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Breeding flat-faced dogs is damaging their health

Pugs, French bulldogs... Their short noses and protuding eyes might be cute. Their health problems not so much.

12/20/2018 11:56 AM
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  • Grgo K.
    12/20/2018 11:59

    ne znan sto ti imas

  • Bek B.
    12/20/2018 12:21

    Sadly this is true. We’re terminally fostering an old bulldog who was bred over and over and over for years. She’s in bad shape due to genetics and forced overbreeding. Please adopt, don’t shop. Put backyard breeders out of business.

  • Anett B.
    12/20/2018 12:29

    I never understood how can people pay or get money for animals. How dare one even determin their price??? It's all wrong. Adopt, don't shop. 🙂

  • Hege F.
    12/20/2018 12:30

    Ufattelig at folk synes at det å avle fram dyr med handikap er helt greit å gjøre. Det er jo bare å forestille seg at et menneske blir født med tilsvarende deformiteter. Det er det jo ingen som ønsker seg, hverken for seg eller sine barn.

  • Eva L.
    12/20/2018 12:30

    Humans think up the unthinkable. Dogs and cats who cannot breathe, dog with skulls too small for their growing brain, dogs and horses with too long a back, horses with too long and too straight legs, cattle with a lid to their inside, cattle and pigs with enormous buttocks, and much more where only our fantasy is the limit.

  • Faithe H.
    12/20/2018 12:46

    Do not put collars on brachycephalic breeds—their airways are already compromised. Harnesses, if necessary—preferably nothing at all.

  • Claudia W.
    12/20/2018 12:49

    I had a pug and border terrier mix .. The poor little guy had breathing issues along with allergies... He was allergic to grass ....! Grass !!!

  • Nicolas B.
    12/20/2018 13:24

    Damn, tu m’en avais déjà parlé, mais j’avoue que je pensais pas à ce point 😕

  • Michelle D.
    12/20/2018 14:51

    Wow, did not know that dogs can have Chiari Malformation! Poor things :(

  • Pritam D.
    12/20/2018 14:52

    these days animal lover means "only loves either dogs or cats" because they look cute! and for them to look cuter this is what has been done...

  • Mali C.
    12/20/2018 15:28

    We are dumb.

  • Charlie C.
    12/20/2018 15:42

    Intelligent design lol

  • Guillaume Q.
    12/20/2018 15:45

    These are the ugliest pets possible anyway

  • Amber J.
    12/20/2018 15:47

    So much for good breeders breeding for health. 😂😂😂 not when it comes to bull dogs anyway...those breeds should have gone extinct many years ago.

  • Jeannette H.
    12/20/2018 17:32

    thought u might find this interesting

  • Starr N.
    12/20/2018 18:02

    Awwww poor things

  • Gte E.
    12/20/2018 18:12

    This is very sad and cruel..... Hence I'll stay with my Doberman

  • James S.
    12/20/2018 18:25

    Probably nobody remembers this but I remember when there was the teacup chihuahua and some people started raising them about 20 miles away from us and my buddy's mother just had to have one of those things so the my buddy and I and their mom and dad hopped in the car and went to buy one of these things. well the buddy and I we're wandering around outside behind the building and in a pile of trash was about 15 little malformed baby teacup Chihuahuas that have been born stillborn I was about 8 or 9 and when I saw that I completely understood what was going on with all of these specialty animals. in my little pea-sized brain I REALIZED.. people just don't know what goes on behind the scenes to get those dogs and cats and whatever in front of them to pay money for

  • Art A.
    12/20/2018 19:51

    idk... pugs live 3 times as long as wolves... this video gives an extremely slighted side, but i do hope people are responsible not to breed troubled animals

  • Katie S.
    12/20/2018 21:56

    So sad to know that these poor dogs have all the spirit and love for life like their more able cousins but their deformities(I don't mean to be cruel, they can't help it) restrict them to point where they can't even breath properly! But the people that pay the most ridiculous price(rarer colour frenchies are going for up to £3,000!) for these designer dogs will swear blind that they're not fueling this cruel and barbaric trade.