APGAW has issued this update report following on from their 2009 'A Healthier Future for Pedigree Dogs' publication. This report is to be sent to Defra Ministers, Members of Parliament and accessible to the public via www.apgaw.org
After speaking to key stakeholders including the RSPCA, British Veterinary Association, Kennel Club and Dogs Trust and gaining the views of those seeking to improve breeding practice across the UK, APGAW has set out the actions which have taken place since the airing of 'Pedigree Dogs Exposed.' It has also set out what needs to happen now to make significant improvements and prevent potential suffering for the approximately 8 million dogs in the UK.
The report means further pressure on dog breeders in the UK to start to meet the standards these important organisations are calling for and the Government to acknowledge the need to protect the public from low standards of breeding which leads to pets suffering.