Posts tagged with "brachycephalic"

01. December 2022
The case of Winnie, a young Bulldog
The heartbreaking case of Winnie, a young Bulldog, who died due to severe defects associated with brachycephaly. When did it become normal for humans to breed dogs that need operations for them to breathe? And what will it take for that human behaviour to change?
03. March 2021
“My dog has no nose.” “How does he smell?” “Terrible!” (The image to the right, courtesy of the ‘Campaign for Responsible Use of Flat Faced dogs’, emphasises how the muzzle of the French Bulldog has virtually disappeared.) Joking apart, dogs with no noses not only exist but are becoming ever more popular - the French bulldog, the pug, the British bulldog to name but a few. You know the ones I mean (or maybe you don’t?) – flat-faced dogs which have been bred to such an...
DDA section from 'Demystifying Dog Behaviour for Veterinarians'
My experience of the Dangerous Dogs Act - why extending the breed ban to include XL Bullies may be an unmitigated disaster.
DDA section from book.pdf
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Table comparing bull breed standards
Table includes the UK Government XL Bully standard and illustrates how using breed standards to identify potential danger is an utter nonsense and always has been.
Table comparing bull breed standards.pdf
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