Note that all dates are based a fiscal year of Jan.1 – Dec. 31 and an Annual Meeting date that coincides with Premier weekend, the middle of June. These dates can be changed but time intervals should remain approximately the same.

Article I Name

This association shall be known as the United Perro de Presa Canario Club, hereinafter also referred to as "the Association."

Article II Purpose

The Association is formed for the following purposes:

  • Promoting development of the Presa Canario through competitive activities
  • Providing education to promote the breeding of better and finer purebred Presa Canarios
  • Responsibly promoting and increasing the popularity of the Presa Canario
  • Encouraging members to accept the approved breed standard of the UKC
  • Educating the public about the Presa Canario
  • Conducting UKC licensed events including performance events
  • Promoting good sportsmanship within the breed
  • Representing the breed's interests to the UKC
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Article III Association Profits

The Association shall not be conducted or operated for profit and no part of any profits or remainder or residue from dues or donations to the Association shall benefit any member or individual.

Article IV Rules For Licensed Events

All licensed events sponsored by the Association will be run in accordance with the rules, policies, and procedures of the United Kennel Club.

Article V Revisions

The members of the Association shall adopt and may from time to time revise such bylaws as may be required to carry out these objectives.


Article I - Membership
Section 1 Eligibility

There shall be five types of membership open to any breeder, owner, or fancier of the Perro de Presa Canario breed who subscribes to the purposes and objectives of the Association, agrees to abide by the Association Code of Ethics, and who is in good standing with U.K.C.

Section 2 - Types of membership
Section 2.1 Single membership

Open to members 18 years of age or older. Single members are entitled to one vote and are eligible to hold office in the Association.

Section 2.2 Charter membership

Single members who joined the Association on or before January 1, 2003 shall be entitled to the designation "Charter Member."

Section 2.3 Family/Household membership

Open to any two members of a household 18 years of age or older. Each Family/Household membership is entitled to two votes but only one member may hold office at any one time.

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Section 2.4 Honorary membership

The Board of Directors may elect to honorary membership any member in good standing or any non-member who meets the eligibility requirements for membership. An affirmative vote of 2/3 of the Directors present at a meeting of the Board, or 2/3 of the entire Board voting by mail shall be required to elect an honorary member. Honorary members shall be exempt from dues. No honorary members may vote unless he/she was a member in good standing of the Association at the time he/she was elected to honorary membership.

Section 2.5 Junior membership

Junior membership is open to any individual who is twelve to seventeen years of age. Juniors may convert to Regular membership upon reaching their 18th birthday. Junior members shall not be entitled to vote nor eligible to hold office, but shall be eligible for annual trophies or awards offered by or through the Association.

Section 3 - Dues
Section 3.1 Amount Annual membership

dues shall be determined by the Board of Directors not to exceed $25 per person per year.

Section 3.2 Payment of Dues

Dues are payable on or before the 1st day January of each year.

Section 3.3 Dues

statement On November 1st of each year, the Treasurer shall send to each member a statement of dues for the ensuing year.

Section 3.4 Nonpayment of Dues

No member may vote whose dues are not paid for the current year. The names of members who have not paid their dues shall be published in the first Association newsletter published after January 1st of each year. The membership of any member who has not paid his/her dues by March 31st of any calendar year shall lapse. The Board of Directors may grant a grace period of an additional 30 days for payment to any member who applies for an extension.


Section 4 - Application for membership

Each applicant for membership in the Association shall apply on a Board-approved Application for Membership, which shall provide that the applicant agrees to abide by the Constitution, Bylaws and Code of Ethics of the Association and the rules and regulations of the United Kennel Club. The prospective member shall submit the completed application and dues payment for the current year to the Secretary.

Section 5 - Election To Membership

Applicants may be elected by secret ballot at the next meeting of the Board of Directors or by secret vote of the Directors by mail, except that no mail vote may be initiated until each Board member has received a copy of all comments on the application from the Membership Secretary. Affirmative votes of a majority of the Directors present at a meeting of the Board or of the entire Board voting by mail shall be required to elect an applicant.

Section 6 - Rejected Applications

The sponsor of any applicant whose membership application is rejected by the Board may personally present the application at the next meeting of the Association. The Association membership may elect such applicant by secret ballot and a favorable vote of 75 percent of the members present, in good standing, and voting.

Section 7 - Termination Of Membership

Open to members 18 years of age or older. Single members are entitled to one vote and are eligible to hold office in the Association.

Section 7.1 Resignation

Any member in good standing may resign from the Association upon written notice to the Secretary. Resignation shall not discharge or eliminate any debt owed to the Association. Dues are considered an obligation to the Association and are incurred the first day of each fiscal year.

Section 7.2 Lapsing

A membership will be considered as lapsed and automatically terminated if such member's dues remain unpaid after March 31st. The Board of Directors may grant a grace period of an additional 30 days for payment to any member who applies for an extension. In no case may a person be entitled to vote at any Association meeting whose dues are unpaid as of the date of the meeting. Dues paid at such a meeting allow that member reinstatement of voting rights.

Section 7.3 Suspension

Any member who is suspended or barred from the privileges of the United Kennel Club is automatically suspended or barred from the privileges of membership in the Association for the same period of time.

Section 7.4 Expulsion

A membership may be terminated by expulsion as provided in Article VIII, Section 4 of these bylaws.

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Article II - Association Year
Section 1 - Fiscal Year

The Association's fiscal year shall begin on the 1st day of January and end on the last day of December.

Section 2- Official Year

The Association's official year shall begin immediately at the conclusion of the election at the annual meeting and shall continue through the election at the next annual meeting.


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