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Healthy breeding

Brachycephalic issues:
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Raising awareness about health and welfare issues associated with excessive breed-related traits such as brachycephaly is important to FECAVA. The Federation has adopted a Europe-wide position paper on this topic.

Below you can see some actions organised or co-organised by our member associations*:

*If your country is not listed below but should be, please get in touch!

Latest news

    • 05/01/2020
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    Breeding French bulldogs so that they breathe well — A long way to go

    Breeding French bulldogs so that they breathe well — A long way to go

    Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Department of Veterinary and Animal Science published an interesting study on French bulldogs due to an urgent need for breeding efforts to improve the health status of these dogs. They identified parameters that could serve as a basis for breeding against brachycephalic syndrome and simultaneously monitored the genetic variation

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    • 01/12/2019
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    Germany Against Extreme Breeding

    Germany Against Extreme Breeding

    The Veterinary chamber Berlin (Tierärztekammer Berlin) together with the Federal Veterinary Chamber (Bundestierärztekammer), the Berlin Animal Protection Officer (Berliner Landestierschutzbeauftragten) and representatives of the Department of Veterinary Medicine of the FU Berlin (Fachbereichs Veterinärmedizin der FU-Berlin) presented its second campaign against extreme breeding at the press conference on November 5. The purpose of this campaign

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    • 01/12/2019
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    BOAS cooperation agreement between Kennel clubs and veterinarians

    BOAS cooperation agreement between Kennel clubs and veterinarians

    The FCI President, Dr. Tamas Jakkel, and Dr. Jane Ladlow of the Animal Health Trust and BOAS Research Group at the University of Cambridge signed the cooperation agreement about the BOAS (Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome). The purpose of this agreement is to improve the health of the brachycephalic breeds, by developing guidelines for the breeders

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    • 26/11/2019
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    Chiari-like malformation and Syringomyelia

    Chiari-like malformation and Syringomyelia

    Chiari-like malformation (CM) is characterized by a mismatch in size between the brain (which is too large) and the skull (which is too small) as a result of selective breeding. It’s most often seen in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. The conditions can cause intense pain and may have serious effects on the health, welfare and

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