Pedigree Dogs Exposed was a BBC One investigative documentary, produced by Jemima Harrison, which looked into the health issues facing pedigree dogs in the United Kingdom.
The Kennel Club, the governing body of dogs in the UK that runs the prestigious dog conformation show Crufts, was criticized for allowing breed standards, judging standards and breeding practices that were said to compromise the health of purebred dogs.
The programme generated much criticism of the Kennel Club. It also caused various sponsors and trade exhibitors including Pedigree, Hill's, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and UK's largest dog welfare charity Dogs Trust to withdraw their participation from Crufts and other Kennel Club events. The BBC has decided to withdraw its coverage of Crufts for 2009.
The Kennel Club initially denied the filmmakers' assertion that many dogs suffer from diseases and stated that "the vast majority of dog breeds are healthy." Due to strong public opinion, it later rolled out new health plans and reviewed breed standards for every breed. Some breeders have condemned the Club for overreacting.