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Are Purebred Show Dogs Unhealthy?
Are Purebred Show Dogs Unhealthy?
Since August 2008 when the controversial documentary Pedigree Dogs Exposed was aired on BBC television there has been a public and media backlash against the ‘show…...
Congenital Deafness
Congenital Deafness
hereditary deafness in dogs and how to cope with it...
DNA Screening Use in Dog Breeding
DNA Screening Use in Dog Breeding
the benefits of DNA screening in dogs and some tests currently available...
Elbow Dysplasia
Elbow Dysplasia
How to detect, treat and prevent elbow dysplasia in dogs....
Eye Conditions
Eye Conditions
Many breeds of dogs suffer from inherited eye conditions in many cases causing blindness and even considerable pain. It is heartbreaking for an owner to watch their…...
Growth Defects in Larger Breeds of Dog
Growth Defects in Larger Breeds of Dog
Much is made of growth defects being present in larger breeds of dogs. Breeders are blamed for these faults and the dog world in general is castigated. In truth pure…...
Hip Dysplasia and Hip Scoring
Hip Dysplasia and Hip Scoring
The causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of hip dysplasia in dogs....
Inherited Heart Defects & Diseases
Inherited Heart Defects & Diseases
the different inherited heart disease affecting dogs and how to deal with them...
Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
The diagnosis, treatment and prevention of osteochondritis dissecans...
Syringomyelia
Syringomyelia
The diagnosis, treatment and prevention of syringomyelia in dogs...
The Kennel Club Breed Initiatives
The Kennel Club Breed Initiatives
the requirements of the Kennel Club’s Accredited Breeder’s Scheme and the DNA screening tests available for dogs in the UK...
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