Veterinarians Plead: ‘Don’t Buy a Dog Until the Breed Changes’

  • Helen Briggs
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Bulldogs have skyrocketed in popularity over the past decade.

The breed, also known as the English or British bulldog, has earned comparisons to Winston Churchill for his playful face, and has historically been seen as a A symbol of courage and resistance.

But its increasingly extreme characteristics, such as a flat face, wrinkled skin and plump body, make the breed prone to health problems, adding to its Concern for animal welfare.

Bulldog has Double the risk of health problems than other dogs, according to a study.

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