Article I – Name and Objectives
The name of the Club shall be the American Beauceron Club, Inc., incorporated as the North American Beauceron Club, Inc. as a non-profit corporation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The objectives of the Club shall be:
(a) To encourage and promote in the breeding of pure-bred Beaucerons and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection;
(b) To encourage the organization of local Beauceron Clubs under the auspices of the American Beacueron Club where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of the American Kennel Club; These clubs shall adhere to the Bylaws, Standard and Code Of Ethics of the American Beauceron Club;
(c) To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the
American Kennel Club as the standard of excellence by which the Beauceron shall be judged;
(d) To further understanding of the disease, defects, injuries and other ailments that afflict Beaucerons;
(e) To provide and disseminate knowledge about the proper care, treatment, breeding, health, development and training of Beaucerons;
(f) To conduct sanctioned matches, specialty shows, obedience trials, tracking tests, agility trials, herding trials, and other events under the rules and regulations of The American Kennel Club where applicable.;
(g) To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at conformation events, performance events, and all Club related activities;
(h) To preserve and protect the Beauceron, its heritage and history as a working dog and companion, emphasizing the breed’s natural herding ability, mental and physical soundness, courage, reliability and service to mankind; and,
(i) To encourage all members to abide by the guidelines established in the American Beauceron Club’s Code of Ethics.
The Club shall not be conducted or operated for profit and no part of any profits or remainder or residue from dues or donations to the Club shall inure to the benefit of any member or individual.
The members of the Club shall adopt and may from time to time revise such bylaws in accordance with Article VII as may be required to carry out these objectives.
AKC APPROVED: 03/17/2009