Aims of the Club
To promote the Golden Retriever and the improvement thereof
To educate and encourage members, breeders, exhibitors and judges to abide by the requirements of and standards for the Golden Retriever.
To promote and support competition in all practical ways and to hold exhibitions.
To promote public interest in the Golden Retriever and in Conformation, Obedience, Retrieving and Field Trials.
To promote good fellowship among those interested in the Golden Retriever.
These objects are to be achieved under the requirements of and in a manner consistent with both the Constitution of the Club and the Constitution of the South Australian Canine Association.
Code of Ethics
Standard of the Breed: The Breed Standard is a written criterion developed by the Golden Retriever Club of the United Kingdom and accepted by the ANKC which describes the perfect Golden Retriever. With this in mind members should breed to conform with the standard, always striving to produce a better dog. SACA Registration: Each dog/bitch used for breeding or to be shown or worked must be properly registered with the South Australian Canine Association. All breeders must conform to the rules and regulations of the SACA and must maintain accurate breeding and litter records.
Hereditary Defects: Members should endeavour to breed dogs that are free from hereditary defects including hip dysplasia, eye disorders (cataracts, PRA entropia) bad temperaments and structural defects.
General Health: Members should endeavour to maintain the best possible health and care of all their dogs/bitches, and to have their dogs/bitches regularly checked by their veterinarian.
Selling Puppies: Members should not sell or donate puppies to retail, commercial or wholesale outlets, or for raffle prizes etc. They should endeavour to place their puppies in good homes and not be frightened to carefully 'vet' the prospective new owners, and supply them with sufficient information covering diet and care for the first twelve (12) months.
Honesty in Representation: Members should represent their dogs/bitches as honestly as possible, and not use misleading or untruthful statements in selling or advertising, nor denigrate other owners or breeders. Remember that the welfare of the breed comes before personal benefit.
Community Relations: Members should ensure that their dogs are not a nuisance to their neighbours or the community in general, and that they are properly supervised and controlled at all times, and are given basic behavioural training. They should also be registered with their local municipal council.
Sportsmanship: Members should show good sportsmanship whether winning or losing at any SACA sanctioned event, and in no way denigrate the dog or bitches or others.