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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This headline, when it appeared in April 2014, was the best bit of news the purebred dog world had received since Pedigree Dogs Exposed.It was a report on a new paper from the terrific team at VetCompass looking at the most common disorders in UK dogs. (You can read the whole paper here).The Telegraph article quoted the paper's main author, Dan O'Neill: “My hypotheses was that crossbreeds would have a lower prevalence of common disorders than purebreds," he told them. "But the […]
No sex please... I'm DutchCongratulations to the Dutch Kennel Club which has just introduced tough new breeding rules for Bulldogs that cover conformation, fitness and inbreeding.Most notably, Bulldogs have to pass a fitness test before they are bred - and if the pups have to be delivered by C-section, the Dutch KC won't register 'em. Even if the bitch delivers naturally another time - tough. One C-section and they're out. Forever.This is in stark contrast to the Kennel Club in […]
Yep, no tail.. it's a clear risk for spinal/anal issues and yet Frenchies with no tails continue to be rewarded in the show-ring.And so do those with no noses.. just look at this:A dog with such stenotic nostrils should be penalised. But what did this judge do at Windsor Championship Dog Show this weekend?Breed specialist Mr J PeachWhy, he gave the dog the Dog CC - and Best of Breed. Meet Ch Renuar New War Bonnet, one of the UK's current top Frenchies. Like many of the Frenchies at […]
In today's most depressing dog news, the Royal Veterinary College announces it is to open a special clinic for brachycephalic dogs - like this Pug above who, despite being desperate to sleep, is standing in an effort to keep his head up and his airways open.This of course, is considered "cute" in Pugland (and beyond) where those that breed, buy, register and purport to love brachycephalic dogs remain stubbornly impervious to the suffering.The RVC press release pulls no punches. "This type […]
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