THE popularity of so-called " flat-faced" pup has skyrocketed in recent years.
Pugs and bulldogs have become one of the more popular multiplies in the UK, with celebs like Gerard Butler, Jodie Marsh, Hugh Laurie and Jonathan Ross all weighing themselves among the growing ranks of owneds -- but why have their been calls to ban some multiplies?
What are flat-faced puppies?
But there are dozens of other multiplies of puppies the hell is flat-faced.
These multiplies include: Affenpinscher, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffon, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Cane Corso, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua ( apple-headed ), Dogue de Bordeaux, English Mastiff, Griffon Bruxellois, Japanese Chin, King Charles Spaniel, Neapolitan Mastiff, Pekingese, Rottweiler, Shih Tzu, Tibetan Spaniel and Valley Bulldog.
Why are there calls for French bulldogs to be banned?
Experts say the animals suffer from a variety of health issues that numerous are unaware of.
Sean Wensley, president of the British Veterinary Association ( BVA ), told the BBC:" Prospective proprietors need to consider that these pups can suffer from a range of health problems, from eye sores to severe breath difficulties.
" We strongly encourage people to choose a healthier raise or a crossbreed instead ."
The problems all arise from flat-faced pups' unnatural origins.
Pugs, bulldogs and the like were selectively engendered to bring out their defining peculiarities which beings find cute.
But it is many of these very peculiarities which cause the swine to suffer.
What are the health problems associated with flat-faced pups?
Flat-faced pups' logo "squashed" faces mean they often need surgery to help them breath.
They are brachycephalic- mean they are unable suffer from serious respiratory questions because of their short noses.
The problem is that despite having shorter airways and narrower nasal fissures, they still have the same amount of internal soft tissue which are frequently needs to be removed.
Their wrinkled faces are also prone to infection, with the folds in their skin providing the perfect breeding ground for germs.
And their big seeings which stick out from their sockets have less protection from scratches and disease.
There has also been research relation short-muzzled pups to increased rates of psyche cancer.
The RSPCA lately called for an urgent its consideration of raise criteria- decided by the Kennel Club- which specify how all the types of puppy should look.
Kennel Club secretary Caroline Kisko told the BBC:" The raise criteria were determined many years ago. If you look back through history there are some grim situations that went on, and surely we would accept all responsibility for that ."
She added that dodgy puppy farms in Eastern Europe were now the primary sources of sickly flat-faced pups in the UK.
She said:" If we continue to allow pups to be brought in from Central and Eastern Europe where there is no regard for how these pups are engendered, it is inevitable that pet proprietors will end up with pups they can't deal with.
She contributed:" If you want a pet that will run around and chase a projectile and so on, don't go out and buy any short-faced raise based on what celebrities are walking around with under their arm ."
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Source : thesun.co.uk
Source : thesun.co.uk