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Dog health: Don't buy a bulldog until breed is reshaped, vets plead

Added 06-14-22 09:04:02pm EST - “A study finds the English bulldog has double the health risks of other dogs.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Dog health: Don't buy a bulldog until breed is reshaped, vets plead”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The flat faces bred into bulldogs can cause a "lifetime of suffering" and vets are urging people not to buy one.

Urgent action is needed to reshape the breed and stop the UK joining the list of countries where the dog is banned, say Royal Veterinary College experts.

They want people to stop buying English bulldogs and two other popular breeds - the French bulldog and the pug - until breeding issues are addressed.

They're also calling on the public to stop "promoting" the dog on social media by posting and liking pictures.

The breed, also known as the English or British bulldog, earned comparisons with Winston Churchill for its jowly face, and was historically seen as a symbol of courage and endurance.

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