Crazy Crufts started a couple days ago, I let it go when it was mentioned that the group winner of the Bull Mastiff's and the Neapolitan Mastiff's had stenotic nares, told myself to breath through it and count to ten but then this morning I went and read the "Pedigree Dogs Exposed" website and it just so dismayed me. I try not to blog at the weekend to much but I feel this needs to be aired now.
Before you blow off on cross breeding Caroline Kisko(KC Secretary) you should be getting your own house in order. The photo is what the KC allowed to take Best of Breed at Crufts for the Basset Hound yesterday. It passed the vet because although it has ectropion a painful eye condition, unless the eye is looking sore on the day, the vet has to pass it, although this eye conformation is deemed as abnormal. This poor dog does not just have ectropion but marked ectropion (drooping of the lower eye lid) and if you want to know what that's like, just pull your lower eye lids down as far as you can and walk around for a while and you will then know what this dog lives with every second its eyes are open. Personally in my opinion, this is endorsed animal cruelty and the KC allows this right under their nose. What was that I heard you say KC, something about the welfare of all dogs, please don't insult us all with that old chestnut, its plain to see that is not the case.
If you want to read the article that has enraged me so, here is the link http://pedigreedogsexposed.blogspot.co.uk/ to Pedigree Dogs Exposed blog and she touches on the other issues of over big ears and the entirely unnecessary excess folds of skin known as furnishing. I am now going to bang my head against a brick wall.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me with Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane, you might of guessed, I love dogs. We are situated in the North Devon countryside, England, United Kingdom. Our home is occupied by my husband, David, our children, pack of dogs and me.