"Following the Swedish Kennel Club (SKK) Symposium on Brachycephalic Dogs in February 2016, the SKK issued a press release describing the background, current and future actions related to brachycephalics. See article and press release on DogWellNet.com. Included in that report was a statement on the breeding of brachycephalic dogs and strategies to improve the health status. It was indicated that actions must be taken with cooperation across many stakeholder groups."
Here we provide links to information posted by the Norwegian Kennel Club and The Finnish Pug Club on approaches to and initiatives for management of health and welfare in brachycephalic breeds.
The Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian Kennel Clubs are part of The Nordic Kennel Union.
Update on actions in Sweden and the Nordic Kennel Union - May - June 2016
The Norwegian Kennel Club - Focus on brachycephalic breeds
"The Norwegian Kennel Club has for a significant time focused on the problems regarding respiratory issues and problems with temperature regulation for the brachycephalic breeds"
Suomen Mopsikerho ry, Finland's Pug Club posted Health and welfare in brachycephalic dogs – NKK (June 2016)
This document provides a general overview of the health management strategy as well as specifics on The Norwegian Bulldog and Pug Club's work.
Also see: DWN's Brachcephalic section for further information.
DWN Brachycephalic Resources