Code of Ethics

The Irish Terrier Club of America’s constitution requires its members to do all in their power to protect and to advance the interests of the breed. To that end, I agree to abide by the provisions below which apply to my particular circumstances either as an owner or as a breeder.
I agree that as an owner of Irish Terrier(s) I will:
  • Follow the “Golden Rule” in that I will do unto others as I would have done unto me in all dog enterprises.
  • Always endeavor, with regards to my Irish Terrier(s), to act in a courteous and responsible manner, which includes keeping my Irish under control at all times, cleaning up after my Irish and trying to leave public places we frequent in better condition than we found them.
  • Be familiar with and abide by the rules of the American Kennel Club.
  • Consider the welfare of Irish Terriers above personal gain/profit.
  • Be honest with others in all my representations about my Irish Terriers, including issues of appearance and health.
  • Never be a part of any illegal “sport” activity which could result in harm or injury to any animal.
I agree that as a breeder of Irish Terriers I will:
  • Produce litters only to improve the breed and when adequate care can be provided in raising and placing the pups.
  • Always consider the age, health and well being of the bitch in making my breeding decisions, including frequency and number of breedings.
  • Never breed a bitch before she is one year old and sufficiently mature.
  • Keep accurate breeding records and pedigrees, and aid in the prompt registration of all puppies in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations.
  • Offer a written agreement of sale to all puppy purchasers, reserving the right to provide a “Limited Registration”.
  • Place puppies with new owners only after I am convinced that the buyer will provide responsible and humane care.
  • To the best of my ability help re-home any puppies or dogs of my breeding should any occasion arise indicating that this assistance is needed.
  • Advertise honestly.
  • Not be a party to the breeding of Irish Terriers for sale to “wholesalers”, or to commercial distributors of any description, including research laboratory facilities.
  • Breed only healthy stock, free of genetic defects, transmittable diseases, and unsound behavior (such as unwarranted aggression or shyness towards humans).
  • Provide stud dog services only to bitches registered with the American Kennel Club or kennel clubs recognized by the AKC.
  • Act in a responsible and helpful manner to all of my puppy owners.
  • Encourage permanent identification, such as tattoo or microchip.
  • Be honest with respect to the health, conformation and disposition of all my Irish Terriers, dams, sires, and offspring.
Acknowledgement and Agreement
As a condition of membership in the Irish Terrier Club of America, I hereby acknowledge that I have read and understood this Code of Ethics. I accept this Code of Ethics in its entirety and I agree to be bound by it. I agree further, that membership in the Irish Terrier Club of America is a privilege, not a right, and that

BIDDING BEGINS FRIDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2022 at 12:00 am
As most of you know, 2022 is a very special year for the ITCA. We will be celebrating our 125th Anniversary. To help make the 125th ITCA Anniversary National Specialty Show extra special, we are offering significantly
upgraded take-home prizes. It is our hope this sponsorship auction will help offset the higher cost of trophies
and at the same time make the 125th National Specialty a spectacular historical event!
Here is how it works:
ITCA has provided below a list and photos of its top take-home prizes, including upgraded framed rosettes. If
you would like to sponsor the offering of one of these prizes, you can submit bids on one or more of the listed
take-home prizes. All winning sponsorships of take-home prizes offered in the auction will be listed in the show
catalog as offered by the ITCA and the winning sponsor. If you are the winning sponsor of a one or more
trophies, you may offer the prize in your name, or you can honor a Heart Dog, Mentor or Friend. Group
Sponsors are limited to four individual names.
Bids Open at 12:00 am (Eastern) January 13, 2022
and will close 11:59 pm (Eastern) on February 28, 2022
Bidding is open to Individuals and ITCA Regional Clubs
We will accept bids on our FACEBOOK page and via e-mail at The leading bid for
sponsorship of each take-home prize will be updated every few days via email and on Facebook.