Dog Breeders Malpractice
Outer specifications are the highest standards, because the ultimate score at a contest means that they establish a good name, they will be able to sell their pups at a good price and above all their male dog will be number one in breeding.
And the latter one, as so many things in life means that all negative effects start entering. All kinds of deseases and all kind of genetic disorders start to develop in the genes of the pedigree dogs. This is why so many breeds are going down, are unhealty and start to show so many disfunctions.
Of course there are a great number of good and trustful breeders who care for the wellbeing and health of their pups. No blame for them. But the system of setting the race standards only on outer charactarisations is a danger at itself, health issues should be far more important. But they are not in most occasions.
Let's look at some cases.
Please look at the hind legs of this Shepherd Dogs that originaly are very close to the wolfs.
I think this does not need any explanation. There are some changes due to protests from the outside
world. Unfortunately almost none from the inside breeders world.
German shepherd, now and then
And not only the German Shepherd Dog is a victim of so called pedigree standards.
Bullterrier then with a normal nose and now, and Dachshund with short legs so that his belly is touching the ground when walking, terrible.
Also the Basset Hound, it's belly and chest are touching the ground, which causes a lot of infections and what about the wrinkles in the so very short legs, this causes also a lot of infections and skin problems, this is also at stake with the Sharpei.
And what did we do with the Bulldog and the Pug? Eyes are peeping out, this
causes a lot of
Left how the scull of a Bulldog changed by breeding. Below the Bulldog then and now.
But he gets prices for his owner, well that for sure!
Wrinkles in the skin can cause many problems. It looks nice, agreed, but do you want to own a dog with which you end up frequently in a vets waiting room?
Bad breeders do not hesitate to breed within the family, this means in-breeding, parent and child or brothers and sisters, or grandparents and grandchildren. In 10 of the examined pedigrees, gene loss is found. These 10 pedigrees are mentioned below, behind the advice
of the Animal Welfare Council.
These pedigree excesses have lead to syringomyelia and heartproblems with Cavaliers. Half of all the dogs has between age 10 and 11 problems with this.
Pedigree problems have lead to heart problems and cancer (most of it brain tumors) with Boxer dogs, eyeproblems with Labradors, enzyme disfunction with springer Spaniels, cancer with Golden Retrievers, skin problems with West Highland White Terriers, etc. etc. The system rewards bad breeders but does not think twice about the dogs.
20% of the Rigebacks has no ridge and investigation shows that these `ridgeless`dogs
are far more healthy than the dogs with a ridge.
This is a shocking story, and these are shocking images, this is true. But
if all of us remain silent, so many beautiful pedigrees will meet
their end and so many families that buy, as innocent as they are, a pedigree
dog, will end up in tears. So much suffering is a fact for all these dogs.
Hopefully someday changes in the genes and appearances of dogs, like the change in the skull of a Bullterrier through the years as shown below, belong to the past.
To end this plea a column in a Dutch newspaper dating 27 januari 2011 about inbreeding that accidently ended up in a Labrador who had a liver disease and became the size of a Chihuahua. This Labrador needed surgery at an expense of 2000 euro to keep him alive.
Berry Spruijt, professor at the university of Utrecht, the Netherlands, said that inbreeding and breeding on outerly chracteristics instead of looking at the health of an animal caused immense animal suffering and in fact a certificated pup was only an indication for future trouble.
like to do something about these horrible, irreversible, unhealthy mutilations of races please sent the following
mail to the adresses below.
Dear breader, Herewith a letter from a concerned dog lover. I saw some terrible and alarming items at the internet about your breeding practices, and to be honest, it did not make me happy at all. What I saw was mutilated dogs, having problems breathing because the race standard is a flat nose, having problems with their hind legs, dogs having epileptic seasures, dogs with ears that touch the floor and getting sour because long ears is a so called race standard, what are you doing to our beloved companions? You make these breeds into sad and disabled creatures only to make money out of them. You make extreme creatures out of animals mother nature had a purpose for, not for your crazy standards and I despite you for this. Today we will start a campaign to stop these, in my opinion illegal practices and we will go on until we have stopped this. All dogs are entitled to a happy and healthy live and what you are doing to them makes them unhappy and unhealthy. I know you will disagree, but I'm sorry, for me the wellbeing of dogs is number one, to you it seems only money counts. I can only hope this will change the opinion of people buying dogs that meet your crazy standards, if we can show them how much suffering comes from all of this. Yours sincerely, Please add your name and send this message to below mentioned e-mail addresses, just copy the text, paste, undersign and send: Austria: firstname.lastname@example.org Belgium: email@example.com Australia: firstname.lastname@example.org Denmark: email@example.com France: firstname.lastname@example.org Germany: email@example.com Italy: firstname.lastname@example.org Netherlands: email@example.com New Zealand: firstname.lastname@example.org Norway: email@example.com Portugal: : firstname.lastname@example.org Russia: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org Spain: email@example.com Sweden: firstname.lastname@example.org Switzerland: email@example.com Turkey: firstname.lastname@example.org These are just some of the e-mail addresses of Boards of dog breeders. If you send your protest to just one of them this maybe help. In order to help us, if you do so, please send us a copy of your mail, to email@example.com. Thank you so much, on behalf of all pedigree dogs, Yours sincerely, Anjo Verburg
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