Hereditary disease threatens purebred dogs

Britain’s Daily Telegraph reports:

Many of Britain’s most popular dog breeds could be extinct within 50 years because they are so inbred, vets have warned.

Some pedigrees are suffering from a range of worsening health problems because they are being bred from a shrinking gene pool in an effort to create the most sought-after physical characteristics.

Many breeds will die out as a result of hereditary diseases, the vets warn.

Dachshunds, bred to have longer bodies and shorter legs, are increasingly prone to arthritis even if many are living longer than ever.

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  1. Anonymous

    The link to the article didn’t work, or maybe it was the user at this end. Could you check to see which is bad?

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