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Tilda – or what can go terribly wrong in breeding dogs

Dear Dog-Lovers!

Take a look at little Tilda from the US.

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She is not even 16 months old.

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But she had to undergo 5 surgeries already! Tilda suffers from ED and HD, Elbow- and Hip-Dysplasia. Both very common in breeds like the Bernese Mountain dogs. Why? And how could that be changed?

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Or take the blind and deaf Collies form Wales.

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The breeder wanted the puppies to look a certain way (“Blue merle”), but he didn´t recognize that in breeding 1 and 1 is not 2. Not at all. As genetics is very complicated – and if you don´t understand enough you end up with genetically sick offsprings.

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From right: Roland (camera), Philipp (director), Henrik (sound), George (animal rescue Wales)

And that is what we mean by: ‘There is to much suffering going on in dog-breeding. Dogs die to young, and often after a life full of medical treatments, pills and pain.’ There really is – and we want to change that!

There are people, maybe like you,  who are aware of that. But by far not enough. And: has there been any big changes in the last years? We don´t think there have not been enough (if at all…).

So: if you want a change in the way breeders and kennels and people see and keep dogs, please support us. And if it is just 1 €, that you can afford. Whatever you can give – all will be very welcomed!!

https://www.indiegogo.com/campaigns/quo-vadis-canis-where-will-it-all-end-dog/

Thank You so much!!!

Foto origin:http://www.westvet.net/specialties/surgery/veterinary-orthopedic-surgery/total-hip-replacement

HD – Hip Dysplasia – can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. It is a genetic trait that is affected by environmental factors. It is common in many dog breeds, particularly the larger breeds.

 

 

 

 

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