Dear Members of the CCAA,
The Cane Corso Association of America (CCAA), the official American Kennel Club (AKC) parent breed club for the Cane Corso in the U.S., experienced two major breaches of its Code of Ethics on February 6, 2021, and February 27, 2021. Section 2(L) of the Code of Ethics states “I will not make accusations or try to discredit other breeders, exhibitors or CCAA members to anyone but the CCAA Club Officers directly.” Three weeks ago, a YouTube livestream hosted by two current CCAA members and a suspended member, who is also an approved AKC Judge of the Cane Corso, directly violated this section of our Code of Ethics. During the livestreams, there were multiple accusations made against CCAA members in an attempt to discredit them and divide the club. The livestreams were filled with inaccuracies regarding CCAA processes and policies, most notably about the current procedure for the breed standard revision.
The CCAA is governed and operates under the mandate of its Constitution and Bylaws as outlined in “Robert’s Rules of Order.” The club is comprised of a group of people and not an individual as implied in the livestreams. All club decisions, including the proposed breed standard revision, must go through a rigorous and complex process prior to approval by membership vote. Members are actively encouraged to contribute and participate in club activities, including the multiple committees working for the breed. We want our members and the community to know the overt breaches of our Code of Ethics in the livestreams are taken very seriously by the CCAA. Promoting mistruths and negative rhetoric about the CCAA only serves to hurt the breed and goes against our mission of promoting and protecting the Cane Corso breed.
The CCAA is the ambassador of the Cane Corso breed and committed to the values, ethics, and philosophies of good stewardship. We encourage current and potential members to join us for the many exciting initiatives and activities in the CCAA roadmap for the future. As one member said, “we all love our dogs and that should be the priority.”
CCAA Officers and Directors
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