View Full Version : ABC Nightline last night on dog breeding & Pedigree Dogs Exposed

12th March 2009, 04:49 PM
With reference to Pedigree Dogs Exposed:


Click on "Best in Show?"

There's an interview with Terrierman (http://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com/)! And Jemima Harrison. :)

The AKC sent out this email -- mentioned in the segment last night:

The American Kennel Club would like to correct some misinformation that is
circulating within the fancy. We would appreciate your assistance in
spreading the word about the facts on this issue.

The AKC is aware that NIGHTLINE, which airs on ABC, is pursuing a story on
canine health, including breeding. The AKC welcomes all constructive dialogue
about the sport and on ways to improve the health of dogs. However, all
indications are that the story will not be a fair and balanced look at the
issues. With the guidance of our advisors, the AKC declined to participate but
instead provided NIGHTLINE with an official statement:
"The American Kennel Club is the nation's leading not-for-profit
organization devoted to canine health, breeding and responsible dog ownership. The
AKC's breeding policies and high ethical standards have made us the most widely
respected registry in the world. Each year, the AKC performs approximately
5,000 kennel and breeder inspections to ensure the proper care and conditions
of dogs and has led the charge in regards to advancing canine health,
including founding the AKC Canine Health Foundation in 1995. Since that time, $22
million has been given to more than 500 research projects at 74 vet schools and
research institutes worldwide to improve the health of all dogs."
It has also come to our attention that some individual AKC constituents have
been approached for interviews or may be approached at dog shows. In this
event we recommend politely declining the interview and referring their
requests to the AKC's Communications dept at _communications@akc.org_
(mailto:communications@akc.org) or 212-696-8343.

You may also direct those interested in this topic to _www.akcdoghealth.com_
h&&&http://www.akcdoghealth.com) for pertinent information.

American Kennel Club Communications
_communications@akc.org_ (mailto:communications@akc.org)

***Permission to cross-post to all breed, club and dog show lists***

This email was sent to you as a valued customer of the American Kennel Club.

:sl*p: Yes, anything that raises health issues seems not to be fair or balanced these days...

12th March 2009, 07:39 PM
AKC-"same old,same old" they sound as if they're joined at the hip with UK AKC.

12th March 2009, 07:46 PM
All in the best interest of the dogs health huh? If it wasnt so terrible tragic it would be funny to hear them talk!!


12th March 2009, 08:15 PM
Tonight one the TV stations in Sioux Falls is showing footage of dogs raised in poor conditions-I think puppy mills-and all I can think is "bring it on". Many of them will probably have AKC reg.