Promoting ethical breeding and responsible ownership of healthy dogs
"To promote responsible breeding of hybrid dogs, exercising the highest standards of animal welfare and raise public awareness of the basic precautions that should be taken when buying a puppy."
The Five Freedoms
The Five Freedoms outline five areas of dog welfare over which we - as owners and breeders - have control. Developed in response to a UK Government report on livestock husbandry in 1965, the Five Freedoms have been adopted by professional groups such as Veterinarians, the RSPCA, the World Organisation for Animal Health and now, the Hybrid Breeders Association (HBA).
Freedom from hunger or thirst - by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.
Freedom from discomfort - by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.
Freedom from pain, injury or disease - by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.
Freedom to express (most) normal behaviour - by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind.
Freedom from fear and distress - by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.