Two DoggieFiles were both quick off the mark to send me this article from the Guardian. Now, as I'm cynical about the motives of the UK Kennel Club I wish to highlight the fact that none of the dogs pictured are the breeds on the brink of ruin, largely thanks to the Kennel Club. I am also disappointed that the Guardian is spruiking this seemingly innocent photo competition without mentioning the on-going controversy with the actions and policies of the UK Kennel Club.
Now, these photos are stunning but I can't help feeling that the PR department at the UK Kennel Club are trying to look all caring and friendly after a run of disastrous exposes on their policies resulting in rampant inbreeding, debilitating deformities and the near-destruction of breeds such as the Bulldog, Pug, French Bulldog, Boxer, Dalmatian and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeds to name just a few.
Are you unaware of how detrimental the UK Kennel Club is to the welfare of dogs? Here are a couple of things to catch up on. WARNING: These two documentaries are very upsetting and what makes it worse is that the Kennel Club hasn't take adequate responsibility for their breeder controlled policies. I think those of you outside of the UK will find these eye-opening.
Pedigree Dogs Exposed (Channel 4)
Watch the full documentary here.
Pedigree Dogs Exposed - Three Years On (BBC)
Watch the follow up documentary here.