BLIS ‘Ethical Wolfdog Breeding’ Declaration
- As a BLIS Ethically Assured Breeder, I agree that I...
- Will only breed dogs who have performed & passed the standard breed-specific health tests for both parents .
- Will not breed before 18mths.
- Will breed from a bitch a maximum of 3 times, a dog 10.
- Agree to rest a bitch at least 18mths in between litters.
- Agree not breed if considered deleterious to health of dog, bitch or puppies by a veterinarian.
- Will not cosmetically alter appearance of dog.
- Will provide appropriate vet care during & after pregnancy for bitch & pups.
- Will follow UK welfare laws (animal welfare act).
- Will ensure breeding dogs are family pets and must spend the majority of their life in a home environment & receive environmental enrichment such as walks/socialisation. They must also have a quality of life provided after breeding.
- Will ensure puppies are home reared with appropriate preventative treatments such as flea, worm treatment .
- Will ensure puppies raised with appropriate enrichment/ habituation & socialisation fit for a pet dog (eg, well handled, introduced to household appliance noises etc.), and also be introduced to the process of toilet training (eg, paper training).
- Will ensure no puppies can leave the breeder without being microchipped.
- Will home puppies/dogs only to homes they have checked, where there is a reasonable expectation of a happy life.
- Will ensure all new owners sign a contract insisting dogs cannot be re-homed or sold without the breeder’s consent or knowledge.
- Will agree to offer lifetime support & will agree to assist with re-homing at any time if required.
- Have no convictions under animal welfare law.
- Will declare to BLIS any changes in above circumstances .
- Will agree to provide a ‘BLIS New Owner Welcome sheet to puppy owners.
- Understand that breaking these ethical codes may result in disciplinary action including removal from ‘Ethically Assured’ list.
British Lupine Dog is a registered Trademark – only dogs registered with this organisation are genuine British Lupine Dogs.