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Pedigree dog's exposed @ 9pm tonight
Member No.: 272
Joined: 5-May 06
Hhmmp, I didn't watch it, but coming from a showing and breeding background I think it's unfair to blame the KC (although granted yes, they could do more to stop it).
I can't speak for all breeds and I highly doubt my breed was mentioned (samoyeds) but the sickos who inbreed and do the kind of thing highlighted in the program ARE a tiny, tiny minority and most responsible breeders have nothing to do with them whatsoever. But saying that, I don't agree with the standards GSDs are at, I think it's disgusting how they're bred to have such a low back. I actually bought the Daily Mail today (though I can't stand them and the whole MCR thing is a load of unfair s***) cause of their article.
They highlighted Goldens being prone to his dysplasia due to inbreeding, but that is slightly unfair since virtually all large dogs are prone to it. Any responsible breeder (which growing up on the showing circuit, I met a fair few in many breeds) have dogs hip tested, only then is it decided whether to breed from them or not. When the puppies arrive, making sure they don't jump on the back end much etc, that's what we've always done and what most breeders in the UK do. But that still doesn't cancel out the risk.
I'm not saying what was in that documentary (which like I said, I didn't watch) isn't true or cruel, I'm just saying it is only a minority and Crufts can't be to blame for it. It's the KC that make the standards, they just follow the same rules all other shows do. Plus, many healthy, non inbred or exaggerated dogs develop similar problems.
That Thai Ridgeback thing is disgusting!
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