Pedigree Dogs Exposed - The Blog
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These timed photographs show what the photographer who took them alleges was the sum of the vet check of the Best of Breed Neapolitan Mastiff at Richmond Championship Show last Saturday.The photographer maintains that vet Erik D'Arcy-Donnelly never got up from his desk and that the vet check took less than two minutes, including writing the form which gave the dog a Pass.14:15:41: Sean Platts enters the vet's office with Best of Breed Ch Too Hot To Handle.Vet Erik D'Arcy-Donnelly is seated at […]
New report suggests that for Pugs, Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and other brachycpephalicbreeds, fighting for breath can be as unpleasant as drowningStruggling to breathe can cause animals significant suffering, says a new paper from researchers at Massey University in New Zealand.This might seem obvious, but breathlessness and its specific welfare impact on animals has not been well-articulated in the veterinary literature before. "Breathlessness, in its various manifestations, has been […]
The media loved the story recently of YoYo, the Basset Hound, who had circumvented rules banning dogs at Selwyn College, Cambridge by being classified as a "very large cat".Nothing like a bit of good-old fashioned British eccentricity.There's been a few sniffy comments , though - with several people suggesting the dog is a cross, not a purebred Basset.But I can exclusively reveal that YoYo is the real-deal. She is a retired working pack hound from the wonderful Albany Bassets - a dog who […]
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