Ethical Breeding

10 Rules of Ethical Breeding

  1. The only valid reason to breed purebred dogs is to preserve the best qualities of the breed. Breeding to supply any market is not a valid justification.
  2. You need to do all of your breeding with the best interests of the breed in mind, never your pocket book. For this you need to be a serious student of the breed and devote years of your life to it. Never "in one day, out the other".
  3. As a beginner or new owner, you need to engross yourself in the breed as much as possible and ideally find a suitable mentor.
  4. In order to be a serious breeder, you must show and compete you sires, dams and litters.
  5. You need to keep track of every puppy you produce, whether pet or show, for the entire length of that animals life, to know how your breeding program is working.
  6. All dogs sold as "pet dogs" must be released to the new owners on a spay/neuter contract.
  7. All show puppies need to go on a contract that will not allow breeding unless the dog lives up to the quality intended, and passes all health checks and certification necessary for that breed. If a prospective breeder does not want to do this, then I am sorry but they will have to mess with someone else's dogs, not mine!!
  8. All show dogs will be released as a Co-ownerships, which allows both you and Banshee Malamutes a certain amount of control in the breeding process of our puppies. In this regard our signature is required in order to have future litters registered. The latest news from the AKC is that there is a pending change to the rules that will not allow registration unless all papers are properly signed. If you have a difference with your co-owner it will need to be settled in court before the AKC will register litters or puppies. This is new and still pending, but a step in the right direction.
  9. Every breeder owes to the breed, and to themselves, they be involved with rescue.
  10. Every breeder should be prepared to take any dog back for whatever reason. If they do not have the space, then they need to be prepared to make other arrangements. But take back they must! Banshee Malamutes requires by contract that owners who must release custody of one of our dogs must return that animal to Banshee Malamutes.

    Banshee Malamutes follows all of these mandates. We pride ourselves on the line we have created and our primary interest is producing the best examples of the breed possible and placing those animals in caring, loving, and nurturing environments. We only release puppies to verified, responsible owners and require all of our owners to maintain contact with us (for status updates and breed-line health monitoring) for the life of the animal. We always require our owners to return any of our animals if they must relinquish custody, for any reason. We prefer to deal with new owners whom are specifically acquainted and experienced with the Alaskan Malamute breed, but will on rare occasions provide an animal to those with large dog and/or "Northern Breed" experience.