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Registration - Rules and Policies


1. All owners or breeders of any dog (s) applying for United Canine Association (UCA) registration must abide by and follow all of the current UCA registration rules, guidelines, policies, and procedures.
 
Upon approved registration of any dog in accordance with current UCA registration rules, an approved registration applicant becomes a member of the United Canine Association. 
 
Anyone not following or found to be violating any UCA rules, guidelines, policies, and procedures could face penalties up to and including suspension or cancellation of their UCA registration privileges.

2. All applications submitted for registration with the United Canine Association should be made on the most recent version of an original UCA application.

It is the responsibility of each dog owner / breeder who represents dogs / puppies as eligible for UCA registration or being UCA registered to insure that each UCA Single Registration Application, Temporary Puppy Certificate or Registration Certificate is fully completed and given to the new owner at the time the dog / puppy is sold or ownership transferred.  

All applications must be sent to the United Canine Association - Registration Office at: P.O. Box 2600, Tehachapi, California 93581.


3. The UCA Single Registration Application must be used to register dogs whose parents are not registered with United Canine Association. Becky Maxwell of Wired Kennels with a Olde Boston Bulldogge pup.

The dog owner must complete the application and can provide a copy of registration papers from another kennel club (approved by UCA) as proof of his/her dog being purebred if available.

If other kennel club papers are not available, the dog's owner must sign and verify the accuracy and truthfulness of the information listed on the application and you must submit 3 photos (frontal, left & right) of your dog with the application.  Applications without photos will NOT be processed.

All UCA Single Registration Applications must be complete with proper documentation, signatures and correct applicable fees for processing by the UCA Registration Office. 

All applications must be sent to the United Canine Association Registration Office at: P.O. Box 2600, Tehachapi, California 93581.


4. Any breeder or owner of any dog (s) representing puppies as eligible for or registered with the United Canine Association must have the sire and the dam / parent dogs of the puppies registered with the United Canine Association prior to representing the puppies as eligible for registration with the UCA.


5. When representing a puppy as being UCA registered, the owner / breeder must provide the new owner with a current, completed & signed UCA "Temporary Puppy" certificate, which will include the parents' UCA registered names and their UCA registration numbers as well as the sex, date of birth and color the the puppy.


6. The UCA accepts registration applications and issues certificates based on the honor and integrity of the owner / breeder applicants, and the UCA accepts no responsibility for any inaccurate, false, or fraudulent information submitted on registration applications. 

Applicants found to be intentionally submitting false information or violating any UCA registration rules, guidelines, policies, and or procedures could face penalties up to and including suspension or cancellation of all UCA registration privileges.

   A.  The UCA reserves the right to refuse registration to any person or to revoke or suspend the registration privileges of any member who is convicted of a crime of cruelty to animals in any state, province, or country.

   B.  The UCA reserves the right to refuse registration to any person or to revoke or suspend the registration privileges of any member who acts in a manner that the UCA deems unethical, fraudulent, unscrupulous, untruthful, detrimental or damaging to the United Canine Association.

   C.  The UCA reserves the right to investigate any member to insure compliance with UCA registration rules, guidelines, policies, and procedures. 

Anyone determined to be at fault of violating any of the UCA's registration rules, guidelines, policies, and procedures are responsible for all fees incurred by the UCA investigation, including, but not limited to: DNA parentage testing and any other tests conducted in the UCA's investigation.

   D.  The UCA reserves the right to refuse future registration to any person or to revoke or suspend the registration privileges of any member who refuses to cooperate with or hinders in any way a UCA investigation or refuses to reimburse UCA investigation fees as described in rule.
 

7. All UCA registration applicants and UCA registration certificate holders acknowledge that all photos, UCA registration applications (submitted) are the property of the United Canine Association. 

Furthermore, it is the responsibility of each dog owner / breeder to notify the UCA of any changes in a dog’s registration status such as its death or change in ownership.


8. In any case of questionable parentage of a UCA -registered dog (s) or dog (s) submitted for UCA registration, the United Canine Association will recognize and act upon the results of DNA testing to determine the parentage of the dog (s) in question.

The DNA testing shall be conducted at a United Canine Association recognized and approved DNA testing facility, according to current UCA procedures as set forth by the United Canine Association, and at the expense of the party contesting or challenging the parentage of the dog (s).

Any breeder or owner of any dog (s), listed on a UCA registration application, who has the parentage of the UCA registered dog (s) challenged, shall agree to submit the dog (s) in question to DNA testing according to UCA guidelines and policies at the challenger’s expense, and agrees to abide by said DNA testing results.


9. All purebred dogs registered with the United Canine Association must be of proper breed type (phenotype) and temperament and fit the described UCA breed standard.
  
In cases where the phenotype of an applicant dog is in question a review board of UCA registration staff along with a licensed Veterinarian (if needed) will determine if the dog in question will be eligible for United Canine Association registration. 

Any breeder or owner of any dog (s) registered with the UCA who has the phenotype standard of his UCA registered dog (s) challenged as being not of proper breed type, shall agree to submit DNA, additional photos & video of the dog (s) in question to the UCA registration review board as needed according to UCA guidelines at the challenger’s expense.

All members of the United Canine Association and UCA registration applicants agree to abide by the UCA registration review board's findings and final decision.


10. United Canine Association registration may be revoked by the UCA on any dog where it has been determined by the UCA that any of the following has occurred:

  A.  DNA tests demonstrate the dog in question to be of different parentage than as represented on the dog’s application;

  B.  It has been determined by the UCA Registration Review Board that the dog in question is not of the proper phenotype or not of proper breed type;

  C.  False information concerning any dog submitted to the UCA on a registration application;

  D.  The United Canine Association requests DNA or phenotype Registration Review Board testing and the owner refuses to cooperate as required or as requested by the UCA.

 

 

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United Canine Association's - Breeder's Code Of Ethics

The United Canine Association ask that all breeders subscribe to the UCA - Breeder's Code of Ethics as well as promote the highest standards among breeders and owners and to encourage and support sportsmanship and cooperation in the preservation, advancement and improvement of UCA registered breeds. 

  I will keep accurate records of my dogs.  These records will include registration certificates, stud service contracts, pedigrees, vaccination and breedings records.

 I will maintain absolute identification of all my dogs, examples: photos, tattoos, microchips, registration papers and pedigrees.

 I shall plan each breeding with the objective of the improvement and advancement of the breed. 

 I will thoughtfully select my stud dog and brood bitch with an emphasis on good health, correct conformation, temperament, working drive and ability while all the time referring to the UCA breed standard and the principles of genetics.

 I will maintain the highest standards of health and care for my dogs and I will provide sufficient water, food, shelter and veterinary attention as needed.

 I will provide each buyer with UCA registration papers at the time of sale, unless a written agreement stating otherwise has been signed by the buyer.

 I will help and educate the potential clients as to the basic characteristics, both physical and mental, of my breed to assist in determining if it is the right breed for them.

 I will provide proper socialization for all my dogs and puppies and interact with each daily.

 I will not be involved in or use my dogs for any illegal activity.  None of my dogs are intended for any illegal activity and will not be sold for such use.

 I will refrain from releasing my puppies to their new owners until they are at least seven weeks old, or eight weeks if they are to be shipped.







The United Canine Association's  Breeder's Code of Ethics has been designed as a guideline for breeders and fanciers.  It is not a legal document and should not be construed as a rule or regulation to be enforced by punishment, it carries no enforceable punishment.  A breeder's adherence to the Breeder's Code of Ethics is voluntary.                                               

 
 

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