Genetic Welfare Problems of Companion Animals

An information resource for prospective pet owners.



Stop and think before buying a flat-faced dog – UFAW supports the Brachycephalic Working Group’s  position which urges all potential owners to consider the possibility that if they acquire a flat-faced dog such as a French Bulldog, Pug or Bulldog there is a very significant chance that that dog will suffer from significant welfare issues including breathing difficulties, skin fold infections, eye disease, difficulty giving birth and spinal disease.

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