Kennel Club releases 'healthy dog' film

Monday, 23rd January 2012

The Kennel Club has released a new film about how to keep your dog healthy and what is being done to make sure dog welfare is kept in the spotlights.

Dogs – A Healthy Future is available to view on the Kennel Club's website or the organisation’s YouTube channel.

It is narrated by Cruft's presenter Clare Balding and looks at issues regarding hereditary diseases that are created by breeding dogs in puppy farms by irresponsible owners.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club secretary, said: "Huge strides have been made to improve dog health ... but there is still more to do. We particularly need to address the issue of people breeding dogs for money at the expense of health and for looks, whether these be pedigree or crossbreeds."

She added that the Kennel Club is looking to see tighter regulations on the way people breed dogs to stop puppy farming through an online petition run by the organisation.