Code of Ethics

Natural Rearing Dog Breeder’s Code of Ethics

The Natural Rearing Breeder’s code of Ethics is established in accordance with the objectives of the Natural Rearing Breeders Association (NRBA). It is presented as a guideline for the use of NRBA members when breeding, buying, selling and exhibiting their dogs. Violators of the NRBA Code of Ethics will be subject to prompt action under the NRBA discipline and charge procedures.

As a member of the Natural Rearing Breeder Association, I state that:

I have been feeding my dogs and puppies exclusively a raw meat, bone and organ diet for a minimum of three years.

I am committed to feeding/rearing my dogs on raw meat and bone diet and do not feed processed kibble or canned foods as a supplement or treats.

I do not vaccinate except where required by state law.

I do not use chemical products in, on or around my dogs such as commercial wormers, flea preventions, floor cleaners, lawn pesticides, etc.

I breed my dogs with care and attention for the preservation and improvement of my chosen breed.

I test my breeding program in an objective venue such as conformation showing, work, tests and/or trials, etc.

I research health, temperament, and conformation for each litter I breed.

I ensure that my dogs that are offered for stud and the bitches that are accepted for stud service are in good health and free from communicable diseases and sound structurally as well as mentally.

I rear the puppies in a human home where they will get a maximum of human contact and socialization.

I provide health and temperament information on my breed in general as well as on my specific dogs or puppies to all prospective puppy buyers.

I provide all required documentation with each puppy, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the registry the litter is registered with.

I personally and carefully screen each prospective puppy buyer to ensure that the home is appropriate for the breed and the individual puppy and make every effort to place puppies in homes where they will continue to be raised “naturally”.

I remain available to my puppy buyers for the life of the puppy to mentor if need be and provide education in natural rearing.

I take back puppies at any time during their life if necessary, ensuring that each dog I breed has a home for its lifetime.

All puppy placements are done by me, the breeder, never by third parties such as brokers, dealers, or wholesalers, nor through auctions, or as prizes.

I will sell no puppy or dogs to a commercial facility, puppy broker, pet shop, puppy mill or their agent.

I refuse to sell any puppy or adult dog to a buyer who cannot or will not provide evidence of ability to properly care for the animal.

I hold myself responsible for the welfare of every dog I breed and/or sell.

I will conduct myself at all times in such a manner as to reflect credit on the sport of purebred dog showing and Natural Rearing of my specific breed.

I am a member in good standing of a breed-related, show-related, canine education-related, working dog-related, or rescue-related club or organization.

I can provide three references (with phone numbers and/or mailing address) if requested by the Natural Rearing Breeders Association.