With the Westminster Kennel Club dog show recently on TV, it inevitably stirs debate about purebred dogs.
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"Breeding needs to be primarily for health and welfare," Rooney told HuffPost. "In my ideal world, we'd just do away with
(P.S. My all-time favorite Grouch Marx quote, unrelated to any of the above but always worth sharing: "Outside a dog, man's
As with so many slick marketing campaigns, the American Kennel Club has glossed over the downside of purebred dogs, including the fact that they often suffer miserably from congenital defects and inherited diseases. Here is the info that you won't hear from the AKC about those top 10 breeds.
In my quarter of a century helping dogs and people live together, I've seen nearly all the breeds, and I'll be the first to tell you that bad behavior is rarely a sign of a bad dog.
Hurting puppies is unfathomable to most of us. Americans love puppies, and many of us agree with the late Charles M. Schulz's sentiments: "Happiness is a warm puppy." But despite all the adoration, puppies (and their mothers) continue to suffer in puppy mills.
The big story out of the Westminster Dog Show this year isn't what's going on in Madison Square Garden -- it's what's NOT going on during the commercial breaks.
Introducing Hickory, the 135th Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and arguably the most famous Scottish Deerhound in the world.
It's time that the U.S. catches up with Britain's animal welfare standards. If breeders want something to manipulate and deform within an inch of their lives, they should take up bonsai.