About The KCA

The Komondor Club of America is a member of the American Kennel Club and is the
National Club, which is responsible for preserving the breed in the United States of
America. The club was organized in 1967 and has approximately 250 members. The
objectives of the club are to:

  • To preserve the qualities of the Komondor as the stockguard dog developed by
    the Hungarians over the last 1,000 years.
  • To encourage and promote the ownership, responsible breeding, training, use
    as stockguards, and showing of purebred Komondors.
  • 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 the
    Komondor shall be judged.
  • To do all in its power to protect and advance the preservation of the Breed by
    encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials and
    to maintain the best human relations among owners of the Breed.
  • To conduct sanctioned and licensed specialty shows and obedience trials under
    the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club.
  • To encourage the organization of independent local Komondor specialty clubs
    in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the
    requirements of the American Kennel Club.
  • To further the advancement and appreciation of purebred Komondor through¬†education of its members and the general public.

 

CODE OF ETHICS

IN ORDER to preserve the unique breed characteristics, traits, qualities, and
appearance of Komondorok:

IN ORDER to promote and encourage breeding, showing, and training of
pure-bred Komondorok:

IN ORDER to aid in the developing, administering, and enforcing Club rules
and regulations which encourage high standards in breeding, care, sale and
transfer of Komondorok:

  1. I shall refrain from breeding unregistered Komondorok.
  2. I shall refrain from all help and participation in the sale of Komondorok
    be commercial sources, including wholesale houses, pet shops and puppy mills.
  3. I shall honestly and to the best of my abilities evaluate the qualities of
    all dogs I sell and inform the buyer of my evaluation.
  4. I shall deal only with ethical persons and will sell or procure Komondorok
    only for those whom I believe will provide proper care for the dog.
  5. I shall maintain the best possible standards for health, cleanliness and
    care of my dogs.
  6. I shall endeavor to share information or knowledge and to assist newcomers
    and others who exhibit a sincere interest in the breed.
  7. GENERAL HEALTH
    1. I shall sell only puppies that are in good health at the time of delivery.
    2. I shall sell only puppies that have been checked for internal
      parasites and treated if necessary, and that have had necessary temporary or permanent immunizations, depending on the age.
    3. I shall furnish a health certificate and provide the dates and types
      of immunizations and deworming medicines used. I shall advise if further immunization and reworming is necessary.
  8. DISQUALIFYING FAULTS
    1. I shall not permit the mating of my Komondor to any Komondor that has a disqualifying fault, as defined by the American Kennel Club Standard for the breed.
    2. I shall sell or give away a dog with a disqualifying fault only after
      making the prospective owner aware of such a fault in writing prior to
      delivery. I shall retain registration papers until written proof of neutering is provided, and obtain a written agreement from the buyer to this effect, as required by the AKC.
    3. I shall be obligated to either refund 100% of the sales price or
      replace a defective puppy sold as show/breeding quality. Any disqualifying fault appearing before the age of one year renders the puppy defective. If the buyer elects to retain such a puppy and notifies me before the puppy is one year of age, and furnishes me with a waiver of AKC registration or written proof that the puppy has been neutered at that time, I shall make a refund  to the buyer of an amount to be agreed upon at the time of the original purchase.
  9. HIP DYSPLASIA
    1. I shall allow breeding only to those dogs and bitches certified (or
      evaluated, if the animal is less than two years of age) as being clear of hip dysplasia by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA).
    2. I shall guarantee any show/breeding quality puppy I sell to be free of
      hip dysplasia up to 30 months of age. I shall consider OFA confirmation of hip dysplasia as grounds for initiation of the process of restitution. I shall be obligated to either refund 100% of the sales price or replace a dysplastic puppy. If the buyer elects to retain such a puppy, I shall refund the buyer of an amount to be agreed upon at the time of the original purchase.

10. TEMPERAMENT
I shall breed and sell only those Komondorok displaying sound temperament.

11. MISLEADING STATEMENTS

  1. I shall refrain from any misleading claims in advertising any litter
    or individual dog.
  2. I shall bring to the Club’s attention any such misleading statements.

12. REGISTRATION
I shall provide AKC registration or application for any puppy I sell (except
when there is a mutual agreement to the contrary) and include in the purchase price a pedigree that records at least three generations (parents,
grandparents, and great-grandparents).

13. AGE OF DELIVERY
I shall deliver puppies no younger than 8 weeks of age, and ship puppies no
younger than 9 weeks of age.

14. BREEDING

  1. I shall not engage in indiscriminate breeding. I understand that no
    breeding should be conducted solely for breeder convenience, but only in an effort to improve the breed. I understand that close line-breeding or inbreeding should be conducted with caution, since both practices can reinforce bad as well as good characteristics.
  2. I shall refrain from breeding any dog or bitch that consistently
    produces progeny with disqualifying faults.
  3. I shall not use any dog at stud until he has reached the age of one
    year, and has had his hips evaluated clear of dysplasia by the OFA. I shall not breed any bitch before the age of eighteen months, or her third heat, and until she has had her hips evaluated clear of dysplasia by the OFA. In both cases, the OFA reading is to be repeated as soon as possible after the animal reaches two years of age.