There are around 1500 members, over 100 of them from overseas. They receive a quarterly Bulletin, containing breed news and views together with details of the annual members’ garden party and seminars and other events which are held from time to time.
The main objective of today’s club is to promote the breeding of pugs according to the Kennel Club Breed Standard and to do all in it’s power to protect and advance the interest of the breed.
Cobham Dog Training Club has successfully run dog training classes for 50 years. The club actively supports the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and other canine charities.
The classes are informative and friendly for those experiencing difficulty with a particular exercise. Each new exercise is explained and demonstrated before handlers practice.
We are aware that no two dogs are the same, many breeds require different handling, and each dog and handler needs individual attention to reach their full potential.
Competitions are held with certificates, rosettes and trophies awarded but this is all achieved in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Members are offered the opportunity to participate in the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme.
GENERAL CODE OF ETHICS
All members of The Whippet Club undertake to abide by its general Code of Ethics.
Will properly house, feed, water and exercise all dogs under their care and arrange for appropriate veterinary attention if and when required.
Will agree without reservation that any veterinary surgeon performing an operation on any of their dogs which alters the natural conformation of the animal, or who carries out a caesarean section on a bitch, may report such operation to the Kennel Club.
Will agree that no healthy puppy will be culled. Puppies which may not conform to the Breed Standard should be placed in suitable homes.
Will abide by all aspects of the Animal Welfare Act.
Will not create demand for, nor supply, puppies that have been docked illegally.
Will agree not to breed from a dog or bitch which could be in any way harmful to the dog or to the breed.
Will not allow any of their dogs to roam at large or to cause a nuisance to neighbours or those carrying out official duties.
Will ensure that their dogs wear properly tagged collars and will be kept leashed or under effective control when away from home.
Will clean up after their dogs in public places or anywhere their dogs are being exhibited.
Will only sell dogs where there is a reasonable expectation of a happy and healthy life and will help with the re-homing of a dog if the initial circumstances change.
Will supply written details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsible ownership when placing dogs in a new home.
Will ensure that all relevant Kennel Club documents are provided to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog, and will agree, in writing, to forward any relevant documents at the earliest opportunity, if not immediately available.
Will not sell any dog to commercial dog wholesalers, retail pet dealers or directly or indirectly allow dogs to be given as a prize or donation in a competition of any kind. Will not sell by sale or auction Kennel Club registration certificates as stand alone items (not accompanying a dog).
Will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed nor falsely advertise dogs nor mislead any person regarding the health or quality of a dog.
Will not allow a bitch to have a litter before she has reached two years of age. Subsequent litters should have an interval of at least fifteen months, with a maximum of three litters.