Documentary - Pedigree Dogs Exposed

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    Apr 23, 2013 12:57 AM GMT
    I was in a movie called " Latin Boyz Exposed" is this similar?
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    Apr 23, 2013 1:47 AM GMT
    Cull the Breeders ...they've always been a problem
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    Documentary - Pedigree Dogs Exposed

    I always knew it would only be a matter of time:

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    Apr 23, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidCull the Breeders ...they've always been a problem


    I agree. You're apparently the only person here who actually watched the film. I thought it was a fascinating documentary. It pretty much lays to rest the term "responsible breeder".
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    Apr 23, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    Don't have the 60 minutes yet to watch the film.

    Is this another attempt by people who adopt dogs from shelters to chastise those who get their dogs from breeders, in effect telling us that our children don't deserve to exist? I certainly hope not.

    Maybe you can give us the Cliff Notes version?
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    Apr 23, 2013 4:49 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidDon't have the 60 minutes yet to watch the film.

    Is this another attempt by people who adopt dogs from shelters to chastise those who get their dogs from breeders, in effect telling us that our children don't deserve to exist? I certainly hope not.

    Maybe you can give us the Cliff Notes version?

    The cliff notes are that the breeders kill healthy puppies if the don't meet the standard and they breed into each generation, the most unhealthy aspects of a breed that have set them up to standards that actually deform them to the point that it is unhealthy for the dog, expensive for the person that buys them as well as heart breaking for the owner that ends up with a dog that suffers the inherent defects of the breed.
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    Apr 23, 2013 12:50 PM GMT
    Selective breeding (that sometimes has included killing healthy puppies) is how modern dog breeds were created, not just the ones we call pedigree today. Human intervention is how we got dachshunds, greyhounds and other breeds over an extremely short period of time, not through ordinary evolution.

    As for the genetic problems and frailties thereby created, I didn't post the pic above entirely for snarky laughs. Many pure bred dogs have internal defects we can't see, as we focus on an idealized external appearance instead. So above is a sort of "Picture of Dorian Gray" of a pedigree dog.

    My late Mother always said that mutts were best: more sturdy, healthier, often better dispositions, and longer lived. Which means we can find them at shelters, or from a neighbor who finds himself with a litter to give away. Some breeders are OK, but I'd check with people who've bought from them before, to learn if the dogs remained healthy and had good life histories.
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    Apr 23, 2013 3:10 PM GMT
    This is a great recap.

    I think it's important to emphasize that when we are speaking about breeders it includes organizations like the Kennel Club which is responsible for setting the standards.

    Often times when people think of the problems caused by dog breeders their thoughts normally go to those that are not registered and are basically puppy mills. It is really sad to see just how far up the chain the problem really goes, and that the problem is not just over population.

    I am amazed that these people are able to so flagrantly disregard the fact that we don't allow inbreeding in humans for the very reasons cited in this documentary.

    This to me is an example of why we can't depend on businesses to police themselves. They are not always interested in doing what is right.



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    eagermuscle saidDon't have the 60 minutes yet to watch the film.

    Is this another attempt by people who adopt dogs from shelters to chastise those who get their dogs from breeders, in effect telling us that our children don't deserve to exist? I certainly hope not.

    Maybe you can give us the Cliff Notes version?

    The cliff notes are that the breeders kill healthy puppies if the don't meet the standard and they breed into each generation, the most unhealthy aspects of a breed that have set them up to standards that actually deform them to the point that it is unhealthy for the dog, expensive for the person that buys them as well as heart breaking for the owner that ends up with a dog that suffers the inherent defects of the breed.
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    Apr 23, 2013 3:21 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidI was in a movie called " Latin Boyz Exposed" is this similar?


    I knew I knew you from somewhere! Lol
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    AMoonHawk said
    eagermuscle saidDon't have the 60 minutes yet to watch the film.

    Is this another attempt by people who adopt dogs from shelters to chastise those who get their dogs from breeders, in effect telling us that our children don't deserve to exist? I certainly hope not.

    Maybe you can give us the Cliff Notes version?

    The cliff notes are that the breeders kill healthy puppies if the don't meet the standard and they breed into each generation, the most unhealthy aspects of a breed that have set them up to standards that actually deform them to the point that it is unhealthy for the dog, expensive for the person that buys them as well as heart breaking for the owner that ends up with a dog that suffers the inherent defects of the breed.


    Oh so basically it's like backwards eugenics but for dogs?
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    Apr 23, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidDon't have the 60 minutes yet to watch the film.

    Is this another attempt by people who adopt dogs from shelters to chastise those who get their dogs from breeders, in effect telling us that our children don't deserve to exist? I certainly hope not.

    Maybe you can give us the Cliff Notes version?



    Maybe you can withhold your comments and judgements until you've watched the film. But no.....I don't think ANY dog rescuer thinks already living purebreds "don't deserve to exist". The film does a great job at documenting the cruelty and torture involved in the breeding of "purebred" dogs. If you love your pedigree so much, watch the damn film.