Pedigree Dogs Exposed - The Blog
From the makers of Pedigree Dogs Exposed, the latest news and views regarding inherited disorders and conformation issues in purebred dogs.
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Over on the Border Wars blog, Christopher Landauer has highlighted the extent of inbreeding in the Border Collies at Crufts.It turns out that this year's winner is the equivalent to a grandfather/grand-daugher mating and the Reserve Dog is the equivalent of a father/daughter mating.As Landauer points out, it's totally unnecessary. There is quite a lot of extant genetic diversity in Border Collies. The problem is that it is split into factions of type or geography, isolating sections of the […]
Click to enlargeCh Akasha Banana Split passed a vet check yesterday to take Best of Breed. As you can see, she has marked ectropion (the drooping of the lower eyelids). This is abnormal eye anatomy and it makes her eyes vulnerable to a host of painful problems. But if they weren't obviously sore on the day, the rules state that the vet has to pass her.Same goes for the stupidly-long ear leathers, which make her ears prone to yeast and bacterial infections. And then there's all that gross […]
And so another Crufts comes to pass (6th - 9th March).And with it comes a broadcaster (More4 - part of Channel 4) with no moral compass attempting to flog its coverage with an image of an animal broken by humans for their own amusement. Huge, wonky, blister-prone eyes. Massive nose roll. And no discernible nostrils.You can complain here.
This was never meant to be serious, of course. it is heartbreaking to hear a jokey commentary over pictures of dogs whose bodies are heaving with the effort of trying to suck in enough air to keep themselves conscious.Check out the comments section. Carla Schodde deserves a medal for keeping her cool in the face of an idiotic response to her pointing out that these dogs are suffering.One day.. one day... videos like the above will be considered as inappropriate as making a joke about […]
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