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French Version of A Code of Practice for Canadian Kennel Operations Available Online

March 15, 2019

The French version of A Code of Practice for Canadian Kennel Operations is now available for download on the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s website.

The Code of Practice document incorporates new scientific evidence in many aspects of dog breeding and kennel management, including behaviour and social needs, housing, medicine and nutrition. The latest Kennel Code applies to various environments in which dogs are kept for breeding purposes, ranging from a private home to a large facility.

"Our hope is that this comprehensive document will be used by breeders, kennel operators, and people looking to purchase a dog from a breeding facility,” says Dr. Terri Chotowetz, CVMA President. “We want legislative bodies to incorporate into law a reference that will address the breeding and keeping of dogs, and we want veterinarians to use this resource to assist their clients who are dog breeders, kennel operators or prospective owners.”

You are able to download the third edition of A Code of Practice for Canadian Kennel Operation in English and French in the Practice Tools section for companion animals under the Practice & Economics tab.