The objects of the Tibetan Spaniel Association of Victoria Inc are:

  • To affiliate with Dogs Victoria Inc;
  • To promote and encourage the breeding of pure bred dogs and in particular the TIBETAN SPANIEL;
  • To promote and raise the standards and exhibition of registered pure bred dogs, particularly the TIBETAN SPANIEL;
  • To promote the holding of exhibitions under  Dogs Victoria Inc Rules and Regulations and to conduct exhibitions and/or to promote obedience training and to conduct obedience training and to conduct obedience trials, tracking test, and field trials;
  • To foster, promote and protect the interest of exhibitors and of dogs at exhibitions and particularly the exhibitors of the TIBETAN SPANIEL;
  • To collect, verify and publish information relating to dogs and the breeding and exhibition of dogs;
  • To educate and encourage members, breeders and judges to abide by the requirements and standards approved by Dogs VIctoria Inc for the conduct of exhibitions and shows;
  • To promote good fellowship and sportsmanship amongcst members and those participating in or attending at exhibitions and shows
  • To inform members of and make known to them the laws and regulations of the State relating to the ownership and care of dogs, and the responsibility of owners for the conduct and actions of their dogs;
  • To hold functions and lectures relating to dogs and to the purposes of the Club generally;
  • To provide awards and donate prizes for competition at exhibitions and the competition by breeders and exhibitors of dogs;
  • To foster relations with other Clubs and bodies having similar aims;
  • To promote and assist worthy causes, as agreed at a General Meeting of the members of the Club;
  • To invest the funds of the Club not immediately required in such a manner as the members of the Committee in lieu thereof shall determine;
  • To purchase, hire, lease, etc and do such things as are conductive or incidental to promoting and achieving the purposes of the Club; and
  • To carry on such other activities or promote or encourage interest in the breeding, upkeep and training of and the general well-being and improvement of the TIBETAN SPANIEL and do all such other things as may be necessary or conductive to carrying out the objects of the club.


Section 1 - Compliance with Code of Ethics

Each Member, upon signing an application for membership or renewal of membership of Dogs Victoria Inc; and being duly elected to general membership of Dogs Victoria Inc; shall, in addition to agreeing to be bound by the Constitution, Rules & Regulations of Dogs Victoria Inc be also bound by Dogs Victoria's Code Of Ethics relating to responsible dog ownership, including the keeping, welfare, breeding, selling & disposing of dogs by members to the effect of the terms & conditions set out under Section 2 hereof.

Section 2 - Code of Ethics & Undertaking

  • I shall ensure that at all times all dogs under my control are properly housed, fed, watered, exercised & receive proper veterinary attention, if & when required.

  • I shall not allow any dogs under my care to roam at large & when away from home ensure they are kept fully leashed, or under effective control, at all times.

  • I shall breed only for the purpose of improving the standard of the breed, & not for the pet market or any other commercial purpose.

  • That excepting in extenuating circumstances, I shall not breed from any bitch kept by me causing it to be mated before it is 12 months old. Thereafter, I shall not breed from any bitch kept by me causing it to whelp more than twice in 18 months. I will not breed any bitch kept by me causing it to whelp more than 6 times without prior veterinary certification of fitness for further breeding.

  • I shall not permit any of my pure bred dogs to be mated to a dog of a different breed, to cross-bred dog, or to an unregistered dog of the same breed.

  • I shall not sell or otherwise transfer from my care any puppy under eight (8) weeks of age, thus allowing for vaccination to be given at six (6) weeks of age, & the necessary ten (10) to fourteen (14) days for the vaccine to take effect. I shall not export a puppy under the age of twelve (12) weeks.

  • I shall ensure that all persons acquiring dogs from me clearly understand their responsibility for the care & welfare of the animal, & that they have the time & facilities (i.e. adequate fences, sufficient room & proper shelter, etc) to perform their obligations.

  • I shall provide to all purchasers of dogs or dogs placed by me, written details of all dietary immunisation requirements and/or an appropriate publication relating to such requirements responsible dog ownership.

  • I shall not sell any dog to commercial dog wholesalers, retail pet dealers or indirectly to allow a dog to be given as a prize or a donation in a contest of any kind.

  • I shall not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed, nor falsely advertise or mislead any person regarding the performance of any dog.

  • I shall ensure when selling or transferring a dog to another person that documents as required by Dogs VIctoria Inc Rules & Regulations will be provided to the purchaser or transferee.

Section 3 - Any member failing to observe any provisions of the Code of Ethics may be dealt with under the Rules of Dogs Victoria

Reprinted from VicDog, September, 2001