Saturday, September 20, 2008
Pekingese Standard to be Changed by Kennel Club
This Crufts winner is so wrecked it has to open its mouth to breathe and is sitting on an ice pack so it does not overheat.
Dog World reports that the Pekingese breed club is the first "to feel the force of the Kennel Club’s new get tough policy" in the wake of the airing of Pedigree Dogs Exposed. The Kennel Club has reportedly written to all the Pekingese Club secretaries telling them that it is going to change the breed Standard "with health issues in mind"and "as a minimum" remove reference to "profile flat" from the head and skull clause.
A good first step.
Now about the other breeds?
And how about ending the closed registry system that is the source of so much genetic destruction?
How about it Kennel Club Chairman Ronnie Irving?
How many dogs have to remain damaged, diseased, deformed and defective as a result of Kennel Club policies?
Is the Pekingese the only one you will will step in for? And only after the travesty of putting Danny up (he is pictured at top) for the top ribbon at Crufts -- a dog that could not breathe, could barely move, and had to sit on an ice pack so it did not overheat while standing still?