The disgusting Kennel Club

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  1. Jim

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    After years of complaints and investigations, this cruel organisation still promotes breed standards that cause pain and suffering. Not only is this GSD deformed it also shows bad character for the breed, yet it wins best of breed, :doh: which will ensure someone gets extremely rich while all that is bad in this animal will be passed on to literally thousands of offspring.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukn...ruelty-row-over-deformed-German-Shepherd.html
     
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  2. Chris

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    It makes me feel sick all this interference with nature.
     
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    I saw the dog for a few seconds as the judge was picking out dogs from the group. I said then that it's back looked wrong. I have had 2 GSD's and neither of them stood like that, and one of them was the descendant of a Crufts Best in Breed in the '70,s.
     
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    Wasn't the over emphasising/breeding of certain breed characteristics why Crufts and the KC were subject to a backlash a few years ago? Did that not result in the withdrawal of sponsorship and TV coverage contracts due to those concerns? Does this organisation, which claims to operate in the interests of dogs, never learn?

    As a household with 3 dogs, I dont watch Crufts, but those GSD pictures have now rubbed me up completely the wrong way. The KC organisation and the breeders should be ashamed of their exploits in both inducing and supporting what is effectively man made deformity.

    Have English Bulldog heads reduced enough in size to allow natural birth yet? Various other breeds with breeding induced breathing problems. As you may of guessed, this annoys me somewhat.
     
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    i agree.
    this is what a working GSD looked like in the 50's.nothing like the show dog of today,that clearly would never be able to do the job they were intended for.
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  6. JockandRita

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    I know nothing specific about dogs or breeds, but I am a dog lover, and that German Sheperd didn't look happy, and it's rear hind quarters didn't look natural at all. :( Not a nice site.

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    Jock.
     
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  7. John Laidler

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    Not a peep on the BBC News website about this.
     
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    In case anyone hasn't seen the footage of this poor dog, have a look at the video clip.



    Jock.
     
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    It's like a hyena.
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    Its difficult viewing and about time crufts stops this freak show.
     
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    GSD's suffer with their back legs anyway later in life and I suspect the Crufts winner will suffer a lot earlier (if he/she is not suffering already):(
     
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    This is how a German Shepherd looked in the 40s. The owner isn't as good an example of humanity though.

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    They did air a discussion about the dog and more importantly the judge.

    Hope the link works.
     
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    That GSD looked terrible.

    And what about the gundog winner - a Gordon setter which just happened to be owned by the judge's sister??
     
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    I don't know a great deal about GSD but that is just wrong in every way.
     
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    If you read the whole article, all parties agree there is an ongoing problem and it's not being swept under the carpet.

    I still think Crufts should be scrapped.
     
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    They know there is a problem because they have been told about it for 30 years that I know of. That they still ignore it and have not changed the breed standards is the real issue.
     
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    Police and security forces are finding it harder to source GSDs that are clear of these inbred traits, some are now using other breeds such as Belgian Malinois. The kennel Club have a lot to answer for their so called breed standards.
     
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    There are so many Scatty, nervous and crippled German Shepherds around. That poor dog exhibited everything wrong with the breed today.
     
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    Our GSD was a rescue dog we got as a pup, first thing we did when he was hip scored and found to have hip dysplasia, was to have him neutered so no chance of passing on the faulty gene. Thankfully with hydrotherapy etc he is still managing to get about at 13 yr old
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