In response to the longstanding and ongoing brachycephalic welfare issues for dogs. the major UK stakeholders in dog welfare have formed a single body called the UK Brachycephalic Working Group (BWG) to work together to improve welfare for dogs with brachycephaly.
Brief Bio: The Brachycephalic Working Group (BWG) comprises leading UK dog welfare organisations, veterinary organisations, universities, breed clubs, The Kennel Club, and government. BWG aims to improve the health and welfare of brachycephalic (flat faced) dogs by working collaboratively as a multi-stakeholder group to reduce the negative impacts from conformation-related health issues on individual dogs as well as also curbing the current trend towards rising demand for dogs with brachycephaly.
Composition of the Brachycephalic Working Group (BWG)
The BWG includes representatives of the major stakeholders in dog welfare in the UK. These include: