These derive from the selection that threatens the health of English bulldogs

Buyers are looking for more and more extreme morphologies, but less and less viable.

Ubiquitous on social media, the English bulldog is one of those dog breeds that have become “trendy”. Further, behind the photos and videos of the influences, I find certain dogs in a real souffrance. British veterinarians warn in the magazine Canine Medicine and Genetics , on the poor health of many of these animals. They call for a change in standards and especially for the awareness of future buyers so that they stop valuing animals with extreme morphologies, with increasingly flattened museums, and very wrinkled skin. Norway did not wait for this opinion and recently banned the breeding of several breeds of dogs, including the English Bulldog, due to excessive care selection leading to too many diseases, and therefore suffering for the animals. .

The authors of the study analyzed figures extracted from the VetCompass database to compare the health of 2662 English bulldogs to that …

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