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Smile for Gods Sake

By widtink
This is Angel an ex racing Greyhound i bumped into a few weeks ago. She is very sweet natured and was having a wonderful time running all over the beach. How nice to have a dog like this with a noble ancestry than some of the inbred mutts i saw at crufts this week. Breathing problems , back problems , hip displasia , knackered kidneys the list is endless and for why ?? Oh yes to fit the breed standard, what a bunch of hippocrates some of these experts are. Sad

Tags: Photo journalism General Pets and captive animals

Voters: pdunstan_Greymoon, mauriceegan, banehawi and 15 more

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Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
10 Mar 2013 10:05PM
I'll agree with all of that Rod.
The rescue place where 'Sprocket,' my German Shepherd came from listed him as a 'cross' because he's got floppy ears and the Kennel club wouldn't accept him as being the real thing.
All his other paperwork has 'German Shepherd' written all over it.

This one's a beaut.

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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3849 Canada
10 Mar 2013 10:23PM
Well said. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as an example has been bred to the limit that its head is too small for its brain, and more than 75% of them suffer terribly with head pain, seizures and vision problems. And people still buy them.

Greyhounds have looked just like this for hundreds of years.

A lovely shot.

As you know, I would love to adopt one, but HQ says no.

ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
10 Mar 2013 10:27PM
Agree Rod 100% both dogs I've had were cross breeds and the best animals going.

Erik Grin
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
10 Mar 2013 10:34PM

Quote:its head is too small for its brain,

. . . I have a similar problem.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 150 16 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 10:50PM
Great shot Rod, of a dog that is full of lifeSmileSmileSmileSmile A lot of dogs are in breed and this leads to the problems you said about, not good for the dogs.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
10 Mar 2013 10:53PM
Yeah Willie there was a Cavalier in the final tonight !! I just think its an abomination tae breed dogs with such inherent defects SadSad Just tell the wife yer getting a hound WinkWink

Bren think you mean yer brain is too small for your Ego TongueTongue

banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3849 Canada
10 Mar 2013 10:57PM
So the consensus about Bren is head, brain, ego and size are related.!

Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
10 Mar 2013 11:21PM
Hmmmm . . .

. . . not sure where this is heading!
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
11 Mar 2013 8:13AM
Lost for words Mr Clown !! How very un Bren like lolGrinGrinGrinTongue

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
11 Mar 2013 8:40AM
What a lively fond creature.
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 9:40AM
A "full of life" capture--nice one
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2013 9:54AM
Lovely portrait.

11 Mar 2013 10:42AM
fine happy looking animal well captured Rod miss cruffs mostly for the reasons stated above
Happy new week all


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