9 April 2003
A clean muzzle of health
When last we heard about Danny, the Pekingese who took Best in Show at Crufts, there were rumors that the dog had undergone surgery before the event, and the Kennel Club was going to investigate.
They have, and this is the report: yes, there was an operation, but no, it wasn't intended to compensate for a cosmetic defect. The poor dog had a throat problem which was corrected, nothing more.
Greg Hlatky, who's had to spend a few zillion dollars on veterinarians himself over the years, has further details.