Thank you for applying for membership in The Bulldog Club of America (BCA). The information requested below will be used for the sole purpose of providing appropriate information for consideration of the Applicant’s membership by the BCA Division Board of Governors.
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Are you an American Kennel Club (AKC) licensed Judge, Professional Handler or Licensed Dog Trainer? (Required) Are you currently a member of any all-breed dog club, local or specialty dog club? (Required) Please list name of club(s) and position(s) held. Have you ever been suspended from the privileges of the AKC or other dog organization? (Required) If yes, please state date and circumstances: How many of these dogs are spayed or neutered? Number and names of other breeds of dogs you currently own? Have you ever bred or sold dogs? (Required) Have you or would you sell to pet shops or through brokers? (Required) Do you currently exhibit dogs? (Required) Have you finished any dogs to their AKC Championship or other title? (Required) As a prospective member in BCA, what areas of activity do you feel qualified for or have a desire to participate in? (Required)
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Are you at least 18 years old? (Required) Have you read the BCA Code of Ethics? (Required)
The BCA Code of Ethics and Release of Liability is printed on the second page of this Application for your convenience. Copies of the BCA Constitution, By-Laws and Code of Ethics, and Release of Liability are also available from BCA Division Secretaries. By signing this Application, you certify that you have read and agree to comply with the BCA Code of Ethics and Release of Liability.
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THE BULLDOG CLUB OF AMERICA CODE OF ETHICS
This Code of Ethics is established to set a standard of acceptable behavior for the Bulldog Club of America (BCA) members and promote the objectives of our founders as set forth in Article 1 of our Constitution. The Code is designed to protect the integrity of the Club and serve as a guideline for BCA members when buying, breeding, selling and exhibiting Bulldogs.
As a member of BCA, I will abide by the Constitution and By-Laws, Divisional By-Laws of the BCA, the rules of the American Kennel Club (AKC), and the breed standard as adopted by the BCA.
As a member of the BCA, I will maintain the best possible standards of canine health, cleanliness and care. I will make reasonable effort within my breeding program to minimize the occurrence of known genetic abnormalities or breed standard disqualifications. I will keep accurate breeding records, registration papers, pedigrees and sales of all my Bulldogs. I will furnish accurate records to each buyer, including all veterinary examinations, vaccinations, parasite treatments, pedigree and AKC registration or transfer documents, unless written agreement is made at the time of sale that papers will be withheld.
As a member of the BCA, I will conduct all advertising in an honest manner that will not, in any way, misrepresent, defraud or be misleading, nor will I malign my competition by making false or misleading statements regarding my competitors’ dogs, breeding practices or person.
As a member of the BCA, if I have a written agreement for services and sales it will be mutually agreed upon and signed by all parties involved. Contracts covering the sale of intact male dogs will include language prohibiting the sale at auction of any breeding, including sale of the dog’s frozen semen, by the buyer of the dog.
As a member of the BCA, I will offer only dogs for stud or bitches for breeding that are in good health, free from communicable diseases, and that do not have a breed standard disqualification. I will not register, or provide for registration by others, on a full registration any dog or bitch possessing a breed standard disqualification; such registrations may be made on a limited registration only, and any written sales agreement shall state that the dog or bitch shall not be used for reproduction. I will not breed to bitches unless they are registered with AKC or a registry recognized by AKC, nor offer at stud a dog that is not registered with AKC or a registry recognized by AKC.
As a member of the BCA, I agree that I will not, to my knowledge, breed any stud dog to any bitch whose owner is directly involved with any puppy broker, litter lot sales or any other commercial enterprise whose business is involved in like activities or does not adhere to the standards of care and breeding described within this Code of Ethics. I will not to my knowledge sell a Bulldog to any commercial facility, puppy broker, pet shop or agent thereof Nor will I offer any Bulldog for auction or raffle.
As a member of the BCA. I will conduct myself at all times in such a manner as to reflect credit on the sport of purebred dogs in general and Bulldogs in particular. I fully understand that if I fail to conduct myself or my purebred dog actives in accordance with the above stated Code of Ethics, I may be subject to Discipline, per Article VI of the BCA Divisional By-Laws.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
By signing and submitting this application for membership consideration, applicant authorizes and agrees to hold harmless and without liability its officers and its members to investigate, solicit, obtain and discuss any and all information pertaining to an applicant’s moral and ethical character as it relates to the standards and guidelines set by the BCA and which is believed by the BCA, its officers and its members to have a bearing upon the applicant’s moral and ethical character. Applicant acknowledges that all information gathered shall be open for review and discussion among the BCA, its officers and its members as a part of the BCA membership application process.
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Instructions to Applicant:
Your sponsor must fill out the New Member Sponsor Form Division III. This form and payment must be received by the Division before your application will be considered. Please ask your sponsor to fill out the form within 48 hours of your form submission and payment. Your Sponsor must be in good standing with the BCA before your application will be considered.
The email you receive with a copy of your application contains a link to the correct sponsor form. Please send this link to your sponsor so the correct form is filled out and submitted. Each form is specific for each division. BCA Division: (Required) Choose Division I - CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and V Division II - IL. IN, KY, MI, OH, WV, and WI Division III - AZ, CA, HI, and NV Division IV - AR, CO, LA, NM, OK, TX and WY Division V - AK, ID, MT, OR, UT and WA Division VI - IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, and SD Division VII- DC, MD, NC, SC, and VA Division VIII - AL, FL, GA, MS and TN
USA and Territories – $40.00 -Canada and Mexico – $60.00 -All other locations – $80.00 Dues payable in US Funds only) BCA DUES SCHEDULE FOR OFFICIAL BULLDOG CLUB OF AMERICA USE ONLY