The Renewal Schedule is listed below.
Please read this entire document carefully and act promptly!
Dear RRCUS Member,
RRCUS offers an electronic renewal process. The information below should guide you through the process easily. NEW this year: submit your renewal form from the same page as the option you choose to renew.
At this time of year, you have the option to change your membership status. You will also be receiving a hard copy of the renewal form as usual through the mail.
In the revised Bylaws, the scheduled date for your annual dues and completion of the renewal form is December 1, 2017. Membership is considered lapsed after December 31, 2017. If your renewal and payment are not received by the deadline, you will have to pay a late fee.
Please choose your renewal option below. The renewal form will be displayed on the product page below the cart button. Fill out the form including all required fields and use the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the form. Then check out and go to your cart to pay.
Any questions about online payment may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to note that it is an online payment question and your name in the subject line.
Rhodesian Ridgeback Charitable Foundation
Don't forget to send a donation to the foundation. Any donation to the foundation is tax deductible. Check out their web site to donate online at http://rrcfus.org
|US AND CANADA
|Voting Single - $50 USD
||Voting Single - $75* USD
|Voting Family - $75 USD
||Voting Family - $100* USD
|*Includes $25 postage surcharge
|Breeder's Directory Listing $50.00
LATE FEE SCHEDULE
There will be a late fee of $25.00 assessed if paying after Jan 1, 2018 and before Dec 31, 2018
The IRS has stated that membership dues are not deductible
BREEDERS DIRECTORY CONDITIONS
The Breeders Directory fee includes a listing on the RRCUS website and a hyperlink connecting the RRCUS website listing to your personal web page. The online directory will be updated as the changes come in. The online listings will run from Jan. 1 to Dec 31. By vote of the Board of Directors, to be listed in the Directory, you must have been a member of RRCUS for the previous three years or have a current listing in the Directory. Please certify to the following when you submit your Breeder Directory form on the rrcus shopify store by checking the box on the form:
By Advertising in the Breeders Directory, I/we agree to:
Abide by the RRCUS Bylaws and Code of Ethics
, Regulations of the American Kennel Club and specifically adhering to the BREEDING and SALES sections of the RRCUS Code of Ethics:
A breeder's aim and foremost responsibility shall be to produce the healthiest and best representatives of the breed possible.
- Each litter shall be the result of conscientious planning, including consideration of physical and genetic health, soundness, temperament and conformity to the official standard of the breed as established by the RRCUS and approved by the American Kennel Club (AKC).
- In order to protect the health and safety of the stud dog and brood bitch (as well as resulting puppies) it is recommended that both dog and bitch have pre-breeding veterinary screenings to certify that they are in good breeding condition. Tests may include, but are not limited to: brucella test, urinalysis (dog), vaginal exam, and vaginal culture.
- Dogs and bitches bred under the age of 24 months, must have preliminary screenings certified clear of hip and elbow dysplasia by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), Pennhip or comparable foreign registry and then they must have final screenings done when the dog or bitch is bred over the age of 24 months. Dogs and bitches bred over the age of 24 months, must have final screenings certified clear of hip and elbow dysplasia by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), Pennhip or comparable foreign registry.
- RRCUS has identified other strongly recommended screenings that are outlined in the Canine Information Center (CHIC), such as a complete thyroid panel from an OFA approved laboratory or ACVIM Board certified Internal Medical specialist, cardiac certification (OFA or cardiologist evaluation), CERF* EOAD, DNA and/or BAER testing, and degenerative myelopathy DNA testing. RRCUS strongly recommends the testing be performed on all breeding stock, recognizing that a CHIC certification does not require a passing grade. If there is a reason to believe that screening results are not accurate, repeat evaluations are recommended. Breeders shall endeavor to stay current in their knowledge of all known heritable diseases present in the breed and demonstrate reasonable care in eliminating those diseases. Full disclosure of all health screening results shall been made available to all involved in a potential breeding, prior to that breeding taking place. (*indicates annual re-test requirement)
- Only mature adult dogs shall be used in a breeding program. Additional precautions, including a veterinarian consultation, should be taken when breeding a bitch over seven (7) years and under 18 months of age. Dogs and bitches under 24 months of age may only be bred if preliminary genetic clearances have been obtained (see "B" and "C above)
- Dogs born after 2000 whose semen has been collected and frozen must meet the standards published in this current Code of Ethics. Dogs born prior to 2000 whose semen has been collected and frozen shall only be required to be certified free of hip dysplasia by OFA or a comparable foreign registry.
- Only purebred, American Kennel Club (AKC) [or equivalent] registered Rhodesian Ridgebacks shall be used for breeding.
- A litter should only be bred with the intention of producing conformation and performance candidates and not for the pet market alone.
- When entering into a breeding agreement a written contract shall be signed and dated by all owners and co-owners of the sire and dam. Full disclosure of all test results for inheritable disease shall be made available to all parties.5. Breeders are responsible for the progeny of their dogs. They are required to assist in the placement and care of any dog in rescue that was bred by them. For the purposes of this document "Breeder" is defined as the owner, co-owner or lessee of the broodbitch at the time of breeding, whelping, selling and/or placing of the puppies. Stud dog owners should be responsible for the progeny of their dogs, and are encouraged to assist in the placement and care of any dog in rescue that was sired by their dog. For the purposes of this document "Stud dog owner" is defined as the owner, co-owner or lessee of the stud dog at the time of the breeding."
Members must be particularly concerned with the proper placement of adults as well as puppies, both pet and show potential.
- Rhodesian Ridgebacks should not be displayed in public places or on the internet for the sole purpose of immediate sale.
- Breeders shall require purchasers to spay or neuter any dog that is not considered breedable quality and make use of limited registrations where appropriate. When puppies with serious defects or faults (Dermoid Sinus, ridgelessness) are sold rather than culled, the breeder must take the extra responsibility to see that the dog is spayed or neutered. Dermoid surgery should be performed prior to placing the pup in a new home.
- Members will not knowingly furnish puppies or adult dogs for wholesale, pet shops, puppy brokers, commercial facilities, guard dog businesses or agents thereof, or dispose of them as "Give away" prizes or auction items; neither will they sell puppies to nor breed to dogs owned by those whom they have reason to believe may do so.
- Members will not dispose of dogs or puppies by giving them to the local animal shelter, pound, humane society or any organization of that type.
- AKC (or equivalent) Registration papers or a bill of sale stating sire, dam, and date of birth shall accompany puppies as they go to new homes.
- Breeders shall furnish the buyer with written details on feeding, dates of inoculations, deworming, and general care of the dog and the name and address of a licensed veterinarian who has examined the puppy after the age of six weeks. Furthermore, full written disclosure of inheritable disease testing done on both sire and dam shall be enclosed in the puppy packet when the puppy leaves the breeder's home.
- Responsibility of the breeder does not stop with the sale. The breeder should be available for consultation and to assist in the recovery and placement of any dog sold by the breeder if such need arises at any time in the dogs' life.