Penn-Dutch Great Pyrenees Club


Name and Objectives

Section 1. The name of the Club shall be Penn-Dutch Great Pyrenees Club.

Section 2. The objectives of the Club shall be:

(a) to encourage the responsible ownership and the discriminate breeding of pure-bred Great Pyrenees, in the conviction that such an undertaking shall be for the sole purpose of attempting to bring the breed's natural qualities ever closer to perfection;

(b) to bring together all fanciers of the Great Pyrenees breed located in Eastern Pennsylvania;

(c) to encourage and assist all interested persons, especially new owners, to learn about caring for, training, showing, breeding, and generally expanding their knowledge of the Great Pyrenees breed; acquaint them with the Club, and welcome them to membership;

(d) to urge members and breeders to accept the Standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Great Pyrenees shall be judged;

(e) to protect and advance the interests of the breed through, but not limited to: the censure of indiscriminate breeding practices and inhumane treatment of Great Pyrenees, increasing of public awareness and understanding of the breed, and working to secure publicity and legislation beneficial to the interests of dog breeders and owners;

(f) as a Club, to operate under the auspices of, and support membership in, the Great Pyrenees Club of America and encourage our members to abide by said Club Code of Ethics.

Section 3. The Club shall not be conducted for profit and no part of any profits, or remainder or residue from dues or donations to the Club, shall accrue to the benefit of any member or individual.

Section 4. The members of the Club shall adopt, and may from time to time revise, such by-laws as may be required to carry out these objectives.

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