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    It was pretty informative, although another one of my forums said its not the best information to go by..
    Education not Legislation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdalena View Post
    Missed it! Totally forgot about it
    You didn't miss much.

    After all the hoo ha I expected a more professional production. I watch a lot of docos and regardless of subject this one only just rated a 5 out of 10.

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    I read what was written here & on other dog forums & decided to give it a miss. Sounds like I didn't miss anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDs4Ever View Post
    I read what was written here & on other dog forums & decided to give it a miss. Sounds like I didn't miss anything.
    The hind movement of some of the winning GSDs would have broken your heart. I've seen terrible movement here in Shepherds with the popular deformed spine but nothing as bad as the brief segment they showed on the doco.

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    I was horrified. Some of the breeders just didn't seem to care about the health of the dogs at all- 10,000 pug individuals but only the genetic diversity of 50? Why do they allow parent-child breedings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhound View Post
    The hind movement of some of the winning GSDs would have broken your heart. I've seen terrible movement here in Shepherds with the popular deformed spine but nothing as bad as the brief segment they showed on the doco.
    OO, I'm glad I didn't watch it then. I probably would have cried. My Zena was the old style, straight backed Sheppie. Tara walks a little bit funny (wobbly) in her back legs, but I'm getting that fixed with a weekly massage. Her gait is really coming along nicely now & she sits square instead of on the side. Tara only looks a little bit roached, because shes walk with her head down all the time. She's only young, so I'm hoping she'll change over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaG View Post
    I was horrified. Some of the breeders just didn't seem to care about the health of the dogs at all- 10,000 pug individuals but only the genetic diversity of 50? Why do they allow parent-child breedings?
    Most pedigree dog breeder DO care about their dogs. I don't recall seeing any Pug breeders interviewed. Only one owner with an overweight Pug.

    As I write this I have a healthy, happy 17 year old Australian champion Pug sitting on my foot. I bred her myself and guess what? She is from a grandfather to grand daughter mating.

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    Once again RSPCA jumps on the band wagon for a bit of cheap publicity. When they start showing an interest in closing down puppy farms and banning the sale of live animals in pet shops I might think about taking them seriously.

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    Hi there,

    This is just an observation. From what I see it is not the breeders that are at fault, but rather the writers of the breed standard. People have bred according to their relevant holy grail for their dog, and have created dogs that struggle to breathe, and cant walk properly in the back end. That GSD did look awful.

    The comparisons to the 1800's dog were very interesting though. The Dacshund and the Bassett may have benefitted more from being left as they were. Just my 0.02c

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