Watch RealSports “Unnatural Selection” on AKC Dogs

If you missed RealSports with Bryant Gumble’s report on the ethics of breeding AKC dogs last night on HBO, fear not! Border-Wars worked with the producers over the last several months to document the issues in pedigree dogs with images and scientific studies and the result is a very compelling segment. Of course the issue deserves its own full length documentary, but this is pretty solid for 15 minutes.

The complete segment with Soledad O’Brien can be viewed right here:


Be sure to check out the Bryant Gumble’s FB post and Soledad O’Brien’s FB post for some amazing levels of denialism from AKC apologists.

Bryant, Mary Corillo, and Soledad also did an “overtime” discussion on the dog breeding situation, also not to miss!


You can see the AKC’s “response” video, too, it’s sadly unconvincing.  Count how many times the apologist says “Happy Healthy Dogs!”


This AKC Veterinarian claims that she sees a lot of healthy bulldogs as a reproductive specialist! Note, 80-90% of Bulldogs can not whelp naturally and surgical intervention is required to deliver their puppies. How on earth can anyone who cuts open bulldogs day in and day out to do what most other breeds do without intervention claim that they are healthy?

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About Christopher

Christopher Landauer is a fifth generation Colorado native and second generation Border Collie enthusiast. Border Collies have been the Landauer family dogs since the 1960s and Christopher got his first one as a toddler. He began his own modest breeding program with the purchase of Dublin and Celeste in 2006 and currently shares his home with their children Mercury and Gemma as well. His interest in genetics began in AP Chemistry and AP Biology and was honed at Stanford University.