Balancing pedigree dog breed standards and animal welfare - is it possible?

April 2009
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;4/18/2009, Vol. 164 Issue 16, p481
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The article discusses the speech of Steve Dean, a member of the Kennel Club, delivered during the conference entitled "Breeding of Pedigree Dogs: Can We Balance Breed Standards and Animal Health and Welfare?" at BSAVA Congress in Birmingham, England. Dean believes that a balance between breed standards and animal health and welfare based on dog breeding. He urges changes in culture and in the veterinary profession for useful information and data.


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