Friday, March 06, 2009

Defective By Design at Crufts


These Crufts Dogs are made for (and by) a rape rack.


The famed English Bull Dog ... is mostly Chinese pug
-- a show ring creation with legs so deformed it can barely walk, a jaw so undershot it cannot grab a frisbee, and with a face so bracycephalic it cannot breathe.

This is a dog that has a hard time mating on its own, and which cannot give birth without veterinary intervention.

Add to these problems a deformed intestinal system (a by-product of achondroplasia or dwarfism) which makes the dog constantly fart, and a pig tail prone to infection, and you have a dog that considers its own death a blessed relief.

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3 comments:

YesBiscuit! said...

I couldn't help noticing all the handlers in that photo are bald. Don't get me wrong, I love the bald guys (my fiance is one) but it did seem an odd coincidence to be talking about the genetics of Bulldogs and every Bulldog in the line has a handler with the same gene as the guy next to him.

PBurns said...

More unusual is that they are all MEN.

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Mina said...

I feel so sorry for these dogs. I'm a dog walker and one of my customers has a Bulldog. He's just had what was left of his tail removed due to an infected wound so I haven't seen him for a while. His owner didn't even know his tail had been docked!

He hated going out on walks, never did anything 'doggy' just wanted to get back to the car as soon as possible. A very affectionate fella though.