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Animals, Volume 9, Issue 1 (January 2019)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) The popularity of brachycephalic (flat-faced) dog breeds has soared, despite studies documenting [...] Read more. The popularity of brachycephalic (flat-faced) dog breeds has soared, despite studies documenting health and welfare problems associated with extreme phenotypes. A team of veterinarians and veterinary specialists working with these breeds has summarised the key physical, behavioural, and welfare impacts of extreme brachycephalic phenotypes. “Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) is associated with an array of conditions impacting the welfare of affected dogs”, says Dr Anne Fawcett from the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. “Given the information presented, we present an ethical argument that the breeding of dogs with BOAS cannot be justified or recommended, and indeed should be discouraged by veterinarians.” This paper will aid veterinarians, prospective dog owners, breeders, professional organisations and legislators in reducing the harms associated with breeding for extreme phenotypes. View this paper