View Full Version : Pedigree Dogs Exposed: on in US 10 Dec

5th November 2009, 10:44 AM
More detailed info here (http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20091104bbca01).

Pedigree Dogs Exposed premieres Tuesday, December 10, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

5th November 2009, 01:38 PM
Interesting. I've never heard of BBC America, and I do not receive it on cable television. I had expected that the program would be presented on a more widely available channel, like Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) or Animal Planet.

5th November 2009, 01:49 PM
It may well be. But was produced for the BBC so would be able to distribute through its channels as well.

5th November 2009, 01:54 PM
Interesting. I've never heard of BBC America,

We get it on our one TV that has the Comcast digital-expanded plan & box; it's channel 114 in our area. I've watched the house-cleaning ladies' show on BBC America, occasionally.

Margaret C
5th November 2009, 02:06 PM
Hopefully the pro-active members on the list will make sure this opportunity to see PDE is made known to as many members of the public as possible.
PS, someone tell Oprah to watch it!!!

Daisy's Mom
5th November 2009, 02:18 PM
That's a good idea for Oprah -- it's just the kind of thing she likes to do shows about. We get BBC America on DirectTV.

Cathy T
5th November 2009, 03:07 PM
We have DISH network and BBC America is channel 135.

5th November 2009, 06:04 PM
Yes I noticed plus I noticed some other news.

Pedigree Dogs Exposed premieres Tuesday, December 10, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT
See at this link address.

Here is an interesting development in America and I noted that the UK APGAW Report recommends the setting up of panel of experts as an Independant Advisory Body to do somewhat similar things for the UK Kennel Club and their Breed Clubs. The following is from this address.

American Veterinary Medical Association

American Kennel Club forms health and welfare panel

The American Kennel Club recently formed the AKC Canine Health and Welfare Advisory Panel, primarily to address issues of responsible dog breeding.

The panel will gather input to assist the AKC in improving the health and welfare of all dogs while providing a forum for outside scientific experts to analyze AKC policy and educate the public about canine health issues.

Ten outside experts, including seven veterinarians, and three AKC representatives make up the panel. Members have expertise in fields such as human-animal interaction, genetics, orthopedics, and veterinary preventive medicine.

7th November 2009, 02:22 AM
BBC America is available on Time Warner Cable in my area. I do believe that you do need to have more than just the basic package to get it though.

9th November 2009, 07:00 PM
Nov 10 is a Tuesday and Dec 10 is a Thursday. Could you clairfy which day it is to be on?

Mom to Alex & Emma

9th November 2009, 07:13 PM
Nov 10 is a Tuesday and Dec 10 is a Thursday. Could you clairfy which day it is to be on?

Mom to Alex & Emma
Clarified - Thursday, December 10

The BBC AMERICA website Program Guide for December mentions the following on the DOC file at this address.


In a controversial UK documentary that divided the British dog world, the practices and methods for breeding pedigree dogs are exposed with heartbreaking stories. A pug gasps for breath because his face is too flat, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel writhes in agony because of a brain condition and a distraught owner holds his beloved boxer who is fitting uncontrollably. The fallout from this documentary led to the BBC dropping its coverage of Crufts, the UK’s equivalent of the Westminster Show. This documentary examines how many breeds have been so exaggerated they’re unrecognizable from the fit and functional animals of a century ago. With international perspectives and testimony from top experts including The British Kennel Club, Pedigree Dogs Exposed unravels the historical, social and cultural reasons why purebred dogs today are in so much trouble.

Pedigree Dogs Exposed premieres Thursday, December 10, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT