Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 1

Appearance Matters: How has Breeding to Kennel Club Standards Affected the Welfare of “Man’s Best Friend”?

Elohozino Oghale Benneth1,2*, Emmanuel Onche1, Isaac Babatunde Fasipe1 and Abdulsabur Adebayo Aderemi1

1Department of Animal Welfare Science, Food and Agricultural Technology Unit - The Pan African Research Group, Nigeria
2Research Unit, One Health and Development Initiative, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: Elohozino Oghale Benneth, Department of Animal Welfare Science, Food and Agricultural Technology Unit - The Pan African Research Group, Nigeria.

Received: November 22, 2021 Published: December 21, 2021


Bad reproducing practices of dogs have destructive consequences on dog interest and the well-being of holders. This study explores how breeding to kennel club standards affected the welfare of man's best companion? Breeders are compelled to discover reliable residences for dogs and puppies they have bred; ensuring new owners are a good match and understand their lifelong duty of care to their new dog. The outward appearance of a dog most of the time largely affects the welfare of the animal. The study recommends that responsibility is placed solely on selection of physiological traits which are injurious to the health of the breed, to ensure adequate compliance with the new rules and regulations in monitoring breeders as well as the use of modern technology.

Keywords: Dog; Best Friend; Pain


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Citation: Elohozino Oghale Benneth., et al. “Appearance Matters: How has Breeding to Kennel Club Standards Affected the Welfare of “Man’s Best Friend”?". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.1 (2022): 114-118.


Copyright: © 2022 Elohozino Oghale Benneth., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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