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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

    • 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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    • 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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