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Anyone watching over the pedigree dog programme?

(26 Posts)
twinsetandpearls Tue 19-Aug-08 21:23:40

As a springer owner I am watching in horror.

LazyLinePainterJane Tue 19-Aug-08 21:37:05

those poor pugs sad

(am also springer owner)

twinsetandpearls Tue 19-Aug-08 21:40:52

The cavalier spaniels are very upsetting. I feel awful that I wanted one.

LazyLinePainterJane Tue 19-Aug-08 21:50:23

That pekignese that had to sit on an ice pack at crufts! ANd the fact that BA won't fly them, or pugs or bulldogs!

FanjolinaJolly Tue 19-Aug-08 21:51:14

BUMP

twinsetandpearls Tue 19-Aug-08 22:00:02

The dog on the ice pack was awful and people breeding from sick dogs. They should be banned from ever having dogs.

oops Tue 19-Aug-08 22:03:07

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BroccoliSpears Tue 19-Aug-08 22:12:43

I've ranted about this for years.

I always wanted a Chihuahua until I learned that the majority of Chihuahua pups are born by section because they are bred to have enormous heads and tiny bodies.

Found much of the programme sickening. That Kennel Club president (or whatever) was a bit of a gormless grinning idiot wasn't he.

kiskidee Tue 19-Aug-08 22:17:50

extremely shocking show. it is all down to vanity of the breeders. the amount of denial to justify what they are doing to dogs is amazing.

i think i will be sticking to a mutt when i get a dog.

claricebeansmum Tue 19-Aug-08 22:20:55

I could not believe the extent of eugenics within the dog breeding community.

We'll be getting a Heinz 57 - hopefully something that wont have some horrible neurological condition or be able to hold itself up by its back legs. Might not be up to some poncy breed standard but I can live with that.

TheHedgeWitch Tue 19-Aug-08 22:54:18

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twinsetandpearls Tue 19-Aug-08 23:32:43

Yes it is important to stress there are good breeders. Our dog comes from excellent pedigree stock but he comes from a working background and not a show dog and there is a difference. Springers do have problems with their legs when they are older.

twinsetandpearls Tue 19-Aug-08 23:36:08

That is very interesting about boosters. Will mention that to DP.

oops Wed 20-Aug-08 10:32:11

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TheHedgeWitch Wed 20-Aug-08 10:50:34

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bethoo Wed 20-Aug-08 10:55:36

but surely they should not be breeding dogs with weak hearts anyway?
we had a CKCS that died at 10 of heart and lung problems

TheHedgeWitch Wed 20-Aug-08 11:32:59

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