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Desc:Rage-inducing documentary on how pedigree dogs have been bred into diseased caricatured freaks.
Category:Pets & Animals, Horror
Tags:dogs, BBC, documentary, breeding, animal cruelty
Submitted:Simian Pride
Date:02/01/09
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Louis Armstrong
Parade of mutants is right.
Louis Armstrong
Apparantly the Kennel Club is introducing "new standards" like longer legs over stocky, and skin that fits the bulldog instead of hyper jowl because of this video. Very effective to link them with nazis professionally. It will be interesting to see if this goes anywhere.

Brittish bulldog breeders, and people that have bought into these beauty pagents are crushed. After all their dogs breathing isn't effected.

sliggy
Absolutely wretched. Between this and puppy mills, it's sickening what people do to get a specific breed while perfectly healthy "mutts" are put down because nobody wants them.

Also, I've heard Doberman Pincers can get that thing that the Cavalier King Charles dogs get, too.
mouser
I had a Somalian blue cat. It died of kidney failure and also had dental problems. Poor cat.

Now, I have two mutts. Perfect health. Way happier.

Breathing animals like that should be illegal.
Hay Belly
The farther away you get from the natural ideal, like a wolf or coyote, the more screwed up the dog will be. Why would people want to own a Yugo (Pug or Eng. Bulldog) when they could own a dog that can run, jump, breathe, use its ears and tail like nature intended and live a pain- and genetic disease-free life? Selfish bastards.
rustedmutt
Heart-wrenching...especially the moaning epileptic boxer.
GravidWithHate
The barely concealed anger and disgust from allot of the vets is perfectly justified.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7779686.stm

This documentary helped get crufts yanked from British TV though. So that's something.
Menudo con queso
I'm trying to come up with some kind of snark along the lines of, "Only in Britain would it be news that royal inbreeding is unhealthy", but it's just not that funny.

Glad they made this, I've been hoping for years that a new Dantean level of Hell would open for just show breeders, but this is probably more effective than that. Even if it is slanted as all get-out.
Aoi
Well, I'm not a dog person, they make me uncomfortable, and I don't particularly 'like' them, but it's pretty fucking hard not to be 'slanted' when the issue you're investigating is full of idiotically cruel practices that have no positive benefit whatsoever.
Seriously. Fuck those guys (breeders), they don't have a stunted leg to stand on against their (filmmakers) accusations.

Billie_Joe_Buttfuck
...If I ever want a funny looking dog, I'll adopt a pedigree mutt, and spend the difference to the fucking HSC.
Frank Rizzo
D: D: D: D: D: D:

five stars for the E in poeTV
frau_eva
The winning peke at the end looks like it came out of a horror movie. What terrible people.
Lauritz Melchior
=(

We got a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel back when I was in elementary school. He's the sweetest dog in the world, but he has had his fair share of health problems. Nothing even remotely close to what was shown here, though.

Still, mutts all the way.

It's so infuriating to see the intentional blindness of all those involved in the Kennel Club.
dr tits
perfect timing as i happen to be baby-sitting a shi tzu whose favorite pastimes include: crotch licking, mr humpy and.... genetically perfected snoring

five stars for eugenics and:
"do you have any children of your own? a daughter? would you reproduce with her?"
Lindner
"Have you seen my daughter? I'd stick my willy in a bear trap first!"

Dib
I've always hated these dog shows, and this confirms why.

My mom got one of those annoying fucking lap dogs that people actually pay hundreds from a breeder. Yorkshire or whatever, I try not to pay attention. There are overfilled units in animal shelters all across the country, but she opted to pay some sleazy fuckers for one of theirs instead.

There was a whole process involved--the _formality_ of it. She had to be approved, which entailed whatever bullshit stipulations they attached to the fact. I never had the stomach to inquire, I just remember the whole waiting process that took forever because I think she missed one round of puppies and had to wait for the next time she gave birth. And that's how they make their living--or at least part of it--they get their dog pregnant, sell the offspring to stupid people that absolutely must have that type of dog, then repeat.

To top it all off, I remarked one time about the dog having no tail. I always assumed birth defect or something similar, and she told me that they cut it off: it's an aesthetic modification they make when they're born. Reviling your own parents doesn't come easily often times, but I've come close over this. She can sit around watching Animal Planet and the sort of abuse it depicts, yet doesn't perceive anything wrong with what she's contributed to.
Chancho
I have a friend who got a Weimaraner and the thing is a wreck. It has Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD). Get a mutt and enjoy the benefits of hybrid vigor.
Ape-Devil
HULK SMASH STUPID BREEDER!!! (seriously)
Kumquatxop
The most striking part is the old pictures of how dog breeds USED to look. And then that guy who says "if I bred a hound that looked like THAT, I'd make sure to never do it again" or something? I thought the whole (alleged) point of purebred dogs was to maintain breed standards over the years??

Un-fucking-believable. I hadn't really ever considered getting a purebred dog before, but now it's firmly in the realm of Things I Will Make Sure I Never Get (a la "A Luxury SUV" and "Ebola").
dead_cat
Mutts all the way.
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