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c) For other changes or modifications to the UKC Breed Standard for the Belgian Shepherd Dog, a three-fourths (3/4)
favorable vote of valid ballots.
Section 9.3 UKC Approval: No amendment to the Constitution or By-Laws that is adopted by the UBSDA shall become
effective until it has been approved by the UKC.
ARTICLE X
BREED STANDARD
Section 10 Breed Standard: The official Breed Standard has been based on the FCI (Federation Cynologique
Internationale) Standard of the Breed, It is the belief of this organization that the official Breed Standard of the Belgian
Shepherd Dog should not be changed or modified from time to time at the whim of various individuals. Utmost care has
been taken to insure that those individuals who are approved by the UKC to judge the Belgian Shepherd Dog have a
working knowledge of the correct type, structure and character of our Breed.
The official breed standard for the Belgian Shepherd Dog shall be prepared by the United Kennel Club, Inc., working in
conjunction with a person or committee appointed for that purpose by the UBSDA.  The United Kennel Club, Inc. holds
the copyright to the Belgian Shepherd Dog breed standard and may amend it at any time after consultation with the
UBSDA.  The UBSDA may propose an amendment to the standard at any time, provided that:
1)        The amendment is brought before the regular members in good standing for a written vote in accordance with
this Constitution and ByLaws and,
2)        Such amendment receives an affirmative vote from ¾ of those casting valid ballots, unless the purpose of such
amendment is to bring the standard into compliance with a change in the FCI standard, in which case a simple majority
of those casting valid ballots is required to pass.
ARTICLE XI
PUBLICATIONS
Section 11.1 UBSDA Official Publication: The UBSDA may create and/or circulate any informative publication to its
membership. Such publication shall be established and approved by a majority of the Board of Directors. The Beacon is
hereby established as such a publication, and the Beacon shall be published at least quarterly, as specified by the
Board of Directors and shall be the official media for the publication of UBSDA business.  If the Beacon cannot be
published for whatever reason, the Board shall see that a newsletter is published in its place containing all necessary
official notifications.
Section 11.2 UKC Official Publication: The official publication of the UKC shall be the official news media of the
UBSDA for official requirements or notices as deemed necessary by the UKC. This includes but is not limited to UKC
rules pertaining to judges, dog shows, and the Breed Standard.
ARTICLE XII
LOCAL CLUBS
Section 12 Local Clubs: Local Clubs shall be admitted to the UBSDA upon approval of their Constitution and By-Laws
by the Board of Directors and the UKC. Local Clubs seeking affiliation with the UBSDA must send a copy of their
Constitution and By-Laws to the UBSDA Recording Secretary and to the UKC along with a complete list of their Officers
and current members.
ARTICLE XIII
DISSOLUTION
Section 13 Dissolution: The UBSDA may be dissolved at any time by the written consent of not less than two-thirds
(2/3) of the members in good standing. In the event of the dissolution of the UBSDA, whether voluntary or involuntary or
by operation of law, other than for purposes of reorganization, none of the property of the UBSDA nor any proceeds
thereof nor any assets of the UBSDA shall be distributed to any members of the UBSDA, but after payment of the debts
of the UBSDA, its property and assets shall be given to a charitable organization benefiting dogs, which shall be
selected by the UKC.
ARTICLE XIV
CERTIFICATION
Section 14.1 Original Certification: I hereby certify that the foregoing Constitution and By-Laws, consisting of
fourteen (14) pages, including this page, constitute the By-Laws of the United Belgian Shepherd Dog Association, Inc.,
adopted by its Board of Directory as of August 21, 1992.
/ss/ Sarah Sawyer, President
/ss/ Susan Morlan, Secretary

The following signed the “Affidavit of Acceptance of Appointment as Initial Director of UBSDA, Inc.”:
Susan Morlan                8/21/1992
Sarah Sawyer                7/2/1992
JaAnne LaFear                7/22/1992
Joe M. Salmons         6/25/1992
Patricia A. Perkins        6/30/1992
Joanne Thielen                6/26/1992

The original Certificate of Incorporation is dated October 21, 1992.
Section 14.2 Amendment:  We hereby certify that the foregoing Constitution and By-Laws, consisting of ten (10) pages,
including this page, constitute the amended Constitution and By-Laws of the United Belgian Shepherd Dog Association,
Inc., duly adopted by its membership in accordance with the then-current Constitution and By-Laws on the _____ day of
the month of ________ in the year ________.

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