Code of Ethics

GPCA Code of Ethics

The Great Pyrenees Club of America in keeping with its aims of encouraging the development of finer Great Pyrenees has adopted the following Code Of Ethics to promote and foster the highest standards among breeders and owners and to encourage cooperation in the improvement, advancement and protection of our breed. All members of the Great Pyrenees Club of America shall abide by this Code of Ethics. Any member may prefer charges against a member for alleged misconduct prejudicial to the best interest of the Club or Breed.












Should the charges be sustained after hearing all the evidence and testimony presented by complainant and defendant, the Board or Committee may by a majority vote of those present suspend the defendant from all privileges of the Club for not more than six months from the date of the hearing, or until the next Annual Meeting if that will occur after six months. And, if it deems that punishment insufficient, it may also recommend to the membership that the penalty be expulsion. In such cases, the suspension shall not restrict the defendant's right to appear before his fellow members at the ensuing Club meeting which considers the recommendation of the Board or Committee. Immediately after the Board or Committee has reached a decision, its findings will be put in written form and filed with the Secretary. The Secretary, in turn, shall notify each of the parties of the decision and penalty, if any.



A publication of the Great Pyrenees Club of America.

Adopted 1985, rev. 2001, 2006