The Irish Setter Club of Seattle offers four types of membership.
Applicants for Individual, Family or Junior memberships must attend one meeting prior to their election to membership, and need to be sponsored by two members in good standing.
Applicants for Associate membership must also be sponsored by two members in good standing, but are not required to attend meetings. Associate members receive a copy of the club newsletter and have other benefits of membership, but may not vote or hold office, and are not eligible for annual awards.
Guests are always welcome at Irish Setter Club of Seattle meetings and events.
For more information contact: Lorraine Larsen firstname.lastname@example.org
PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRITY
As a member of the Irish Setter Club of Seattle, Inc., I will:
- Comply with all American Kennel Club (AKC) rules and regulations.
- Maintain a high standard of health, cleanliness and care for my dogs.
- Act in a manner which reflects favorably on the Irish Setter Club of Seattle and exhibit good sportsmanship when competing.
- Make every effort to understand the AKC standard for the Irish Setter and the breed’s hereditary traits and disorders; use this knowledge to breed only sound, healthy dogs.
- Provide each buyer with an accurate and complete health record and pedigree and provide a written contract governing any special provisions.
- Refuse to sell to commercial wholesalers, retailers or research laboratories.
- Never allow my dogs to run at large.
- Use only humane training methods.
- Keep accurate and complete health and breeding records.
All members of the Irish Setter Club of Seattle, Inc. are encouraged to:
- Become members of the Irish Setter Club of America.
- Participate in AKC sponsored events and Irish Setter Club of Seattle activities.
- Participate in community service activities and organizations concerned with responsible dog ownership.
- Require buyers of companion animals to enter into a spay, neuter or non-breeding agreement.
- Maintain an interest in every dog they have bred and to help place such dogs if ever required.
- Participate in rescue programs for Irish Setters.
- Represent the breed honestly to any potential new owners and suggest other breeds when they would be more appropriate.
- Provide a puppy manual or reference material to all puppy purchasers.
- Help defeat or change legislation discriminating against and/or injurious to the welfare of pure bred dogs.
- Utilize widely available diagnostic procedures to eliminate hereditary disorders; submit the results of these procedures to appropriate registries (OFA, ISGR, CERF, etc.).
- Share health, genetic, pedigree and general information with other Irish Setter fanciers.
Adopted 1992 May 1