Purpose and Aims
The purpose of CFNZ is to cooperate to maintain the excellent quality of the fousek. Just as we benefit from the efforts of others in the past, so must we contribute to the dogs of our sons and daughters and those that follow.
The obligations under the proposed club are not onerous, and mostly include things that you will need to do to develop the dog as a hunting dog anyway. There is no obligation to join CFNZ, but all owners are welcome to be members and contribute to decisions.
CFNZ Purposes, activities and principles of operation
3 Purposes and Activities of CFNZ
3.1 Principle purposes The principle purposes of CFNZ are to:
3.1.1 Maintain the quality of the Cesky Fousek as a versatile hunting dog and family dog in New Zealand, and particularly to enhance the unique strengths of the Cesky Fousek as a keen and hard working but highly cooperative hunting dog with the excellent natural ability required of versatile dogs and low aggression to humans and other dogs.
3.1.2 Establish the Cesky Fousek breed within New Zealand and expand it to sustainable levels.
3.1.3 Adapt and improve the Cesky Fousek breed for the current and changing needs of New Zealand hunters.
3.1.4 Contribute to the maintenance, expansion and advocacy of the Cesky Fousek breed globally, particularly in Australasian or Southern Hemisphere countries, where consistent with activities in New Zealand.
3.2 Activities To accomplish the purposes under 3.1, CFNZ will:
3.2.1 Operate a cooperative breeding programme with centralized breeding decisions that control all the breeding and breeding rights of all CFNZ Fousky.
3.2.2 Import new Fousky or genetics of Fousky and garner or pool resources to do so.
3.2.3 Advocate the Cesky Fousek breed in an accurate and responsible manner.
3.2.4 Provide support and advice to owners of CFNZ Fousky for training, hunting, testing and breeding of their Fousky.
3.2.5 Limit CFNZ ownership to Dedicated Hunters who support the purposes and principles of CFNZ.
3.2.6 Developing methods of evaluating the hunting performance and physical and temperament characteristics of the Cesky Fousek breed.
3.2.7 To contribute to best breeding practice and breed maintenance of versatile hunting dogs, including to contribute to and support performance testing across all versatile breeds
3.2.8 Provide potential owners of Cesky Fousky with accurate information about the characteristics of the breed as a hunting and family dog and about the hunting characteristics and performance scores of the ancestors.
3.2.9 Consider and develop other working uses that use the working characteristics of the Cesky Fousek.
3.2.10 Take a formal position and/or make formal or informal submissions on matters that concern the above over a broad range of topics, including but not limited to dog registration, tail docking, testing procedures, hunting or regulatory issues in relationship to hunting dogs, biosecurity, etc.
3.2.11 When and if Fousky are imported into New Zealand by people acting outside CFNZ, to strive to maintain the principle purposes of CFNZ.
3.2.12 Do anything else necessary or helpful to the above purposes.
3.3 Not pecuniary gain Pecuniary gain is not a purpose of CFNZ.
4 Challenges and Opportunities
4.1 Background The Cesky Fousek breed is new to New Zealand, and has a small population. The first individual, Cita od Tyrse (AKA Kaca) was imported by Jake Overton and arrived in New Zealand on 31 July 2003. Between 2003 and 2010, Jake Overton bred dogs to generate enough people and dogs to form CFNZ to further the Cesky Fousek breed within New Zealand.
4.2 Opportunities Since the Cesky Fousek breed is new to New Zealand, special opportunities arise from the ability to control all of the breeding of Fousky in New Zealand and to develop a breeding programme that includes all individuals of the breed within New Zealand, and to avoid problems that have arisen in other breeds due to poor breeding practices.
4.3 Challenges Conversely, challenges arise from the small population that will require the importation of new genetics and the isolation of New Zealand and the strict and expensive biosecurity requirements. Another challenge in New Zealand will be to gain acceptance from dog owners to relinquish the decision to breed their dog for the greater benefit of the breed and future hunters.
5 Principles of Operation
5.1 Czech recognition CFNZ recognises that the origin and major authority for the Cesky Fousek resides within the Czech Republic. The current high quality of the breed is due to the excellent and long-running breeding programme in the Czech Republic. CFNZ seeks to maintain the qualities and form of the Cesky Fousek as developed in the Czech Republic and as expressed in the Breed Standard and existing dogs and, where appropriate, to adapt the breed to New Zealand conditions, styles of hunting, and hunter preferences.
5.2 Importance of all individuals For a breed with such a small population, all (dog) individuals are important for the breeding programme, and should be tested and considered as potential breeders. Similarly, with a small pool of owners, it is important (and desirable) that all owners contribute to the breed and the breeding programme.
5.3 Components of a cooperative programme The important parts of a cooperative breeding programme are:
(a) Cooperation amongst owners and breeders,
(b) Control over all dog breeding and centralized breeding decisions,
(c) Pooling of resources to bring in new blood into the country,
5.4 Interest of the breed first It is vital that breeding decisions be made for the benefit and improvement of the breed, and not for sentimental or financial reasons. All breeding decisions should be made in a transparent and accountable fashion and without favoritism to individual owners or Fousky. Individuals must put the best interests of the Cesky Fousek breed and CFNZ ahead of their egos and self-interest in all dealings with CFNZ and the breed.
5.5 Management style Decisions within CFNZ are to be made in a democratic, consultative, and transparent manner.
5.6 Parallel imports If Fouseks have been imported into New Zealand by individuals or groups other than CFNZ, then CFNZ will attempt to work together with them in a way that is to the benefit of the Cesky Fousek breed, but also does not disadvantage CFNZ Fousky, CFNZ Members, or the principles of operation.
5.7 Rogue breeders Persons who have broken their contracts with CFNZ should be punished financially so that they receive no benefit from these actions, but also be provided with an avenue for themselves and their Fouseks to rejoin CFNZ and contribute to the purposes and principles of CFNZ.
5.8 No showing No CFNZ Fousek may be shown in conformation shows. All CFNZ Fousky will be registered with a ‘not to be shown’ endorsement on their registrations. Physical characteristics in relationship to the breed standard and hunting abilities will be assessed at tests or special events held or recognized by CFNZ.
5.9 Not a breed registry CFNZ will not act as a breed registry for the Cesky Fousek in New Zealand. The New Zealand Kennel Club will be used as a purebred registering authority for all Fousky in New Zealand. Other breed registers can be used in other countries.
5.10 Control of all breeding The control of the breeding and breeding rights of all CFNZ Fousky must remain with CFNZ. With the exception of breeding rights, the owners of the dogs have full ownership of the dog
5.11 Principles binding Members of CFNZ, and all owners of CFNZ Fousky, are expected to follow these principles of operation.