AMTC) is a privilege. In return for acceptance into the AMTC, I promise to abide by the following Code of Ethics and to submit to the enforcement of this Code by the AMTC Board of Directors.
I pledge as an owner of Manchester Terriers to be responsible for the dogs in my care. My responsibilities include providing proper shelter which is clean, dry and warm; appropriate veterinary care and inoculations; emergency veterinary care when needed; quality food and water; adherence to local and state animal control and licensing laws.
To serve as an example of good sportsmanship in every aspect of the sport of dogs, assisting and befriending newcomers to the best of my ability.
To mentor to the best of my abilities whenever possible new exhibitors.
To show only those Manchester Terriers which deserve to be champions in light of the Standard and which are in prime condition.
I acknowledge and accept for disciplinary purposes a sliding scale of penalties based upon the seriousness of deviation from this Code of Ethics. The Board of Directors will apply penalties equally to any and all offenders after a proper review of the evidence. Penalties include but are not limited to: reprimand from the Board; temporary suspension for AMTC membership; permanent suspension from AMTC membership; reporting offenders to the AKC/ withholding AMTC awards.
I have read and I promise to abide by the above Code of Ethics as set forth by the AMTC.