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~ Gilda Radner

Monday, December 14, 2009

Documentary - BBC - Pedigree Dogs Exposed

In case you missed it...

Documentary - BBC - Pedigree Dogs Exposed

Although, I have long been an advocate of kennel clubs and registries, the fact that breeders utilize their services does not mean they are breeding responsibly. The video just barely touches the tip of the iceberg. It illustrates complete failure by the breed clubs, kennel clubs, registries, breeders, judges and the public.

How can we count on breeders and kennel clubs to educate the public? Many live in denial, perpetuate, even aggravate, the genetic disorders to stroke their own ego and line their wallets.

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Sam said...

I watch it the other night. I'm kind of "ehh" on it, because I heard some reports that the producers purposely misrepresented what some of the KC officials had to say. I guess it's like everything else- there's two sides to a story.

There is a definite problem, though. There are too many breeds that are bred only to be extreme. And that has got to stop. There's a reason why there's such a split in working line GSDS and show GSDs, in working BCs and show BCs.. and it will only get worse if things do not change.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mom saw that a while ago. It is just terrible..
We voted.. Ya..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Unknown said...

Just went to vote for BayPath Humane Society in Hopkinton. Last for the reminder.

tula monstah said...

That is disturbing & so sad. There's got to be a better way.

Voted-check. do i get a cookie now?


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...


And yes, some (most) breeders sukhk -

I'll stop befur Mom washes my paws out with soap!


An English Shepherd said...

When this documentary came out in the UK it was a very big story. Dogs must be breed to be fit and healthy.

Unfortunatly puppy farms are even worse :-(


Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Sam, yeah, the media does it's thing. However the basic premise it spot on, in both the Kennel Club and the AKC.

Heelers, It's a horrible situation... glad you voted, you can vote everyday!

Norwood, Baypath is an awesome rescue. I was surprised not to see PAWS on the list of possibilities.

Tula, thanks for voting. Your cookies await you, come and get it!

Khyra, yay for the Last Resort rescue! I wish them tons of good luck!

Wiss, do you have pupppy mills over there, too? Horrible places!!!