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Title: Saving the British Bulldog
Post by: Seaweed on Mar 11, 2018, 13:11
A programme  "Saving the British Bulldog" BBC1 Wednesday 9.00pm.
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/688025/dogs-crisis-british-bulldog-pets-inbreeding-extinction
Title: Re: Saving the British Bulldog
Post by: Anita... on Mar 11, 2018, 13:38
I'll watch that :(
I saw a lovely Bulldog on Crufts... he had a beautiful face, not exagrated if thats the right wording.




Title: Re: Saving the British Bulldog
Post by: Tinyplanets on Mar 11, 2018, 19:17
A very sad situation. My local vet often has posts on facebook describing some of the health problems that they are all too often seeing with this breed and also pugs. In particular the breathing problems sound distressing for both the dogs and owners.  :'( I hope something can be done to alleviate these issues in the future.
Title: Re: Saving the British Bulldog
Post by: COASTER on Mar 13, 2018, 14:02
Thanks....I will take a look at the programme.

I had thought there had been some improvements in some lines of British Bulldogs of late.

Without wishing to stray off topic... There can still be healthier examples of breeds prior associated with health issues.  (Pug here that will do 4 hour walks without breathing issues).

Bad breeding can cause health issues but obesity can badly impact dogs......especially brachacyphilic breeds.