One in four dogs at top show Crufts found to be overweight

A dog poses for its owner on arrival for the first day of the Crufts Dog Show in BirminghamA quarter of dogs competing in the world’s biggest dog show are overweight, scientists said on Monday. An analysis of canines at Britain's Crufts show – held annually since the reign of Queen Victoria – found 74 percent were in ideal condition but 26 percent were overweight. None of the animals studied were underweight, researchers from the University of Liverpool reported in the journal Veterinary Record.


July 14, 2015 5:47 am

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