a) All Miniature American Shepherds shall be sold in good condition and health at the time of release. When a Miniature American Shepherd has a health related illness or defect, it must be fully disclosed in writing to the Buyer prior to the agreement of sale.
b) Members must be discriminatory in the sale of his/her Miniature American Shepherds. Members must thoroughly screen all prospective buyers and be concerned with the type of homes in which they are placed.
c) Members will not sell, consign or donate their Miniature American Shepherds to any commercial dog wholesalers, retailers (pet stores), laboratories or raffles.
d) All Miniature American Shepherds must be either permanently micro chipped or tattooed prior to being released.
e) Members must provide adequate written contractual proof of sale at the time of release.
f) Members must provide a minimum of a 1 year written guarantee against all congenital and hereditary defects on all puppies sold. With the sale of breeding stock, the Member should provide the buyer with a contract to guarantee against any disqualifying faults according to the AKC Breed Standard.
g) Members agree to sell all pet Miniature American Shepherds on a strict Non Breeding Contract with Limited Registration, unless selling to another Ethical Breeder.
h) Members shall transfer all applicable registration papers or applications when the sale is complete, or in a timely manner if the registration certificate is not yet available.
i) All Miniature American Shepherds shall be sold with a minimum 3 generation pedigree containing as much information as possible (full names, registration numbers, date of birth, coat and eye colour, and indication of NBT occurrence.) Members shall also include with the sale; diet and general care/training information, health record, and parent’s health clearances.
j) Members agree that no puppy will leave it's litter before the age of 7 weeks minimum (8 weeks old if required by law). It is highly recommended for the health and well-being of the puppy that they stay with their litter mates until at least 8 weeks of age.
l) All Members must be willing to take back and find an alternate home for any Miniature American Shepherd that they released, in the event that the Buyer is no longer able to provide proper care for said dog.