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    Default Purebred Dogs Suffer from Breed Standard Traits.

    Was thinking of getting a French Bulldog puppy because they don't require as much exercise as other dogs. When researching why that was the case, I came upon some disturbing information about flat faced dogs and all the ills they are prone to.

    Not being able to breathe properly due to facial deformation AND nostrils that are too small or completely blocked, isn't a good thing. I would like a naturally laid back dog, not one who is laid back due to an acquired disability from breeding for a certain look.

    Still, I find them adorable and wonderful personalities, but won't get one.

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    Default Re: Purebred Dogs Suffer from Breed Standard Traits.

    Autumn, I have also read that they can't naturally breed or give birth. It's artificial insemination and c-sections for the females.
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    Default Re: Purebred Dogs Suffer from Breed Standard Traits.

    50% Of Short-Nosed Dogs Can’t Breathe Properly And Here’s How To Fix It
    How do we stop poor puppers from living their whole lives short of breath? Well the main thing is spreading awareness, as most people are unaware that their pet might not be up to standard. Also, do not support breeders that produce unhealthy pups.

    Marija Bern
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    Does it sometimes seem that short-snouted dogs can barely breathe? Well there’s a 50% chance you’re right. “Around one in 5 dogs registered with the Kennel Club is now a Pug, Frenchie or Bulldog – compared to one in 50 in 2005. While some of these dogs lead good lives, research suggests that around 50% have significant breathing issues and that very few can breathe as well as a dog with a normal muzzle.” says Jemima Harrison, the founder of CRUFFA (The Campaign for the Responsible Use of Flat-Faced Animals).

    The “cute” snoring and falling asleep while sitting might be indications that your doggo is not OK – snoring is a clear sign of a breathing issue and your pup might actually be trying to keep the airways open by keeping the head up. If these problems sound close to home, your dog might have what’s called “stenotic nares” or “pinched nostrils”. This condition is very common in brachycephalic breeds (French bulldog, English bulldog, Pug, Boston terrier) and dogs that have excess skin (Shar Pei, Mastiff).

    “But my dog is always happy”? Of course they’re happy, they are used to it because they don’t know any better. But owners whose dogs have undergone surgery can see the difference – a change of tongue color, as the dog is no longer deprived of oxygen, and overall playfulness. The doggies just seem happier!

    How do we stop poor puppers from living their whole lives short of breath? Well the main thing is spreading awareness, as most people are unaware that their pet might not be up to standard. Also, do not support breeders that produce unhealthy pups.

    More info: CRUFFA
    Both of these dogs are adorable, but only one meets the “breathe standard”.



    Most people would be unaware that this cutie has “pinched nostrils” and thus, trouble breathing


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    Check your dog’s nose to make sure your pup doesn’t have severe breathing issues



    If your dog was born with a “pinched nose”, it can still live a normal life with stenotic nares surgery.

    These pups can finally breathe after getting a “nose job”. Can you see the difference?


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    Default Re: Purebred Dogs Suffer from Breed Standard Traits.

    Running Deer,

    A thousand thanks for all the pics and further info about C-sections in bulldogs.

    I think pitbulls are okay for this, but English bulldogs, Boston bulldogs, Frenchies, all need this procedure to breed. It's not right. Produces some cute little gargoyles but not worth it!

    And German shepherds...omg. Those poor dogs!

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    Quote Posted by Valerie Villars (here)
    Autumn, I have also read that they can't naturally breed or give birth. It's artificial insemination and c-sections for the females.
    Definitely won't be supporting this practice by buying a puppy! Thanks for commenting, Valerie.

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