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Code of Ethics

Purposes

The United States of America Coton de Tulear Club is an organization devoted to the preservation and welfare of the Coton de Tuléar breed. With this in mind, the USACTC, Inc. has defined a standard of excellence for the breed by sponsoring exhibitions for the comparison and improvement of the breeding population and also for the education of our breeders and fanciers. We provide breed specific information for judges, Coton owners, exhibitors and admirers. Our goal is to produce a Coton that is uniform in type, sound in mind and body, and suited to its purpose as a small versatile companion.

Functions of USACTC

Members of this national Coton de Tulear Club, in general, are companion owners, veteran breeders, exhibitors and judges. They have, through years of experience, gained extensive knowledge regarding the breed. It is their goal, as members of the AKC Parent Club, to define and preserve the Standard of the ideal Coton as well as advance the general welfare of the breed. USACTC has an annual General Membership Meeting which normally precedes the club’s National Specialty.

Membership Categories

Regular Membership.  (1 vote in all Club matters requiring a vote) is for individuals who are United States residents and currently own a Coton de Tuléar.  Regular Members are eligible to hold office.

Household Membership.  (2 votes in all Club matters requiring a vote) is for an associated person who is a United States resident living in the same household with a current USACTC Regular Member . 

Sponsor Membership is for first-time Coton de Tulear owners who are sponsored by the breeder of their dog. The sponsoring breeder must be a current USACTC member. Sponsor Members shall have no vote and cannot hold office.

Associate Membership is for those members who do not own a Coton de Tuléar. These members shall have no vote and cannot hold office.

Junior Membership is open to children under 18 years of age. Juniors are ineligible to vote and hold office.

Foreign Membership is for individuals who are not U.S. residents (or its territories and possessions). Foreign members shall be entitled to all club privileges except the right to vote and hold office.

Foreign Household Membership is for an associated non US resident (including its territories and possessions) living in the same household with a current USACTC Foreign Member.  This membership type is ineligible to vote and hold office.

Lifetime Membership is bestowed upon certain individuals who, at the discretion of the Board, are deserving of such an honor. Lifetime Members are not required to renew membership in the Club each year, nor are they required to pay annual dues.