Article I.
Name and Objectives and Geographic Area

Section 1.
The name of the club shall be: American Staffordshire Terrier Club of Canada All Club branches are subunits of the Club and cannot enter into legal actions without the permission of the Board or those to whom the Board has delegated authority to grant such permission.

Section 2.
The Geographic Area shall include all of Canada.

Section 3.
The objectives of the club shall be:

To encourage and promote breeding of purebred American Staffordshire Terriers, (conformation and temperament for companions) and do all possible to bring their natural qualities to the forefront.

To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the Canadian Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which the American Staffordshire Terriers shall be judged.

To encourage the organization of local Branches of the American Staffordshire Terrier Club of Canada in those locations where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed.

Do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and encourage sports person like competition at dog shows and trials, under the rules of the Canadian Kennel Club.

The club encourages all members to be responsible owners, promoting the welfare of the breed and a willingness to share information honestly.

Section 4.
The club shall not be conducted or operated for profit and no part of any profits or remainder or residue from dues and donations to the club shall benefit any member or individual.

Section 5.
The members of the club shall adopt and may from time to time revise such as may be required to carry out these objectives.