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Animal welfare
Brachycephalic dog breeds
  1. Peter Wedderburn
  1. Brayvet, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, e-mail:

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PHILIP Goddard (VR, May 28, 2016, vol 178, p 566) is incorrect in saying that the Kennel Club cannot change breed standards. In the UK the breed standards are owned by the Kennel Club and changes without breed club support are possible. After the Crufts controversy prompted by the BBC documentary ‘Pedigree Dogs Exposed’ in 2008, the Kennel Club made revisions to 78 standards despite …

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