The BBC has told Sky News it will review its broadcasting of dog show Crufts after a documentary exposed life-threatening illnesses among its dogs.
Pedigree Dogs Exposed reports decades of inbreeding has caused epilepsy and cancer among some entrants at the event, described by a leading vet as showcasing "a parade of mutants".
The Corporation told Sky News it will now "discuss matters raised in the film" with the pedigree event.
But a spokesman ruled out plans to curtail its contract with the show, which has two years left to run.
The Kennel Club, which runs the competition and sets the show's entrance standards, has defended inbreeding as an "essential tool" in the development of breeds.
Critics claim animals such as the bulldog have been bred to such a strange shape that most prize exhibits can no longer mate without human assistance, or give birth naturally.
Purebreeds account for three quarters of Britain's seven million pet dogs.
Their health problems cost owners more than £10 million in vets fees every week.
Mark Evans, the RSPCA's chief vet, says watching Crufts is like seeing a parade of mutants.
A BBC spokesman told Sky News it is "currently under contract to broadcast Crufts for another two years, but in light of the documentary, we are going to discuss matters raised in the film with the Kennel Club".
The Kennel Club club secretary Caroline Kisko said many of the health problems have their roots in Victorian times.
The organisation runs a range of health testing schemes and is funding the development of genetic tests, while it works hard to eliminate from breed standards any exaggerations that might cause problems.
Pedigree Dogs Exposed is broadcast tonight on BBC One at 9pm.