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We are in the process of compiling articles and materials that elaborate upon health management concerns for brachycephalic breeds. We will add to these resources over time, and encourage IPFD's Partners to assist us by providing relevant content. Please see the Breed Database pages for each of the Brachycephalic breeds - we welcome our content partners and breed experts to provide content for inclusion on the individual breed's pages. This collection of articles reflects work done to address the brachycephalic breed's issues by different countries, kennel clubs, the scientific research community, veterinarians and canine health and welfare experts. Breeder's efforts to produce healthy, typey dogs and judge's roles in awarding functional breed representatives play a significant part in individual dog's length and quality of life. Ultimately it is hoped that understanding and discussion of the issues will promote a promising future meeting the goal of improving health and welfare amongst the brachycephalic dog breeds. The reference materials listed below are housed on the DogWellNet website in different categories - i.e., in Downloads, Forums, Blogs, the Breeds Database pages for brachycephalic breeds and in various DogWellNet Health and Welfare Categories.
Anne-Marie Class is an international respected judge and her presentation (below) provides examples of traits described in the Mastiff and Bullmastiff breed standards. Her perspective includes not only presentation of desirable traits but goes further to emphasize that the Mastiff and Bullmastiff breed standards call for absolute soundness. "What is the danger for Mastiffs and Bullmastiffs? Hypertypes" "Everything is in the standards Standards do not describe an unsound Mastiff or Bullmastiff. But, if judges award overdone dogs, they work against the breeds. Standards have to be respected by judges and breeders."