|Picardy Shepherd Kennel
|I pledge to train and socialize my dogs with patience and discipline in order for them|
|to reach their full potential, be good canine citizen and proud representative of the |
|I vow to respect and provide for physical and psychological needs of my dogs, keep|
|them in a healthy, caring and socially stimulant environment, provide good quality |
food and all required health care
|I pledge to judicious select registered subjects with good conformation, excellent|
|health and good temperament for my breeding program in order to maintain the |
qualities of the breed as officially defined by the CKC standards and respect the true
nature of the Picardy Shepherd
|I promise to only produce litters when I have the time and the adequate facilities to|
|ensure the well being of the puppies and their mother and to provide all the |
necessary attention for their optimal development
|I guarantee that the parents will x-rayed for hip dysplasia and all radiographs will be|
|reviewed by a trained radiologist from a recognized institution (AOF or HIP)the |
breeding stock will also have passed a screening test for eye defect (CERF) before
the first service and every two years thereafter.
|I guarantee that all my breeding dogs will have a full health review including complete|
|blood tests before their first service and every year thereafter|
|I promise that my bitches will not have more than one litter per year and only when|
|they will have reached their full maturity (around 2 years). If in an accidental or |
exceptional case where they would produce two litters in the same year they will be
put to rest for a full year.
|I guarantee that all puppies produced at Noble Picard Kennel will have been|
|socialized from the third week until their departure and introduced to housetraining, |
the leash and the collar.
|I guarantee that my puppies will be at least 71/2 weeks old, will be vaccinated,|
|dewormed and identified by a microchip or tattoo and will be registered at the |
Canadian Kennel Club or United Kennel Club before leaving their mother and siblings.
|I pledge do only sell my puppies directly to their future guardian after taking|
|references and been assured that they have the time, the will, and the facilities to |
raise, provide exercise and care and fullyappreciate the true value of this faithful
|I vow to honestly reveal the true nature of Picardy Shepherd, with its advantages and|
|shortcomings, to any person wishing to adopt one.|
|I guarantee that the puppies produced by Noble Picard will leave the kennel with the|
|CKC or UKC registration documentation, a non-breeding agreement (if applicable), a |
sale agreement, health and vaccination records, and a set of instructions on the
care, training and diet for the new puppy.
|I pledge to stay available to mentor and share knowledge about the Picardy|
|Shepherd with every guardian of the Noble Picard puppies.|
|I vow to take full responsibility for the puppies born at Noble Picard Kennel and to|
|every thing in my power to find them a foster home in the case they would be |
returned by their new guardian.
|I pledge to do everything in my power to ensure that none of my dogs are sold, given|
|or otherwise delivered to pet shops, animal brokers, unethical breeders, |
wholesalers, laboratories or given as a gift or prices in a draw.
|I promise to be an honest and responsible breeder and by doing so I fully adhere to|
|the by-laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures of CKC, as well as the |
requirements of the Animal Pedigree Act (APA).
|Here are the commitments I pledge to act by as a Picardy
Shepherd guardian and breeder