The club shall be called The Scottish Siberian Husky Club.

    The objects shall be to promote the Siberian Husky in ownership and welfare of the breed, responsible breeding, exhibition and rallying.


    The club shall consist of three offices: a Chairman, an Honorary Treasurer and an Honorary Secretary and a Committee of six members (all Officers and Committee Members must reside in Scotland and must not serve on more than one Siberian Husky Club at one time) and an unlimited number of Members.  Travelling expenses incurred by Officers and Committee members will not be paid by the club.

    Nominations for the positions of Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and Committee Members must be received by the Honorary Secretary no later than 6.00pm on

    1st February annually.  Nominees, Proposers and Seconders must be fully paid up Members of the Club when nominations are made.  Nominations should bear the signature and name of the Proposer and Seconder and should be accompanied by the Nominee’s willingness to serve and a brief synopsis of their experience in the Breed and their aims for the Club, which will be circulated to Members with voting forms.


    The management of the Club shall be in the hands of the Officers of the Club and a Committee consisting in total of nine members.

    On an annual basis the six committee members shall retire but may offer themselves for re-election. The three officers shall serve for a 3 year period, with one retiring annually by rotation, but may offer themselves for re-election.

    Nominees for the Committee and positions of Chairman, Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary must have been fully paid up Club Members for one full year.

    The Officers and the Committee shall have full voting rights.

    A Vice-Chairman will be elected annually at a Committee Meeting subsequent to the General Meeting.

    Meetings of the Committee shall be held as often as deemed necessary but at least every six months.

    A quorum for Committee meetings shall be five (5).

    The committee shall have the power to form a Judges Sub-Committee.

    The Committee shall have the power to co-opt members on to the Committee in the event of positions becoming vacant between General Meetings.

    Those co-opted shall only hold office until the next General Meeting of the Club at which an election of Officers and Committee takes place.

    No individual who has been a member for less than one year may be elected on to the Committee.

    No two persons from the same household shall serve either as Officers or Committee Members of the club at the same time.

    An Officer or Committee Member failing to attend three consecutive Committee meetings, without good reason at the discretion of the Committee, will be required to relinquish their position.


    Candidates for membership shall be accepted by payment of subscription in conjunction with Committee approval.

    The payment of the subscription shall be an implied agreement by the member to abide by the constitution and the Code of Ethics of the Club and the Kennel Club Code of Conduct. Any member of the Scottish Siberian Husky Club found to be beaching the KC Code of Conduct will be reported to the KC and issued with a copy of the complaint.

    End of membership-

       Members will lose their membership:-(a) by non-payment of subscription fee – any person whose

       membership has ceased for this reason will not be eligible for membership again unless the Committee

       approves them.

         (b) by expulsion.

         (c) by resignation.

         (d) by death.


        A member intending to withdraw from the club shall give notice in writing to the Secretary, and his or her

         membership terminates on the date of that notice unless he is financially indebted to the club, in which 

         case the Committee may withhold acceptance of the resignation until he has discharged his liability.



    Cessation of Membership

    1. A Member may resign from membership at any time but will not be entitled to any refund of contributions or subscriptions in respect of the remaining period.


    1. Any person shall, upon ceasing to be a Member of the Club, forfeit all rights to and claims upon the Club, its property and funds.


    The Society must make a list of members and their addresses which is kept in line with the GDPR


    Each member shall be entitled to full voting rights after acceptance of membership application by the Committee.

    A postal vote will be made for the election of the Officers and Committee members.  Voting forms will be posted to the membership.  Voting forms will then be posted by the Members to an independent adjudicator.  (Non-Club Member).

    Proxy votes are not allowed.

    Voting on all other business shall be as decided by the majority at a meeting, i.e. secret ballot or by show of hands.

    Joint membership shall be deemed a partnership of two adults i.e. over 18 years of age, each having one vote.

    Junior membership shall be deemed to be an individual under the age of 18 years who will NOT by eligible to vote.



    The property of the Club shall be vested in the Committee.  In the event of the Club ceasing to exist, a final General Meeting shall be called to decide the disposal of the Club’s assets and the outcome of the meeting notified to the Kennel Club.

    (If a registered Club is wound up, or ceases to be a Registered Society, under these Regulations a final statement of accounts with a record of the disposal of the property of the Society shall be forwarded to the Kennel Club within six months and the persons named as Officers and Committee of the Club will be held responsible by the Kennel Club for the proper winding up of the Club.)

    NOTE:  The Club shall obtain written acknowledgements from donors of Cups and Trophies that they are given as outright gifts to the Club.


    A banking account shall be held in the Name of the Society at the Bank of Scotland into which all revenue of the society shall be paid and from which withdrawal shall only be made on the signatures of any two of the three Officers.  No two signatories may reside in the same household.

    The Club accounts shall be certified annually  (either by one qualified accountant or two unqualified individuals with accounting experience) and presented to the members at the Annual General Meeting.


    The Annual subscription shall be such amount as agreed by the members in General Meeting and notified to the Kennel Club.

    Subscriptions shall be due on the 1st January annually.       Full Joint membership – £10

                                                                                                            Single Membership – £8

                                                                                                            Junior Membership – £4

                                                                                                  0verseas membership- £15


    No member whose subscription is unpaid is entitled to any of the privileges of membership and if the Member shall fail to pay outstanding subscriptions by 31st January his/her name shall be automatically erased from the register.  Acceptance back on the register will be dependent upon a new application and payment of full subscription.

    NOTE:  Once members have been accepted for membership, providing they continue to pay their membership subscriptions at the correct time they cannot be refused renewal of membership.  With the exception of default on subscriptions, the only way to remove a member from the Club’s register is by following the procedure defined in paragraph 9.

    • Any member who shall be suspended under Kennel Club rule A42j(4) and/or any member whose dog is/are disqualified under Kennel Club rule A42j(8) shall ipso facto cease to be a member of the club for the duration of the suspension and/or disqualification.

    If the conduct of any member shall, in the opinion of the committee of the Club, be injurious or likely to be injurious to the character or interests of the Club, the Committee  of the Club may, at a meeting, the notice convening which includes as an object the consideration of the conduct of the member, determine that a Special General Meeting of the Club shall be called for the purpose of passing a resolution to expel him/her.

    Notice of the Special General Meeting shall be sent to the accused member, giving particulars of the complaint and advising the place, date and hour of the meeting that he/she may attend and offer explanation.  If at the meeting, a resolution to expel is passed by a two-thirds majority of the members present and voting, his/her name shall forthwith be erased from the list of members and he/she shall thereupon cease for all purposes to be a member of the Club except that he/she may, within two calendar months from the date of such meeting, appeal to the Kennel Club upon and subject to such condition as the Kennel Club may impose.

    • If the Society expels any Member for discreditable conduct in connection with dogs, dog show or trials, the Society must report the matter in writing to the Kennel Club within seven days and supply particulars required.

    The financial year of the Club shall be from 1st January to 31st December.

    The Annual General Meeting shall be held during the month of March or April


    The nature of the business to be conducted is to receive the report of the Committee and balance sheet, to elect Officers and to discuss any resolution duly placed on the Agenda of which prior notice has been given to the Honorary Secretary.  No business shall be transacted at an Annual General Meeting unless notice thereof appears on the Agenda, with the exception of routine matters or those, which in the opinion of the chairman of the Meeting are urgent.

    Notice of an Annual General Meeting shall be posted to members.

    Sixty days minimum  notice shall be given of an Annual General Meeting.

    Items for inclusion on the Agenda shall be required by the Honorary Secretary 30 days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting.

    The Agenda for the annual General Meeting will be circulated with the voting forms for the election of Officers and Committee and the Minutes of the previous AGM.

    A Special General Meeting shall be summoned by the Honorary Secretary if ten members send a signed requisition stating the subject to be discussed and requesting a Special General Meeting to do so.  The Committee of the Club is also empowered to call a Special General Meeting.  A minimum of fourteen days notice shall be given by post to members within thirty days of receipt of a signed requisition advising the date, venue and subject of the special General Meeting.

    A quorum for a General Meeting will be twelve (12).


    The rules of the Club may not be altered except at a General Meeting, the Agenda for which contains the specific amendment duly proposed and seconded and received by the Honorary Secretary 30 days prior to the General Meeting.

    Any proposed alteration to the Rules may not be brought into effect until the Kennel Club has been advised and approved the alteration.


    The Officers acknowledge that during the month of January each year, Maintenance of Title fee will be forwarded to the Kennel Club by the Honorary Secretary for continuance of registration and that by 31st July each year, other returns, as stipulated in Kennel Club regulations for the Registration and Maintenance of Titles of Societies and Breed Councils and the Affiliation of Agricultural Societies and Municipal Authorities be forwarded to the Kennel Club.

    The Officers also acknowledge their duty to inform the Kennel Club of any changes of Honorary Secretary of the Society which may occur during the course of the year.


    The Kennel Club shall be the final court of appeal in all matters of dispute.

    The society shall not join any Federation of Societies or Clubs.


    Registered Breed Societies must produce a list of Judges each year.  The purpose of  Breed Society Lists is to indicate to interested parties those persons a Breed Society would support at differing levels of judging.  Membership of the Society must not be a prerequisite for inclusion on the lists.

    Judges lists should be divided into three parts namely A1, A2, and B and must indicate the date on which the lists will expire.  On expiry a new list must be compiled.

    A1 List – must indicate all persons whom the Society would support and who have previously been approved by the Kennel Club to award Challenge Certificates in the breed. 

    (It should be noted that this list does not apply to breed societies where the breed does not currently have Challenge Certificates.)

    A2 List – must indicate all persons the Society would support to award Challenge Certificates but, who as yet, have not been approved by the Kennel Club.

    B List – must indicate all persons the Society would support to judge the breed without Challenge Certificates.


    The Scottish Siberian Husky Club Working Rally rules will apply in the event of a Rally being scheduled under the auspices of the Club.


    A Welfare Scheme may be established which will be administered by the Committee.


    A president may be elected at an Annual General Meeting, duly proposed and seconded, and will be invited to serve a three year Honorary term.

    No person whilst an undischarged bankrupt may serve on the Committee of, or hold any other office or appointment within, a Kennel Club Registered Society.


    Approved at AGM 24th April 2023