Eligibility and dues
Membership is limited, and members must be 18 years or older and own a Malagasy Coton de Tulear. We are a social club, managed by a board of directors, with two levels of membership:
- MCPC Breeder membership: These are breeders that have agreed to the MCPC mission and Code of Ethics. There is a one-time membership processing fee of $100 and a $25 fee for registering and producing an official certificate of registration for every born and bred Malagasy Coton de Tulear from a MCPC breeder.
- MCPC Pet Owner membership: These are members who purchased puppies from our MCPC breeders or are owners of a Coton de Tulear that would like to receive our member emails about pet food recalls, training and socializing tips, health research updates, suggested supplements, updates on our Genetic Diversity Project and other news relevant to our members and pet owners. We will try to limit the number of emails to only important information that needs your attention.
- The MCPC is a club of like-minded breeders and owners of the Malagasy Coton de Tulear that want to work together in conservation efforts to preserve our breed by using new advances in technology as they develop. Providing educational opportunities for our members to gather and share knowledge of canine health, behavioral science, genetics and breeding; and applying this knowledge to our preservation efforts.
- The MCPC will provide opportunities for our members to gather and commingle for social, educational or other similar purposes.
- The MCPC is supported primarily by membership dues and registration fees from our members and partly from public donations to help the MCPC further their efforts of preserving the rare breed Malagasy Coton de Tulear through continued education and sharing of information.
- At no time will any net earnings inure to the benefit of any person on the board or any individual member. All earnings will be spent to further our member’s interest in breeding for the future health and welfare of the Malagasy Coton de Tulear.