• 13/12/2020
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    Norway to decide if breeding of English Bulldogs and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels violates Norwegian law

    Norway to decide if breeding of English Bulldogs and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels violates Norwegian law

    The Norwegian Society for the Protection of Animals (NSPCA) works to stop the unethical breeding of pedigree dogs. The wording of the Norwegian Animal Welfare Act is very strict. It is prohibited to pass on genes that influence the animals’ physical or mental health negatively, reduces the animals’ ability to practice natural behavior, or which

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    • 26/10/2020
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    Is Breeding for Exaggerated Brachycephaly Violation of Animal Welfare Legislation in Finland?

    Is Breeding for Exaggerated Brachycephaly Violation of Animal Welfare Legislation in Finland?

    Ethical and welfare considerations are often not prioritized in animal breeding practices. Harmful breeding in fur animals, dogs, and cats are increasingly becoming part of the debate on animal welfare. There is variable regulation of health requirements for breeding animals in different countries of the world. In Finland, the breeding combination that produces a potentially

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    • 28/09/2020
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    Finnland’s »First Dog« taken from the public eye

    Finnland’s »First Dog« taken from the public eye

    Finnish President’s family dog, Boston terrier Lennu was a »pop star« of the presidential public appearances. However, since raising awareness about the dark side of brachycephalic dog’s breeding in the Finnland, the country’s First Family decided to relegate their pet Boston terrier, Lennu, to the sidelines, according to President Sauli Niinistö. “When we got Lennu,

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    • 30/08/2020
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    Sad reality: loyalty to brachycephalic breeds

    Sad reality: loyalty to brachycephalic breeds

    A recent study from the UK led by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and Nottingham Trent University has revealed that 93 % of owners of brachycephalic dogs – including the Pug, French Bulldog, and English Bulldog – would choose the same breed once again, despite experiencing common and

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