Benefits Of Membership

  • The opportunity to meet other Chinese Crested enthusiasts.
  • Sharing knowledge and experiences concerning the Chinese Crested.
  • Recognition in the club’s annual awards program.
  • Participation in all club functions such as seminars, performance events, matches and Regional and National Specialty Shows
  • Individual and family memberships have full voting privileges.
  • To learn and abide by the standard of the Chinese Crested as adopted by the parent authority (American Chinese Crested Club) and as accepted by the American Kennel Club.
  • Encouragement in the breeding and exhibiting of the Chinese Crested to promote the best interest of the breed.

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Online Membership Application

Thank you for your interest in joining the American Chinese Crested Club 

The information requested on this ACCC Membership Application is necessary for applying for membership in the  American Chinese Crested Club, Inc. (also referred to as the Club or ACCC). Voting on this application will not take place  unless it is fully complete.

Levels of Membership

Individual Membership

  • United States residents 
  • 18 years of age and older  
  • Full voting privileges 
  • Counted towards quorum 
  • May hold office 
  • Entitled to all club benefits 

Joint Membership
($52.00 per Household)

  • Two persons 
  • United States residents 
  • 18 years of age and older  
  • Reside in the same household 
  • Both members entitled to voting privileges 
  • Both members may hold office 

Associate Membership

  • United States resident or foreign (not United States resident or its territories and possessions) 18 years of age and older  
  • Not entitled to vote or hold office or be counted towards a quorum 
  • Dues less than the dues for an Individual membership  

Junior Membership

  • Between 9 and 17 years of age  
  • Not entitled to vote 
  • May not hold office 
  • Not counted towards a quorum  
  • May apply to convert to the appropriate membership upon reaching his/her 18th birthday
  • Eligible for committees involving Juniors 
  • No dues


Each member of the American Chinese Crested Club, Inc. will consider the best interest of the breed when engaged in any activities involving breeding, selling and exhibiting Chinese Cresteds and will refrain from any activities which could prove detrimental to the Breed and this Club.

 Members of the American Chinese Crested Club, Inc. agree to abide by the following: 

1) No member of this club shall engage in the wholesaling of litters or individual Chinese Cresteds or the selling of breeding stock to such places as pet dealers, catalog houses, or other commercial sources of distribution, nor shall he engage in over breeding his own bitches for profit with no regard for quality. 

2) No member will mix-breed or advertise for sale puppies that have been mix-bred.

 3) No member will provide stud service to unregistered bitches, or breed bitches to unregistered dogs. 

4) All sales will be accompanied with written contracts. 

5) Puppies will not be sold at less than 8 weeks of age. 

6) The best possible standard of health and care in all dogs will be maintained and puppies will be immunized and checked for parasites on a regular schedule. 

7) In breeding programs, members will keep alert for and work to control and/or eradicate inherited problems and conditions that are particular to the breed and breed as closely as possible to the standard. 

8) Members will represent their dogs as honestly as possible to prospective buyers and to try to assist the serious novice in his understanding of the breed. 

9) Each member of the Club has an obligation to protect the interests of the Breed, and pure-bred dogs and or the sport of dog show competition in general by conducting himself in a good-sportsmanship manner designed to reflect credit on himself, the Breed, the Club and on other participants in dog shows generally. The good of the Breed comes before any personal benefits. 

10) Breeders are responsible for all puppies he produces for their entire lives. An owner is responsible to ensure that any dog he can no longer keep is placed in an appropriate home and the breeder of the dog is notified; however, if the owner cannot or will not take care of the animal any longer or abandons it, the breeder must make every effort to secure a new home for it.

 11) Breeders will promote and encourage the spaying and/or neutering of pet quality Cresteds and use the Limited Registration for the not to be shown, not to be bred Cresteds. I have read and agree to abide by the Code of Ethics of the American Chinese Crested Club, Inc.

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