Pedigree Dogs

This Ugly Truth Behind the UK's Biggest Beauty Pageant for Dogs

Violet Owens | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Violet Owens

If the Kennel Club changed the breed standards to put the welfare of the dogs first and only awarded prizes to those breeding healthy dogs, the lives of thousands if not millions of dogs could be improved.

The C Word: Is Crufts Harmful to Dogs?

Violet Owens | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Violet Owens

Many people will be horrified to learn that underneath the glossy veneer of the UK's biggest beauty pageant for dogs, lies the ugly fact that the way some of our favourite breeds of dog have been bred to look, can cause them chronic discomfort, pain and suffering throughout their lives and can even lead to their premature or painful deaths.

WATCH: Did Pedigree Dog Food's Owner Sponsor A Bear-Baiting?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK

The pet food giant that manufactures Pedigree dog food has become embroiled in a bear-baiting scandal after it emerged trophies emblazoned with the co...

We Shouldn't Dismiss Pedigree Dog Health Problems as 'Normal'

Helen Coen | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK
Helen Coen

Last week we were all shocked by the heartbreaking photos of Hope the dog who was found emaciated and half the weight she should have been. She was described by a vet as the thinnest dog she'd seen alive.

Who is Responsible for What Pedigree Dogs Look Like?

David Cavill | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
David Cavill

The Kennel Club has come in for a real roasting since the broadcast of Pedigree Dogs Exposed. Regardless of its distasteful, distorted and unfair por...

Why Dog Breeding Laws Must Be Changed

Adrian Ramsay | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Politics
Adrian Ramsay

Dogs are being bred, and repeatedly inbred, with known major health conditions and deformities. The animals with the greatest genetic purity are being used for breeding because the traits of specific breeds are then exaggerated - but it is often these traits that cause horrific suffering.

Crufts and the Facts About Dog Health

Caroline Kisko | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK
Caroline Kisko

Dog health has been at the forefront of the public's mind for several years now, but has been for even longer a focus at the Kennel Club, the organisers of Crufts.

Crufts - A Parade of Genetic Freaks

Yvonne Taylor | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK
Yvonne Taylor

Dogs don't care about winning trophies or titles, and yet they are the ones who pay the price for breeders' selfish and superficial pursuits.

RSPCA: Fashionable Handbag Dogs Are Born To Suffer

PA | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK

Owners of fashionable pedigree pooches are unaware their "handbag dogs" could be "born to suffer", the RSPCA has said. Research by the animal chari...