North Island Bull Terrier Club

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This Code of Conduct has been established to outline what is acceptable and what is unacceptable behaviour – in and out the show ring and at any event held by the NIBTC.

Event organisers are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of whether your Bull Terrier is a show dog or pet. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event organisers Show Manager or Disciplinary Committee.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. Event organisers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

Members are responsible for making their guests aware of the Code of Conduct and will be held responsible for the behaviour of their guests.

It is important that as a member of our club you understand and accept this code of conduct and realise that those who break the code will suffer the appropriate penalties as decided by the Disciplinary Committee. This could include exclusion from the NIBTC for a designated period of time. 

Behaviour and actions taken which are deemed to be in conflict with this Code of Conduct will be reported to the NZKC (Show regulations Rule 25: Reporting of Fraudulent or Discreditable Conduct).

All members or members’ guests, regardless of position within the club, will be dealt with in a fair and just manner. If the complaint is against a person or persons of the Disciplinary Committee they will be stood down from the Disciplinary Committee and not partake in any decisions. There will be neutral members to replace them.

 Code of Conduct

 To understand and abide by the philosophy of fair play 

  • Honesty in contest                                                                                         
  • Politeness between participants
  • Acceptance in good spirit of the results regardless of whether you are the winner on the day or not.
  • Always to behave in a manner that is kind, polite and respectful of others
  • To respect and abide by the rules of the NZKC and NIBTC                                             
  • To perform with pride, the role of ambassador for our breed and club to the best of your ability.

   I understand and will abide by and honour the above code of conduct. 

NOTE: Should the Event/ Show Manager decide that a member, or a member’s guest be asked to leave because of gross misconduct, they will be supported by the members of the Committee in attendance at the event/ show

This code of conduct has been presented to the NZKC for approval.

Please note that harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Violent threats, intimidation or personal insults directed against another person or their dogs or kennel.
  • Verbal, graphic or written comments related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.
  • Posting on public domains of inappropriate comments or references to club members and/or their dogs
  • Stalking or following, including harassing photography or recording
  • Inappropriate physical contact or sexual attention
  • Posting (or threatening to post in a public domain) other members personally identifying information to defame or harass
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.

Information on how to lodge a complaint is available on the NIBTC website for any member to access if they have experienced a situation where the Code of Conduct has been abused. Refer to sub page.





Contact Details

The Secretary
North Island Bull Terrier Club
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