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The following ads can be listed on the ABC website: Litter Announcements, Breeders, Stud Dogs, Dogs for Sale and Merchandise for Sale. Ads are run for one calendar month unless noted otherwise. Annual ads run from January 1 through December 31; subscribers to 6-months ads will be notified in writing by the webmaster regarding the start and end month of the ad..
Ads for Litters, Stud Dogs and Breeders' listings are limited to members in good standing with the ABC and must list verifiable hip ratings. The ABC reserves the right to reject ads and any material submitted felt not to be in the best interest of the Beauceron, in violation of the ABC Code of Ethics, or otherwise deemed inappropriate, by the ABC Website Committee.
Ads need to be submitted in digital format via email or CD (mailed to the webmaster). All advertisement has to be accompanied by check or money order, payable to ABC, and an e-mail address or phone number, to be processed. Text should be formatted in either Microsoft Word or as a simple text file; picture formatting should be JPG or PNG. Ad layout is at the discretion of the webmaster.
Ad Layout Guidelines:
1 picture of Sire and 1 of Dam, Name of Sire and Dam, OFA number of Sire and Dam (required), description of Sire and Dam limited to 80 words maximum per dog, contact information.
(Ads are listed by puppy release date.)
1 picture, Name of Kennel and Breeder contact information. 20 words maximum for additional description.
(Breeders are listed by geographical location first and then in alphabetical order of kennel name.)
Stud Dogs/Dogs for Sale:
1 picture, Name of Dog, Owner contact information, OFA number (required), description of dog (limit 40 words).
Dogs for Sale:
2 pictures, Name of Dog, OFA number (if 2 years or older). Description of dog, limited to 40 words. Seller contact information.
(Ads are listed by geographical location first and then in alphabetical order of kennel name.)
Merchandise (per item):
1 picture, price, description of item (limit 20 words).
Website Ad Deadline:
The webmaster must receive ads and payment by 15th of the month to be online the 1st day of the following month.
Incomplete ads, or ads not complying with the Ad Guidelines, will be rejected and an e-mail notification will be sent. Any revisions must be submitted prior to the 15th. Changes received after the 15th will not be considered.
Ads will remain on the website as listed below.
Links to Member Sites:
ABC members in good standing may have a subscribed link listed to their website at no cost.
Links to Non-Member Sites:
Non-members may have a subscribed link listed to their website for a nominal fee of $12.00/year. Year runs from January 1 to December 31. Fees paid after October 1, shall include the listing for the following year.
The ABC reserves the right to reject any link submitted for listing on its website and will periodically inspect the links' contents. Should a link destination list material felt not to be in the best interest of the Beauceron, in violation of the ABC Code of Ethics, or otherwise deemed inappropriate, by the ABC Website Committee, the link will be removed immediately, without prior notice. The webmaster may or may not notify the original subscriber, and no reimbursements will be made, should it become necessary for the link to be removed.
All ads must be retracted in writing by the 25th of each month. Cancellations received after this date cannot be considered for the following month and will be run. If canceling a 6 or 12 month Breeder and/or Stud Dog listing, prior to the natural end of the subscription period, Breeder and/or Stud Dog listings will be charged at a rate of $5.00/month per completed listing, an addition $5.00 early cancellation fee. The difference between fees charged and funds received will be refunded.
Fees and guidelines are subject to change without prior notice.