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Published on May 21st, 2010 | by Yellow Magpie

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Inbred Dogs: Dogs Who Pay The Price For People’s Vanity

Some dogs are paying the price for people’s lack of consideration and thoughtlessness. Rigorous in-breeding has resulted in many dogs needlessly suffering from people’s folly. As a result many dogs now suffer genetic conditions and increased problems in their later years.

The Serious Problems With Inbreeding

Many dogs develop back problems as a result of their genetic traits. Dachshunds are particularly prone to spinal injuries and back problems. Many similar ‘sausage’ dogs experience such conditions.

Dogs can develop joint and limb problems that are genetically caused. Some German Shepherds, especially competition dogs, have difficulty walking upright because of careless and irresponsible breeders. Other suffer neurological brain damage.

Intensive Inbreeding

By far and away the largest problems associated with breeding dogs, is inbreeding. Many dogs suffer as a result of intensive inbreeding. Such hazardous breeding makes the gene pool so small that inevitably problems result.

Intensive inbreeding reduces much needed variations in the gene pool. This has detrimental effects for dogs. Some pedigrees of dogs are prone to complications while others are healthy and content.


Cavalier King Charles Spaniels And Neurological Damage

It is now known that many King Charles Spaniels suffer from an life-long condition called Syringomyelia. As much as half, perhaps even more of all King Charles are thought to be affected by the disease.

Syringomyelia is caused by intensive breeding which resulted in the dog’s skull being too small for its brain. This has a severe impact on the dog’s health causing the animal severe pain and headaches.

People also suffer from the disease which is thought to be one of the most excuriating conditions that exist.

Best Dogs: Mongrels

But as many dog owners will tell you, sometimes the best dogs are mongrels. Free from the constraints of a limiting gene pool, they are likely to be the happiest dogs. As a consequence they are more likely to make a great pet.


Recommended Reading

Check out Yellow Magpie’s other posts on Dogs: Dogs, And Obese Dogs: Training Dog Owners To Have Healthy Pets from here.

For people who care about their dog’s health, Victoria Stilwell’s book, It is Me Or Your Dog: How To Have The Perfect Pet is the ultimate bible on the subject.

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For people living in Ireland or the United Kingdom you can access It Is Me Or Your Dog: How To Have The Perfect Pet here.

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