This article offers links to articles and blogs on DogWellNet which elaborate upon breed-specific, country-specific breeding regulation of brachycephalic and potentially other purebred dog breeds.
Design of appropriate regulatory interventions that inform best practice for a variety of stakeholders including government-based policy-makers, Kennel and Breed Clubs, breeders, rescue/rehoming organisations involves input from advisory bodies including veterinary groups, pet industry entities, i.e. pet insurance companies, health test providers, academic and scientific researchers.
The International Partnership for Dogs (IPFD) has called on stakeholder groups – including dog show enthusiasts, kennel and breed clubs, legislators, dog owners, veterinarians, welfare advocates – from all regions and countries to come together to address issues currently impacting the health, welfare, and breeding of dogs. See: International Partnership for Dogs Calls for Collective Actions for Health and Welfare of Pedigree Dogs and our article, Reframing Current Challenges Around Pedigree Dogs: A Call for Respectful Dialogue, Collaboration and Collective Actions (also available in Dutch, Finnish, French, German, and Spanish), responds to a wave of recent legislative actions, especially in Europe. Although primarily focused on brachycephalic (flat-faced) breeds, regulations may eventually impact all pedigree and non-pedigree dogs.
“This is a call for each one of us to examine how our personal attitudes, attachments, and beliefs impact these discussions, says Dr. Brenda Bonnett, CEO, IPFD. “And it is a call to work collectively for what is truly in the best interest of dogs and the people who care for them."