The Canadian Hairless Terrier Association has a nominal fee of $10 for yearly membership. These funds go towards sponsoring and sanctioning of dog shows, competitions, and promoting the American Hairless Terrier and the Canadian Hairless Terrier Association in Canada.
1. There shall be the following classes of members:
a) Honorary Members: The Association, by ordinary resolution of a general meeting may appoint Honorary Members of the Association if the Board of Directors has, by prior resolution thereof, named the proposed member or members and recommended that such appointment be made for life, or for a term, as the case may be, but such Honorary Members shall take no part in the management of the Association’s affairs, and shall have no vote and shall not be entitled to hold office in the Association, other than the office of Honorary President. Notwithstanding anything herein contained, any Honorary Membership may at any time be revoked by recommendation of the Board of Directors, confirmed by ordinary resolution of a general meeting.
b) Active Annual Members: Active Annual Members shall be those individuals, partnerships and companies actively engaged in the breeding of registered Hairless and Coated American Terriers, who apply for Active Annual Membership and are accepted as such, and who pay the prescribed fee annually.
c) Active Life Members: Active Life Members shall be those individuals, partnerships and companies who are actively engaged in the breeding of Hairless and Coated American Terriers, who shall have applied for Active Life Membership and who shall have paid the prescribed fee in effect at the time they applied for Life Membership. The Board of Directors may declare a member inactive after three consecutive years in which no Registration or transfer activity takes place and at the same time notifies the person that membership services shall cease.
d) Active Junior Members: Active Junior Members shall be those individuals who have not yet attained the age of 18 years, who apply for Active Junior Membership and who are accepted as such, and who pay the prescribed fee. Junior Members shall have no vote and shall not be entitled to hold office in the Association.
e) Associate Annual Members: Associate Annual Members shall be those individuals, partnerships or companies who have an interest in Hairless and Coated American Terriers, such as a commercial breeder, a bank or newspaper, who have applied for membership and paid the prescribed fee. Associate Members will have a voice at meetings but no vote, nor may they hold office, and shall not be entitled to record, register or transfer at member rates. Other services shall be as for regular members.
f) Honorary Members: Individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the
development of the AHT breed may be, by resolution of a general meeting, named and
recommended for life or for a term, as the case may be. Such Honorary members shall take no
part in the management of the Association’s affairs, shall have no vote and shall not hold office
in the Association other than the office of Honorary President. Honorary Membership may be
revoked by recommendation of the Board of Directors, confirmed by ordinary resolution of a
(a) Application for membership must be made in writing to the Secretary of the Association on
application forms provided by the Association;
(b) The Board of Directors shall have the power to accept or reject any application for
(c) Successful applicants shall agree to be bound by these by-laws and all amendments thereto and
all rules and regulations of the Association;
(d) The Board of Directors shall also have the power to suspend or expel any member who conducts
himself in a manner detrimental to the Association, without refund of membership;
(e) Legal partnerships, firms and corporations accepted as active members shall specify in writing
the person authorized to vote or act on their behalf or sign registration and transfer applications;
(f) A member may, at any time, terminate his membership, by giving a written notice to the
Secretary, but there shall be no refund of membership dues.
3. All members in good standing shall, as a matter of contract and except as hereinafter provided, enjoy the same rights and privileges and be subject to the same liabilities as the original incorporators of this Association. No member who is in arrears of membership or other fees shall enjoy such rights and privileges.
4. A member in good standing is a member who has complied with the regulations as hereinafter set forth and who is not in arrears of membership or other fees or dues suspended.
5. Financial liability of a member of the Association shall be limited to the amount due from him in respect to his membership, registration and transfer fees.
6. No member shall be entitled to any of the rights and privileges of the Association during any year until his annual fee for that year is paid.
7. No member shall be entitled to vote or give notice to amend this Constitution who is in arrears of membership dues or other fees. No member or authorized representative thereof shall hold office that is not a Canadian citizen and resident at the time of the election. No applicant shall be entitled to vote until his application for membership has been accepted.
8. The membership year of the Association shall correspond with the calendar year.
4. Suspension, Expulsion, Offences and Penalties
1. Suspended Member: A suspended member is one who has been deprived of the privileges of the Association automatically, or by decision of the Board of Directors, for a stated period of time or until such time as the requirements of the Board of Directors have been complied with.
2. Suspended Registration: A suspended registration is a registration of pedigree or transfer that has been placed under suspension by the Board of Directors of the Executive Committee, on account of some irregularity; such suspension to remain until same has been lifted by resolution of the Directors of the Executive Committee.
3. Expulsion: Expulsion means depriving a person of the privileges of the Association indefinitely or for such period of time as may be determined by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.
4. The Board of Directors shall have the power to suspend or expel any person who fails to observe any rule or regulation set forth in this Constitution or whose conduct is, in the opinion of the Board, prejudicial to the interest of the Association. The procedure for filing complaints with the Board is outlined under Discipline Committee 8(h). A person so suspended or expelled shall, after the expiration of sixty days, have the right to apply to the Board of Directors for reinstatement and shall, on application, be reinstated at the next meeting of the Board, provided a majority of the members of the Board present thereat vote in the affirmative. If the Board of Directors refuse to reinstate a person so suspended or expelled, such person shall have the right to apply for reinstatement by the next succeeding General Meeting, but reinstatement by a General Meeting shall be only by a vote of two-thirds of the members present thereat and voting.
5. A person who automatically suspends himself under any rule or regulation of this Association shall, after the expiration of ten days, have the right to apply to the Executive Committee for reinstatement and shall, on application, be reinstated at the next meeting of the Committee, provided a majority of the members of the Committee present thereat vote in the affirmative. If the Executive Committee refuses to reinstate a person automatically suspended from membership, such person shall have the right to apply for reinstatement by the next succeeding General Meeting of the Board of Directors, but reinstatement shall be only by a vote of two-thirds of the Directors present thereat and voting. If reinstatement is refused, he shall have the right to apply for reinstatement to the next General Meeting of the Association.
6. Any person expelled from membership by any other organization incorporated under the Animal Pedigree Act, shall not be eligible for membership in this Association and, if he is a member of this Association at the time of such expulsion, his membership shall thereupon forthwith terminate or be suspended.
7. Any person so suspended or expelled shall have no claim against this Association or any interest in the property or assets of this Association.
8. Registration or transfer of ownership of an animal is made on the understanding that the particulars given on the application are correct. If it is subsequently discovered that the particulars given are incorrect or fraudulent, the registration or transfer shall be canceled by this Association. The certificates of animals registered incorrectly may be canceled and reregistered by the owner at the expense of the original applicant for registration or transfer, but it is understood that this Association shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage that may be sustained through suspension, cancellation or correction of any registration or transfer.
9. When, as the result of an inspection of the manner in which private records are being kept and identification practiced by any breeder, it is shown that the regulations in that regard, as laid down herein, are not being observed, the Board of Directors may immediately suspend or expel such member, and if such inspection should indicate that the private records and identification system are in such a state of confusion as to raise a doubt as to the identity of any number or all of the animals, the Board of Directors may suspend or cancel registration of any or all dogs registered in the name of such breeder.
10. The Minister of Agriculture shall be given notification of the expulsion or suspension of any member of this Association. Similarly, notification of the reinstatement of a member, or the suspension or cancellation of a registration certificate or registration or transfer, shall be given.