The Canadian Hairless Terrier Association Articles and Bylaws are maintained by the Directors and Officers of the CHTA
The name of the Association shall be “CANADIAN HAIRLESS TERRIER ASSOCIATION”.
The Association shall have for its objects the development, registration and promotion of the
of American Hairless Terriers in Canada. This registration shall extend to American Rat Terriers used as outcross animals for the further development of the American Hairless Terrier breed. It is believed that the American Hairless Terrier breed can make an important contribution to the selection of purebred companion dogs available in Canada. The terms “American Hairless Terrier” or “American Terrier”, or AHT or AT, Hairless Rat Terrier, or Rat Terrier, Hairless Variety wherever used herein, refer to registered American Hairless Terriers, of both the coated and hairless variety. To facilitate the achievement the Association shall:
(a) be a non-profit organization of persons, firms, partnerships, and corporations engaged in co-operative to further the improvement of the American Hairless Terrier breed throughout Canada;
(b) keep a record of the pedigrees and carry out a system of registration;
(d) promote the American Hairless Terrier breed of dog in Canada.
(e) keep a record of the breeding and origin of all Hairless and Coated American Hairless Terriers and American Rat Terriers used for outcross breeding purposes, collect, preserve and publish data and documents relating to same;
(f)) maintain standards of breeding and origin of importance to dog genetics
(g) adopt means from time to time to protect and assist breeders engaged in propagation and breeding of Hairless and Coated American Hairless Terriers in compliance with the Animal Pedigree Act or any regulation made thereunder;
(h) maintain efficient supervision of breeders of Hairless and Coated American Hairless Terriers to detect, prevent and punish fraud;
e) compile statistics of the industry and furnish official and authentic information thereto;
f) in order to implement and achieve the foregoing, to make all necessary contracts and agreements and to make, alter and repeal regulations subject to the provisions of the By-Laws;
g) the CANADIAN HAIRLESS TERRIER ASSOCIATION will encourage and endeavor to facilitate the importation of genetically sound and purebred American Hairless Terrier dogs and American Rat Terrier dogs into Canada for the purpose of increasing available genotypes in the Canadian breeding pool.