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.
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, 2016. Membership is considered lapsed after December 31, 2016. If your renewal and payment are not received by the deadline, you will have to pay a late fee.
- Please choose your renewal option and make your payment. If you are renewing online you must pay your dues using the online RRCUS shopping cart, before submitting your renewal form.
- When you receive your RRCUS Shopify email confirmation of payment and online order number, fill out the online renewal form below (green button) and submit it with all required information. You can use any major credit card. You must have the RRCUS Shopify order number before you submit your renewal form.
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.
|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, 2017 and before Dec 31, 2017
The IRS has stated that membership dues are not deductible
2017 RRCUS MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM|
To be used in conjunction with your online RRCUS SHOPIFY payment. You must choose your renewal option and pay online before submitting this form. Please be sure to have your RRCUS SHOPIFY order # which is required on this form. You will receive it in your email confirmation of your payment.
BREEDER'S DIRECTORY FORM|
To be used in conjunction with your online RRCUS SHOPIFY payment. You must pay online before submitting this form. Please be sure to have your RRCUS SHOPIFY order # which is required on this form. You will receive it in your email confirmation of your payment. Please submit this after you submit your renewal form.
BREEDERS DIRECTORY CONDITIONS
The Breeders Directory fee includes a listing in the printed directory which is mailed by March 1 each year, a listing on the RRCUS website and a hyperlink connecting the RRCUS website listing to your personal web page. The printed directory is updated on a YEARLY basis during the first quarter of the year. 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:
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.
- 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). A) 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.
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.
Breeders and stud dog owners are held responsible for the progeny of their dogs. Both are required to assist in the placement and care of any dog in rescue that is either bred by them or sired by a dog that is owned, co-owned or leased by them. "Breeder is defined as the owner, co-owner or lessee of the brood bitch at the time of whelp. Stud dog owner is defined as the owner, co-owner or lessee of the stud dog at the time of the breeding."
- Only dogs screened and certified clear of hip and elbow dysplasia by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, PennHip or comparable foreign registry shall be bred. Other recommended genetic testing includes a complete thyroid panel* from an OFA-approved laboratory or canine endocrinologist, cardiac certification (OFA or cardiologist evaluation) BAER and CERF*. Breeders shall endeavor to stay current in their knowledge of all known inheritable diseases present in the breed and demonstrate reasonable care in eliminating those diseases. (*Indicates retest 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" above).
Members must be concerned with the proper placement of adults as well as puppies; both pet and show potential.
- Rhodesian Ridgebacks shall 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. If 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 shall 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, worming, 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 in any time in the dog's life