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Brachycephalic Breeds Health and Research Learning Resources -- The Kennel Club


    "The Kennel Club has launched a Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) online learning resource on the Kennel Club Academy, to provide free and easily accessible education to those with an interest in BOAS and the research being undertaken at Cambridge University with brachycephalic dog breeds."

    Article:  2017 - Kennel Club Launches Learning Resource for Health Concerns in Brachycephalic Breeds

    Updated 5-31-2020: Get Access to the Resources: The Kennel Club Academy - Brachycephalic Breeds Health and Research


    "Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "“Breeds such as the French Bulldog and Pug have seen a surge in popularity in recent years, leading to a huge demand for them. This has provided a ready market for unscrupulous breeders to effectively churn out puppies for profit, with no regard for their health and welfare. 

    It is estimated that the Kennel Club only registers around 30 per cent of the population so there are undoubtedly thousands of undocumented or unregistered dogs, such as those being brought into the UK illegally from Eastern Europe and those being crossed with other breeds, which could be being deliberately bred with exaggerated features in the hope that they will appeal to puppy buyers.

    “Brachycephalic breeds require experienced owners and this resource will allow viewers to make an informed decision as to whether these breeds are right for them and will alert them to what they should be looking out for when buying a dog.”

Edited by Ann Milligan

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