ARTICLE VII: Amendments

SECTION 1. Amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws and to the Standard for the breed may be proposed by the Board of Directors or by written petition addressed to the Recording Secretary signed by twenty percent of the membership in good standing. Amendments proposed by such petition shall be promptly considered by the Board of Directors and must be submitted to the members with recommendations of the Board by the Recording Secretary for a vote within three months of the date when the petition was received by the Recording Secretary.

SECTION 2. The Constitution and By-Laws and the Standard for the breed may be amended at any time provided a copy of the proposed amendment has been mailed by the Recording Secretary to each member accompanied by a ballot on which he may indicate his choice for or against the action to be taken. The notice shall specify a date not less than 30 days after the date of mailing by which date the ballots must be returned to the Recording Secretary to be counted. The favorable vote of 2/3 of the members in good standing whose ballots are returned within the time limit shall be required to affect any such amendments. The dual envelope procedures described in Article IV, Section 4d shall be followed in handling such ballots, to assure secrecy of the vote.

SECTION 3. No amendment to the Constitution and By-Laws or to the Standard for the breed that is adopted by the Club shall be effective until it has been approved by the Board of Directors of the American Kennel Club.

Notwithstanding the above, the Board of Directors shall be empowered to appoint a Coder Reviser who shall have the authority to correct any misspellings, punctuation, clerical and other grammatical errors in this Constitution and By-Laws that do not affect the substance of this Constitution and By-Laws without the necessity of submitting such corrections through the amendment process.

 Source: DPCA Constitution & By-Laws