North America Diving Dogs Standards of Sportsmanship

North America Diving Dogs Standards of Sportsmanship

 

  • NADD Competitors should respect the history, traditions and integrity of the sport of diving dogs.
  • NADD Competitors should commit themselves to values of fair play, honesty, courtesy, and vigorous competition, as well as winning and losing with grace.
  • NADD Competitors should refuse to compromise their commitment and obligation to the sport of diving dogs by injecting personal advantage or consideration into their decisions or behavior.
  • A NADD certified judge will only judge based on the results of the dogs and will consider no other factors.
  • A NADD Competitor, judge or exhibitor should be willing to accept constructive criticism.
  • A NADD Competitor should refuse to compromise or question the impartiality of a judge.
  • A NADD Competitor should always respect the NADD rules, regulations and policies governing the sport of diving dogs.
  • NADD Competitors should find that vigorous competition and mutual civility are consistent attributes and are able to appreciate the merit of their competition and the effort of fellow competitors.
  • NADD Competitors should welcome, encourage and support newcomers to the sport.
  • NADD Competitors will deal fairly with all those who interact with them.
  • NADD Competitors are willing to share honest and open appraisals of both the strengths and weaknesses of their dogs.
  • NADD Competitors spurn any opportunity to take personal advantage of positions offered or bestowed upon them.
  • NADD Competitors always consider as paramount the welfare of their dog.
  • NADD Competitors refuse to embarrass the sport, NADD, the American Kennel Club, or themselves while taking part in the sport.
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