5. In June of 2000, the RRCUS Code of Ethics was amended by the Board of Directors to read as follows: "II.4. Only dogs screened and certified clear of hip and elbow dysplasia by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals or similar registry shall be bred. (This provision applies to dogs born after January 1, 1996.) Breeders are encouraged to screen for all appropriate hereditary disorders." [Minutes of the June, 2000, Board of Directors meeting, RRCUS web site, Members Only section.] However, this change has never been implemented and the Code of Ethics that is presented on the club website and printed on the membership application is still the version that existed prior to this amendment.