Dog breed standards and breed-related illness.

Price of a Pedigree Report by Advocates for Animals

This report examines the vast number of inherited diseases affecting pedigree dog breeds and how these genetic diseases cause suffering and reduced quality of life for dogs, and worry and expense for their owners.

The report called for the UK Government, the Kennel Club and other breed societies, veterinarians and members of the public to take positive action to address these serious welfare issues. Celebrity TV vet Emma Milne, star of BBC’s Vets in Practice, backed the report’s call for changes in irresponsible pedigree dog breeding.