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Animal welfare
How do we make breeding dogs better?
  1. Martin Atkinson
  1. St Martins Veterinary Clinic, 126 Station Road, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7JS
  1. e-mail: mcavet{at}

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I refer to the My View article ‘Time to stop accepting “normal for the breed”’, by Emma Goodman Milne (VR, 24 November 2018, vol 183, p 630), regarding dogs and cats with extreme conformational abnormalities being selected for breeding. She cites the new animal welfare regulations, which fall under the Animal Welfare Act and state: ‘No dog may be …

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