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Code of Ethics
The Mastiff Club of America requires its members to adhere to the following guidelines which constitute its Code of Ethics. The Club also requires that members, breeders and stud dog owners not aid or abet the violation of these guidelines by anyone else. The Club does not entertain contractual disputes as a part of its hearing process, but will determine if any additional actions should be taken, if such contractual disputes have been remedied by other parties, or institutions. This Code details certain practices necessary to implement the objectives of the Club as outlined in Article 1, Section 2 of its Constitution.
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AKC Mastiff Standard
The Mastiff is a large, massive, symmetrical dog with a well-knit frame. The impression is one of grandeur and dignity. Dogs are more massive throughout. Bitches should not be faulted for being somewhat smaller in all dimensions while maintaining a proportionally powerful structure. A good evaluation considers positive qualities of type and soundness with equal weight.
There is evidence of Mastiff-like giant dogs dating back as far as 2500 BC in the mountains of Asia. Bas-reliefs from the Babylonian palace of Ashurbanipal (now on display in the British Museum) depict Mastiff-type dogs hunting lions in the desert near the Tigris River.
MCOA Breeder referral program
A non-refundable payment of $25 must be paid to the MCOA prior to posting a litter announcement. Your payment will add your name to the Breeder Referral List that is maintained by the MCOA. This entitles you to post confirmed litter and birth announcements on this group that you are the Breeder or Co-Breeder on.
Please send your PayPal payment to:firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your payment to:Mitzi Walters MCOA Treasurer 7652 Dublin Rd Dublin, OH 43017Please specify “Breeder Referral List” in the notes section of PayPal or on your check.
Comments/questions should be emailed to the social media committee at email@example.com.
1. Litter announcements may only be made by Active MCOA members in good standing, who have paid the required subscription fee. Co-breeders who are not MCOA members must have an asterisk (*) placed next to their name with the footnote: *Not an MCOA member.2. Only upcoming litters that have been confirmed and birth announcements are allowed. (Listings for Planned Breedings are not allowed.)3. The following are minimum requirements for each listing:- Breeder(s) full names* – Contact information – Litter location: city and state – Registered names and titles of sire and dam – Listings must be updated after puppies are born with date of birth and number of puppies by sex. (This information must be placed within the body of the original announcement within one week of birth.) Members are responsible for their own listings and are encouraged to update their posts so that information is kept as current as possible, e.g., number of puppies still available.*Co-breeders who are not MCOA members must have an asterisk (*) placed next to their name with the footnote: *Not an MCOA member.
– Health testing / results of sire and dam (full disclosure.) – Health testing links to OFA4. Detailed puppy sale conversations, including pricing, are not allowed and must be discussed privately.5. Please delete your listing after all puppies are sold/placed. Breeder listings will be automatically deleted after 4 months unless special arrangements have been approved.6. The MCOA Social Media Committee has the right to post, update rules and requirements, and remove any information that is not allowed. Please read all rules carefully.7. Litter announcements will only be allowed by Active MCOA Breeder Referral List subscribers. No other posts will be approved.
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The MCOA is happy to announce the new Breeder Referral program. Breeders who subscribe to the Breeder Referral program will have their name and contact information listed on the website.
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