Application Requirements:

A professional handler is one who receives payment for the conditioning, training, grooming and exhibition of purebred dogs. He/she derives a portion of his/her income from this and other dog related activities.

The completed application for membership shall be submitted on the application form so provided by the CPHA.

No application will be considered unless signed by two members (not of the same family) in good standing with the CPHA. These two CPHA members shall become the character reference for the applicant(s). Application must be accompanied by the current yearly fee ($100.00) Cheques are to be made payable to the CPHA.

The application will be considered by the general membership for comment and then voted upon by the board of directors.

All decisions made for approval or rejection are final and no reason needs to be given. If the application is rejected, a full refund of fees will be made to the applicant. All applicants for membership must be at least 19 years of age.

Applicant must be a member in good standing with the Canadian Kennel Club

Applicant must have 10 years active involvement with showing dogs including 5 years of acting as an agent

A CPHA member must exhibit at a minimum of 50 shows per calendar year.

A CPHA member will maintain proper kennel facilities, working transportation, and required equipment.

All applicants must have proper kennel facilities at the time of application, these to be inspected by a CPHA board member Photos and diagrams are to be included with the application as well as copies of business card, handling contract and fee schedule, letterhead and billing sample.

All prospective applicants agree, by signing their name to the completed application that they will abide by the code of ethics, a copy of which is contained in this membership application

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