• 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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    • 28/07/2020
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    Brachycephalic dogs, snoring is not cute!

    Brachycephalic dogs, snoring is not cute!

    A paradigm shift in the Netherlands? In July 2014, a change of law concerning article 3.4 in the Animal Keepers Decree, came into effect. Since then it has been prohibited to breed companion animals in such a way that it affects the welfare and health of the parent and/or the offspring. This concerns hereditary diseases,

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    • 01/07/2020
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    38 French Bulldog puppies died on flight from Ukraine to Canada

    38 French Bulldog puppies died on flight from Ukraine to Canada

    On June 13, 500 French Bulldog puppies were confiscated from the plane at the Toronto airport upon its arrival from Ukraine. Animals were suffering from dehidration, weakness, vomiting, and 38 of the puppies were dead. Findings like this one are just a peak of an iceberg of a lucrative puppy market, especially of popular breeds

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    • 01/06/2020
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    In the Netherlands, brachycephalic dogs need veterinary approval for breeding

    In the Netherlands, brachycephalic dogs need veterinary approval for breeding

    In March 2019, the report with enforcement criteria for the breeding of brachycephalic dogs was published by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. The Dutch Kennel Club ‘Raad van Beheer’ together with the breeding clubs of the involved breeds, submitted a breeding strategy of the brachycephalic dogs that were proven free of

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