|Posted by Lucy King on February 28, 2012 at 4:30 PM|
Fascinating documentary, just like last time. As always people will have different thoughts on the programme and the logic or science behind it, but hopefully it will help to ensure that owners think a bit more about the specific health issues for the breeds they want or have.
However, it is worth bearing in mind that just because you buy a crossbreed doesn't mean you won't still have health issues, particularly if it's a first generation cross. We should use this science and background to improve the quality of our current breeds and breed for temperament and health, rather than looks.
At least Dalmatians appear to be moving forwards in some areas - having known a few with urinary trouble caused by the excess uric acid, any way this can be lessened can only be a bonus to the breed.